Sorcerers of the Nightwing
by Geoffrey Huntington
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
288 pages; ISBN: 0060014253
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Most caring parents tell their children that the closet contains no lurking monsters. Ted March knows they are real, demons from a hellhole demanding that six-year-old Devon to let them out. Ted tells Devon the truth that the monsters are real and that they won’t get him because he’s more powerful than they are. When Devon turns fourteen, his father dies and he becomes the ward of Mrs. Crandall of Ravancliff.
From the time he arrives at the gothic mansion, he feels the magic there, and fights the demons that want him to open the portal that will let them roam free on Earth. Devon learns he is a Nightwing, a magical order of sorcerers who have the power to open the hellholes. He’s engaged in the fight of his life with the dead master of Revancliff, who wants to reclaim his family home and the powers that lives there. If Devon doesn’t prove strong enough, the demons will embark upon a reign of terror unlike any that has gone before.
Fans of Harry Potter and the Narnia books are going to love SORCERERS OF THE NIGHTWING. Many of Devon’s questions are resolved but there are many more that go unanswered so it seems likely that this is the start of a great new fantasy series aimed at the young adult market. The hero is very mature for his age and though he has the same problems as any adolescent boy he is further bewildered with a gift and a legacy he doesn’t understand. Geoffrey Huntington is a bright new star in the fantasy genre.
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