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Hell's Heroes

(The Demonata #10)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  8,166 ratings  ·  286 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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Ahmad Sharabiani
Hell's Heroes, Darren Shan
Hell's Heroes (book) is the tenth book of the The Demonata series by Darren Shan. It is released in the UK and Ireland on the 1st of October 2009.
The final dramatic conclusion to Darren Shan’s international phenomena, The Demonata is the final stand off between universes. The novel starts off with Grubbs and Dervish talking in a cave. Dervish is dying and only has a short time left to live, but he and Grubbs take it in their normal humorous stride. Grubbs reflects on ho
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-lin
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
It's over... I'm finished 😫

You can't hang around waiting for somebody else to pull your strings. Destiny's what you make of it. You have to face whatever life throws at you. And if it throws more than you'd like, more than you think you can handle? Well, then you have to find heroism within yourself and play out the hand you've been dealt. The universe never sets a challenge that can't be met. You just need to believe in yourself in order to find the strength to face it.

^ Advice to live by,
Taze Etibo
Mar 08, 2011 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
Nov 26, 2011 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
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
This review is for the series as a whole, because there are too many to recall my individual thoughts on each one, and it was a very fast series for me to get through.


The pros: This series, for the most part, was so impressively dark, scary and gory for its middle grade demographic. Shan really pushes the limits on what's suitable for kids, but he never goes TOO far. I love how his descriptions are so vivid, yet he leaves room for your own imagination to fill in the blanks. The characters
Aug 30, 2015 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
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 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
Oct 11, 2014 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.
Jul 10, 2010 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
Alley Kat
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was severely underwhelmed by the ending of this series. It kind of reminded me of the ending of Cirque du Freak, but it made less sense. I wasn't very happy with how Bec's character was handled. Throughout the series, her intro book was my favorite, so to not have another narration book from her was very disappointing. I was relieved that she did play a very important and positive role in the ending of the novel, but it still was a pretty flat ending.

I was VERY happy to see more Timas. And thi
Adam Marino
The theme of this book is do what is best. The main characters had a tough decision to make and it turned out to be the right decision.
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
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, goal-1000-books

Today i finished the 10th and final book in Darren Shans amazing series set in the universe of magic and adventure. The demonata has captivated me from the first page several years ago when i began Lord Loss and finshed on this glorious sunny day.

lets break this review into three distinct parts shall we? lets call them The EYES, the MEMORY and the TRIGGER

The eyes allow us to see Mr Shans brilliant universe creating skills. He doesnt spend to much time del
Fernando Mejia
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
very good book.
Kay Cole
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the final book. I did it. I read the whole series. It was great and I enjoyed it. The ending was very interesting and I really appreciate it. I really recommend reading these books because there's a lot of underlying sources. ...more
Jul 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
One and a half year with this series and now I can't believe it's over. :'( ...more
Tom Sturtridge
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There it is. The end of the series. End of the road. The last time we see these characters. What a journey Shan has taken us on. Full of gore, guts, brains, magic and horror. This book contains some of the best twists in the whole series and builds up for a fantastic finish to a series. I'm sad this series has come to an end. Hoping one day we might get a Movie/Netflix series or something. Or maybe Shan will suprise us and revisit the universe in the future. Either way. Thank you Mr Shan for thi ...more
Darien Griffiths
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Can't believe it's over. It was so good! Never read a series like this before and I'm ashamed it took me so long to get to it. Overall I'm so happy with how everything turned out. Definitely going to read it again. Loved everything about it! The blood, the power, the demons! So we'll thought through! 10/10 !!! ...more
Ryan McCarthy
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Some weird deist shit going on at the end of this series. I enjoyed it but I'm looking forward to never reading it again. ...more
❄️ 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
Dominika Košútová
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


"Don´t become a monster. Remember who you are, the pe
Nov 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-re-read
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Hazel Fung
Oct 12, 2011 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 from thre
Feb 21, 2012 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
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Sarah Oh
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!!! ...more
Apr 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
love it.loove .looov it.loooove it. looooove. it loooooove it. looooooove it. loooooooove it. looooooooove it.
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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

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)
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