Demon Witch
Geoffrey Huntington
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Buy *Demon Witch (Book II: The Ravenscliff Series)* online Demon Witch (Book II: The Ravenscliff Series)
Geoffrey Huntington
388 pages
July 2004
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Demon Witch posits Isobel the Apostate, a sorceror who made war upon her fellows with the backing of an army of bloodthirsty demons. The most feared woman in the whole of Europe, she even challenged King Henry VIII for his throne and ended up burned at the stake for her crimes. She vowed to return and take over the world. Return she has, and now all that stands between her and the annihilation of the world is a fourteen-year-old boy named Devon March.

Devon must somehow find the courage and strength to fight the unspeakable evil of Isobel and her demon followers' plan to open the Hellhole beneath Ravenscliff and free the beasts within. As more secrets from his past reveal themselves, Devon finds a long-lost family member who may put a strain on his new relationship with Cecily and even strain his friendships with D.J., Alexander, and Rolfe, whose help he must have to stop Isobel.

Demon Witch is an excellent follow-up to Sorcerers of the Nightwing; in fact, it may even be better. The plot snakes its way through the book, darting here and there and never quite going where you expect it to go. The characters are dramatically written without being melodramatic. The settings are expertly described to add to the tension, which is built to a fever pitch.

Demon Witch is a great horror story with some interesting history thrown in. I recommend it to anyone who likes scary books - unless they are prone to heart attacks or fainting spells.

© 2004 by Camden Alexander for Curled Up With a Good Book

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