Lord Loss
Author Darren Shan
Series The Demonata
Publisher HarperCollins
Number of Pages 223
Succeeding Book "Demon Thief"

Plot Summary Edit

After seeing his parents and sister being mutilated by demons, Grubbs is in shock by what he has seen- a crocodile-headed dog, a hell child and the Demon Master, Lord Loss.

Police ask Grubbs who killed his family, he told them demons did it but the police wont believe him. Grubbs is then put into a hospital for the clinically insane where he can be treated. Nobody believed Grubbs, and so he didn't think the doctors could ever help him.

Until the day his Fathers brother, Dervish Grady comes to see him in hospital. He showed Grubbs 3 pictures of the Demons that attacked him. He asked if he knew them or had seen them, he had. During the short visit, Dervish told Grubbs he would have to lie and pretend the treatment was helping him so he could escape and learn more about his family's murders and blood-soaked history.

The Poem - Lord Loss Edit

Lord Loss sows all the sorrows of the world

Lord Loss seeds the grief-starched trees

In the centre of the web, lowly Lord Loss bows his head

Mangled hands, naked eyes

Fanged snakes his soul line

Curled inside like textured sin

Bloody, curdled sheets for skin

In the centre of the web, vile Lord Loss torments the dead

Over strands of red, Lord Loss crawls

Dispensing pain, despising all

Shuns friends, nurtures foes

Ravages hope, breeds woe

Drinks moons, devours suns

Twirls his thumbs 'till the reaper comes

In the centre of the web, Lush Lord Loss is all that's left.