The Wardstone Chronicles
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The Wardstone Chronicles (published in the UK as The Spook's Apprentice and in the US as The Last Apprentice) is a dark fantasy series of books written by British author Joseph Delaney and published by Random House Publishing.
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Wardstone Chronicles/Last Apprentice
- The Spook's Apprentice /Revenge of the Witch
- The Spook's Curse /Curse of the Bane
- The Spook's Secret /Night of the Soul-Stealer
- The Spook's Battle /Attack of the Fiend
- The Spook's Mistake /Wrath of the Bloodeye
- The Spook's Sacrifice /Clash of the Demons
- The Spook's Nightmare /Rise of the Huntress
- The Spook's Destiny /Rage of The Fallen
- Spook's: I Am Grimalkin /The Witch Assassin
- The Spook's Blood /Lure of the Dead
- Spook's: Slither's Tale /Slither
- Spook's: I am Alice /I Am Alice
- The Spook's Revenge /Fury of The Seventh Son
- A New Darkness
- The Spook's Tale
- Spook's Stories: Witches /A Coven of Witches
- The Spook's Bestiary
- Thomas Ward, apprentice to John Gregory and the seventh son of a seventh son
- John Gregory, a prolific Spook that mentors Thomas
- Alice Deane, a witch who becomes Tom's closest friend
- Mam, Tom's mysterious mother
- Bill Arkwright, Spook of the county north of Caster and a previous apprentice of John Gregory
- Grimalkin, witch assassin that formed an alliance with the spooks to destroy the fiend
- Dad, Tom's father who saves his mam
- Tibb, The mysterious creature of the dark who can see in the future
- Morgan, The necromancer who tries to summon Gogolth
Critical reception for the series has been positive, with two of the books in the series making the ALSC's 2006 list of "Notable Videos/DVDs, Recordings, Software, and Subscription Services" and the YALSA's list of "Fabulous Films & Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults" for 2009.
In 2010, a live-action adaptation of The Wardstone Chronicles was announced with Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures later being announced in 2011 to be holding rights to the film. Filming for the movie was due to start in September 2012, with the film having a release date of February 6, 2015 and a final title of Seventh Son. Director Sergey Bodrov was announced as being attached as the director of the film, with Julianne Moore playing Mother Malkin.
- "The Spook's Sacrifice (Wardstone Chronicles) – Book Review". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- "Book review: The Spook’s Bestiary by Joseph Delaney". Isle of Man Today. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- "September 2012 reviews". School Library Journal. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- "ALSC's 2006 Notable Videos/DVDs, Recordings, Software, and Subscription Services for Children". School Library Journal. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- "2009 YALSA Fabulous Films & Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults". School LIbrary Journal. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- "Jennifer Lopez, Michael Mann Movies Get 2015 Release Dates". The Wrap. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- Williams, Owen. "Julianne Moore Battling Seventh Son". Empire Magazine. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- Tezer, Adnan. "Antje Traue joins 'Seventh Son'". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 4 October 2012.