Darren Shan's Demonata #1: Lord Loss

“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, and demons are real. He thinks that he will never again witness such a plague of death and darkness. He is wrong… The first soul-shaking book of The Demonata.

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    “this book is awesome, drama-action-suspense-thriller-horror-slight bit of comedy all in one.Big fan of the series and its characters, once you start theres no stopping you.Darren Shan (although very gruesome) is my author role-model and an all time favourite.His books are almost light-hearted in the most darkest way and terrifying in the coolest way”

    30 March 2015

  • this books is seriously scary but I love them they are full of action and adventure

    7 March 2013

  • definitely a must read not even finished the first chapter annd id read the vivid, graphic, bloodthirst of darren shan, dives head first into the action!

    27 February 2011

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    A must read!

    21 February 2008

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    Darren Shan

    Darren Shan is a master of fear. Terror flows like blood from his pen. Creating horror is what he lives for, and nightmares are his speciality… One of the top horror writers in the UK today, with both adult and children’s titles to his name, Darren’s books are often to be found at the top of bestseller lists!


    Darren Shan’s awards include the Wyoming Soaring Eagle award for Cirque du Freak, and the Redbridge Teenage Book Award for Lord Loss.

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