Slawter (Demonata Series #3)

Slawter (Demonata Series #3)

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by Darren Shan
     
 

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Lights. Camera. Slawter!

Grubbs Grady and his half-brother Bill-E are thrilled to join their uncle Dervish as on-set consultants for the newest movie by cult horror producer David A Haym. Shot in a deserted town renamed Slawter, the demon-themed movie is to be Haym's masterpiece. But as strange incidents disrupt the set, Grubbs begins to wonder whether more than

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Lights. Camera. Slawter!

Grubbs Grady and his half-brother Bill-E are thrilled to join their uncle Dervish as on-set consultants for the newest movie by cult horror producer David A Haym. Shot in a deserted town renamed Slawter, the demon-themed movie is to be Haym's masterpiece. But as strange incidents disrupt the set, Grubbs begins to wonder whether more than filming is afoot.

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Children's Literature - Kelly Grebinoski
Any novel that starts out with such immediate action as "My eyes! My eyes stabbed out my eyes!" must be full of page-turning adventure. Right from the start you are hooked in this third installment of the "Demonata" series. This book comes from the bestselling "Cirque du Freak" series author, Darren Shan. When the initial action settles, and Dervis, Grubbs' uncle, realizes that Lord Loss did not, in fact, take over his eyes or body, readers are faced with a strong warning telling them not to trust fairy tales, happy endings, and stories that go on as long as they are breathing. Things seem almost back to normal, when film producer "Diva" asks Dervis to be a consultant on his new movie. Not wanting to turn down the acclaimed horror film producer, he decides to help. The big scene is set on Slawter Street. In for a few surprises, Dervis finds that the demons he feared have taken over again. Will he be able to convince others of what he knows about Lord Loss? Will he be able to remedy the situation before people start to disappear? Or, by some freakish chance, is it all in his head? Find out in this powerfully well-written novel. The language and characterization will envelop the reader.
VOYA - Erin Kilby
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 minions, relies on Grubbs for his sanity. And Billy E. Spleen's possible fate as lab rat for the Lambs is altered only when Grubbs convinces Dervish to accept an exciting gig as advisor to horror-film director Davida Haym. The trio take up residence in Slawter-combination movie set and functioning town-where Haym plans to stage an assault of faux demons more massive than any seen this side of hell. Actors begin to disappear before his eyes, and Grubbs realizes the truth about the "faux" demons. Yet despite his best efforts and strange new magical abilities, Grubbs cannot convince the residents of Slawter that these demons are real and that they plan to annihilate all of humanity. Dim the lights for this bloodcurdling yarn but do not pop the popcorn just yet-this installment of the Demonata series is sure to make the stomach heave. Shan gives masters like Poe and King a run for their money with unexpected plot twists and vile descriptions that surpass the gross and rival the grisly. Shan also emphasizes a new theme in his subtle fashion-that first impressions should sometimes be ignored-along with his tried-and-true favorites of family loyalty and trust. Best of all, Grubbs plays center stage yet again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007231386
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Publication date:
01/03/2007
Series:
Demonata Series, #3
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(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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Slawter (Demonata Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I spent the whole night reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I starting reading this after my mentee told me that she was reading the series. I love horror novels, so this book was a good fit for my genre. The text is easy to read, the story is engaging, and you won't want to put it down! I have read the first three so far and intend to finish the series.
Rolgar77 More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story I would say but by far not as good as the first 2 of the series. I was glad to see Grubbs coming into his own and his powers getting stronger than either he or Dervish thought/think they would. Pretty predictable conclusion. Book leaves you with a couple of question s that hopefully get answered in the upcoming books. Hope this helps. Off to read BEC. Would recommend the series regardless!!
haley50 More than 1 year ago
Grubbs Grady was normal-except for 1 thing-he knew about demons. And David A.Haym was making a movie called Slawter -about demons!!!!!!The only thing was the people in the movie were really dying in their death scenes.Or at least dissapearing. It turns out Davida Haym made a deal-with real demons!!!!!!!!That's why Emmet Eijht never came back after the demon burst out of the manhole,grabbed him, ripped him apart,and blood sprayed everywhere. After that, I was shaking, and shivering,and telling everyone that one of my favorite characters just got murdered by a demon. Unstead of saying "That's what I call a death scene",I'd say "That's what I call gripping!" Davida Haym opens a tunnel to let the demons in, and Grubbs opened the shield to let the humans out. Then the tunnel closes and everyone inside is slaughtered.Afterwards,Grubbs, Dervish, and Bill-E to burn the set to the ground so they could say there was a gas leak. Lights...camera...SLAWTER!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like fast paced, grusome , and thrilling(oh yeah,creepy, interresting demons too)than this is the series for you.This is one of my favorite books in the saga so far, i have read all of darren shan's books and they are all outstanding. I love this author and i am so glad i finally found the perfect books for me. try it and i bet you will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Continues after book 1 Lord Loss when they fought with the title character. The gang of hunters are now investigating the goings on at a movie set that they believe might be something sinister lurking behind the curtain. This was was pretty good and kept with the suspense and not revealing anything too early.
Guest More than 1 year ago
continues with where Lord Loss left off where we find the returnees coping after the fight between the demon master and are now investigating a movie in progress called slawter directing by a movie director who wants to make it as real as possible plus the movie's about demons. They then make sure that's nothing out of the ordinary but at the end doubts rise while at the same time betrayals are known with a new revelation revealed in a to be continued ending...almost.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like books with blood demons and carnage i think youll love this book it has adventure and suspens, lights camera slawter
Guest More than 1 year ago
Darren Shan is a pure genius when it comes to writing horror stories. This book was a terrific follow up to what happened in the first book 'Lord Loss.' I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I somehow got a hold of this copy in my public library, when it wasn't suppose be even released yet. But, this was a good book. Filled with gore, violence, and action as usual. I am bit confused, because the second book is a about a different kid and the third book is continuing the story with grubb...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is cool and also a great mystery! However i think one part got copied from ben10
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Oops in the last review for the second book, got the wrong name. I meant Kernal not Dervish. Been a while since I read the series. Anyway, with this one we're back with Grubbs as he and co go to a movie set when they hear something about the director making a movie with demons, real or not. Very good sequel and one of my favorites.
AliciaAldrich06 More than 1 year ago
I'm so picky when it comes to horror books. I love the action and gore and twist in the plot. This series has me hooked and I cannot wait to read the next one. If you like creepy demons and gore this book is for you and the characters are awesome! Glad I found this!
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