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Owen Davinforth has been expelled from Hillserpent Academy for the last eight months and now he is permitted to return. But things have changed at the academy - and not for the good. Owen's falling for a new guy, and a dark force is working its way around the school - and it's aiming straight for Owen. Can he stop who - or what - it is before it's too late? What lies behinOwen Davinforth has been expelled from Hillserpent Academy for the last eight months and now he is permitted to return. But things have changed at the academy - and not for the good. Owen's falling for a new guy, and a dark force is working its way around the school - and it's aiming straight for Owen. Can he stop who - or what - it is before it's too late? What lies behind these gates? You will soon know....

Title : Hillserpent Academy
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ISBN : 9781463532956
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 150 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Hillserpent Academy Reviews

  • Daniel Osborn
    2019-04-08 08:27

    So first off let me tell you that this review has in no way shape or form anything to do with my friendship with Richard. How I rate books doesn't take into the affect of me and the authors relationship if there is one. I can hopefully say from the youtube bookcommunity that Richard is one of my dear friends. So now on to the review.Let me just say that I do really love fast paced books. This is a real fast paced book at it's best. Mr. Denney's writing style really shines through. Of course a lot of people even the author are comparing this to Harry Potter. In the first chapter there is reference to Harry Potter and Owen Davinforth only because they are both witches/warlocks, and go to a school that deals with classes about magic. Owen is sort of a troubled kid where he lost his father and broke up with his boyfriend. He also got expelled from Hillserpent Academy; to find out that he is going to return under a new Headmaster. The one thing that he doesn't know until he gets there that the Headmaster changed a few things while he was away. What are those changes for one, He is not allowed to room with his bestfriend anymore who happens to be a girl. He now has to room with a boy. Also the other change is that instead of witches/ warlocks are the only ones attending the school, he also added vampires and werewolfs to the mix. And did I mention that his roommate is a werewolf who happens to be in love with Owens best friend. Already a lot of stuff happening in the first few chapters.So the academy is under some massive spells so that nothing bad will be allowed to enter in the grounds. Although a few witchheisters get inside the grounds as they are looking for Owen. Upon Owen's return to the academy, a lot of people go missing and even gets killed. Owen seems to always be one of those people who get in trouble no matter where he is. He gets into a battle between two people and kills them both. One person that saves him from the battle is Landon who is a vampire. Owen has the hots for Landond and doesn't know if he is gay or not. He asks around and finds out that he is. Owen is on the hunt for whatever is happening on the school grounds. He later gets a text message from Lucas who wants to meet him on one Friday evening at a dance the school is having. Owen gets ready and needs a few people to help him prepare a spell on school grounds. Mason's sister a witch who's not very powerful in status wants to help because the fact that Lucas killed her brother. Owen agrees and draws out a plan between Landon, himself, Faye, and Sebastian. The next day however all hell breaks loose when Lucas comes in for the confrontation. A few other people get killed in the process as to which I am not going to mention because i think that I have given some spoilers already which I didn't want to do. Anywho, tension also arrives between Landon and Owen as well. Lucas tells Owen that they are brothers from a different mother. And that Lucas killed Owens father because when Lucas was born Owens father didn't want to have anything to do with him. Some more surprises are revealed but I am not going to say because I want you to read and no I will not tell you the ending between Lucas and Owen.I will say this I do want if it's not already a novella to be written between Landon and Owen. A lot of lets just say obstacles between the two. Overall if your into books dealing with the occult and fast paced books, than this is for you. Everytime I went to read it I didn't want to put it down. Great job well done Richard.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-27 14:28

    I read this book on my PC because I don't own an ereader. Let me say, the idea of sitting at your computer reading a book did not really thrill me, but I was eager to read Hillserp with my friends on youtube this weekend.Skip to now...after I've read the book.This book rocked my socks off!!!! The book opens and you are immediately taken on a ride full throttle. I was so glued to my PC screen, I almost forgot I was reading an ebook file. The entire story was action packed full with witches, vampires, werewolves, and a few unique creatures that I will not spoil you with by mentioning. I want to attend "Hillserpent Academy"!! What a whirlwind of a school! "Hillserpent Academy" 2? Yes please!

  • Bumblesby
    2019-03-22 11:49

    This is a short fast-paced novel. It has Harry Potter elements to it, in fact the author does not hide this fact. It is an American, modern HP twist. Owen Davinforth is a witch (he prefers this over warlock) and gets thrown out of Hillserpent and then is allowed back in after a few months. Things have changed in those few months. The school now allows other paranormals to go to the school - vampires and werewolves. Strange things start happening to Owen before he starts back at the school and more things happen to him, his family and friends when he gets there. Richard Denney does not bog-down his books with a lot of description. He prefers in his writing to just tell the story and get done with it already! It is a unique writing style. It is quick and fun. I enjoyed.

  • Sue Moro
    2019-03-29 12:30

    This is a story of Owen Davenforth, a full blooded witch known as a Fero. After an expulsion of eight months, Owen returns to Hillserpent Academy to find that the school for witches and warlocks has undergone many changes, and they're not all good. Starting with a new roommate, Owen has a lot to deal with, not least of all, someone trying to kill him. The main protagonist, Owen, is an interesting and well developed character, as are all of the characters introduced. There are creatures in this book that hunt witches and they are very creepy. The book is well paced and exciting throughout. There is also the mystery of the unknown assassin. Overall, an enjoyable book.

  • R.J. Gonzales
    2019-04-01 09:39

    Truly an awesome face-paced second book by Richard Denney! :D I had the opportunity to read Hillserpent Academy before the release date of June 14th. I'd first gotten a gander at the first few chapters in the serial that was released, but now that I have the completed book in my hands and I must say I want more. There are some scenes that incorporate fear, while others incorporate mystery and suspense. But like Denney's previous work "A Girl's Guide...", the little elements of comedy make this book all the better! :) Read it! You know you want to. ;)

  • Kyle
    2019-04-18 12:30

    *3.5/5 StarsReally surprising read! Definitely my favorite self-published book I've ever read! Since I enjoy watching Richard's YouTube videoes (mrricharddenney) and I love how much personality he puts into them, I loved being able to read certain passages and say, "Yeah! That DOES sound like something he would say!" I'll definitely read Spellbound (the sequel, and I believe final book) whenever that comes out (I think 2012, but it may be later).

  • Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
    2019-04-18 11:53

    Very entertaining and a fast paced read. Completely worth the $1 for the ebook. The writing flowed very well and jumped from one action scene to the next. My favorite part was the word used for the bad guys, Witcheisters I thought it was very imaginative. Great story with very interesting characters and storyline.

  • Elspeth
    2019-04-02 15:46

    The writing style got on my nerves, very abrupt and not to my liking.

  • Michael C.
    2019-04-19 16:37

    I'm not going to be too harsh on the author because this was basically me when I began to write fiction, but here I go. Overall the book was bad, brutal actually. The first four to five pages were okay, it seemed like a story was beginning, but then it trailed off completely! I had no idea what was going on and even though I was creating a storyline in my head, I felt like I was basically writing a book of my own. The characters were undeveloped, the grammar was elementary. But with all that said, the idea of the story was nice...even though it moved way too fast and the main character seemed lost in his own atmosphere. Long story short, I didn't make it to the last page.

  • Beth
    2019-03-21 14:37

    review to come when im not so damn tired!

  • Alyssa
    2019-04-07 12:28

    Rating:Plot - 4/5Characters - 4/5Writing - 4/5Originality - 4.5/5Expectations - 4/5Total - 4.1/5

  • Eliza
    2019-03-20 08:46

    I couldn't put it down. great addition to the LGBT fantasy YA world.

  • Horaida Rodriguez
    2019-04-06 16:32

    Such a fast read. Review to come.

  • Marjorie
    2019-04-10 12:36

    Not my thing. More like a spin off/fanfic of Harry Potter than anything else. The idea behind it was ok. Loved the short story at the end!