When fourteen-year-old Grant Taylor becomes the newest student at the Knollwood Academy for delinquent boys, he discovers the real danger lies inside the school. Are the tortured screams and mutilating accidents all a ploy to frighten the rebellious students, or is there something truly evil lurking in the Academy? Grant befriends the new art teacher, Dreeson “Coop” Cooper, in an effort to uncover the truth about paranormal occurrences and altered classmates. Their worst fears are confirmed with the discovery of a mysterious black book rumored to be Satan’s bible. Time is running out as they hurry to decipher the book’s archaic script and learn evil’s true plan before it can destroy the world...
"With spine-tingling chills and unrelenting suspense, Dean takes good versus evil to new heights. This one’s a keeper..."—Lee Driver, author of the Chase Dagger Series and winner of the 2005 IPPY Award for Best Horror
"Scarlett Dean crafts a fast-moving tale with believable characters caught in a deadly struggle of good versus evil. The creepy, claustrophobic atmosphere of The Academy provides lots of visceral scares that build to a hair-raising climax..."—E. F. Watkins, author of Dance With The Dragon, winner of the 2004 EPPIE for Best Horror
"Ms. Dean brings Grant and Coop together to uncover the mysteries of Knollwood Academy in a way that will keep you wondering what is next. Part horror and part suspense, she rounds the story out with well developed characters who expertly lead the reader deeper and deeper into the heart of Knollwood Academy...If you like to be scared on a stormy night then The Academy, with all its twists and turns, is for you. Just be sure to read it with the light on."--Sabine Maurier, Novelspot