| 06 May 2008 | Blog LSP
****1/2. I loved this book. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that yesterday, I got it at 12:30 and had read it by 21:00! That, ladies and gentlemen, is what Darren Shan does to you. Grubbs isn't at the heart of the tale- it is focused on and told by Bec, who reappeared at the close of book 6. The story starts, and she is struggling to cope with life in the 21st century. She is feeling lonelier than ever, as Dervish is treating her as an interpreter for the dead Bill-E. It seems like a calm tale at the start, but as usual demons and creatures are never far away. But this time, Lord Loss is not the prime menace. A more powerful being, "the Shadow" as it has been dubbed by Beranabus is about to take control. It's big, it's bad, and it means business. Go out there and get this book. It's definitely worth the £13 it costs in hardback. I nearly gave this five stars, but it lacked the emotion that some of the others had, especially in Saga. So, I compromised at four and a half. But on a positive note, it was an action packed gruesome monster of a tale with an ending to die for.
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