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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 January 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
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
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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
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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
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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
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Siobhan
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.
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 ...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
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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

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"Dont become a monster. Remember who you are, the people w
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❄️ Propertea Of Frostea ❄️
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
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Kittykatt009
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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
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Mahshad Blue
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!
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
James
This is the best book in the best book series I've ever read. From the first page, the desperation, fear, disgust, sorrow, and anger that the characters feel just leaps off the page. (view spoiler) These people aren't fighting against impossible odds because they're brave, they're fighting because the only other option is to lie down and let the Demonata ...more
Josh Brookes
This series was really good. It wasn't exactly intellectual, but any book written like that (looking at you... literary fiction) just feels stuck up and only worthy of being burned.
It was heart-wrenching, the beginning. I'm not going to tell anyone what happens (but to be honest, if you haven't figured it out yet... open your eyes), but it was very sad. =(

I don't leave reviews very often. I've only ever left one review before, and that was to a revolutionary supernatural-romance that breaks the
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Matthew
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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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!!!
Fatemeh
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...
Jedi
Mar 26, 2015 Jedi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People that likes to read action book and horror.
The book is about 3 disciples, demon hunters, trying to save the world from demons and their master Death. Grubbs is half human, half werewolf. Kernel is bold and blind. Bec is a traitor. Bec works with a demon Master, Lord Loss. The 3 of them are part of a powerful weapon called The Kah-Gash. Grubbs and Kernel and some other werewolves went to Lord Loss's kingdom to kill Bec. Both sides battle fearlessly. But who's going to win?

I really like this book because I like to read action and horror bo
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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
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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
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Haseeb
love it.loove .looov it.loooove it. looooove. it loooooove it. looooooove it. loooooooove it. looooooooove it.
علی استم
ریده آقا اینو، ریده. بر خلاف سرزمین اشباحش که خیلی بیشتر دوست داشتم.
Cattie
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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
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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
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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)
  • Demon Apocalypse (The Demonata, #6)
  • Death's Shadow (The Demonata, #7)
  • Wolf Island (The Demonata, #8)
  • Dark Calling (The Demonata, #9)
A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, #2) Tunnels of Blood (Cirque Du Freak, #3) Vampire Mountain (Cirque Du Freak, #4) Trials of Death (Cirque Du Freak, #5)

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