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Lord of the Shadows - He is Destruction... : The Saga of Darren Shan - Darren Shan

Lord of the Shadows - He is Destruction...

The Saga of Darren Shan

Paperback

Published: 27th January 2009
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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The eleventh part of the Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince.

He will rule the night and destroy the world.

"I'm going home. Back to where I left my humanity behind. As dark forces target those around me, all I can see are old enemies and scores to settle. I'm on the verge of self-destruction. But I won't go down alone..."

About the Author

Born in London in 1972, Darren O'Shaughnessy [writing as Darren Shan] moved to Limerick with his parents and younger brother. Returned to London to study Sociology and English then worked for a TV cable company. His first adult novel Ayuamarca has been published by Orion and his writing has been likened to Clive Barker and Iain Banks. He is now a full-time writer of TV scripts and novels

Lord of the Shadows 'Stephen King for kids ! Darren Shan has brought his own brand of vampire mythology into the heads and hearts of thousands of children with his vivid and compelling series The Saga of Darren Shan, about one boy's journey from ordinary lad to vampire prince. Once they're hooked, kids tend to rip into the flesh of these books, quickly draining them of their life blood. The covers, with images of ghouls, creeping hands and dripping fangs are terrifying alone. ' Metro Life, Evening Standard Cirque Du Freak "!fast-paced and compelling book which leaves the reader hungry for more." JK Rowling "I read Cirque Du Freak last week. I loved it. I love the way you manage to juggle the funny with the unpleasant, the affection with the hurt. It's great story-telling." Roddy Doyle The Vampire's Assistant "The Vampire's Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot." The Good Book Guide Vampire Mountain "Get your teeth into it!" Funday Times

Darren Shan

Darren O’Shaughnessy was born on 2 July 1972 in London. After starting school at the age of three, he moved to Limerick with his parents and younger brother. He went back to London to study Sociology/English at college. Darren worked for a cable television company for 2 years before setting up as a full time writer. He had his first taste of literary success aged 15 when he was runner-up in a television script- writing competition with a comedy script titled, ‘Day in the Morgue’. Darren completed his first book aged 17.

A big film buff, he also reads lots of adult- orientated indy comics. Other interests include long walks, outdoor swimming, watching and discussing football, scuba-diving . . . and dreaming up new ways to terrify his readers!

Cirque Du Freak is Darren first children’s book. It is about something out of the ordinary, but set against the background of children’s normal lives to chilling effect. J.K Rowling describes it as, ‘A compelling book . . . a plot full of twists which leaves the reader hungry for more.’ The TES describe the book as, ‘a compelling page-turner.’

When interviewed in T2, Darren comments, ‘It’s not a book that sets out to be frightening for the sake of it. Dark things happen, but they happen for a reason, and there are definitely repercussions.’

The sixth book in The Saga of Darren Shan, The Vampire Prince is published in February 2002.

Visit Darren Shan's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780007159208
ISBN-10: 000715920X
Series: Saga of Darren Shan
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 27th January 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.137