The first book in the Demonata, the demonic symphony in ten parts by multi-million-copy bestselling horror writer Darren Shan... 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.
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Darren Shan is the number-one best-selling author of the series THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN, the DEMONATA and more recently the SAGA OF LARTEN CREPSLEY and ZOM-B. His books have been read by millions of people around the world and translated into more than 25 languages. Darren lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. He is a big film buff, and also loves theatre, comics and books, and collecting art. He loves dreaming up new ways to terrify his readers, but never drinks blood. Or so he claims.From Booklist:
Gr. 9-12. Older fans of Shan's gory, gripping Cirque du Freak series will welcome this first book in the Demonata series, which features a similar horrific spin, dark humor, and graphic detail. Grubitsch Grady ("Grubbs" for short) walks into his parents' bedroom to find his mother, father, and older sister torn to pieces by Lord Loss, a powerful demon that feeds on human pain and suffering. Grubbs is attacked by Lord Loss' familiars, marvelously creepy hybrid creatures, and to his great astonishment, he manages to escape. Not surprisingly, he ends up in a mental institution, completely derailed by the horror he has seen and experienced. Eventually, he is taken in by his uncle Dervish, discovers a cousin he never knew, and, alas, learns that lycanthropy runs in the family. The plot rolls along at high speed, but Shan is still quite adept when it comes to capturing Grubbs' roller-coaster emotions--loss and grief and, later, trust. A sneak peek at the second book in the series, Demon Thief, shows Shan continuing in the same vein but with different characters. Debbie Carton
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, First Impression. Signed Limited Edition in Slipcase, unopened in publishers shrinkwrap Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 9054
Book Description Harper Collins, London, UK, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with the number "1" to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a New Dust Jacket and matching slipcase.First in the series and one of only 666 copies this being #629/666. A pristine copy. SIGNED by Dareen Shan to the limitation page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001173
Book Description Harper Collins, London, UK, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A NICE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT OF LORD LOSS BY DARREN SHAN WHICH DARREN HAS VERY KINDLY SIGNED, THIS IS THE LIMITED SLIPCASED NUMBERED EDITION 422 OF 666. THIS BOOK IS IN A PROTECTIVE CLEAR ACETATE COVER, ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A CARDBOARD BOX. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000056