I was promised a horrific time.
And that is what I expected of every book in The Last Apprentice Series. It was very promising: it had that Dark Ages feel to it in a very rugged landscape, with people as tough as the land they live in. And they were blighted by witches, monsters, demons, and almost everything that goes bump in the night. With that kind of mix, what is there not to love?
Frankly, I did not love that I was not scared.
To be fair, there were intense moments, personal fights and large battles where the odds could never be evened out by Tom, The Spook, and Alice plus whoever allies with them. Those were edge-of-the-seat moments—not jump-out-of-the-seat moments.
But, if you say that I did not give it a fair try, please refer to the books. I started with Book One: The Revenge of the Witch and reached Book Seven: Rise of the Huntress with the same expectation as the first time and yet faced the same results. If that isn’t trying enough, then I don’t know what is.