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Another thrilling chapter in Darren Shan's epic Demonata series,
This review is from: Wolf Island (The Demonata, Book 8) (Hardcover)
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