Demonata: Lord Loss - Darren Shan

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Demonata: Lord Loss - Darren Shan

From the international multI-million selling author DARREN SHAN comes a new character, a new scenario, a new set of horrors. LORD LOSS will be devoure...

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published 03/09/2007 | stuart_wright1
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Pro Makes For Easy Reading
Cons Not Challenging (If That's What You Want From A Book)
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"Darren Shan - Lord Loss - An Easy Read"

I bought this book after I first saw Darren Shan at the Edinburgh book festival and since then I've been hooked. I now own all the Demonata and half of the Darren Shan Saga. But back to the book in question.

The Demonata is Darren Shans second series and Lord Loss is the first book in the series.

I quite like this book. It has a simple plot, easy reading style with quite a bit of graphic horror. It is probably for readers that like to read unchallenging books as it makes for easy reading.

The black hard back cover make the whole book feel a little bit creepy.

I feel that with this book it is easy to dip in and out of it. Reading litttle bits at a time is easy. It is probably best for 9 - 14 year olds and anything older than that could find it boring.

The print is set out in a way that the actual text is very visable unlike some books. One that is not like this would be Harry Potter.

The story line follows a joung boy called Grubs who's mother, father and sister have died after being killed by Lord Loss a demon master. After this Grubs goes to live with his Uncle Dervish who knows all about Demons and tells him all about defeating them. Grubs makes friends with an older boy who turns out to have the family curse. Still with me? The family curse is that every Grady child will be turned into a werewolf except if the relatives can beat Lord Loss at a game of chess.

This makes for a fast paced, easy to read, horror book that is enjoyed by many children around the world.

Feel free to rate me and leave a comment. Be aware I did this in 10 minutes!!

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  • s-gilly published 21/07/2009
    Hey, good overal review but i think more could be said about the story line itself and the fact that this just leads up to the more eventfull sequals.
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Product Information : Demonata: Lord Loss - Darren Shan

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From the international multI-million selling author DARREN SHAN comes a new character, a new scenario, a new set of horrors. LORD LOSS will be devoured by avid Shansters and tingle the spines of many new fans. "The door feels red hot, as though a fire is burning behind it. I press an ear to the wood -- but there's no crackle. No smoke. Just deep, heavy breathing! and a curious dripping sound. My hand's on the door knob. Inside the room, somebody giggles -- low, throaty, sadistic. There's a ripping sound, followed by snaps and crunches. My hand turns. The door opens. Hell is revealed." When Grubbs Grady first encounters Lord Loss and his evil minions, he learns three things: / the world is vicious, / magic is possible, / demons are real. He thinks that he will never again witness such a terrible night of death and darkness. !He is wrong. See all Product Description

Product Details

Author: Darren Shan

Title: Demonata: Lord Loss, Lord Loss (The Demonata)

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Type: Fiction

ISBN: 0007193203, 0007193203; 0007193211; 0007209835; 0007209843; 0316012335

EAN: 9780007193202

Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks

Number of Pages: 272

Edition: Paperback


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