Clash of the Demons (Last Apprentice Series #6)

Clash of the Demons (Last Apprentice Series #6)

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Overview

War looms on the horizon

As the Spook's apprentice, Tom Ward must protect the County from the creatures of the dark. But now his mother has returned from her homeland to seek his help. A dangerous ancient witch, Ordeen, is about to rise, bringing with her suffering and devastation. Tom's mother has mustered a powerful army—including Tom's friend Alice and the assassin Grimalkin—to confront Ordeen. If Tom joins them, the Spook will abandon Tom as his apprentice. What sacrifices will be made in the battle against the dark?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061344640
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/27/2010
Series: Last Apprentice Series , #6
Pages: 395
Sales rank: 93,059
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Joseph DELANEY is the author of the internationally best-selling The Last Apprentice series, which is now a major motion picture, Seventh Son. He is a former English teacher who lives in the heart of boggart territory in Lancashire, England. His village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.

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Clash of the Demons 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Victoria-Star More than 1 year ago
Last Apprentice series, book 6. Clash of Demons. I've been dying to read it since it came out in late august. Finally, i put it on hold, and was one of the very first, if not THE first, to read my local library's copy. I couldn't wait. I finished it's almost 400 pages in just a few days. And, of course, it was worth every word and every late school night i stayed up to read it. This series just keeps getting better. Tom Ward, a spook;s apprentice, keeps facing more dark evil since the fiend (aka, the Devil) has been released to roam free on the earth. In this newest addition, Tom travels to his mother's homeland, Greece, to fight off an evil goddess called Ordeen. To make a long story short, people die, Tom makes the biggest sacrifice, and perhaps, the biggest mistake of his life, and we see that true love is sacrificing your life for the people you love and the good of mankind. And no, Alice doesn't die. This book was a little slow to get started, which made me skeptical in the first few chapters. But towards the middle, it picked up past like a bullet shot and BAM! Action, action action! It was one of the most thrilling of the series and even though it's cliche, i could NOT stop turning the pages. It kept me up late on schoolnights cuz i had to finish it. I will say, that these are indeed intended for slightly older readers. They keep on getting darker and darker with each new edition, and this one especially has some thematic elements and dark descriptions that even made ME cringe in fright. So don't be handing this out to little seven year olds as a Halloween gift. But saying that, they're wonderful reads for teens, upper middle schoolers, and heck, even adults! I love this series to death. Joseph Delaney has talent, and it shows. So, what to do until the next book comes out? Will it be the last? I have a feeling it will, especially with the conclusion to this novel. We can only wait and see... **Thanks for reading! Please vote this review as helpful and read my other reviews! Thanks! :) **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These boks are amazing. I think everyone should give them a try. The end of this book was awesome. I didnt see it coming. I stayed up all night on a school night just to finish it. Hope you guys are enjoying this series as much as me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are great and they keep on getting darker, the characters are great and you come to know them well. At first i thought i wouldnt like these books because i dont like creepy things but its written so well I would reccomend this book to anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joseph has done it again creating yet agian another good book to the last apprentice series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down read in 2days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great and im only 10 about 2 turn 11.i love 2 read i finished book 4 in just 3 days. This is agreat book. Joseph D. is a great author. Cant wait 2 get 2 book 7.read the book if your not scared.just make sure not 2 run into the fiend(devil) also the dad of alice.Spoiler:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
vampirate More than 1 year ago
I got this book and red it in less than twelve hours. It was that good. The characters are very well developed and every twist and turn Joseph Delaney brings into this story is extremely thrilling. I definitely recommend this book and the rest in the series!
alice443 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I did not care for this series much. The books are set in a world that is an innovative combination of a wider than usual collection of mythologies, which kept me coming back -- but I found the treatment of women and girls offensive. Females are earthy and dangerous, not just dangerous with a tendency to be evil. This book does something to combat that issue but is was too little and much too late.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the sixth book in the Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney. This was another wonderful book in this series; a lot of changes happen to Tom Ward and his adventures as a Spook take on a more worldly nature to them.Tom is contacted by his mother who wants him to travel to Greece with her to face the Ordeen, an evil goddess, who is in league with the Fiend. Mam, thinks Tom's presence will help to win the final battle with the Ordeen. Bill, the Spook, and Alice areamong those who Mam hopes will accompany her to Greece. Tom faces all sorts of strange new creatures and has to face one of the most deadliest forces of evil yet. Will Tom be able to resist his own slow decline into the dark?This was a wonderful book. I loved learning more about Mam, her true nature, and more about her homeland. Tom's dealings with the Fiend were interesting and make the story take on an urgency. This was definitely a page-turner. It was hard to put down and kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time.The new creatures and dangers that Tom encountered were interesting and creative. It was nice to have Alice deeply involved in the story as well. Delaney doesn't pull any punches as far as the danger these characters face. The writing is superb; the books are beautiful to read.Another great book, in a wonderful series. This book is a keeper. I just can't wait to see what will happen next!
vernefan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I cracked open this book and saw a screaming woman with bloodied knives in each of her hands, and a face covered in swirling Maori-like tattoos staring up at me, I knew I would once again be frightened out of my wits for the entire time it would take me to read Clash of the Demons. Flanagan returns with a more powerful than ever, frightful tale of the latest adventure of the Spook and young Tom Ward. Tom¿s mother has returned from Greece and wishes him and the Spook to accompany her back to her homeland to fight off the greatest of evil beings, that if not slayed, will destroy the country and soon the world. So desperate for assistance in her plight she gathers up all the local witches, including Gramalkin whom we have fought before, and pulls together all of Tom¿s past foes to fight evil with evil as she believes it is her only chance to rid the world of the abomination called the Ordeen. The Spook doesn¿t like the sound of this plan one bit, and at first refuses to go as it is against his principle to fight the demons of the world with darkness itself, but he is finally convinced after fellow spook Arkwright, and Mam herself, that it will be THE only way to win this war. Alice too, Tom¿s friendly witch-amore that we saw banished from Chipenden by the Spook in the last episode, is also called upon to help and make the journey.It is a sorrowful, weary and terrified band of both light and dark that board the ship Celeste, all silently praying they will come back alive. With a few shocking surprises regarding who Tom¿s mother is, and a couple of visits from Tom¿s old arch enemy the Fiend, the motley group of bloodthirsty witches and ghost-busting spooks arrive in the land of Meteora to battle the dark in a gory bloodbath like we¿ve never seen before in this series of books. Alice redeems herself, the Spook resigns himself, two party members sacrifice themselves for the cause, and Mam, finally after seven books, reveals all to Tom, what she was, what she is, and what she shall become. Tom is given hard choices with few options in the Clash of Demons, but the reader will enjoy his growing strengths and power as he learns to recall and put to use all that the Spook has taught him over the years, proving to be a force to be reckoned with as the forces of good and evil challenge his wits and test his skills. Scarier than the previous books, I couldn¿t put this book down and loved every drop of blood that fell upon my quickly turned pages. Once again the illustrator also deserves high praise, I thought this batch of drawings heart-stopping and fabulous to behold. I thought that this being book seven for the seventh son of the seventh son, would finish off the series, but as it appears by the ending, there is thankfully more to come. I never tire of these Last Apprentice stories and do hope they never end. They scare me to death but I smile as I devour them hungry for more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The seventh son series is fantastic. I love the that the author continues the story with out repeating the information from previous books numerous times. It's refreshing to read a series that is book is 100% new material versus others series authors new books which are 50% repeating information from previous books. Bravo for trusting your readers to start on book 1 and move forward. Thank you
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After you finish one you want the next one. The books are always better than the last one. I love the ending in this book. I never see what is about to happen.
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Good book, but it did have some sad parts.
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Amazing you have to get LURE OF THE DEAD
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I have read all the books in this series to date and have not been let down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it