New Young Adult Series On My Radar
Just read the first book of Joseph Delaney's Last Apprentice series. Set in the English villages of three or four hundred years ago, the books tell the stories of a young boy named Thomas Ward who has become the apprentice of the Spook -- the man responsible for chasing away ghosts and binding boggarts and witches in earthen prisons lined with salt and iron.
This isn't Harry Potter, folks. Delaney spins a mean tale that had me glancing over my shoulder while reading more than a few times. Kids who scare easily shouldn't read these because they've got a touch of Stephen King lurking in the tales, but adults can enjoy them too.
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