/ Key title Darren Shan's Demonata series continues with more shocks, demons and thrilling twists in the chilling, Bec. / The fourth title in Darren Shan's chilling Demonata series / Darren Shan is the third biggest horror author in the UK market behind Stephen King and Dean Koontz! / Slawter HB launched June 2006 and stormed to the top of the charts as the No.1 selling Children's HB in the UK / Marketing campaign to target new fans with sampling in secondary schools across the UK / Darren's dedicated author site has thousands of fans all over the world signed up - all hungry for news of his latest books! / Launch will be supported with major author tour and events in schools and bookshops around the UK
Darren Shan is the author of the twelve book series 'The Saga of Darren Shan'. His adventures have been read by millions of people around the world in several different languages, yet much of his life remains shrouded in mystery. He lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. And he never drinks blood. Or so he claims.
Gr 7 Up-Book Four in this series introduces fans to Bec, an apprentice priestess who may have magical powers. She struggles with the mysteries of her origins while at the same time trying to protect her adoptive clan from the ravages of the Demons attacking the island. When a mysterious boy arrives in her village with an urgent request for help, Bec convinces the clan leaders to give her an entourage of some of the best remaining warriors to accompany her. Journeying into a horrifyingly bleak landscape, Bec and her companions meet Drust, a Druid who claims he knows a way to shut the entrance that the Demons use to enter our world. This book is classic Shan, with lightning-fast plotting, over-the-top gore, and an overarching sense of gloom and despair. The author promised three narrators in the series, of which Bec is the third and final character to be introduced. Given the horrifying and literally gut-wrenching ending, it will be interesting to see how he brings Bec back in later installments. In the meantime, this book can easily stand alone.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for BEC
"All the spells, severed body parts and horror you expect from Shan, with a nail-biting and shocking finish." Waterstone's Books Quarterly
"To my shame, this is the first of Shan's books I have read; I now understand why they are so popular... Very enjoyable." Books for Keeps