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Bec (Demonata Series #4)
     

Bec (Demonata Series #4)

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by Darren Shan
 

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The fourth novel in this bonechilling series by Darren Shan, author of the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, will keep readers turning page after horrifying page.

As demonic Fomorii ravage their land, Bec and a band of warrior companions leave their devastated rath to answer a plea for help. An orphaned priestess-in-training, Bec hopes the

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The fourth novel in this bonechilling series by Darren Shan, author of the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, will keep readers turning page after horrifying page.

As demonic Fomorii ravage their land, Bec and a band of warrior companions leave their devastated rath to answer a plea for help. An orphaned priestess-in-training, Bec hopes the journey will help her solve the mysteries of her birth. But fighting demons has a steep price...

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Children's Literature
Bec is the fourth book in the “Demonata” series. Bec is an orphaned apprentice priestess. Her teacher died leaving her to care for her village. The village struggles to defend itself from nightly demon attacks, where every night more villagers are injured or killed. Other villages in the area are being destroyed. Survivors come to Bec’s village for sanctuary. When things seem hopeless, Bec is offered an opportunity to save her village. She is frightened, but a vision encourages her to leave the relative safety of her childhood home. She and several of the village’s warriors strike out on the epic adventure. Along the way, Bec discovers why her mother abandoned her. Will this new information jeopardize her mission? She is terrified her friends will no longer accept her. She also gains great power in working men’s magic. As she continues on her journey, she comes across a demon who begins to stalk the group. He is a little too interested in Bec’s magical development and the group’s destination. Although the adventurers get the information to defeat the demon hordes, they discover they will not reach their destination in time. Even if they could get there in time, Bec questions whether she will have the courage and strength needed. This book is a great read for reluctant readers. It is quick paced. It addresses the topics of choices and consequences and bonds of friendship. It is a great book to examine for character development. Reviewer: Jennifer Mitchell
VOYA - Erin Kilby
Gentle orphan and child of magic, Bec journeys across ancient Ireland with her companions on a quest to banish the demon Fomorii and save the Earth. In his trademark fragmentary style, Shan moves the plot of this thriller forward at racing speeds, but with a uniqueness that contrasts with the earlier novels in the Demonota series. The use of well-researched Irish mythology and folklore weaves throughout, lending an air of the fantasy genre to Shan's traditionally ghoulish fare. The novel skillfully answers many questions put forth in earlier books in the series through the mild, magical protagonist Bec and a mysterious druid, Drust, who seeks redemption for secret transgressions. The two are surrounded by Bec's faithful, warring companions who embody the ideals of loyalty and fight not only for their lives, but against time and evil as the Fomorii demons summon strength to open a mysterious tunnel for the Demon Master, Lord Loss. Yet unbeknownst to Bec's companions, they are doubly cursed. During their travels, Bec learns a shocking secret from her ancestry that threatens to destroy them from within. Gruesome battles, demons with Siren-like abilities to lure the warriors, an endearing young character dubbed "Run Fast," and a traitorous twist build toward a climax that will leave readers stunned. Book four is by far the best in the series; fans most certainly will run fast to snatch up this latest installment-a classic illustration of how everyone fights against evil-especially the evil that lies within.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316041751
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Demonata Series , #4
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
166,715
File size:
973 KB
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Darren Shan is the New York Times bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak and The Demonata, whose novels have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Darren lives in Ireland, where he writes and collects art, comics, and film.

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Bec (Demonata Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Kawaii More than 1 year ago
First off, I would like to say this author is great. I've finished his Cirque du freak series and it was one of my favorite books. This series is awesome, too. I'm on the next book but you get hooked by the story and characters in it. I usually go for romance stories but this is well worth getting. Demons, blood, surprises around every corner.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Bec has never led a normal life, or was never given the chance to. Born only remembering her mother and how she passed away, Bec was saved by a village's priestess who urged the village leaders to let her live. Making her the priestess's apprentice, Bec was able to learn the magic and potions that would be used in aid of those who fought in battles.

Unfortunately for Bec, she didn't know how many battles her village would be facing.

Never a quiet night, Bec's village is continuously invaded by demons, the Fomorii, who come to tear the village apart. And every night Bec must use what she has learned, which isn't much since the priestess was killed way before she was able to pass on everything she knew.

Used to having other villagers come through, Bec's village is visited by Run Fast, a boy who says that his village is in trouble. Unsure of his story or of what side he is on, the warriors feel an obligation to help and so set off to end their fight. Usually the priestess does not go along with the warriors, but this time Bec sees fit to travel with them, hoping that this journey will help her figure out what troubles her and hopefully to become one with her surroundings and her magic.

Fighting off the demons is not an easy feat, especially since both worlds have just been connected, making it easier for the demons to enter, multiplying their numbers every time one is killed. Magic is what destroys them -- and the lives of the villagers and the warriors are in the hands of Bec.

Thrilling and different from the other novels in the series, BEC is a courageous novel that leaps off the pages and plays with our imagination. The descriptions are vivid and the story is unique. With an ending that will leave you breathless, BEC is a great addition to the already popular series, THE DEMONATA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one threw me off. I love Darren Shan...I mean LOVE! His books are amazing...but this book in the series threw me off a little...but if you've ever read any other Shan books you'll know it all ties together in the end...somehow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really good and is the best one of all of his books. It is so cool that we see why lord loss likes chess and why the gradys turn into werewolfs.This is a must read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one was.... ok but darren was showing another life of a child and this time it was a girl and her powers she had.Her parents died and the man that took care of her was named Barnanabus but this novel is a demonta book so the same charicter was in it Lord loss the demon master whole story was about the that lived with the young girl they went to battle on the demonta and close the portal to all demonta from coming into the human world. some parts are kinda boring but i passed them. Bec was ok i love all darren shan's novels i can't say the book sucked. Darren shan made me a reader and all i do is read only when i got a good book in my hands, Bec was one of the best. to all my respects to my favorite writter Darren Shan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is more of a prequel basically before the events of the first book. Its the title character a girl basically who with some warriors travel to stop the apocalypse of demons taking over their world with help from a mysterious druid called Drust and a strange but unpredictable boy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, it was a wonderfull book. Breezed through it. A very easy read, but amazing. Different than the other books, one of the most noticable being that the main character was a girl. It was very good, and very well sewn together with the rest of the story. A little predictable, but that's the only critism I have. All in all, another good book.
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Lynn?
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My favorite in the series
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Awsome
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
When I first read this, I either didn't like it or appreciate it. After reading it again, I found myself liking it and appreciating it being installment in the series. This one we meet Bec and it in a way seems to be like a prequel. What I remember most about this one was one moment with a character that was just sad, creepy but sad and the ending, wow that ending. Not to mention the cover.
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I see people on here saying "ignore this book" but that will ruin the story. The events that occur in this book are very important for the story. It all ties in during the 6th book. Just dont skip this book. On the topic of this book, i rather enjoyed it. I liked the story and the actiom that takes place (near the end). Ill admit the action doesnt pick up till later but its worth thr wait. Enjoy the book! The series gets really really good later on, but you gotta know what happens here in Bec before you can enjoy the other books.
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Great book
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Grabs you by the guts and pulls.
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