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Lord Loss (Book One of The Demonata): Book 1

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I t turns out that he does, to a certain extent, feel pity towards the humans he torments despite them providing him with delicious food. Along with a number of companions she has to find a way to shut the demons out from the world before it is too late. However, he did not wish any of the group that destroyed the tunnel to live (although Bran survived).

Lord Loss is by far the most complex demon in the series, apart from Beranabus who is not a full demon. When Grubbs Grady first encounters Lord Loss and his evil minions, he learns three things:* the world is vicious,* magic is possible,* demons are real.Registered office address: Unit 34 Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EF. I won't spoil anymore and just say that the last half of the book is as good as the first half, and the climax is delightfully unique.

He then requests Bec to kill one of them, and is greatly pleased when she instead destroys all the souls from the Board, allowing Death/The Shadow to enter through Bec. Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O'Shaughnessy, as well as the name of the protagonist of his book series The Saga of Darren Shan, also known as The Cirque Du Freak Series in the United States. He refuses to respond to treatment until he is visited by his father's younger brother, Dervish Grady, who tells Grubbs that he knows demons exist and convinces Grubbs to finally accept help. When he goes to find out what's wrong he finds all of them dead, brutally chopped up by demons in their home. This is also revealed to be the reason his family was killed, when his sister Gret also succumbed to the family curse.On several occasions, he has displayed polite and elegant mannerisms which contrast sharply with other more bestial behaviour undertaken at the same time: for example, at the end of his chess game in the first book, he graciously escorts Dervish Grady to the portal to the Demonata Universe, and then tries to rip his throat out moments later. Lord Loss is seen firstly in the dream of Grubbs Grady, when he seems to be treating Bec with great love and care (as with his previous assistant Juni Swan). Then Grubbs realizes that Lord Loss is feeding on his despair and then decides to play with an aloof attitude. I look forward to reading the rest of the series, particularly if the others are as brilliant as this!

In Lord Loss, the title character, is first seen killing the family of our protagonist, Grubbs, accompanied by Vein and Artery.He's put in a mental hospital because he keeps saying that demons killed his family, which the doctors think isn't true. One night, he finds the mutilated bodies of his family and encounters Lord Loss, a gruesome human-like demon who sets his two familiars, Vein and Artery, on Grubbs. Running to ten books in total, The Demonata cemented Shan's place as the Master Of Children's Horror. The story begins with Grubbs and although later many other characters are added to the series, he remains my favorite.

Soon after, it appeared in Japan and America, where Shan's previous series, The Saga of Darren Shan, had sold millions. One of Lord Loss' most notable traits, which confirms that he does have some sense of honour, is that he never lies and whenever he makes a promise he would stick to it. A sociopath rather than a full psychopath, Lord Loss can feel genuine attachment towards others, stating that he liked Bec and entering a lustful relationship with her after she joined him whilst also secretly helping her save the universe, and being genuinely devastated when Juni Swan is killed. However, he shows no fear when confronted with all the pieces of the Kah-Gash, who had just destroyed all the other Demon Masters, because he trusted Bec and believed that she would keep her word and protect him. Due to the Crux being set up like a chess board, with the white zones being the Demonata's universe and the black zones being the Old Creature's universe, Lord Loss's obsession with chess prepared him for his destiny of becoming the last Demon Master.However, Dervish is able to convince Lord Loss to let Grubbs finish the chess game, while he battles the familiars. That teens would be unable to relate to a story entirely about a badass demon-fighting protagonist with a burning urge to stay alive and that it would be a better idea to tone it down for a few chapters so that teens could read instead about a protagonist doing exciting things like watch movies with a friend in his living room?

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