The second book in a new trilogy from Joseph Delaney, the author of the internationally best-selling Last Apprentice series.
Tom Ward is now spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches, and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Together with the witch assassin, Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy—but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice—Tom’s lost love and a powerful witch—appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: can Tom trust her now?
Joseph Delaney’s deliciously scary imagination continues Tom’s saga, introducing new readers to the struggle against the encroaching dark and taking longtime fans back to familiar settings, where they will find old friends—and old enemies.
Perfect for every reader who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure—no prior knowledge of the Last Apprentice series is necessary!
THOMAS WARD IS DEAD, killed in his attempt to conquer the Kobalos, terrifying creatures set on enslaving the human race. Devastated by his loss, his apprentice Jenny and the witch assassin Grimalkin are ready to abandon the war and return home.
Yet in the struggle between light and dark, not everyone who dies stays dead. Soon, a newly resurrected Tom Ward finds himself standing across the battlefield from Alice, a witch who has aligned herself with the dark; a witch he once loved.
In this war, the rules are constantly changing. The return of a powerful old enemy could put Tom and Alice on the same side once more—if only Tom can find a way to trust her.
In this chilling sequel to A New Darkness, Tom’s determination to be protector against the dark is tested more than ever before.