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About the Author

Darren Shan was born in 1972 in London. At the age of 6 he moved with his parents and younger brother, to Limerick, Ireland, where he has lived ever since. Darren saw first literary success at age 15, as a runner-up in a television script-writing competition with a dark comedy titled A Day in the show more Morgue. He was 17 when he finished his first novel. Although it was never published, he found himself focusing more on novels than on short stories. In January 2000, Darren's first children's book, Cirque du Freak was published. The first book in a series titled The Saga of Darren Shan, or Cirque du Freak, as it's known in America, received rave reviews. His books have been children's bestsellers in America, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and other countries. In addition to his children's books he writes for adults as well and has had several adult books published including Procession of the Dead, Hell's Horizon, and City of the Snakes. Darren Shan spends most of his time in Limerick, Ireland. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Darren Shan

Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare (2000) 3,169 copies, 101 reviews
The Vampire's Assistant (2000) 2,074 copies, 47 reviews
Tunnels of Blood (2000) 1,601 copies, 29 reviews
Vampire Mountain (2001) 1,543 copies, 31 reviews
Trials of Death (2001) 1,446 copies, 20 reviews
The Vampire Prince (2002) 1,311 copies, 15 reviews
Lord Loss (2005) 1,280 copies, 38 reviews
Hunters of the Dusk (2002) 1,247 copies, 15 reviews
Allies of the Night (2002) 1,227 copies, 15 reviews
Killers of the Dawn (2003) 1,192 copies, 18 reviews
The Lake of Souls (2003) 1,145 copies, 17 reviews
Lord of the Shadows (2004) 1,130 copies, 13 reviews
Sons of Destiny (2004) 1,115 copies, 21 reviews
Demon Thief (2005) 881 copies, 16 reviews
Slawter (2006) 811 copies, 12 reviews
Blood Beast (2007) 706 copies, 9 reviews
Bec (2006) 700 copies, 12 reviews
Demon Apocalypse (2007) 661 copies, 6 reviews
Death's Shadow (2008) 567 copies, 5 reviews
Vampire Blood Trilogy (2000) 550 copies, 12 reviews
Wolf Island (2008) 477 copies, 6 reviews
Dark Calling (2009) 452 copies, 1 review
Zom-B (2012) 407 copies, 30 reviews
Birth of a Killer (2010) 404 copies, 13 reviews
Hell's Heroes (2009) 388 copies, 2 reviews
Procession of the Dead (1999) 377 copies, 14 reviews
The Thin Executioner (2010) 365 copies, 17 reviews
Ocean of Blood (2011) 249 copies, 7 reviews
Cirque Du Freak: The Manga, Vol. 1 (2009) 242 copies, 11 reviews
Vampire Rites Trilogy (2004) 218 copies, 3 reviews
Zom-B Underground (2013) 213 copies, 11 reviews
Vampire War Trilogy (2005) 206 copies, 3 reviews
Palace of the Damned (2011) 199 copies, 5 reviews
Vampire Destiny Trilogy (2005) 180 copies, 4 reviews
Hell's Horizon (2000) 175 copies, 5 reviews
Brothers to the Death (2012) 161 copies, 4 reviews
Zom-B City (2012) 143 copies, 6 reviews
Koyasan (2006) 132 copies, 4 reviews
Zom-B Baby (2013) 131 copies, 4 reviews
Zom-B Angels (2013) 129 copies, 3 reviews
Cirque Du Freak Box Set #1 (1-4) (2005) 122 copies, 2 reviews
Zom-B Gladiator (2015) 100 copies, 5 reviews
City of the Snakes (2010) 99 copies, 2 reviews
Zom-B Mission (2014) 98 copies, 2 reviews
Zom-B: Family (2014) 76 copies, 2 reviews
Clans (Zom-B) (2014) 66 copies, 1 review
Zom-B Bride (2015) 56 copies, 1 review
Zom-B Goddess (2016) 54 copies
Zom-B Fugitive (2015) 50 copies
Lady of the Shades (2012) 42 copies, 3 reviews
The Demonata Boxed Set #1 (2007) 27 copies, 1 review
Zom-B Circus (2014) 24 copies
Lord Loss / Demon Thief (2011) 16 copies
Hagurosan (2013) 11 copies
Batman and Robin, New 52 #23.1: Two-Face (2013) — Editor — 4 copies
Shanta Claus 3 copies, 1 review
Batman and Frankenstein #31 (2014) — Editor — 3 copies
An Other Place 2 copies
Darren Shan: First Bites (2012) 2 copies
Batman and Nightwing #23 (2013) — Editor — 2 copies
Batman and Two-Face #28 (2014) — Editor — 2 copies
Batman and Two-Face #24 (2013) — Editor — 2 copies
Tiny Terrors 2 copies
Lonely Lefty 2 copies
Batman and Two-Face #26 (2014) — Editor — 2 copies
Batman and Two-Face #25 (2014) — Editor — 2 copies
Skuggornas herre (2011) 1 copy
dets sn̲er (2011) 1 copy
Andarnas sj (2010) 1 copy
Batman and Wonder Woman #30 (2014) — Editor — 1 copy
Vampyyriprinssi (2008) 1 copy
Kohtalon perilliset (2013) 1 copy
Sielujen j©Þrvi (2010) 1 copy
Batman and Aquaman #29 (2014) — Editor — 1 copy
Gryningsmr̲darna (2010) 1 copy
Skymningsjg̃arna (2009) 1 copy
Hav av blod (2012) 1 copy
Prv̲ningarnas tid (2008) 1 copy
Darren Shan 09 (2011) 1 copy
Madame Okta 1 copy
Provas mortais (2001) 1 copy
Ett hav av blod (2012) 1 copy

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contributor — 778 copies, 13 reviews
Dr. Strange, Surgeon Supreme Vol. 1: Under the Knife (2020) — Editor — 30 copies, 1 review
Midnight Feast (2007) — Contributor — 11 copies
Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse (2022) #5 (of 5) (2022) — Editor, some editions — 4 copies

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This is a 3.5 read for Me. I was told My reviews are better without a summery so I am going to try this without summarizing. I am enjoying this series on a few points. 1 I like the growing bond that is going on between Darren and Mr. Crepsley. or as I like to call him Mr. Crapsley. -smirks-
I am also enjoying the unfolding story of all the supporting characters of this book. I just hope that the pace of the next book is as quick as this was. Trials of death is on My to read list I may even start tonight!… (more)
 
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b00kdarling87 | 30 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
this is the second book I have read from this series. I enjoyed it and i really am shocked I am enjoyng them I have a friend who is reading this with me is making it much more fun!
 
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b00kdarling87 | 46 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
just finished this book. after months of being told I need to read this series. I finally decided to give in and give it a chance. I read it with a friend which made it much more enjoyable with the added inflection of funny voices and funny commentary. I want to start off by saying I cheated because I have seen this movie. that being said this was nothing like the film, I have this reaction to books quiet often though i tend to prefer books to movies I guess my imagination is better then what the producers and the directors come up with. this is a 3.5 star read for Me. one because I loved the dialogue two because the imagery of the writers makes me want to continue just to see what happens next. last but not least as morbid as this may sound I want steve the vampire hunter to get ruffed up some in the next book because his outbursts were amusing!… (more)
 
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b00kdarling87 | 100 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
it took me 8 months to actually pick this book up and read it but I am a little bummed out that it was not as good as I expected.
 
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Tomeu Morey Colorist
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Statistics

Works
155
Also by
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Members
31,736
Popularity
#622
Rating
3.9
Reviews
642
ISBNs
1,251
Languages
20
Favorited
64

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