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Hell's Heroes (The Demonata #10)

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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 September 1st 2009)
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Catherine Gordon
Nov 26, 2011 Catherine Gordon rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
Taze Etibo
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
Ellie
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...more
Anonymous
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...more
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...more
Autumn Doughton
Thank God for Amazon.uk! 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...more
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.

*SPOILERS FOR DAYS UP IN HERE*

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...more
Numey {Azra, creator of Azura}
Hell's on lose.
Yes.
Heaven's on lose too.
Yups.
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.
Demon-like.
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...more
Kittykatt009
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William
Excellent conclusion. Usually when writer's take this route it's just miserable and seems hokey, bust somehow Darren Shan makes it right, the way he rights ... it just wouldn't feel satisfying to end any less epic way. 10 book series, but i devoured them as they came out, i waited maybe 5 years for this one, alone, because i was in a bad way with money, and the awaited return could not have felt more rewarding. The grisly writing, the boyish humor at serious moments, the hold you down and drag y...more
Kenzie
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
Hazel Fung
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 ><...like how certain demons look like... How certain people look like...
And in the middle of the series that the story is told fro...more
Connie302
I kept finding myself thinking the narrative voice was Kernel, since he was the voice of the previous book, which wasn't helped by the fact that Shan has made zeroe effort to make them 'sound' individual. All of the narrative voices of his children's book sound the same. I wasn't fussed on the ending either, it was a bit sudden and left you feeling like most of the series could have cut out - the solution could have happened way earlier. Oh and the penutlimate chapter is a poem. Why? What was th...more
Sarah_Ohhh
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!!!
Mohammad Mirzaali
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
Luke Markham
Apr 26, 2014 Luke Markham rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Shelves: fiction-owned
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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Hell's Heroes - The 10th and final book in the Demonata series.
Narrated by Grubbs, he along with Kernel and friends head into battle against the demonic forces of Lord Loss and the demon master himself. It all comes down in defeating him and saving their world. I like how it references the other books. In each book the writing style is fast paced but at the same time draws you in. Like with other book series, it's a little sad to see it end. Throughout the series, you got to know about Grubbs, K...more
Henry Hull
I was tempted to give this 5-stars but I can't due to my ambivalent feelings toward the ending.

Demons have invaded earth as the final battle between good and evil begins. Grubbs leads his werewolves against the demonata while the disciples prepare for their last stand and as Kernel tries to convince Grubbs to allow him to assume his role as "Noah" by carrying out the Old Creature's task of preserving all life on his Ark. Meanwhile, Bec has formed an unholy alliance with Lord Loss that results in...more
Haseeb
love it.loove .looov it.loooove it. looooove. it loooooove it. looooooove it. loooooooove it. looooooooove it.
Sara Shaw
I got this today! I can't express how happy I'm that I finally found it!
Will start reading it first thing tonight.
علی استم
ریده آقا اینو، ریده. بر خلاف سرزمین اشباحش که خیلی بیشتر دوست داشتم.
Dominika Kaníková
Are you kiddin ´me. I´m 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 i´m 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 I´m not sure if i´am strong enough to read his other book if he has some... "DD

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"Don´t become a monster. Remember who you are, the pe...more
Becky
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
Nick
This book closes an absolutely incredible series with a BANG!!!! Literally. The biggest reason I fell in love with this series was the plot. It was extremely well planned out and there were twists and turns at every corner, which I loved. You always had me on the edge of my seat wondering what new twist I would find next. And even when I wasn't gasping because of a twist/turn, you kept the plot interesting with characters that had the reader falling in love. It's true, behind the awesome gore an...more
Liam
The 10th installment in the Demonata series will send readers to the pits of hell, wishing they could get their hands on more. Darren Shan has woven together an exciting series, filled with gore and excitement. In this book, Grubbs and his companions, find themselves in a hopeless battle against the mother of all darkness. Death. As of now, the three pieces of the Kah-Gash, Grubbs, Kernel, and Bec, (an ancient weapon that has the power to destroy a universe) are split up. Grubbs, has forced Kern...more
Thomas Marin
If you’re in the mood for something dark and horrific, but fun and humorous at the same time, look into reading the Demonata series by Darren Shan. This ten-book series exceeds all expectations the second you hit page 20 of book one. The protagonist of this story is Grubbs Grady, a once regular teenage boy that becomes hell-bent on revenge when he finds his parents and younger sister lying blood-splattered and and lifeless in his own home. From that moment on, after regrouping his sanity, he goe...more
Shiku
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
Shannon
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Holly Harker
I'd been putting off reading this for some time. Not because I didn't want to read it - quite the opposite: Demonata is one of my favourite series, and I just didn't want it to end. But after feeling a little restless for something good to read, I finally picked it up yesterday... and didn't put it down until a few hours later when I'd raced through it.

Nobody knows how to write at such a cracking pace quite like Darren Shan. I can honestly say the time flew as I ripped through the final chapter...more
Xavier S.
In the novel Hell’s Heroes by Darren Shan there are many themes throughout the book. Although, there is a theme that really sticks out throughout the whole book, temptation. The main characters had previously found out that their destiny was to destroy the world, now they have to fight the temptation to go with the demons and take over the world. This book is generally about three characters on a quest to save the fourth member of their group to become the strongest group in the world and save...more
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Librarian's note: Also writes under the name D.B. Shan.

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 Series in the United States. He is the author of The Demonata series, as well as some stand-alone books, and a series o...more
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