As demonic Fomorii ravage their land, Bec and a band of warrior companions leave their devastated rath to answer a plea for help. An orphaned priestess-in-training, Bec hopes the journey will hel ...more
عنوان: نبرد با شیاطین : کتاب چهار 4 : بک؛ نویسنده: دارن شان؛ مترجم: فرزانه کریمی؛ تهران، قدیانی - بنفشه، 1386؛ در 373 ص، شابک: 9645360439؛ چاپ سوم 1387؛ پهارم 1388؛ پنجم 1389؛ موضوع: داستانهای نوجوانان از نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 21 م
ماجراهای داستان کتاب بک 1600 سال پیش و در دوران باستان و در ایرلند رخ میدهد، در آن زمان، هنوز بخش بزرگی از ساکنان این منطقه به مذاهب باستانی و اسطوره های کهن خود پایبند بودند و آیینهای الهی، از جمله مسیحیت چندان گسترش چشمگیری در میان آنها نداشت. در کت ...more
Let’s hit the history books, we’re driving to the past. Kings rule and neighbors fight each other until “Fomorii,” demons, attack and they find themselves asking one another for aid. Can you imagine seeing huge giants running up to your city and attacking the people? Sounds freaky, you have to stay on the defensive, waiting for the chance to switch to offensive. This provokes a lot of cautiousness, people will forever fear demons coming upon them until you join s ...more
By Darren Shan
256 pages. United States.
Little Brown & Co. $16.99
(12 & up)
Are you ready to get mentally challenged? Not really, but this book will totally give you the worst nightmare. From Demons, to Druids then to human. This book takes place between 400 A.D and 500 A.D. –which explains why Christian was so unfamiliar to the people in the story.
Bec, the protagonist of the story is about to take on an amazing journey, a journey she would have never expected, and ...more
Another great book but more sadness in this one. More of a prequel it takes place around the time Christianity is developing and centers around a character named Bec, a young priestess in training that was found as an infant and raised by strangers.
The doorway to the demon world is being opened and a small group of warriors must f ...more
Set in times where Christianity is rising and destroying the Old Fait, Bec doesn't know who her parents are. She is the sixteen-years-old priestess of a small town. When their town is being attacked by demons over and over again, she joins a small group of warriors sent off on a mission that ...more
Bec i ...more
Seakan tak pernah habis, iblis-iblis bertampang mengerikan terus bermunculan dengan rasa lapar mereka tak pernah terpuaskan. Mereka mendatangi pemukiman penduduk dan menyebarkan mimpi buruk. Menyerang dan membunuh mereka yang lengah. Ribuan korban berjatuhan. Anak-anak, perempuan bahkan pria dewasa sekalipun. Satu demi satu klan musnah. Banyak di antaranya yang hanya menyisakan rumah-rumah tak berpenghuni yang sebagian besar porak-poranda. Hanya mereka yang mem ...more
I thought this boo ...more
Before I give the review let me just start by saying that Darren Shan is one of my all time favourite authors and I am not a huge fan of horror, his writing, characters and plot’s just captivate me and keep me reading. I recommend all of his books. But this has to be one of my favourites in the Demonata series.
I loved all the characters. There were evil ones and good ones; you’d think it would be as simple as that, but no. In most books, it’s black and white. “That guys the evil ...more
Also, the most painful thing in the book...
I look around. Everyone’s awake. All eyes are focused on the spot from where the sound came. Ronan’s bow is aimed, an arrow ready to fly at its ...more
“To be a druid is to embrace death, dance with it a while, and finally fall prey to it. That is why we'll never rule this world. We have the power to bend all men to our whim, but are forever pushing ourselves further,trying to fly higher...and falling”
Bec is a good book, different from the others, a prequel of sorts, very high in fantasy level. While the others were in more modern times and touched by our world, this one is instead high fantasy, in a desolate world not our own, one which follo ...more
This book was my favourite one out of the series. I liked the story line and the way that it was written. I like Darren Shan as an author- i think that the way he thinks is pretty cool- he comes up with all these kinds of demons that are really cool. But what I remember about this book most is the ending. It wasn't something I'd expected from Darren Shan. But I really liked it even though it made me a little sad :P
What else can i say...? Well i can't tell you all to like this book, ...more
-Bec. I really love Bec. She’s a very intelligent girl, and she’s very resourceful. Not to mention she’s very selfless, especially in the end. I felt like she was very relatable, and it was surprising that Darren Shan could write such an authentic girl character as well as such authentic boy characters. I prefer Kernel, but Bec is probably my second favorite narrator.
-Setting. I felt like Darren Shan did quite a bit of research about the world he was creating. It felt like I was rig ...more
Someone pushed the REWIND button!
Its fuckin 5th Century AD or so! Old times rock!
So stuff begins with a neat biology related thingy. Then we find that we have ANOTHER major protagonist.
BEC. Meaning "The little one", Chic with awesome powers. Magic, healing and stuff. And oh! A BLOODY PERFECT MEMORY! i.e She could remember everything she heard, saw, felt or remember every guy she dated and so on...Hell! Chemistry reactions would have been helluva lot easier if she gave that lil br ...more
Bec is the fourth book in a ten book series, The Demonata by Darren Shan. The narrator is Bec MacConn, who is also the narrator of the seventh book in the series, Death's Shadow. She is the first female protagonist of a book written by Darren Shan and I'll admit he did a very good job, but I'll get around to that shortly.
Bec is set around 351-400 A.D, during ancient Ireland's conversion from Paganism to Christianity, about sixteen hundred years before the events of Demon Thief. Because it's set...more
Again Grubbs is developing as a character, although for completely different reasons to those in prior books. Another well-paced book in the series, keeping you hooked from start to end. Moreover, this one ends on a cliff-hanger being part of two books which run one after another unlike the prior books in the series which seem to jump about in time a bit (unless you have read them in chronological order).
Screams in the dark...
With Slawter being my favourite - if forced to choose, I'm biased heavily with the entirety of this series - then BEC is on the other end of the scale. It's far from bad, and I mean, far, far, far from it. But sometimes the story in this single novel can be a little larger than necessary; disjointed in ways. In comparison though it's massively enjoyable, and it takes a surprising break from modern life to delve back through the centuries, and this on its own, is ...more
Bec, book 4 in the Demonata series by Darren Shan is a prequel to the series as a whole. What a remarkable rewind. Shan has struck gold with this one again and he did it with both an amazing plot and with incredible characters.
I loved little Bec(her name means "little one"). She is truly a fabulous main protagonist. She is likable and easy to empathize with. Bec is grounded, caring, and loyal. All attributes that are needed to be a successful priestess. Bec is not naive and is worldly. H ...more
Bec is without a doubt my favorite novel in this series so far. It was refreshing to be introduced to a new character, and a completely new timeline.
Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O'Shaughnessy, as well as the name of the protagonist of his book series The Saga of Darren Shan, also known as The Cirque Du Freak ...more