Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Review: Socrerers of the Nightwing: Book 1: The Ravenscliff Series by Geoffrey Huntington

I remember reading this book for the first time when I was on 6th grade. One of my friends recommended it to me and I picked it up from the library. When I saw the picture in the cover I knew I would love this book. It is so beautiful and at the same time really disturbing. 

When Devon is 14 years old, he is sent to Ravenscliff. At there he learns a reason for his talents. Devon has been able to move objects with his mind, disappeat at will and summon incredible strenght. He has been concious about this weird powers, but he has not know a reason for them. At Ravenscliff he gets to know that he is a socrerer of the Order of Nightwing. The information about this changes the life of young Devon. Devon's new family get worried about the powers Devon might have and they forbit him from discovering his powers anymore. 

Ravenscliff location causes problems for Devon. It is built over one of the largest Hellholes in the world. The most fearful demon, Madman, wants to gain his power back by unleashing the creatures of the hellhole. With the help of his new friends from Misery Point High, Devon has to fight off the demons. These friends include beautiful Cecily Crandall, who might hold some secrets herself. 

This book is a total pageturner. It is full of suspense and action. When I read it as a 12 year old six grader I was totally scared for the most of the time. Can Devon and his friends prevent the plans of the Madman or will he and his horrid creatures take over?

This is a first part of a series. The second novel in the series is called Demon Witch.

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