The plot is part of a two-part story, which continues in book six. Though the previous four books have not been in chronological order, this book is the furthest book into the future. It mainly deals with whether or not Grubbs Grady will be struck with lycanthropy and how he will deal with it. This book has been nominated for several prizes. The title was originally announced at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Slawter by Darren Shan. Grubbs Grady and his half-brother Bill-E are thrilled to join their uncle Dervish as onset consultants for the newest movie by cult horror producer David A Hayms.

Shot in a deserted town renamed Slawter, the demon-themed movie is to be Hayms's masterpiece. But as strange incidents disrupt the set, Grubbs begins to wonder whether more than filming is Lights. But as strange incidents disrupt the set, Grubbs begins to wonder whether more than filming is afoot.

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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Slawter The Demonata, 3. When the story takes place Dervish, who has just returned from his battle with Lord Loss, a horror movie producer named Davida Haym offers Dervish a chance to work on the set of her new movie, "Slawter". He wakes up and finds himself in a small room in one of buildings that make up the town Slawter.

Dervish and Bill-E are also in the room with him and he uses special magic to wake them up. The three of them then run into the town trying to warn people to get away by saying there is a gas leak and the town will explode soon.

Back at Dervish's house, Dervish tells Grubbs about what his future would be if he did have magic. When Dervish scans Grubbs for magic powers he thinks he has none, but in truth, Grubbs had hid them without knowing. Later he decides to check if he did have powers, and managed to switch the light on and off without using the switch and make his reflection disappear.

To have the power to conceal his powers from Dervish and to use magic in the real world away from any demons can only mean one thing— Grubbs is a magician. It's hard for me when a book jumps between perspectives of characters from book to book.

The first book had Grubbs, the second was back in time and introducing Kernel, then the third book is back to Grubbs again - and previewing the fourth, they're introducing a new character entirely.

The same villain is present and all these characters will tie together with the Disciples fighting the Demonata. This may be the weakest of the first three. I was pleased to return to Grubbs because I like the char It's hard for me when a book jumps between perspectives of characters from book to book. I was pleased to return to Grubbs because I like the character, and we see him come into his own power and magic blend.

The ending promises secrets for him to hold on to as he still wants to resume a normal life. With what he's seen and the traumas he has experienced, who can really blame him? I do think his magic seems intriguing and can't wait to return to his story again.

In this book we have good characters but the plotline is rather strange. Dare I say a little cheesy? Thankfully when I was thinking that during the read, a few chapters more and they showed some was false and less cheesy than I believed, but still It's not a full filler book but it's close.

It does show the importance of his developing powers, Dervish's recuperation, and introduces more strongly the danger of the Lambs. It's a young adult series, but there's plenty of violence and gore.

Art's hair has been replaced from cockroaches to maggots. Lord Loss uses the snakes coming out of his chest for more than just looks this time around. It's a little tamer in comparison with details to the horrors of the first book, and some of the twists of threat in the second, but still vicious with its villains.

These are certainly top-notch, cruel, evil demons who never know mercy. Really this book had a plot that lacked complexity on the surface, but introduced a lot of elements we need to know about later.

Obviously the secret Bill-E doesn't know yet may become a big deal later, or perhaps not. All those chapters showing the Lambs and their purpose and tension with the Demonata could figure largely into the plot later on. Lord Loss's hatred of Grubbs and Dervish is intensified. We see a big development with Grubbs that will obviously change his future play potential in the big game between the demons and the humans.

And we have the intro of a new character or two that may disappear forever, could stay minor and pop up time to time, or could even become big contestants later on. I will definitely read the next book to find out. These are addictive. Shelves: supernatural-paranormal , action-battle , horror-blood. Darren Shan books are full of horror, mystery and chills. This books also delivered what was expected.

Sometimes it made me cringe and sent chills down my spine. Recommended for horror fans. Feb 09, Jamie Rose rated it liked it. Grubs has been taking care of Dervish since their battle with Lord Loss left his uncle a bit worse for wear. Bill-E has almost no idea of what Grubs and Dervish went through to save him.

Unexpectedly, a celebrated horror movie director gets in touch, wanting Dervish to act as a consultant on an epic horror movie about demons. After some persuasion, Dervish agrees and takes Grubs and Bill- E to the set with him.

It doesn't take long for Lord Loss and his hell babies to show up and make things diffi Grubs has been taking care of Dervish since their battle with Lord Loss left his uncle a bit worse for wear. It doesn't take long for Lord Loss and his hell babies to show up and make things difficult for Grubs and Dervish, forcing them into another gruesome battle for their lives. God I was a lazy so and so back in the day, good thing I'm rereading this series and doing reviews along the way, how else would people know my various opinions about this brilliant series What's there to say that hasn't been said for the previous few books??

There's a bunch of laughs, tonnes of gore and action and enough drama to keep you entranced for hours. Not only is the demonata in full swing with the backing of the powerful Lord Loss but it seems more and more people are becoming aware of their existence and the bodies are beginning to pile up stories high.

Not only this but we get our first glimpse of ultra powerful Grubbs and just what he is capable of doing with the right amount of magic, to bad he doesn't tap into this again till later but it's a lot of fun to reread.

Slawter is just as good as I remember it being three years ago, even though I feel guilty about rereading books instead of experiencing new adventures I'm glad I talked myself into picking up one of the all time great book series and give it another whirl. I should have the series finished again within the next few months even though I have to read the paper editions for the last books like a muggle The third time out is not exactly a charm.

This is the shallowest scoped and weakest of the first three novels. Reading this immediately after reading my favorite book two Demon Thief only made this one seem even smaller.

The plot in this one narrows down our adventure to one little town and the filming of a movie called Slawter. As a result the situations that arise are small in comparison to the previous books. Top this off 3. Top this off that even though I enjoy Grubbs as the main character, he is not as special and cool as Kernel from book two.

Enough with negatives. I still enjoyed this book and love the series. I have had a blast revisiting the world of the Demonata and reading the style of Darren Shan. These books maybe classified as Young Adult, but Shan does not hold back on the blood, action, and gore. These books may not be appropriate for many if you have problems with blood and gore.


The Demonata: Slawter

Slawter The Demonata 3 This story is told through the eyes of lonely child Cornelius "Kernel" Fleck and takes place probably somewhere in the United Kingdom or Ireland and during the s. Kernel always been different - he can see strange patches of light in the air around him. The other kids and his parents think he's mad and as a result he has no friends. But when he manages to link some of the lights to each other, he creates a window into another universe. After seeing a red demon - Lord Loss, although Kernel doesn't know it - went through and then went back into the window, Kernel makes a rash decision and follows the demon into the other universe. Kernel then disappears for several days.


The Demonata #3: Slawter : Book 3 in the Demonata Series

Share on:. Slawter is the third volume in Darren Shan's Demonata series, and the second to feature the potentially lycanthropic Grubbs Grady and his uncle, Dervish. In Shan's wonderfully humorous world of horror schlock, the werewolf family are the goodies. In the first book of the series, Lord Loss, Grubbs loses his parents and sister to the titular master demon, suffers a nervous breakdown, discovers a half-brother and goes into battle with his uncle against Lord Loss, all because his family are cursed with that pesky lycanthropic gene.


The Demonata - Volumes 3 and 4 - Slawter/Bec : Bec

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