The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The first book in the Demonata series
Lord Loss is the first title in Darren Shan's The Demonata series. Grubbs Grady thinks he's having a bad day when he's caught smoking and sent home from school. Very soon however, he learns that this is the least of his worries.
On opening his bedroom door, Grubbs finds not the bedroom but Hell and the dead bodies of his father, mother and younger sister, all murdered by Lord Loss and his demons. From here, life is never the same but Grubbs finds that there is magic that can fight and defeat the demons, if not Lord Loss himself.
Unpleasant, scary and nasty, Lord Loss is a mixture of fantasy and the everyday. The book repeats the formula of The Saga of Darren Shan and will no doubt be loved by Shan's many fans.