The Wardstone Chronicles (Published in the United States as The Last Apprentice and in the UK as The Spook's Apprentice) are a series of books written by the author Joseph Delaney and published by Random House. The series is about a seventh son of a seventh son, Thomas J. Ward,(normally goes by Tom Ward) who can see and sense creatures of the dark and other things that others cannot. He is apprenticed to train as a "Spook" so he may learn how to deal with the dark. Five books in the series have been written so far: The Spook's Apprentice, The Spook's Curse, The Spook's Secret, The Spook's Battle, and The Spook's Mistake. The fifth book was released before its June 5, 2008 release date. In their release in America they are titled, Revenge of the Witch, Curse of the Bane, Night of The Soul Stealer, Attack of the Fiend and The Wrath of the Bloodeye, respectively. The fifth book was released in America on August 28, 2008; and was entitled "Wrath of the Bloodeye" In this fifth installment Tom is sent to another spook, "Bill Arkwright" to receive further training against the everlasting battle of the dark. However The Fiend sends his daughter, Morwena, after Tom in this new territory, to kill him.