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Wolf Island (The Demonata, Book 8) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2008
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“Brimming with action and plenty of surprises, fans will love every gore-filled minute.” – Teen Reads
Praise for the Demonata Series:
“Utterly unputdownable” – The Times
“The master of children’s horror at his blood-curdling best.” – Publishing News--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy monstrosities, all fangs, claws and muscles. The beast within me tries to force its way to the surface, howling silently at its warped bretheren. I've never rid myself of the wolf ...
As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it leads to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs.
The curse of the Gradys has returned with a vengeance. Werewolves are on the loose. And they're hungry ...See all Product description
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Now, this new book, Wolf Island has to be one of the best in the series thus far. I thought the storyline was brilliant with the new introduction of a different side to the 'good guys' as we saw them to be and also the development of the main characters (I especially enjoyed the new... ability that Grubbs gains :D). The action and thrill that you could find in all of Darren Shan's pieces can be found jam-packed in this exciting read. (Admittedly, it took me only around 3 hours to finish and during that time I went everywhere with my eyes glued to the book. And I mean...everywhere)
If you have read the previous few books of the series and feel a little disheartened, I assure you, this book will re-capture your expected thrills and spills.
Darren Shan's Demonata series is one which i always eagerly await each instalment of, his skills of storytelling and building of tension keeping you hooked to his every word. With each book, the events of the desperate battle between humans and demons become more and more epic, the sacrifices needing to be made growing ever larger.
Previous book Death's Shadow demonstrated these themes perfectly and with Wolf Island, we now see the events running parallel to that book. We return to Grubbs' point of view as he, Meera and Shark set out to uncover the mystery of werewolves on the loose. Fans of the series will already be aware of the shadowy organisation known as the Lambs and this book sheds some welcome light on them, exposing the true brutality of their work.
Wolf Island as a whole takes a step back from the magical feel of the series, taking on a more scientific, military feel and it makes an interesting change of style. Shan, is just as skilled in this department however and his descriptions of the group of soldiers accompanying Grubbs in his mission brings to mind images of classic Hollywood action thrillers.
The action on the 'Wold Island' itself is just as gritty and harsh as the world of the Demonata themselves and we see the re-emergence of the vile Juni Swan too, the reccuring villain tying various strands of the series together and leading on to the next book in the series.
In terms of characters, Grubbs is as charming as ever and Shark and Meera have their characters developed a great deal here too + the introduction of technological genius Timaas is a masterstroke.
All in all, another work of pure brilliance from Shan and one fans of the series will eagerly lap up. Well worht getting
So, here we have the 8th instalment of this epic story, beginning slightly after the end of no. 6, Demon Apocalypse, and once again it is told from the point of view of Grubbs, which is good because he's the main main character but we havn't heard from Kernel since book 2, so I very much hope the next book will tell his story in the latest turn of events.
The book gets straight into the juicy demon-slaying action that is spread around these books *yay* but it does take a while to re-cap and such when we already know what happened, but I suppose dear Mr. Shan has to remind everyone in case they forget, good good. And Then a scene is repeated from book 7 0_o like whaaat, I found that pretty weird but it was nessesary, and cleverly written from the two points of veiw.
Now I shant say any further into the plot incase your reading this before the book, all I'll say is that some is predictible and it seems to be going smoothly but as it is in all Darren Shan books there's some very nice twistyness and disabling of the cliche 'hero' figure and a slight *anything is possible* feel. I like this very much. Plus OMINOUS PROPHECY TIME WOO Thank you Darren.
Grubbs Grady and his friends must fight hordes of demons and werewolves. Grubbs tries to hold his inner wolf in. He and his friends try to survive and escape. This story is at the same time of the seventh book, showing what Grubbs was doing while the famous magician Bernabaus fought his battle, (which is in book seven.)
Good for 12+. There is less action than in the previous books, but a better plot in this one.
Not only are they battling Demons of various levels and abilities, with the impending threat of the Shadow, they now have to face a group of Werewolves, or what used to be the cursed members of the Grady family. They've gone through changes and are now savage, but organised.
Their investigations lead Grubbs, Meera and Shark to a mysterious island covered in wolves, more than they could have imagined. The experiments the Lambs have been carrying out have gone further than anyone expected. Minute by minute chances of leaving the island become almost impossible.
This one had a different feel to it and in some ways a change of pace. It' still fast, furious and exciting but just something about it was different. Maybe the setting - it's not Carcery Vale (Dervish's home) or the Demon universe. A completely different playing field and a different enemy. I quite liked it.
This one seemed to be more brutal though, loads of deaths (gruesome ones too) and some very shocking developments.
I'm getting ever closer to the end and the tension is mounting, things I never expected are happening and characters I love and those I dislike are dying all around. No one seems to be safe.
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