Curse of the Bane is book two of the Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney. Raf downloaded the series on audiobook and really enjoyed it so I thought I would give it a try. So far I’m loving it! Really great storytelling in these books so far.
Thomas Ward is the 7th son of a 7th son and, because of this, he is offered to The Spook as an apprentice. The County spook’s job is to rid the land of evil creatures like witches, ghosts and things of that nature. The problem is that Tom befriends a witch name Alice who constantly gets him into trouble.
In this particular book the Spook and Tom go up against The Bane. The whole county is in peril because of this creature. In the end, it is up to Tom to save his master and Alice from the Bane, as he goes head to head with this creature of pure evil.
As I said, great storytelling and quite scary. This is not for the youngsters who are faint of heart. However, there are some kids out there who like getting the bejesus scared out of them (I was one of them) and they will eat this series up.