Grimalkin the Witch Assassin (Last Apprentice Series #9)

Grimalkin the Witch Assassin (Last Apprentice Series #9)

by Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith

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Overview

The book will haunt you.It's an international bestseller.But don't read it after dark!

The story of Grimalkin—Book Nine of The Last Apprentice series

Grimalkin never missed—except once. The only victim who escaped her blades was Tom Ward, a seventh son of a seventh son. Since then, the witch assassin has fought alongside the Spook's apprentice. Now you can hear her side of the story. What is Grimalkin's past—and what will her future be? Can Tom trust her to stay on the side of good? Or is the pull of the dark too strong to resist?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062082084
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Series: Last Apprentice Series , #9
Pages: 403
Sales rank: 78,681
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
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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Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin (Last Apprentice Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will like this book especially if you want to find out about Gimalkin and what her life was like. Its well written and always full of suspence , you wont want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love these books. I started it to read with my daughter but she couldn't get into it but I couldn't put it down. Now I'm waiting on Book 10 I can't wait. I recommend this to everyone!! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, the series is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book tht was very emotional. It takes many turna as you get deeper into the plot. So many peopoe die
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joseph delaney's books are the best cant wait for the next ones in this series. Hope he never stops writing.
TbirdHermz More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE this series! This book was from the perspective of Grimalkin. Although I love Tom Ward it was nice to learn more about Grimalkin. Anyone a fan of this series will love this book. This book was well written and gave me chills! Cheers to Joseph Delaney for writing another awesome book in this wonderful series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most exiting book in the whole series. WARNING! Not to be read in the dark. There are more scary and sad parts in the book then in any of the other books. This is definatly my favorite book. The parts with the kretch are the scriest and i actually thought that grimalin was going thdie when the kretes poisoned her. If agnes hadn't helped she would be dead. Mara
BookAddict07 More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read. I have read entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm still waiting to read this book but have read the rest of the series. Can't wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book in this awesome series
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the ninth book in The Last Apprentice series by Delaney. The tenth book of this series will be titled, Lure of the Dead, and is scheduled for release in August 2012. This was a great addition to the series and is told completely from Grimalkin¿s point of view; although it is also directly tied into Tom and Alice¿s story as well.Grimalkin has made it her goal to destroy the Fiend as revenge for him murdering her son. In the last book she joined forces with Tom and the Spook to take down the Fiend. Now she is on the run with the Fiend¿s head. If she is going to give Tom and the Spook time to destroy the Fiend permanently she needs to keep the head away from the Fiend¿s many dangerous followers.This was an excellent addition to the series, although not my favorite. I was very, very excited to read more about Grimalkin and all in all it was fun to hear things from her point of view. Although I have to say I had kind of been hoping for a more complex character; what drives Grimalkin is very straight forward...it¿s revenge.We learn more about Grimalkin¿s past and life in this book. One of the best additions to the story was Grimalkin¿s apprentice. This gave us a glimpse at Grimalkin¿s life outside of her quest to kill the Fiend and did add a little more depth to her character.Grimalkin is unique in that she is one of the most driven characters I have read about; sometime it feels like she makes it through events on determination alone. She is Grimalkin and that is enough for her to fight through everything to get to her goal.The only other thing I thought was weaker with this book was the style of language. At times the language is pretty dry; there isn¿t as much banter as in the book featuring Tom Ward. Grimalkin sometimes speaks in a rather archaic way and I thought it made her sound a bit stiff.Also I should mention that this book was much more violent than the previous books in the series. That didn¿t bother me much, but I noticed it. Of course this is a book about a witch assassin, and the world the witches live in isn¿t a pretty one...so that is to be expected.Also this is part of the main story but more like an offshoot. While Grimalkin is guarding the Fiend¿s head Tom and the Spook are supposed to be off figuring out how to destroy the Fiend¿s spirit and body for good (which I am going to assume is the topic of the next Last Apprentice book). The story is progressed some, but not a lot.Overall this was a great book in the series. I loved learning more about Grimalkin, I was a bit disappointed because my expectations were so high...Grimalkin wasn¿t as complex as I thought she would be. That being said it was still a very very well done book and added a lot to the story. While the storyline isn¿t progressed a ton, this book does fill out and add to the story. This whole series is highly recommended to Middle Grade and older readers who like their fantasy dark with monsters and some creepy in it.
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed when I read on Joseph Delaney's blog that The Last Apprentice series (or, it's known in the UK, the Wardstone Chronicles) are coming to an end. After book 14, the series will be over for good. There's no indication at this time if Delaney will ever return to the world of The County, or even what he will do next, but the ending of this amazing series promises to be incredible.In book 9, Grimalkin the Witch Assassin, we take a little bit of a detour from the main story to learn more about the deadly Grimalkin. Through Grimalkin's eyes, we learn about her unique role in the witch world, her attempt at having an apprentice of her own, and the heartbreak and sacrifice that comes from being Grimalkin. Most importantly, readers get a unique perspective on the witch assassin and what the world of The County means to her. I really did enjoy hearing the story from Grimalkin's prospective, and all the amazing action and unique mythology that I've come to expect from Delaney. For the first time, readers were really able to dig into her and start to see a completely different side of the witch assassin we thought we knew. I will admit that it did bug me somewhat that this was pretty much a side story, not really a meaningful advancement of the plot, but it was so much fun to read that it almost didn't matter.Though the plot feels as though it is moved forward somewhat, I still left like this was more of a side story. But don't get me wrong, it was a well worthwhile side story for Last Apprentice fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol be all like horrible-5 stars :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What the hell is Nook sex? Ive heard of it but I dont know what it is. Please tell me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It duf nit have tom and alice in it and it was not as good as the others
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My favorite book seried
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I think the other books in this siries are better
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