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/ Key title A hellish nightmare for only the bravest of readers... Darren Shan's horrifying new series, The Demonata, continues with Demon Thief -- now available in a spine-chilling paperback with grisly glow-in-the-dark cover! / Best-selling author Darren Shan has achieved UK sales worth over GBP3.5 million with the blood-curdling 'Saga of Darren Shan' (Nielsen Bookscan TCM Chart). / Lord Loss (HB) has sold over 32,000 copies in the UK since publication in June 2005 (Nielsen Bookscan TCM Chart). / The second nightmare in Darren Shan's new 10 book 'Demonata' series. / The third nightmare in the series, Slawter, will also be publishing in June, driving series sales. / Darren Shan's short story, Koyasan, is one of 2006's World Book Day GBP1 titles and will be supported by huge marketing and publicity support. / Hellish Marketing & Publicity campaign to target both exisiting Shansters and a new vein of readers.
Darren Shan is the author of the twelve book series 'The Saga of Darren Shan'. His adventures have been read by millions of people around the world in several different languages, yet much of his life remains shrouded in mystery. He lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. And he never drinks blood. Or so he claims.
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.
Praise for Lord Loss: "Utterly unputdownable" The Times "The master of children's horror at his blood-curdling best." Publishing News Praise for Darren Shan: Lord of the Shadows 'Stephen King for kids ! Darren Shan has brought his own brand of vampire mythology into the heads and hearts of thousands of children with his vivid and compelling series The Saga of Darren Shan, about one boy's journey from ordinary lad to vampire prince. Once they're hooked, kids tend to rip into the flesh of these books, quickly draining them of their life blood. The covers, with images of ghouls, creeping hands and dripping fangs are terrifying alone. ' Metro Life, Evening Standard Cirque Du Freak "!fast-paced and compelling book which leaves the reader hungry for more." JK Rowling "I read Cirque Du Freak last week. I loved it. I love the way you manage to juggle the funny with the unpleasant, the affection with the hurt. It's great story-telling." Roddy Doyle The Vampire's Assistant "The Vampire's Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot." The Good Book Guide Vampire Mountain "Get your teeth into it!" Funday Times