Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316025992

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1804

In the tradition of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Stephen King's Salem's Lot, the nightmare continues for the new vampire's assistant in the popular Saga of Darren Shan. Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque Du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a Vampire's Assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.

Cirque Du Freak: Sons of Destiny

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316041831

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3280

Time seemed to collapse... There was a sharp stabbing sensation in my stomach... Steve crowed, "Now I have you! Now you're gonna die!" Dead if he loses - damned if he wins. The time has finally come for Darren to face his archenemy, Steve Leopard. One of them will die. The other will become the Lord of the Shadows - and destroy the world. Is the future written, or can Darren trick destiny?

Cirque Du Freak: The Manga, Vol. 2

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 1975333705

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 4616

In The Vampire's Assistant, Darren returns to the old-fashioned freak show where, thanks to Mr. Crespley, he became a "half-vampire." Darren once again struggles against the urge to feed upon the human blood his health requires.

Once Upon a Time in a Dark and Scary Book

Author: K. Shryock Hood

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476633444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

View: 4721

 Contemporary American horror literature for children and young adults has two bold messages for readers: adults are untrustworthy, unreliable and often dangerous; and the monster always wins (as it must if there is to be a sequel). Examining the young adult horror series and the religious horror series for children (Left Behind: The Kids) for the first time, and tracing the unstoppable monster to Seuss’s Cat in the Hat, this book sheds new light on the problematic message produced by the combination of marketing and books for contemporary American young readers.

Cirque Du Freak #8: Allies of the Night

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316028525

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6583

Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and vampaneze killer, is obliged to attend school! But homework is the least of Darren's problems. Bodies are piling up. Time is running out. And the past is catching up with the hunters fast!

Demon Apocalypse

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007231334

Category: Children's stories

Page: 239

View: 6469

One boy's life is ripped to shreds before his eyes; one wrathful demon master is hellbent on revenge; a rabble of hideous familiars is snapping, chomping, slavering; a host of grisly demonata is looming closer; a putrid trail of blood, mucus, sinew and slime. What the hell is coming next?

Hell's Horizon

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007261330

Category: Assassins

Page: 400

View: 1283

The second volume in a noirish, gritty urban fantasy for adults from the bestselling Children's author. In the City, The Cardinal rules, and Al Jeery is a loyal member of his personal guard. But when Al is seconded from his duties at Party Central to investigate a murder, an unexpected discovery leads him in a new direction, where his loyalties and beliefs will be severely tested. Soon he is involved in a terrifying mystery that draws in the dead, the City's Incan forefathers, the imposing figure of the Cardinal, and the near-mythical assassin, Paucar Wami. Wami is a law unto himself, a shadowy, enigmatic figure who can apparently kill anyone he chooses without fear of punishment or retribution. And Al is about to find out that he has a lot more in common with Wami than he could ever have imagined...


Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316013871

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 235

View: 7292

While on a horror movie set with his Uncle Dervish, Grubbs Grady realizes that his battle with the evil demon master Lord Loss may be about to resume.

The Thin Executioner

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007315848

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 416

View: 8547

Jebel Rum's biggest weakness is weakness. As the son of Um Wadi's executioner, he's expected to try out for his father's job - except that he's too skinny to wield the heavy axe. A laughing stock in his home town, Jebel embarks on a perilous quest to the lair of a mysterious god.

Procession of the Dead

Author: Darren Shan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007261306

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 312

View: 3065

Brash young Capac Raimi, a man with no past, comes to join his uncle's gangster organisation in a big, unnamed city. Very soon he's sucked into the empire of The Cardinal, the top crime lord who dominates the city and, it seems, may be looking for a young heir. Capac encounters love (or at any rate sex) at first sight, an unstoppable assassin, puzzling advisers, blind men with a strange vision and an aging woman who has the perfect face of a teenager. People on the mysterious Ayuamarca List--which includes Capac's name--tend to vanish from life, from official records and hidden files, even from others' memories. The Cardinal, by turns capricious, violent, charming, gross and deadly, has a fantastic secret rooted in the long-ago magic of the Incas. Before Capac is allowed to learn this, he must make various terrible discoveries about himself and those close to him, including his own lady-love.