Demon Thief (Demonata Series #2)

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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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Overview

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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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.
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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: 9780316012386
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Demonata Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 118,749
  • Age range: 15 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Darren Shan

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2007

    This book rocks

    His books are page turning, crazy ending phenominons. I love reading them and they are all good books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2011

    Another great example of a book!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

    demon thief-the second book to the demonata series

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2009

    from a 14 year old boy. The story was good, exciting, lots of action.

    The words were easy to read, kept me clued to the book. Very exciting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2008

    A reviewer

    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2008

    Twisted and dark.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2007

    Almost as good as the first one

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    What I like about the series, is that the pacing keeps you readi

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Love the book!

    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!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Nice adventure story

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Demon Thief - Mira's Review

    It was amazing, another display of Shan's work, but I still have to say, Cirque du Freak was better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    As Awesome

    Most amazing author loved the first on reading the second

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Luv

    I just luved the first book but dont know if get second

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Em

    Awesome books! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    I lovedb the first book

    Best book ever

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

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    OMG!!! Another Outstanding Novel From Darren Shan!!! The Best Yet!!!

    This is the second novel in a series of ten called the Demonata. A really unique thing about this novel is it starts out with completely new characters a new setting and the perfect storyline. There are a few returning characters from the first novel Lord Loss like Dervish and Lord Loss. But this story is set sixteen years before the events of Lord Loss and the new main character has a unique, special power(just like Grubbs from Lord Loss). This story sets the pace and a standard for all the books in the rest of the series. There is non-stop action and gore.And again Darren Shan has made a terrific connection with all the characters throughout the story making it one of the best of the series. But the best thing in the novel is the HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE plot twist at the end!!! Another good thing about this story is it describes a lot of the universe of the Demonata making you feel like you are in the story yourself. Making this the all-time best novel in the world.

    Warning: This novel is even way more gory than Lord Loss. Meaning that on a scale from one to ten on gore this book is a 199!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

    Infesting Demons steal your brother and bring on a horrow adventure nightmare!

    Do you believe in demons? Well if you do, the Demonata Series may be just for you. The second book in the series begins with a character named Kernal Fleck. He has lived in the city pretty much his entire life. He also has had a special talent. He can see patches of light. When he tells his classmates this, they label him as a weirdo or freak. Kernal then becomes miserable over the next year. He tries to fit in but just nothing works. To have fun, he plays with the patches of light. He always wonders why only he can see the lights. One night, he slotted the lights together. He wanted to stop, but it was like a magical force had taken him over. He kept on slotting the lights into place until all the lights slotted together and became one piece and formed a window. Kernal stepped through it¿and didn¿t come return for three days. When he came back, he noticed his little brother, Art, in his arms. What was stranger was Kernal had no memory of what had happened. His parents were beyond frightened so they moved from the large congested city, to the simple life of Pakinston. Life goes on for the Fleck¿s in Pakinston. Everything goes on as normal until one morning when Kernal took his brother to school. When Kernal and his classmate were outside learning, a window opens and lets a demon loose killing Kernals classmates and steals Art. Not only the demon comes through the portal but four strange people too. Kernal from this point on, is on an adventure fending off demons, trying to rescue his brother, and finding out more about his strange powers¿ I liked this book a lot. This was the second book in the series and I thought it was just as good as the first. This book includes mystery, fantasy, and horror all in one book. The description of the demons were mind-blowing and the description of the mystical powers were enticing and made your mind want to know more. Some things how I didn¿t like the book were some confusing scenes and how the second book left on from the first book and how did it relate. This book is a part of a series. You could read this book without the first, but you will be confused on some character¿s pasts and some enemy¿s stories. I recommend you read the first before this one. Anyone who loves to be kept on the edge and loves horror-lurking around the corner would like this book. This book is a lot book the author¿s other series, Cirque Du Freak, with all its horror and good vs. evil scheme. If you have read previous books from Darren Shan or just love a good horror book, then you will love Darren Shan¿s newest and horror craving books, the Demonata.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2007

    A reviewer

    Again Darren Shan had written a gory fast paced book that I loved. I read this after school every day for one week and loved it. If you like lord loss you will cointinue to read until the last book comes out. The demons in this book are described gruesomely and are very graphic. All in all this book is a must!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2007

    BEST AUTHOR EVER

    Darren Shan is a book god!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    Best Series By Darren Shan

    Has anyone noticed that the Demonata series is a LOT better then the Cirque Du Freak series? Don't get me wrong, I absolutly love the Cirque Du Freak series. What I mean to say is that Darren Shan has come a lont way since writing the Cirque Du Freak series. The Demonata series is a very good series and I would reccomend everyone read it.

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