Thursday, July 08, 2010

[Book Review] LORD LOSS by Darren Shan

Fiction/ Young Adult

Jason Sharp reviews LORD LOSS by Darren Shan (Little, Brown, 2005)

Note: This is book 1 of 10 in the Demonata Series

Lord Loss begins when a boy arrives home to find that his parents and older sister have been gruesomely murdered by demons. This boy eventually goes on to discover powers of his own and goes to live with his uncle, who begins to train him in the ways of magic. It’s full of excitement and suspense, but it’s not recommended for those with weak stomachs, as the author seems to go out of his way to detail the gore and torture that various characters experience throughout this book and the rest of the series.

The series is a bit faster paced than Shan’s other excellent series, Cirque Du Freak, and is worth a read for older teens who are looking for something a little more mature. (Parental Advisory – Gore, Violence, Murder and Torture)

Jason Sharp, Humanities Department

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