Rise of the Huntress (Last Apprentice Series #7)

Rise of the Huntress (Last Apprentice Series #7)

by Joseph Delaney


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Things can never be the same again.

After a long journey and a hard battle, the Spook and his apprentice, Tom Ward, have returned home. But the county has been overrun by enemy soldiers. The Spook’s house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned in the gardens have escaped. Tom, Alice, and the Spook must flee, too, across the ocean to the island of Mona. And it’s on Mona that this small band fighting against the dark will face an old enemy grown terrifyingly powerful. Will they be able to vanquish an evil that crawls beneath the ground itself? And at what cost?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061715129
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Series: Last Apprentice Series , #7
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 126,407
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 780L (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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Rise of the Huntress (Last Apprentice Series #7) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Lieren More than 1 year ago
Rise of the Huntress will not disappoint any of Joseph Delaney's fans. It is one of the best books in the series. I have each book in this series and love them all. This book follows Clash of the Demons in this series. Tom, Alice, and the Spook go home after a hard battle in Greece. The Spook's house and library have been destroyed by soldiers. Wanting to escape the county, the three have to go to an island called Mona. However, they soon discover that they will have to fight another battle. Alice's mother, Bony Lizzie, a powerful witch who has escaped from the Spook's pit in his garden. She has gone to the island of Mona too. It isn't long before Lizzie starts planning trouble of her own. There is also another man on the island who is powerful himself. He knows of a secret that any evil being would like to control. Needless to say, Tom, Alice, and the Spook have to stop Lizzie and the evil man. I really like Tom, Alice, and the Spook. I can't wait to see what happens to Tom and Alice in this series. I hope everything works out for them. It is sad to read about the Spook, John Gregory, because his life is coming to an end soon. After all Tom is John Gregory's last apprentice. The ending is exciting and no reader of this series will be disappointed. The pace is fast, scary, and the plot creative in a clever way. Delaney is an excellent writer and I love this series. When it ends, I will be sad.
seanpshurbet More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading "The Rise of the Huntress" and it did not disappoint. The book is dark and the hope that is present at the beginning of the series is slowly being removed because of the dark's rise to power and the fiend's presence within the world. After reading the last few pages of this book I literally became depressed because I knew I was going to have to wait for book 8. I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a darker tale of humanities struggle over evil. Finally, I would like to point out that the author shows how ignorance can lead to evil and often do cruel things that would even make the dark would scratch it's chin and think, "dang, now that is messed up".
Anonymous 7 months ago
A perfect addition to the saga.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the seventh book in The Last Apprentice series by Delaney. Originally the series was planned for seven books, but this book definitely isn't the last in the series. I haven't been able to find an updated estimate of how many books this series will have. This was another great addition to this series.This book finds the Spook, Tom, and Alice back on their way to the Spook's house. Things are getting worse on the war front, the enemies are invading further inland and when the Spook and crew arrive home they find the Spook's house burnt to the ground. They end up fleeing to the island of Mona where they will find even more trouble than they left behind on the mainland.This was another creepy, action packed installment in this series. It is one of the darkest books of the series so far. The Spook hits new lows with his house destroyed and his enemies stronger than he can handle; this results in Tom and Alice having to step up and take on more responsibilities. Over everything you can feel the shadow of the Fiend; his presence on the earth is making humans act in more despicable ways than ever, making the war even more brutal than a war normally would be.Tom and Alice continue to grow in complexity as characters; both of them are constantly toeing the line between good and evil and trying to stay in a happy grey-white area. All of the characters are sent through horrible trials in this book and it really makes you feel for them.Most of this book ends up being a fight between Bony Lizzie and the Spook and crew. I can't help feeling like this book was just throwing in another adventure to stall for time while Delaney tries to figure out what to do with the over-arcing story involving the escape of the Fiend. Things are getting worse and at some point the Fiend will have to be dealt with; I am hoping it doesn't get drawn out too long and is addressed in the next book. There really isn't any resolution at all when it comes to the Fiend in this book.Fans of previous novels should enjoy this book. Although the story is darker, it is written in the same great style as previous novels and is very readable and engaging. Quite the page-turner it was hard to put down.Overall another excellent installment in this series. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and hope that we finally get some resolution to the storyline about the Fiend. I love this series, but it is starting to drag on a bit for me.
CynDaVaz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Normally I would rate these books 5 stars, but this one felt a little less than great. It was still good, and I'm looking forward to the next one; but sometimes it felt a bit ... plodding and redundant. There's definitely been more depth and character built into the series; and since I'm still eager to find out where Tom and Alice's next adventure takes them, it wasn't too much of a disappointment. The narrator remains excellent. I hope he can finish out the series.
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've been a big fan of Joseph Delaney's Last Apprentice series ever since I first picked it up. Just the way that he paints this fascinating and unique world with real horrors while packing it with action was awesome. I loved it from the first page until the last. However, I'll admit that I've recently become somewhat concerned about the series. With no clear end in sight, it can happen, as becomes the issue with many TV/book series, that the story starts to run around in circles with no clear goal for the characters to reach and seemingly pointless plot lines that act purely as filler. Especially with the last book in the series, I thought that this was becoming a more realistic issue with The Last Apprentice. Not to mention the seeming decline in the series' popularity.In Rise of the Huntress, Tom, Alice and Spook return from Greece to find that the County has been ravaged and Alice's mother, the witch Bony Lizzy, has escaped and made her way to an island named Mona. With her new found powers, Bony Lizzy swiftly takes over the island and throws the Spook in prison. It's up to Tom and Alice to free the Spook and stop Bony Lizzie before more blood is spilled.Delaney delivers another edge-of-your seat, action-packed thrill ride in Rise of the Huntress that fans have come to expect from him. But, however, I also felt like I'd been on this ride before -in fact, maybe a few times before. While Delaney does a good job of trying to keep the story and characters fresh, I felt like there was so much going on here that I already knew about, or had already experienced. Not to mention the small lack of character development in this story, and that it didn't seem to move the characters that much closer to defeating the Fiend for good.Could Delaney be suffering from the classic problems that authors do when they are running a series in circles without any clue where to go or how to end it? Possibly. While I know this is technically a middle grade series, the themes are very dark and can appeal to older readers, who will find more of an issue with this than younger readers. Though I still hold out hope, I'm afraid that Delaney is starting to lose some steam. I'm starting to wonder when he is going to end the series, if ever.Now, don't get me wrong, Rise of the Huntress still had great action and helped expand Delaney's fascinating world, but I just felt like there's some going around in circles here. I still hold out hope for the next book -but this series just isn't as good as it used to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these series I'm on #8 and each one has captivated me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who enjoys a good series will enjoy this.
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Time line and story foe is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you knew that things would never be the same again? If you lost everything, including centuries of knowledge and handwritten books? That’s exactly what happened to the Spook, his apprentice Tom Ward, and Alice. After coming home, to a land continuously invaded by enemy soldiers, and seeing nothing but ashes, having nothing but the clothes on their back and one book that survived the fires, they immediately departed. They left for a little known island, Mona. The islanders there retaliate against refugees, and try to send them away. Unfortunately, Tom and Alice were mistaken as witches, and are taken away sentenced to death. Then, a powerful, dangerous dark witch comes and declares revenge on the Spook. This meant the end of it all, unless they could stop it. Do they beat the witch? Can they escape with their lives? Read the Rise of the Huntress, book 7 of 12 of the Last Apprentice series, by Joseph Delaney to find out. I highly recommend this book, it was a delightfully frightening tale of life, or death. Maggie W.
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Goes wright along with series. Can also read as individual book.
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TheElizabethP More than 1 year ago
New series tor me, interesting read.
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This whole series is just great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay.... runs off and yells back. You can help loads of people by not fighting nd breaking hearts!
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