Slawter (Demonata Series #3)
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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.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9780316013871
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Demonata Series, #3
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

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