The Last Apprentice series follows the terrifying adventures of the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward. But Tom's is only one story. There are others. . . . The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training? And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom's closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past?What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county?And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county's menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them.Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?