"There are no happy endings ..." This is what Grubbs Grady has just found out. Life should be perfect after he and Dervish got the better of the demon master, Lord Loss. But the battle has left its marks and Dervish is a haunted man. When an offer comes along to get involved in the making of...
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  • Arkham Reviews

    Arkham Reviews | 11 January 2015

    The Demonata is the second horror series released by the ever popular Darren Shan. Its story focuses on the constant battles fought by magically gifted humans as they try to prevent monsters (the...

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  • Nyx Book Reviews

    Nyx Book Reviews | 09 February 2011

    My literature teacher said to class once: a writer that writes countless books, writes the same story over and over again. And I think there is a core of truth in this.


    Darren Shan writes...

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  • Musha Books

    Musha Books | 11 June 2010

    Slawter continues a few months after the first book (not second) of the Demonata series. This time, Dervish is invited to the set if the new, secretly produced film, Slawter that focuses on...

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  • Slawter (Audio Book) (YARA Australia)

    goldcreek.act.edu.au | 01 March 2007
    If you are in for a scary read then look no further than Slawter. This story, Book 3 in The Demonata series cranks up the scare factor and is truly horror. Returning to Dervish Grady, Grubbs and...
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  • Slawter (YARA Australia)

    goldcreek.act.edu.au | 01 February 2007
    This entire story can be described with one word: gruesome. The book is horror, so it is appropriate, but for me there was too much blood, gore and guts. One of the main characters has raging...
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  • Slawter (Write Away UK)

    Write Away (UK) | 29 April 2010
    Slawter is the third book in Darren Shan's second bestselling series 'The Demonata'; following Lord Loss and The Demon Thief. Arguably the master of children's horror, Darren Shan...
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  • Slawter (Westmorland Gazette UK)

    thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk | 08 December 2006
    Darren Shan's gruesome stories sell by the millions, testifying to the huge appetite that children have for all things scary. His big breakthrough came with his first children's book, Cirque du...
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  • Slawter (VOYA USA)

    Voya (USA) | 29 April 2010
    Grubbs Grady returns with a vengeance in the third book of the Demonata series, but this time his role shifts from petrified orphan to supernatural guardian. Uncle Dervish, plagued by Lord Loss's...
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  • Slawter (The Times UK)

    timesonline.co.uk | 29 July 2006
    Darren Shan’s Demonata series needs nerves of steel even before you’ve opened the snarling, glow-in-the-dark covers. Grubbs Grady’s parents invoked a magical family bargain in the hope of saving...
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  • Slawter (The Telegraph UK)

    telegraph.co.uk | 16 July 2006
    Like war, writing fiction for young people can often be a "brain-spattering, windpipe-slitting art". Anybody raised on the Brothers Grimm can probably get through American Psycho without turning a...
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  • Slawter (Teen Titles UK)

    Teen Titles #37 (UK) | 29 April 2010
    Grubbs Grady is helping his uncle Dervish recover after his horrific battles in the Oemonata universe. Grubbs would like a demon-free future, but, when they are invited to give advice on the...
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  • Slawter (Teens Read Too USA)

    teensreadtoo.com | 29 April 2010
    Darren Shan is at the top of his form in his latest masterpiece of gruesome demons and terror. This third book in the DEMONATA series picks up where Demonata #2, The: Demon Thief: Book 2 in The...
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  • Slawter (Teen Reads USA)

    teenreads.com | 01 September 2006
    It's a demon. Five long, spindly legs. The body of a giant ant. A long neck and the head of some sort of rabid monkey. No arms, but several small mouths in addition to its main one, sticking out of...
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  • Slawter (Stumblebum USA)

    stumblebumstudios.com | 29 April 2010
    Welcome back to Darren Shan's world of demons, werewolves, magic, and chess: Demonata. In this episode Dervish is slowly losing his mind since coming back from battling Lord Loss, demon master....
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  • Slawter (Pink World UK)

    pink-world.co.uk | 29 April 2010
    If you love being scared sleepless then Darren Shan’s latest is one for you. This is the third in the Demonata series, which, I think, is way scarier than the vampire chronicles. In this book we go...
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  • Slawter (Pages and Pages Australia)

    pagesandpages.com.au | 29 April 2010
    The third and most gruesome book so far in Darren Shan's Demonata series. Grubbs and his uncle Dervish are slowly readjusting to life after their fiery battle with Lord Loss, the demon master. But...
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  • Slawter (My Shelf USA)

    myshelf.com | 01 November 2006
    Nobody does mayhem quite like Darren Shan in his latest masterpiece of gruesome demons and terror. This is the third book in the Demonata series and picks up where The Demon Thief left us. Dervish...
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  • Slawter (Love Reading 4 Kids UK)

    lovereading4kids.co.uk | 03 January 2007
    Horror lovers will rejoice in best-selling Darren Shan’s latest in the Demonata series. A trip to Demonata leaves Dervish Grady haunted by the demons in the nightmares that follow. Can he find any...
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  • Slawter (Liverpool Echo UK)

    Liverpool Echo (UK) | 29 April 2010
    FROM the king of children's horror comes the third feverishly anticipated title in The Demonata. The idea for Slawter came to Darren Shan after a couple of visits to the Harry Potter set when he...
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  • Slawter (The Independant UK)

    independent.co.uk | 09 July 2006
    Darren Shan is excellent as usual with his latest, Slawter (Harper Collins £12.99). A famous film director tries to make a film about demons. No one knows about it. It's secret. The town in the...
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  • Slawter (Gateway UK)

    gatewaymonthly.com | 29 April 2010
    Darren Shan's extraordinary exposé of the demonata continues in possibly his best book yet - Slawter takes on a terrifying journey into similar territory to that explored in Buffy the Vampire...
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  • Slawter (CY Magazine UK)

    independent.co.uk | 26 July 2006
    this short review appeared in The Independent, where "Slawter" was chosen by the reviewer as one of the Ten Best books for children aged 8-12 One of CY magazine's choices for the summer. Lots of...
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  • Slawter (Cyclub Book Club UK)

    Cyclub Book Club (UK) | 29 April 2010
    Tagline - there are no happy endings... well, what do you expect, it's a Darren Shan book. He cleverly uses a film studio to lure us into his next meeting with demons, just in case you were...
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  • Slawter (Crowgrrl’s Perch USA)

    crowgrrl.com | 10 December 2006
    The third installment of Darren Shan’s excellent The Demonata series, Slawter, is finally out in the U.S.! The Crowgrrl greedily devoured every delicious word!Again, we revisit the lives of...
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  • Slawter (County Times UK)

    County Times (UK) | 29 April 2010
    With a grisly glow in the dark cover, Darren Shan's third book in his Demonata series Slawter is now available in paperback, following on from Lord Loss and Demon Thief. Given Dervish...
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  • Slawter (Children’s Literature USA)

    Children's Literature (USA) | 29 April 2010
    Any novel that starts out with such immediate action as "My eyes! My eyes! They stabbed out my eyes!" must be full of page-turning adventure. Right from the start you are hooked in this third...
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  • Slawter (Carlisle News and Star UK)

    Carlisle News and Star (UK) | 29 April 2010
    Slawter is not for the faint-hearted. It's as gruesome as any book for children could get away with being and sure to be another bestseller for Darren Shan. The Demonata is part of Shan's...
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  • Slawter (CA Reviews USA)

    ca-reviews.blogspot.com | 17 February 2007
    NOTE: If you haven’t read the first two books in this series, this review contains plot spoilers.Grubbs Grady (last seen in Book 1, LORD LOSS) is getting back to a normal life. He and his Uncle...
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  • Slawter (Bury Free Press UK)

    Bury Free Press (UK) | 29 April 2010
    Grubbs Grady's sister turned into a werewolf and his uncle Dervish keeps having awful nightmares about his treatment at the hands of the deadly, eight-armed demon master Lord Loss. When...
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  • Slawter (Books for Keeps UK)

    Books for Keeps #162 (UK) | 01 January 2007
    Before today, I had managed to avoid reading any Darren Shan, which means I had missed all 12 of his series of vampire novels (The Saga of Darren Shan'), and I have connected with this publishing...
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  • Slawter (Bookloons USA)

    bookloons.com | 29 April 2010
    Slawter follows Lord Loss and The Demon Thief as the third book in the Demonata series, in which demons make regular incursions into our world, bringing the worst imaginable nightmares to reality...
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  • Slawter (The Bookbag UK)

    thebookbag.co.uk | 29 April 2010
    Slawter is the third volume in Darren Shan's Demonata series, and the second to feature the potentially lycanthropic Grubbs Grady and his uncle, Dervish. In Shan's wonderfully humorous world of...
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  • Slawter (Achuka UK)

    achuka.co.uk | 28 April 2010
    “Never trust fairy tales. Any story that ends with “They all lived happily ever after” is a corck. There are no happy endings. No endings, full stop. Life goes on. There’s always something new...
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