Kernel Fleck's a lonely child. He's always been different -- he can see strange patches of light in the air around him. Other kids think he's mad. But when he manages to link some of the lights together, he creates a window into another universe, and disappears for several days. When he...
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  • Book Blog Bonanza

    Book Blog Bonanza | 22 February 2015

    Demon Thief was the very first book I ever read that was written by Darren Shan, and from then on I've been hooked to practically everything the author writes. Going through it again though, I...

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  • Arkham Reviews

    Arkham Reviews | 16 April 2014

    Before I begin this review, I think I should get the warning out of the way. This series is violent. Incredibly violent. If you are in any way squeamish or easily frightened, these books are not...

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  • Nyx Book Reviews

    Nyx Book Reviews | 30 September 2010

    Second part in the Demonata series, and to be bold, even better than the first. In Lord Loss the writing sometimes was very short, in little sentences. That didn’t bother me at all, but in Demon...

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  • Demon Thief (YARA Australia)

    goldcreek.act.edu.au | 01 September 2006
    Following on from Lord Loss, Demon Thief is another scary and immensely gripping (on-the-edge-of-your-seat type) tale of terror. This time the story features Kernel Fleck whose world is shattered...
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  • Demon Thief (Write Away UK)

    improbability.ultralab.anglia.ac.uk | 28 April 2010
    Darren Shan is most famous for his twelve book Vampire series. He specialises in gruesome horror for teenagers and this is no different. The Demon Thief is actually the second book in his new...
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  • Demon Thief (Voya USA)

    Voya (USA) | 28 April 2010
    Travel between dimensions and back in time with Cornelius, aka "Kernel" Fleck, the bald, eccentric youth whose only friend is his little, razor-toothed brother Art. Although Kernel has seen plenty...
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  • Demon Thief (TES UK)

    T.E.S. (UK) | 28 April 2010
    Darren Shan acquired a loyal fan base in primary schools with his 12-book cycle The Saga of Darren Shan. Demon Thief is the second volume in his new series for older readers, The...
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  • Demon Thief (Teen Titles UK)

    Teen Titles (UK) | 28 April 2010
    Kernel Fleck has always been lonely and felt different. He has been bald from birth and can see patches of light no one else sees. These patches reveal the Demon Master, Lord Loss. Kernel...
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  • Demon Thief (Teen Reads USA)

    teenreads.com | 28 April 2010
    Demonata definition: They exist in a multiworld universe of their own. They've been around as long as mankind, maybe longer. Evil, murderous creatures, who revel in torment and slaughter. They try...
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  • Demon Thief (Teen Fiction Reviews USA)

    teenfictionreviews.blogspot.com | 14 February 2006
    It’s possible to sum up Darren Shan’s Demon Thief, part of the Demonata series, in one quotation from the novel itself: ‘the universe demands sacrifice and pain of its champions.’Kernel Fleck is...
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  • Demon Thief (Stumble Bum Studios USA)

    stumblebumstudios.com | 28 April 2010
    Demon Thief is book two in the Demonata series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Cirque du Freak series, Darren Shan. This book is the prequel to the first one, Lord Loss. With most...
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  • Demon Thief (School Library Journal USA)

    School Library Journal (USA) | 28 April 2010
    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...
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  • Demon Thief (RBWM UK)

    rbwm.gov.uk | 28 April 2010
    This is the second book in the Demonata series. The main character is Kernel Fleck, a lonely boy with the strange ability to manipulate pulses of light. When his baby brother is stolen by demons,...
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  • Demon Thief (Herold UK)

    The Herold (UK) | 28 April 2010
    Prequel to "Lord Loss" in Shan’s new "Demonata" series. The central quest is so desperate – a misfit boy who literally goes to hell and back in search of his baby brother, abducted by a monster –...
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  • Demon Thief (Gateway UK)

    gatewaymonthly.com | 28 April 2010
    Shan never ceases to amaze me - when I was a teenager I was getting frightened by spiders in THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG - nothing like this existed. Graphic in its gory detail, this is an...
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  • Demon Thief (Crowgrrl’s Perch USA)

    crowgrrl.com | 27 August 2006
    The second book in Darren Shan’s series The Demonata is out: Demon Thief, and it seriously dishes up some Hellish scares!Growing up "different" is never easy even in the best of circumstances....
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  • Demon Thief (CIAO UK)

    CIAO (UK) | 28 April 2010
    Darren Shan, author of the great cirque du freak trilogy, comes out with yet another great series, in this case the series of the Demonata. It kicked off with the previous book, Lord Loss, in which...
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  • Demon Thief (CA Reviews USA)

    ca-reviews.blogspot.com | 14 February 2007
    Ever since he was very young, Kernel (short for Cornelius) Fleck has seen lighted shapes in the air. They just sort of float there, and if he concentrates, he can move them around to form patterns....
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  • Demon Thief (Bexley Extra UK)

    Bexley Extra (UK) | 28 April 2010
    The king of kids' horror, Darren Shan, is back ensuring that his readers all have nightmares before Christmas -- and that's how they like it. After the spine-tingling terrors of "Lord Loss", "The...
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