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Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice)
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice)
by Joseph Delaney

Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice) Themes

Little Words, Big Ideas

Duty

There are many real-world occupations that require a strong sense of duty: police officer, fire fighter, teacher, soldier. In Tom's world, being the Spook's apprentice can be added to this list. Ma...

Isolation

Digging pits. Spending the night in haunted houses. Feeding witches. Tom's pretty lonely doing his duty in Revenge of the Witch. He's got a job like that of a soldier, but he's a real "Army of One....

Fear

When there's something spooky going down—maybe a boggart in the basement, or a witch possessing your best friend—who do the people of the County call?‎ The Spook, of course. And Tom ain't afr...

Rules and Order

Whether working on the farm or fighting off ghosts, there are always rules to follow on any job. It's unlikely that Tom's family has a Farmer's Almanac, but we know that running a farm takes planni...

Courage

When was the last time you faced your fear? And what fear were you facing? Did you try sky diving? Live with a spider in your house? Say "boo" to a monster under your bed. But wait, there aren't an...

Family

If you can't hire enough people to run your farm, you'll just have to have more kids. That seems to be what Tom's family has done for a generation or two in Revenge of the Witch. Not only is Tom's...

The Supernatural

In pop fiction, supernatural beings can take many forms, from vampires and werewolves, to angels, zombies, and fairies (or "faeries," or however the kids are spelling it these days). Typically, the...

Women and Femininity

Historically, apprenticeships were always given to men—you know, like most things in life. You're much more likely to see the terms "Master in Journeyman" with regards to trades than "Mistress" o...

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