At the end of book 6, "The Clash of the Demons" of The Last Apprentice (aka "The Spook's Sacrifice" of the Wardstone Chronicles), Thomas Ward was about to sell his soul to the Fiend when Alice came and placed a blood jar in his hand, sending the Fiend away. Now she must keep close to Tom, or the Fiend will take his revenge upon her.

But why don't they make two blood jars? That way Alice would be able to go as far away from Tom when the need came.

  • Not sure what to tag this as... Maybe someone could make the "last-apprentice" tag? Mar 25 '11 at 22:02
  • I retagged, are these tags good for you? Mar 25 '11 at 22:06
  • @Mark Yeah. :) But "the-clash-of-the-demons" might be overdoing it. Mar 25 '11 at 22:27
  • Because the novels are published (natively) in the UK as the Wardstone Chronicles, I suggest adding tags of both "last-apprentice" and "wardstone-chronicles."
    – magzalez
    Apr 17 '12 at 3:53

Page 427 of book 7, Rise of the Huntress, by Joseph Delaney:

"What if I were to smash this [the blood jar] now, or drain it of its contents?" he asked me. "Could the girl [Alice] make another?"

"Ain't possible to make another to save Tom," said Alice. "You can only use a spell like that once."

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