The Demonata

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The Demonata
Lord Loss, book 1 of the series

Lord Loss
Demon Thief
Blood Beast
Demon Apocalypse
Death's Shadow
Wolf Island
Dark Calling
Hell's Heroes
AuthorDarren Shan
GenreHorror and fantasy

The Demonata is a series of books by author Darren Shan. It deals with the world of demons. The series is told by three different protagonists: Grubbs Grady, Kernel Fleck, and Bec MacConn. The series contains ten books.


Publishing order[edit]

Cover illustration copyright Melvyn Grant

  1. Lord Loss - 6 June 2005 (5 October 2005 in the US)
  2. Demon Thief - 5 October 2005 (7 June 2006 in the US)
  3. Slawter - 1 June 2006 (1 November 2006 in the US)
  4. Bec - 2 October 2006 (1 May 2007 in the US)
  5. Blood Beast - June, 2007 (1 November 2007 in the US)
  6. Demon Apocalypse - October, 2007 (1 May 2008 in the US)
  7. Death's Shadow - May, 2008 (1 November 2008 in the US)
  8. Wolf Island - 1 October 2008 (1 May 2009 in the US)
  9. Dark Calling - 1 May 2009 (October 2009 in US)
  10. Hell's Heroes [1] - 1 October 2009 (May 2010 in the US)

Storyline order[edit]

  • Bec (Between 351 AD and 400 AD, during ancient Ireland's conversion from Paganism to Christianity, about 1600 years before Demon Thief)
  • Demon Thief (Mid 1970s, about 30 years before Lord Loss)
  • Lord Loss (Early 21st century)
  • Slawter (Fourteen months after the end of Lord Loss)
  • Blood Beast (About a year after Slawter)
  • Demon Apocalypse (Directly following Blood Beast)
  • Death's Shadow (Six months after Demon Apocalypse and Roughly parallel to Wolf Island and Dark Calling)
  • Wolf Island (Roughly parallel to Dark Calling)
  • Dark Calling (Roughly parallel to Wolf Island)
  • Hell's Heroes (Directly following Dark Calling)


The narrator of each book in the Demonata series shifts between the three protagonists of the series; Grubbs Grady, Kernel Fleck and Bec MacConn.

Name of Book Narrator
Lord Loss Grubbs
Demon Thief Kernel
Slawter Grubbs
Bec Bec
Blood Beast Grubbs
Demon Apocalypse Grubbs
Death's Shadow Bec
Wolf Island Grubbs
Dark Calling Kernel
Hell's Heroes Grubbs


The series centers around three protagonists: Grubitsch "Grubbs" Grady, Cornelius "Kernel" Fleck and Bec MacConn. Although they meet each other at various points, they are from separate times; Grubbs lives in the present day, Kernel in the 1970s and Bec in around 450AD. The books detail their fight against the evil demon master Lord Loss, his many demon familiars and the mysterious Shadow, who promises to destroy the human universe and to even stop death. Together with The Disciples, the main characters thwart the Demonata's attempts at world destruction multiple times.


"Grubbs" Grady[edit]

Grubitsch "Grubbs" Grady is the protagonist of Lord Loss, Slawter, Blood Beast, Demon Apocalypse, Wolf Island, and Hell's Heroes. Grady makes appearances in Death's Shadow and Dark Calling. In most of the books, Grady is afflicted by or is trying to fight lycanthropy.

Kernel Fleck[edit]

Kernel Fleck is the protagonist and narrator in Demon Thief and Dark Calling. He makes an appearance in every book starting from Demon Apocalypse.

Bec MacConn[edit]

Bec MacConn is the protagonist and narrator in Bec and Death's Shadow. Bec takes over Bill-E's body in Demon Apocalypse in the cave, making her alive again. She is able to recall all of Bill-E's memories and emotions.


  1. ^ "Shanville Monthly December 2008". Retrieved 1 December 2008.

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