This is the eighth and final book of the original eight book Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles series. What a great way to end it!
I have been very impressed overall with the series. I felt that the series slowed a bit towards the end but the eighth book picked up dramatically and is probably one of the best in the series.
[a:Joseph Delaney|146374|Joseph Delaney|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1249667061p2/146374.jpg] has written at least two additional novels to tack onto the end of the eight book series and I see that there may also be a prequel. He has also written a number of related short stories (some of which may have gone into the additional novels). I am really looking forward to reading all of them.