I enjoyed the second book in “The Last Apprentice” series. The main reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars was that this book felt a bit muddled at times. I think having the Quisitor and then The Bane in this one was just a lot. I wish that Delaney had broken them up into two separate books. I also have to say that some parts started to bore me a bit while I was reading.
“The Curse of the Bane” follows Thomas Ward and the Spook, as they return to a place that the Spook once left after he was unable to defeat something that was a great evil. But with a Quisitor out to burn people like the Spook as well as witches too, it’s up to Thomas and Alice to help save the day.
I really do love the characters in this book. Delaney provides us more clues about Thomas’s mother (I feel like that could be a whole separate book honestly). Alice though seems to be drifting more towards something dark that may have implications for Thomas and the Spook.
The overall story about The Bane was good I thought, but the Quisitor and all that came with it just weighed things down too much.
The ending leaves things on an uncertain note. We know that Thomas and the Spook are about to move somewhere else, but we have to wait to see what if anything will come knocking next.