The Thin Executioner

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HarperCollins Publishers, Mar 21, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
14 Reviews

A brilliant story of swords, sand and sorcery from the endless imagination that brought you The Saga of Darren Shan and the Demonata. Excitement, action and terror...

In a harsh, unforgiving world of slavery and glorified executions, one boy's humiliation leads him to embark on a perilous quest to the faraway lair of a mysterious god. It is a dark, brutal, nightmarish journey which few have ever survived. But to Jebel Rum, the risk is worth it...

to retrieve his honour...

to win the hand of the girl he loves...

to wield unimaginable power...

and to become...


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User Review  - leduck - LibraryThing

A relatively straight-forward YA hero's journey and ultimately rather predictable. Well written and rather graphic in its violence, but an interesting set of cultures and world. I enjoyed and will read more of the author's work. Read full review

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User Review  - michelleannlib - LibraryThing

I could not get into this. It has an intriguing premise, but was nothing like Shan's other work. Maybe I will try it again some other time, maybe not. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Darren Shan is the number-one best-selling author of the series THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN, the DEMONATA and more recently the SAGA OF LARTEN CREPSLEY and ZOM-B. His books have been read by millions of people around the world and translated into more than 25 languages. Darren lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. He is a big film buff, and also loves theatre, comics and books, and collecting art. He loves dreaming up new ways to terrify his readers, but never drinks blood. Or so he claims.

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