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Death's Shadow (The Demonata #7)

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Fresh hell from the Demonata – you can’t cheat death…

The apocalypse came and the world burned. But it wasn't the end, and out of the destruction, new life has emerged. Bec is back to face the Demonata. After centuries of imprisonment, she's more powerful than ever, but the demons no longer stand alone.

Something else has crawled out of the darkness with her. Lord Loss is no

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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2008)
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Daniella Salt
Literally ten years since I read the last one of these!

I LOVED the Saga of Darren Shan series when I was a kid and it was first coming out. My brother and I would count the days till the next one was released and then go buy it together and both devour it immediately. I left like there was a hole in my life when that series finished, ha. So of course when he started writing a new series, I started reading that immediately too.

I was 12-14 at this point - 12 when the first one, Lord Loss, came out
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❄️ Propertea Of Frostea ❄️ Bitter SnoBerry ❄
A quick review: I don't love the narration by Bec. Not in the new world. It's shifted drastically, she' learning again, and with Bill-E you-know-how... Mehhh, nope, I was bored. Too many humans slaughtered, the Shadow was even more ridiculous than Lord Loss. And such great loss of two great disciples -_- Great thing Dervish got his six purple spikes on his gray head, looked cool ^.^ Turns out, they were 'good-luck' sort of... love all paranoids!



Didn't like this book as much as I thought I would
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Vendea
Co to sakra bylo? *exploduje jí hlava* Pane Shane, jste zodpovědný za můj infarkt. 1 hodina ráno a já se poprvý v životě u vašich knih bojím. Nevím, co chcete psát v dalších dílech, ale Stín smrti byl perfektní. Posledních třicet stran jsem probrečela, nemohla mluvit a ještě se k tomu bála. Díky vám jsem si vypěstovala perfektní představivost o tom, jak vypadá lidské torzo, z kterého trčí vnitřnosti či urvaná hlava bez očí. V kterých se míhají larvy. Gratuluji vám, pane Shane. Právě mne odvezli ...more
Jason
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, read-2015
4 Stars

Death's Shadow is a tough book for me to say that I love. It is simply far too depressing of a story filled with many bad things for the heroes that we love. I am a huge fan of the series and love Darren Shan's writing style. This is a fabulous world filled with great protagonists and scary monsters and demons. Bec is wonderful in this story but dialed down. All other characters take some scary steps. Death's Shadow clearly lays down the ground work for the upcoming novels.

Darren Shan sh
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Lilly
Mar 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

As always, thrills and chills are felt in this next installment in the horrifying and gripping THE DEMONATA series.

Bec has returned, and what aches her the most, besides adapting to the newest technology of the always-changing world, is having to deal with Dervish and the miles of questions surrounding his deceased nephew, Bill-E.

Although this does frustrate Bec extremely, no time is to waste as werewolves and demons attack the
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Siobhan
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book goes back to being based upon Bec’s narrative.

As with the previous book in the series this one works to give the reader a lot of information about the bigger picture – telling them more about the characters (both the good and the bad) and the magic that is at work in the universe. As a whole it is a very useful book when it comes to gaining knowledge on the universe that exists in the books.
Max
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quarter-2
As always, thrills and chills are felt in this next installment in the horrifying and gripping THE DEMONATA series. Bec has returned, and what aches her the most, besides adapting to the newest technology of the always-changing world, is having to deal with Dervish and the miles of questions surrounding his deceased nephew, Bill-E.The seventh book to the demonata series. This book is from the point of the recently revived Bec. They have a new enemy to fear cause the demonata are now all bowing d ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
بریجیتای شانزده ساله در آستانهء ازدواج بود. از وقتی به دنیا آمده بود، قولش را به شهریار داده بودند. شهریار خوبرو بود و مهربان، و بریجیتا رسیدن روز عروسی را انتظار می کشید. او رویای روزی را در سر می پروراند که پسرانی و جنگجویانی خوب، به دنیا آورد، شهربانوی امپراطوری قدرتمندی شود و تا سالیانی دراز با شادی زندگی کند
ولی شهریار کاهنه ای قدرتمند را به خشم آورد. کاهنه به انتقام این کار او، در روز عروسی، هیولایی شیطانی را فرا خواند. هیولا تعداد زیادی از مهمان ها را کشت و بریجیتا را با خود برد. بریجیتا خ
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Celine
Jun 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, horror, demons
It's been ages since I last read a Demonata book, but there was enough recounting previous happenings that I had no issues getting back into the action. The narrator of Death's Shadow is Bec, one of my favourite characters of the series. We learn more about the elusive Shadow, who made even Lord Loss to bow before him. The situation is becoming more and more dire, and the Disciples are keeling over like flies. Only three more books left in the series! Wonder who will be left standing by the end.
Amir Yaghoubi
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
دارن شان استاد بازی با کلمات است. این ماجرا را توی سری قبلی به رُخ کشید و اینبار هم از ویژگی ایهام نهایت استفاده را کرد.
death's shadow
آپستروف اس نه تنها برای مالکیت بلکه برای خلاصه شدن جمله هم بکار میرود. اینطور است که وقتی کتاب را دستت میگیری فکر میکنی از سایهی مرگ حرف میزند (بخاطر ضمیر مالکیت) اما سر آخر میفهمی که
death's shadow : death is shadow

سایه، مرموزترین موجود داستان، هم او که تمام شیاطین ازش میترسند. سوالی که تو را میکشد، این چه جونوریه؟ هاع؟
جواب کل مدت جلوی رویت است و نمیبینی. شان را
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Saman
Dec 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
راوی این قسمت بک هست و شروع داستان با گذشته برنابوس (برن)هست و شاید بنحوی بتوان گفت قهرمان اصلی این قسمت داستان نیز می باشد
باز هم چند معما مطرح میشه ؟سایه کیه؟از کجا اومده؟ چقدر قدرت منده که حتی لرد لاس هم ازش دستور میگیره؟ چه قدرتی داره؟
پایان این قسمت تقریبا به بیشتر سوالات جواب داده میشه
Anne Freya
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
4.5 stars

Lost another 2 (or 3?) main heroes in this book... T__T
The future looks even grimmer than ever now that (view spoiler) departed early thanks to the grim reaper's help.
Mahboub
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بسیار دوستش داشتم.. کلا نه اینکه خیلی به پایان نامه ربط داره از جهت اون :))))))))))))))))
CatchTheseWords
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, after discovering these books when I was a teen and binge reading the first six, I finally got on with the rest of it.

These are fun, and I'm not even kidding they still scare me!
Shiku
Jan 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bill-E ist tot, doch Grubbs wurde nicht die Gelegenheit gegeben, zusammen mit seinem Onkel um seinen jüngeren Bruder zu trauern. Stattdessen kehrt er mit Kernel und Beranabus ins Reich der Dämonen zurück – Bec dagegen bleibt in der Welt der Menschen und versucht, Dervish zu trösten. Doch mit der Übernahme von Bill-Es totem Körper hat sie sich auch seine Erinnerungen angeeignet, auch wenn sie längst nicht mehr sein Äußeres hat. Dervish, der mit all dem nicht zurechtkommt, zwingt Bec Tag für Tag i ...more
Matthew
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can't cheat death...



And the gut-wrenching revelations continue. I remember my initial journey through this series, the way I desperately tried to predict the trajectory of Mr Shan's novels, and how I failed. Although the end result is above thrilling, so not being able to predict anything just made it that much sweeter. But it's that memory that stays with me, and how, even having read Death's Shadow before, I'm still amazed. It might not be an entry that has an active apocalypse, but its st
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Cattie
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
May contain spoiler of the last books!
Darren Shan is and always will be one of my favourite authors. I took me a long time to continue in his "Demonata-Series", because I just recently got my hands on a copy of "Death's Shadow", book #7 in the series. I read the books 1-6 in German when I was younger, but they stopped publishing the books in German after that what is really sad. But here I am, having a copy with the good old cover and am happy, because I like Shan's stories so much.

Story:
Grubbs
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

This creepy-ass cover houses one of the best - and saddest - of the series.

While the first books dealt with Lord Loss and the dangers of the demonata (such a wicked yet cool word), we have now realized there is an even greater foe to face. Finally this book reveals who is under the mask and it's not someone I was guessing. It's a big game changer since it completely changes the focus and aims of not just the demons, but now of those who fight them off. Stakes were already grim enough when it was
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Rhys
Feb 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: grade-8-ir-books
In the book Death Shadow by Darren Shan is about this girl named Bec who came back to life after her Billy E died. In the beginning Dervish used Bec to get into Billy E's memories. But when he and Bec talked he released what he was doing to her. While they were giving each other a hug 3 werwolves attacked and tried to kill Bec and Dervish. They escaped but while they were in Dervish's secret room he had a heart attack and went into a coma. They took him to a hospital while 2 of there friends wen ...more
Becky
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And magic number 3 of the day. You can totally tell I am addicted to this series. :D

So after that explosive ending in the previous book I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, and I was quite pleased as this is told from Bec's point of view again, and I really like her as a character, not that I don't like Grubbs because I really do, but there is just something about Bec and I was glad to get her voice back, however bizarrely that came about.

A giant shadow was spotted trying to come through
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Siti
Mar 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 9thgrade-shelf
3rd QUARTER
Siti Hajar Mohd. Khairi

Death's Shadow
by Darren Shan
204 pages
Little, Brown & Company. $16.99
isbn13: 9780316003810
(Ages 12 & up)

The demon-fighting heroes have so far delayed the crossings of the dreaded demons. Could they hold for long? Could one last and final obstacle be their most triumphant success or devastating end? How far would you go to fight for a cause that is only pricked with little success and 99.99% failure? How can you kill something that is technically...not eve
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Jessica
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: demons, read-2011
The heroin Bec stars yet again in another one of Darren Shan's Demonata novel. The second time we peer through her eyes, she has taken over Bill-E's body and made it her own. With the tunnel yet again sealed, Grubbs, Kernel and her beloved Bran (Beranabus) set off into the Demonata realm in search of the mysterious demon they call "Shadow", leaving Bec with Devrish. Bec is forced to recite Bill-E's life day and night to please Devrish, while feeling lonelier then the 1000 years spent in the tunn ...more
Eric
Sep 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 11th-grade
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Gabriella
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: demons-monsters
“It's the darkness when a light is quenched, the silence when a sound fades. It takes the final breath from the smallest insect and the mightiest king. It knows us all, stalks us all, and in the end claims us all.”

Death's Shadow is the seventh book in the Demonata series.

Bec is back from the dead, and is finally reunited with her childhood friend, but he doesn't stay there for long. His love for her forces him to sacrifice his life to save her. What's worse is that their only ticket out of th
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Ash
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Isaiah Chapoy
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Death's Shadow is my favorite of the books so far (read up to 7). In this book we are reading from Bec's prospective. In the beginning of this book Bec explains her relationship with Dervish. She explains on how Dervish doesn't actually talk to her but asks her about Bill-E. She can read all of his memories so tells him. Once Bec confronts him about it then her and Dervish become better friends then before. Soon after a werewolf attack begins at his mansion. Werewolves and an unknown hu
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Chris Perry
I vote this book a big thumbs up for 2 reasons. The first reason is because this is an awesome book and it can stand alone in the series of its own accord. I was disappointed with book #5 for this reason. It seemed to just tie the series over and was a necessary evil (no pun intended) for this book. However, in retrospect the 5th book really helped set this book up to be the wonder that it is so I guess I have to go back and up it another star.

The second reason is because the book was very well
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Max
Apr 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: advisory-2
Death's Shadow is the 7th Demonata Book by Darren Shan. It features Grubbs and Bec as they venture through to kill Juni Swan's grotesque zombie form. Apparently, the overall antagonist of this has shifted from Lord Loss to Death. I guess Shan lost his ability to create cool villains and resorted to using good ol' personification.
So one interesting thing that happened in this book is that Beranabus's death was the one symbolic thing that happened in this book. It showed his love for Bec and then
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Marcus
The book I read is called The Demonata death’s shadow by Darren Shan. He was born in London; he has two books that are movies now. He is forty seven years old.
In the book there was a fight between humans and demands they where in the demonic universe when they fond Bec who was a sprit but once human the lord loss was keeping her there for a peace of the kadush she was trapped in the cave by him. When beranabus was looking for the missing peace.

I believe the author was trying to say that no m
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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)
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