The Last Apprentice: Curse Of The Bane (book 2): Curse Of The Bane

Paperback | July 24, 2007

byJoseph Delaney

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The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, rid the county of witches, ghosts, boggarts, and other creatures of the dark. And there's some unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat; a force so evil that the whole county is in danger. The Bane!

But the Bane is not their only enemy. The Quisitor arrives, intent on hunting down anyone who meddles with the dark. Thomas Ward and the Spook must prepare for the battle of their lives.

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The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, rid the county of witches, ghosts, boggarts, and other creatures of the dark. And there's some unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat; a force so evil that the whole county is in danger. The Bane!But the Ban...

Joseph Delaney lives in Lancashire, England, in the middle of boggart territory.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:July 24, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060766239

ISBN - 13:9780060766238

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Customer Reviews of The Last Apprentice: Curse Of The Bane (book 2): Curse Of The Bane

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series!!! Started purchasing this series for my daughter, who has since become addicted to this series! She loves them!!!
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Sequel This novel was a lot of traveling from place to place, which I suppose was to add to world building. It didn't add too much to the character development of Tom or Alice though, they were pretty static in this book. However, we learned more about the Spook's past and are told that we will learn more in the next book. It'll be interesting to see how Tom will develop as he learns more about his master. Hopefully the next novel isn't strictly the Spook telling Tom not to do something and then Tom doing it anyway because that is getting old pretty fast. Especially since this has been happening for two straight books. Eventually Tom has to realize that the Spook does know best in some circumstances and to trust the Spook's word. I also hope that Alice really doesn't tag along in the next novel -- I'd like to see Tom develop as his own character without input from Alice. That doesn't mean I don't want to still see Alice though. I would like her to become more fleshed out as a character on her own as well, so maybe some Alice point of view could help with that. Like two separate stories that will eventually merge back into one. The plot itself wasn't particularly good or bad, probably because it didn't really further along the overarching plot of the series, at least not in my opinion. I understand that there are still themes of what is happening overall in the world in this novel, but it wasn't enough to really catch my interest. Overall: 3/5 stars for a solid sequel.
Date published: 2015-08-16