Sorcerers of the Nightwing: Book 1: The Ravenscliff Series

Sorcerers of the Nightwing: Book 1: The Ravenscliff Series

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

Every kid fears the monsters in the closet -- but for Devon March, the monsters are all too real. Horrible things come slithering out across his floor, determined to drag him with them back down their Hellhole. But Devon is no ordinary young man. He can move objects with his mind, summon incredible strength, disappear at will -- and that's only what he has discovered he's capable of so far. Yet his powers -- and the demons in his closet -- remain for him unexplained mysteries. At fourteen, Devon is sent to live at Ravenscliff, a dark seaside mansion, where he learns the first part of the secret of his powers: he is a sorcerer of the Order of the Nightwing, a three-thousand-year-old tradition of mysticism and magic that fascinates Devon with its fabled history. But Devon's new family, the Muirs, forbids him from discovering any more about his heritage, inexplicably terrified of what that knowledge might bring.

At Ravenscliff, Devon must contend not only with the demons but with a strange, precocious eight-year-old boy who may prove to be the link to the most fearful demon of all: the Madman, who wants to unleash the creatures of the Hellhole for his own malevolent gain. Ravenscliff is built over one of the largest Hellholes in the world, and the uninitiated Devon must fight off the demons with the help of his new friends from Misery Point High -- including the dazzling Cecily Crandall, raised at Ravenscliff and the holder of a few secrets herself. Sorcerers of the Nightwing marks the debut of a compelling new fantasy-horror series, evoking a richly detailed and fully realized world of sorcerers and mystics, haunted houses and shadowed terrors, and the ever-present threat of the ancient creatures of the Hellhole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060014254
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Series: Ravenscliff Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Geoffrey Huntington lives in a house by the sea not far from where the ghost of a pirate is said to eternally walk the cliffs in search of his lost gold. He is the author of Sorcerers of the Nightwing: Book I of the Ravenscliff Series, which introduced the world to the young sorcerer Devon March. Under another name, he is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction.

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Sorcerers of the Nightwing: Book 1: The Ravenscliff Series 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I began reading this book about 7 years ago in highschool, never got to finish it and had since forgotten the name. Yet even though the name had since faded, the vivid imagery has stayed with me as though it were haunting me. Truely fasinating and remarkable and absolutely spell-binding. As I said this book if you can call this masterpiece something as simple as a 'book', provides amazingly vivid and lasting memories.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing I LOVE IT. i'm young and i loved it. i read it in a day 12 ar points for kids who are interested but if you hate clowns don't even think about it lol! but seriously this book is about magic a little love to it, suspence, horror and mysteries!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the best i have read yet. it is because of this book that showed me that reading could be fun and thrilling. it also got me in trouble because i could not put it down, whether or not it was in class or in my house. this series is exiting, thrilling and the best i have read. it needs to be read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Come on now if the cover doesn't attract your attention you'll be blown away by the story. Just the title amazings me. This is a book no one should miss. It's good from the start to the end!!!!Seriously every word, sentence, paragraph is worth the reading. I read this book in the beginning of 8th grade and I still haven't gotten the blast it gave me. He's an amazing writer and hooks you before you even realize. Read Sorcerers of the Nightwing and the second on. I hope he keeps writing as much parts of the series as possible!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont know what Ian Kappos is talking about, but Geoffrey Huntington's Ravenscliff series is the best series I've ever read. I mean it. Geoffrey Huntington has a unique style. It completely grabs my attention and I'm a huge nerd for reading in the hallways while walking to my next class so its not like i don't know what i'm talking about when it comes to good books. Name a book and I've probably read it, but this series is by far the best I've read...(next to Stephen King's Dark Tower series). But really, Geoffrey Huntington, send the 3rd book out already!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! If anyone says it's bad, well don't listen to them!I tought it had a great sence of adventure and makes you want to NEVER put down the book, i know i have tried, but it was very difficult to...The second book, Demon Witch is also great!!! I think it's even bettter then the first!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. At first I thought it was just another book about haunted houses and ghosts. But it was more than that. Just interesting details and vivid writing, I can't stop seeing pictures in my head. This book should become a movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As have so many other great novels, this book stirs up a cornacopia of emotions, ranging from anxiety for the young hero, Devon March, to sympathy for this seemingly orphaned boy, in a Cinderella-like circumstance. If you want to have a heart warming - and chilling - read, pick up this book and you will experience emotions so strong, you will feel you are living in this book's world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book and I have the second one too. The second one is good, but I really like the first one as much if not better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutally WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! Geoffrey Huntington aka ROBERT ROSS has done it again. This stupendous book will keep you awake until you've read it all! A perfect mix of horror, comedy, and romance. When Devon's father dies, he is left in the guardianship of the owner of Ravenscliff, a large, hunted mansion located in Misery piont, Devon's birthplace. When he discovers that he's a nightwing, he also discovers the horrible fate of Emily Muir and Jackson Muir. Along with his brother. One he never knew he had. When the corpse of Jackson Muir takes a little boy hostage, he has to discover his true destiny. His Nightwing destiny. To save his friend, he has to go into the hellhole. But he come out alive? Or will he find his fate is just like that of a nightwing long ago? Now that's true suspence in horror.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, the suspense was good and I can't wait to read book 2...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rather like the Harlequin romance novel of the teen fantasy genre - good, but whenever anyone walks over you feel the urge to hide the cover. That said, it was quite involving and despite being 421 pages long, a fast read. I'll definitely look for the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read, and I read alot! It reminds me alot of Harry Potter, but the charactors' personalitys are better discribed in this book. I give it 5+ stars and hope the second book is as good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great
Guest More than 1 year ago
An awesome new book from a very talented author! As a librarian, I can't keep the book on the shelves. I'm anxiously looking forward to what's next for Devon March and his friends. An artfully layered plot, believable characters, and freaky happenings kept me turning page after page - I read it in two days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sorcerer¿s of the Nightwing is a captivating read, with mystery and suspense that will keep you on your toes. ¿The music comes from a TV set, turned to face an empty beanbag chair. It sounds like some kids show, tiny voices and the repetitive crash of the laugh track. `Alexander?¿ Devon repeats. `You in here?¿ Suddenly he feels something lunge at him, grab him around his shoulders. It¿s back, he thinks quickly. I was unprepared. The thing. Instinctively he summons all his power to thrust whatever¿s on his back clear across the room and into the far wall. It thuds hard and slides down to the floor¿¿ Geoffrey Huntington gives us the story of Devon March. An average ordinary 14 year old, other than the fact that he can move objects with his mind and summon incredible strength. Devon March is special, continuing the three thousand year old tradition of mysticism and magic. Devon, after his father¿s death finds himself in the dank and dark halls of the mansion Ravenscliff, where secrets come looking for Devon. Mystery shrouds Ravenscliff when Devon meets his new family, the Muirs. The Muirs forbid Devon from discovering anything more about his past, terrified of what the knowledge might bring. Closing off the East Wing where voices beckon him toward the bolted door. Clawing and scraping can be heard, the demon¿s want out. Suspense builds in this masterful novel when Devon meets Alexander, the strange and precocious child. Is he but a mislead youngster or a link to the Madman? The Madman, the worst of all the demons: who now wants to open the Hellhole and release the dark creatures. Devon must fight off the demons with his pals from Misery Point High- including the charming and beautiful Cecily Crandall. He is the only one who can save Misery Point from the Madman he must plunge into the Hellhole, unaware of its true danger. ¿Is this the destiny he had come to find? To die in this house of secrets, to discover not his past but his fate: doomed to spend eternity as one more ghost haunting the halls of Ravenscliff¿¿ What is Devon March¿s fate? Find out when you pick up Sorcerer¿s of the Nightwing. It¿s an instant classic that is sure to keep you on your toes. If you read any book this year read Sorcerers of the Nightwing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is far better than five stars, in fact, i would go so far as to give it seven. A fantasy that reads like reality, descriptive and amazingly fresh. I have read alot of fantasys in my fourteen years, and this one was definitly not like any of the ones before it. A thriller and fantasy all in one, go out and buy it today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only thought it my sad duty to page this on the web so that all you hungry readers do not get misguided by the lacking talent of this terrible author. The book only seems to be written just because the author wanted an excuse to write about as much gore and morbidity as possible. The story has no plot and the present tense writing style does nothing to help it. It has unwanted gore and additional demons and 'Hellholes' that just don't grab the attention of anyone with a right mind and who is looking for a good read where they can be sucked into a novel and enjoy the sweet luxories of plots and twists that lead to other places besides irrelavent blood spirts. Please, desparate readers, do not waste away your money on this shamed piece of work. I wish I could have given it a rating somewhere way below zero.