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Hell's Heroes (The Demonata #10)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  6,428 Ratings  ·  246 Reviews
Beranabus and Dervish are gone. Bec has formed an unholy alliance with Lord Loss. Kernel is blind, held on Earth against his will. Grubbs is mad with grief and spinning out of control. The demons are crossing. The Disciples are falling. The Shadow is waiting. Welcome to the end. The tenth and final novel in the chilling Demonata series by Darren Shan, author of the New Yor ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 26th 2009 by Harpercollins (first published January 1st 2009)
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
“Destiny's what you make of it. You have to face whatever life throws at you.”

The Demonata is a dark and morbid series that takes place over thousands of years and different character viewpoints. The main viewpoint has always been where it started with the first book - Grubbs - and that's whose viewpoint it ends with, although he's definitely a different sort of person now.

I'm not always a fan of multiple viewpoints in a single series, but by using that technique here, we get the story-line to
Dana Salman
Once again, Darren Shan provides an excellent example of his inability to make a satisfactory ending. The only time a Darren Shan book ever ended passably, even well, was The Thin Executioner. But this? Okay, let's make this very clear, Shan: THE. ENDING. SUCKED. BALLS.

Which is a shame because this wasn't such a bad book. Actually the series in general was terrible. I didn't enjoy it. There is an overdose of blood and gore, which is a hundred times more disgusting than it is remotely scary, some
Catherine Gordon
Nov 26, 2011 Catherine Gordon rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Teenage boys
Recommended to Catherine by: Darragh Lysaght-Gordon
What a disappointment. We read each book ignoring the weak first Kernel story which is rather pathetically obvious, to have a rip-roaring couple of books in the middle, then to start to feel worried at #9, only to get here. We have hardly any emotions left they have all been wrung out but we throw ourselves into the fray once more with our heroes, getting seriously through the book before there is any hint of a twist, and surely there has to be a twist, this really can't be it? The last book in ...more
Aug 30, 2015 Jason rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
3 Stars

Hell's Heroes was the weakest book of this amazing decalogy series, The Demonata by Darren Shan. Having said that, I give the series

4.5 Stars

The Demonata is an incredible journey that takes us through thousands of years and many point of views. Of course Grubbs is our center, our trigger, our main hairy man. His point of view guide us and brings us back for more. No care undergoes more changes and more growth than Grubbs.

Darren Shan did this series right by mixing up each book never two
Taze Etibo
Mar 08, 2011 Taze Etibo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will you be scared if a demon killed your family and kidnapped your friends, what will you do? Will you go face your fears to save your friends and family?"This is what Darren Shan thought about in the book. Darren Shan held magical powers, he could open a new dimensions and he could heal people. One day he noticed a demon that appeared to have needles sticking out of him, kills his classmates, family, and kidnapped his friends. He met a demon slayer that told him if you kill king of demons-lord ...more
This series is one of the best series of books I've ever read!

I started reading the first book, Lord Loss (in the point of view of Grubbs), when I was quite young, and I had my own room, so scary book+little me-companyxwild imagination=terrified child. My mum banned me from reading scary books at night (because I'd also read some Point Horror books before) and I was so scared I wouldn't go near it again.
Almost a year later, and Lord Loss was still on my mental books-2-read list, so I picked it
Autumn Doughton
Oct 08, 2009 Autumn Doughton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank God for! I couldn't wait 6 months for the US release so I paid as much for shipping from across the pond as the book costs. Here's the thing: it was worth it.
This is probably my favorite in the series, which is something pretty special for a last book, AND especially unusual because I actually hated the first two thirds of the book. I don't think I've ever been more angry at the main characters in a story as I was during this series and especially this book. I thought about rippi
Jul 10, 2010 Anonymous rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Feeling i was growing out of Darren Shan, and not even sure I would even bother finishing the series (a thought that would have been unthinkable a few years back). But i bought the book on a whim.
And by time I reached the end, I did not regret it.
It seems I had forgotton what a master of plot he is, full of excrutiating cliff hangers, stunning betrayals and staggering revalations. He never goes where you expect him too.
Now, Grubbs is by far my favourite character (though i have the feeling if I
Oct 11, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the final book in the series this one brings everything nicely together.

Everything is brought about to a great ending – ending on a light tone – with all your questions answered. As well-paced as the other books, filled with as much action and entertainment it is a must read if you have read the rest of the series. After all, if you have read the rest you need to know what happens and I can assure you that the ending is a high note.
❄️ Propertea Of Frostea ❄️ Bitter SnoBerry ❄
Hell's on lose.
Heaven's on lose too.
Earth almost gone.
Aaannd, chess totally rocks!
Well, more than you think it would in this book!

In the first part of the book, I felt like rippng apart all three Grubbs, Kernel and Bec's guts out.
They were behaving horrid.
Gosh this last book seemed isolated!

The second half, I saw some sense of what is going on, but... but when I expected things to change, they didn't. Until the very end.
Drastic behavior change.
It was not gripping.
Why? Peopl
Felipe-anthony Pasquale Palacios
I really can't write a better hook then this, You ready? Ok here we go:Magic, Demons, Werewolves, Death, Explosions. Need i say more? I do?
UUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHH ok fine, I'll elaborate.


Ok so now that i have your attention, let's begin. In the very last book of this series of supposed horror it pulled through quite nicely. Books 1-8 were amazing in every way, but 9 kinda felt like it fell flat on me. However, this one was amazing it was alot more in depth then the
Mohammad Mirzaali
Feb 14, 2013 Mohammad Mirzaali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نسل من «معلّم رو به خانه» نمیبرد؛ دارن شان رو میبرد و توی راه و سر ناهار و شام هم ولاش نمیکرد؛ کتابآیی که خیلی موقعها تو جامیزمون جایِ درس معلّمُ میگرفت و گاهی هم باعث اخراجمون از کلاس میشد... کار به جائی کشید که معاون آموزشی مدرسه یه مقالهای در ردّ فانتزیخونیآی ما نوشت و ما هم تحریماش کردیم؛ جدّی ...more
Dominika Kaníková
Are you kiddin me. Im not really sure if i should laugh or cry but the ending was hilarious. If you read the cirque du freak series you know what im talking about. I was so confused because the last book was so strange and disturbing i kinda felt like this after i had finished the cdf series.. OMG Im not sure if iam strong enough to read his other book if he has some... "DD


"Dont become a monster. Remember who you are, the people w
Nov 19, 2012 Kittykatt009 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-re-read
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Hazel Fung
Oct 12, 2011 Hazel Fung rated it really liked it
Shelves: darren-shan
Yeah finally finished the series!! =]
Overall I liked the series but *sigh*... The ending kinda sucks like cirque du freak..... Wish Darren Shan would write a bit more... Don't like endings that just makes you guess what would really happen and not tell you what will happen to the characters.

In the series I think Darren Shan reminds us of stuff a bit too much >< how certain demons look like... How certain people look like...
And in the middle of the series that the story is told fro
Feb 21, 2012 Kenzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fitting end for such a powerful and amazing series! Though many spots are gruesome and disgusting and definitely not for the faint of heart, those parts make for a greater ending. I do not recommend this series for any but the hard core book lovers or the sadistic few among us. Some of the scenes in this epic series made my gut churn and my face blanch. Really- they were extremely disgusting. But all in all, I would still hug Darren Shan in the end. Thank you sir for giving my life more purpos ...more
Great series, but the ending was kinda like "OK... What now?" nevertheless i have to say i totally would read it again and plan on doing it this summer! Love how shan did all the diff. characters P.O.V out of all the books i've read (series) i say that shan is totally 100% on my best books and fave author list!!!
Jul 10, 2014 Fatemeh rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
کلاً مجموعه خیلی بهتر از برخی کتابایی بود که بهشون 3 ستاره دادم :| اما خب ریت های من با توجه به توقعی ان که از نویسنده دارم همیشه؛ یا اگه نویسنده رو نشناسم، نظر عمومیم
خوب بود خوشم اومد ولی یکم حس کثیف بودن بهم دست میداد خوندنش :دی
به هر حال، به پای سرزمین اشباح نمی رسید... اصلاً...
Uh. No... Takovej konec jsem teda vážně nečekala. Teda jo, měla jsem podezření, ale stejně... Čekala jsem něco jiného. Ale nevadí, takhle to mělo skončit. Jako konec perfektní. Bec je pěkná bad ass. A bude mi chybět Lord Lítost. Proč to nemá dalších 20 dílů?

Apr 10, 2010 Haseeb rated it it was amazing
love it.loove .looov it.loooove it. looooove. it loooooove it. looooooove it. loooooooove it. looooooooove it.
Mahshad Blue
Jun 27, 2015 Mahshad Blue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
زمانی که احساسی رو که موقع تموم شدن این کتاب داشتم به یاد می آرم دلم برای خودم می سوزه!
پایان کتاب رو دوست نداشتم. بهش چهار دادم چون واقعا می شد باهاش اشک ریخت!
Jun 06, 2016 Mahboub rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
خیلی این سری کتاب دوست داشتم:))
Jul 18, 2016 Ariya rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
One and a half year with this series and now I can't believe it's over. :'(
علی استم
Jul 20, 2013 علی استم rated it did not like it
ریده آقا اینو، ریده. بر خلاف سرزمین اشباحش که خیلی بیشتر دوست داشتم.
Makabe Miko
Nov 08, 2016 Makabe Miko rated it it was amazing
This book is........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ ...more
Vivien Mok
Nov 27, 2016 Vivien Mok rated it it was amazing
One of the best book I have ever read in my entire life. I will never forget the horror and the thrill I have experienced reading this book.
Feb 10, 2012 Shiku rated it really liked it
Bec befindet sich in Lord Loss‘ Gewalt, Kernel wurde von Grubbs erblindet und dieser zieht sich nach wie vor in sein wölfisches Ich zurück, um seine Menschlichkeit in den Zeiten des Chaos vergessen zu können. Doch wird Bec wirklich gefangen gehalten oder ging sie freiwillig mit Lord Loss mit? Wird Grubbs wirklich – wie von Juni Swan vorhergesagt – die Welt zerstören oder hat er noch eine Chance, obwohl er seine Gefühle immer mehr zu vergessen weiß? War es richtig von ihm, Kernel erblinden zu las ...more
Mohammed 709
Oct 26, 2016 Mohammed 709 rated it really liked it
A great ending towards the series of The Demonata. The three main protagonists take their part of creating an end to The Demonata. The three protagonists are parts of a secret and powerful weapon called The Kah-Gash. From the past, they were told that The Kah-Gash was an ancient weapon and was broken into 3 main parts. The Trigger. The Eye. The Memory. A end that is soon to come.
Aug 12, 2013 Becky rated it liked it
So here it is, the end of the series. A series that has made me shudder, gasp, cringe, and sometimes laugh a little. I have been hooked to this and raced through it, and here it is - the final part. I expected big things my friends. I wanted it all wrapped up, all loose ends tied up and something exciting to blow my socks off. Or at least I hoped for it, but as I was disappointed with the end of his Darren Shan Saga series, I was a little concerned, as I have to say I enjoyed that series more ov ...more
Mar 06, 2015 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the end...

I just had to. After Dark Calling I was determined to jump straight into the final instalment of The Demonata series and relive the magnificence all over again, even though it's now 5:40 in the morning here. This finale is the epitome of epic. Darren Shan has not only created a wondrous world, a captivating cast of characters and writing that has you green with envy, but a fitting end that encapsulates everything that makes the series great. It's all been building to this, and
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Librarian's note: Also writes books for adults under the name Darren Dash. And in the past he has released books for adults under the names D.B. Shan and Darren O'Shaughnessy.

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
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Other Books in the Series

The Demonata (10 books)
  • Lord Loss (The Demonata, #1)
  • Demon Thief (The Demonata, #2)
  • Slawter (The Demonata, #3)
  • Bec (The Demonata, #4)
  • Blood Beast (The Demonata, #5)
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