Friday, October 27, 2006
Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Tom is a seventh son of a seventh son, and his parents make him the apprentice of the Spook. In this fantasy world, there are ghosts, ghasts, witches, and boggarts, and Tom must learn how to deal with them all. He's not at all sure he wants to spend his life as the new Spook, but he does show some talent for the work. However, he makes a couple of mistakes and a powerful witch is released from captivity and coming after him for revenge. It's a fun story that is surprisingly believable, and I hear there is already a sequel published. Good for kids who like fantasy and kind of creepy books.