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/ Key title The master of horror returns with a new spine-tingling adventure in the fifth title of the Demonata!. / The fifth terrifying title in Darren Shan's Demonata series / Darren Shan is the third biggest horror author in the UK market behind Stephen King and Dean Koontz! / Slawter HB launched June 2006 and stormed to the top of the charts as the No.1 selling Children's HB in the UK / The HB version of bloodbeast went straight in at no1 on the children's chart / Darren's dedicated author site has thousands of fans all over the world signed up -- all hungry for news of his latest books!
Darren Shan is the author of the twelve book series 'The Saga of Darren Shan'. His adventures have been read by millions of people around the world in several different languages, yet much of his life remains shrouded in mystery. He lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. And he never drinks blood. Or so he claims.
Gr 7-10-Here's another horrific, edge-of-the-seat gore fest that will be in big demand from anyone who has ever whipped through Shan's previous volumes. Grubbs Grady, the protagonist of the first and third novels in this series, returns to learn that he may not have escaped the family curse-the one that turns some of its teenagers into murderous lycanthropes-after all. At first, his life seems to have returned to normal following the horrible deaths of his parents and his sister. He has good friends in school, there's a girl he likes, and he's living comfortably with his magical uncle, Dervish. But he's plagued with nightmares of demons and blood, and when the moon is full, he feels as though there's a beast inside him ready to burst out. Grubbs, his friend Loch, and his half brother Bill-E dig up a spot near Dervish's house where a fabled treasure supposedly lies buried, and the boys soon unearth a cave that seems filled with a frightening power. Once they do, little by little, things get worse. And worse. There are no happy endings here-and that's just what Demonata fans want.-Walter Minkel, New York Public Library Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Praise for BLOOD BEAST 'As always, he's a joy to read. he continues to impress.' The Independent "One of his best yet." Cork Evening Echo Praise for BEC "All the spells, severed body parts and horror you expect from Shan, with a nail-biting and shocking finish." Waterstone's Books Quarterly "To my shame, this is the first of Shan's books I have read; I now understand why they are so popular! Very enjoyable." Books for Keeps Praise for LORD LOSS "Utterly unputdownable." The Times "The plot twists and turns like a sharp descent down a dark flume" TES