The Thin Executioner
Thin Executioner
Date Released 29th April 2010
Author Darren Shan
Series One off book
Publisher HarperCollins
Number of Pages 336

The Thin Executioner is the first book written by Darren Shan not to be part of a series.

The Thin Executioner Plot Edit

Jebel is the third son of a respected executioner. His Father has told the village that his two older sons will battle in a competition called Mukhayret to see who will have the honor of succeeding the executioner - due to the skrawniness of Jebel, he is left out of his Father's speech, forever shaming him into disgrace in his villiage. Disgraced in public, Jebel sets out on a journey to petition the fire god (Sabbah Eid) for invincibility in hopes to return to his village a hero and win Mukhayret, and gain the title of the executioner. But the fire god needs a human sacrifice, so he finds a slave willing to pay the price and  together they set off for Jebels quest for invincibility.

Behind the Scenes Edit

Darren Shan was inspired by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Firework Maker's Daughter, many similarities can be found in the book to them.