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My favourite Darren Shan book,
This review is from: The Thin Executioner (Hardcover)
I loved this book, it is my favourite Shan novel to date. It is a big departure from the traditional Darren Shan novels in that it is a fantasy adventure that does not conform to the usual bloody tales that we are used too. Essentially it is a coming of age story of Jebel Rum who goes on a long quest to become the thin executioner. It is probably a slower pace than his other books but the story is so engaging and the descriptions vivid that I found myself totally engaged. The inspiration for the setting of the books was Jordan and the Middle East so particularly loved the nasty anti-hero characters of Master Bush and Master Blair - meddling in business that was not theirs to meddle with!!
If you are unsure of whether this book is for you I urge you to give it a go - you will not be disappointed. It illustrates once again what a versatile author Darren Shan that he can so brilliantly turn his hand to fantasy, crime (in his adult books) and horror with equal measure!