NB: this plot outline contains Plot Spoilers about Book 6 of The Demonata!!! You should not read this unless you have read Demon Apocalypse!!!!!

Death's Shadow, the 7th book of The Demonata, is set several months after the events of Demon Apocalypse. The narrator is Bec, newly returned from the...
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  • Musha Books

    Musha Books | 11 June 2010

    Death Shadow is really different from the previous Demonata novels. Unlike the previous novels, Darren Shan, the author, says that this book is like a play. Why? Because the book is divided into...

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  • Death’s Shadow (Write Away UK)

    writeaway.org.uk | 26 June 2008
    Please note this review contains spoilers. This is the second book to focus on the female character. Bec. She is left alone with the depressed and morbid Dervish while Grubbs and Kernel go with...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Wom’s Library USA)

    womslibrary.com | 29 April 2010
    Book seven of the Demonata series, Death's Shadow, by Darren Shan, leaves nothing to the imagination when it comes to gore, but it lacks just a tiny bit on plot. Shan brings back characters from...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Waterstones UK)

    waterstones.com | 05 May 2008
    Darren Shan is back with the latest in the Demonata series. Everything was turned upside down in the previous book, Bill E died, Bec was brought back to life and Lord Loss and his Lackies are...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Teen Reads USA)

    teenreads.com | 29 April 2010
    I felt myself drawn to the dead boy. As my spirit seeped into his corpse, I found myself capable of restoring the body's functions. …Bill-E drew breath…and so did I. My first free breath after...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Sunday Tribune UK)

    Sunday Tribune (UK) | 29 April 2010
    Boys will be thrilled with yet another offering from the master of horror, Darren Shan. In Death's Shadow, the apocalypse has happened and the world has burned, but new life comes out of the...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Sunday Herald UK)

    Sunday Herald (UK) | 29 April 2010
    DEATH'S Shadow, the seventh book in the Demonata series, is written from the point of view of the female protagonist Bec, a fifth-century priestess who was recently released from her imprisonment...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Stoke On Trent Sentinel UK)

    Stoke On Trent Sentinel (UK) | 29 April 2010
    DARREN Shan's new book showcases the master of children's horror at his blood-curdling best. The book even contains a disclaimer: Warning -Seriously Scary. After centuries of imprisonment, Bec is...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Samuel’s Reading Chair USA)

    samuelsreadingchair.blogspot.com | 19 December 2008
    After 1600 years of imprisonment, Bec MacConn has returned to the world of the living – but it is a strange and unfamiliar world, full of baffling new inventions and unfriendly people. Fearful of...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Reader Rabbit UK)

    readerrabbit.blogspot.com | 04 August 2008
    It seems that whenever I get these books, I always have something more important to do. So I always think, hey, I'll just read a chapter and then get back to work. But, it's never worked in the...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Nights and Weekends USA)

    nightsandweekends.com | 29 April 2010
    After Beranabus frees Bec from the rock she’s been imprisoned in for centuries, she takes over Bill-E’s body, shifting it into a female version to fit her gender. Things have changed dramatically...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Mightier than the Sword UK)

    paulcarrollwriter.blogspot.com | 24 August 2008
    About the book Death's Shadow is the seventh book in Darren Shan's Demonata series, where we enter once again the eyes of Bec. In a newly formed body, Bec finds herself 1600 years in her worlds...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Mibba UK)

    reviews.mibba.com | 05 May 2008
    Death's Shadow, the seventh installment in Darren Shan's amazing second series, The Demonata, is just as action packed and gore-filled as it's predecessors. This book is narrated by Bec, who, as...
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  • Death’s Shadow (E-Mo Magazine UK)

    e-momagazine.com | 29 April 2010
    You know that feeling when everyone in your class has been invited to the hottest party in town, and your invitation somehow got “lost in the post”? That's how we felt when reading Death's Shadow,...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Children’s Literature USA)

    Children's Literature (USA) | 29 April 2010
    Book seven in the "The Demonata" series focuses on Bec's stolen memories from Baranabus, the childhood friend she knew as Bran, and their current struggle against the Demonata. Bec thought her new...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Books at NCPL USA)

    booksncpl.blogspot.com | 18 December 2008
    Ultimate gore master Darren Shan has done it again! In book seven of his Demonata series, the story is told by, once more, none other than Bec. After being brought back to life by stealing...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Blog LSP UK)

    bloglsp.blogspot.com | 06 May 2008
    ****1/2. I loved this book. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that yesterday, I got it at 12:30 and had read it by 21:00! That, ladies and gentlemen, is what Darren Shan does to you. Grubbs isn't at...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Best Books 4 Ever UK)

    bestbooks4ever.com | 29 April 2010
    Darren Shans new book, Deaths shadow was the next book from his "The Demonata" Series and at this crucial point of the storyline things are just heating up. Its the seventh release of The Demonata...
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  • Death’s Shadow (Belfast Newsletter Group Ireland)

    Belfast Newsletter Group (Ireland) | 29 April 2010
    Taking up where book six of the Demonata left off, book seven follows Bec as she gets used to the modern world. Dervish is a broken man since the death of Bill-E but he hasn't time to grieve as the...
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