Demon Thief (Demonata Series #2)

Demon Thief (Demonata Series #2)

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by Darren Shan
     
 

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Kernel Fleck has always known he's weird. He sees lights. Strange, multi-colored patches of light, swirling through the air. But it's not until a window opens into a demon world, with horrific consequences, that Kernel discovers his powers. As a Disciple, his mission is to hunt vicious, powerful demons, to the death...

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Kernel Fleck has always known he's weird. He sees lights. Strange, multi-colored patches of light, swirling through the air. But it's not until a window opens into a demon world, with horrific consequences, that Kernel discovers his powers. As a Disciple, his mission is to hunt vicious, powerful demons, to the death...

The same young adult audience that craves the high action adventure found in Xbox, Playstation, and blockbuster movies with high-tech special effects will be hooked by Darren Shan's signature fast-paced, bloodcurdling storytelling in The Demonata series.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Erin K. Kilby
Travel between dimensions and back in time with Cornelius, aka "Kernel" Fleck, the bald, eccentric youth whose only friend is his little, razor-toothed brother Art. Although Kernel has seen plenty of dark times, including the death of his little sister, Annabella, and a friendless existence at school, he is perhaps the only boy on Earth who has never seen physical darkness. Why? Kernel is plagued by mysterious, puzzle-shaped patches of pulsing light-his constant companions. When Kernel's parents take a mini-vacation and Art is kidnapped by a gruesome demon, Kernel finds himself catapulted into the Demon's universe on a mad search to rescue his brother. Fans of Lord Loss (Little, Brown, 2005/VOYA October 2005) will be thrilled to see a nose-ringed, purple-spiked-haired younger version of Uncle Dervish Grady, a punk-rocker with a mission to destroy evil, one of the "Disciples" of Beranabus, the great magician. And not to be outdone, Lord Loss makes a grisly appearance as Kernel's nemesis. It does not take long for Kernel and Dervish to become loyal friends and for Kernel to learn that the omnipresent lights are a magical tool with which to be reckoned. Although littered with putrid scenes that at times become repetitive and over-the-top even for this writer, the book skillfully addresses the themes of family loyalty and the devastation of betrayal without moralizing. With a twist ending that borders on tragic, Shan leaves plenty of room for another piece of Kernel's story-a piece for which fans will search in order to complete the puzzle of the Demonata world.
School Library Journal
Gr 7Up-Kernel is a teenager with an odd talent-he sees pieces of colored light floating in the air, and if he concentrates he can put them together like a jigsaw puzzle into a window shape. But everything goes horribly wrong when a demonic face jumps out of one of the windows and draws the boy into another dimension. When Kernel reappears in his own world, he doesn't quite remember all that happened, but figures out that his baby brother was also kidnapped by the demon. The family moves to a new town, but there is no escape from the horror that has entered their lives. Demon Thief follows Lord Loss (Little, Brown, 2005), the first volume in this grim and very gory series from the author of the "Cirque du Freak" books (Little, Brown). Readers who love the ghastly and demand a fast pace will be asking for more.-Walter Minkel, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316012379
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/07/2006
Series:
Demonata Series, #2
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
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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Demon Thief (Demonata Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
His books are page turning, crazy ending phenominons. I love reading them and they are all good books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i finished this book i couldn't believe what i just read. The Demon Thief had a very good story line that will amaze you, awe you, and defiantly surprise and shock you! Once you pick this book up, there's no possible way you can put it down. It's just that good of a book! Darren Shan (the author) has made another masterpiece once again.
terimaraccini More than 1 year ago
this is the best sequal to the demonata series!!I enjoyed this book and i really think this is the book to read after you read lord loss the first book to the demonata series.I will hope that all the other books to the demonata series are as suspensful and thrilling as the first two books of the demonata series were.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The words were easy to read, kept me clued to the book. Very exciting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really really liked this book. I actually was just in my school library when I found this book, but I had to get back to class. I saw this book on a table and thought it looked interesting. I now am intent on reading all the books in Darren Shan's thrilling series, 'The Demonata'. I loved the way he was so imaginitive and clear about the ideas and asthetics of the demon worlds. It wasn't cheesy or predictable. The demon worlds were completely seperate concepts than our known universe. This gave every step through a light window new curiosity and adventure. The events in this book were excellently pieced together in order to create a plot line worthy of my highest praise. The book ws magnificent and I am intent on investigating Darren Shan's other works. I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those interested in horror and fantasy. Find The Demon Thief!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was interesting to me cause the young child thinking he was weird and how he saw the patches of lights on his wall the lights were always a portal to the other world.The world of Demonta the boy Kernel Fleck had to save his brother from going into one portal after another. I enjoyed this novel and i like the other ones Demon Theif was one of my favorites.I think you have to love grewsome novels and demons and vampires to like darren's books the demonta series is a big deal to me and iam not like other readers after i read the books i love to share the stories with my dad so i tell him what they were about.this book is totaly recommended by me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Demon Theif is the acclaimed sequel to Lord loss by Darren shan the author of Cirque du freak series. Unlike the first book Demon Theif is bout a boy named kernel who is 'kidnapped' or brought into the world of demons and appears two days later. he goes to school a few days later and a huge dog flys out of a 'window' into the Demonata, a demon universe. The dog kills the teacher and other people. Four men and women stand in front of the portal while the huge dog captures kernel's baby brother, art. kernel jumps in after them and finds them near a river. They tell him they are the demon hunters and set off on a world of bloodcrazed demons. The book is filled with straight out demon GROSSNESS. This book makes you shiver in fear, make you have a hard time sleeping, and keeps you reading until you want to rip out your hair. Since the book takes place in the Demonata more than lord loss there are more demon like creatures, scary and gross, looking in all. Read Lord Loss before you read demon theif.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
What I like about the series, is that the pacing keeps you reading. Then once you get to the last page, you want to read the next book right away. This one we have Dervish who finds his brother Art missing and goes to find him. All the while he can see lights.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't sure about the books when I started reading the series, but now I'm addicted!! I read this book just over the weekend! Definitely a must read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is already really good. I have only read the first and second. But theyre definitely interesting. The only thing im unsure of is how book 2 will fit in with the rest of the series. Ill just have to read and see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing, another display of Shan's work, but I still have to say, Cirque du Freak was better.
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Most amazing author loved the first on reading the second
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I just luved the first book but dont know if get second
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome books! :)
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Best book ever
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