Fast paced and compelling, full of satisfying macabre touches - Cirque du Freak explores the powerful fascination of the dangerous and unnatural and also, movingly, the obligations of friendship′ J. K. Rowling This is what JK Rowling said about Book 1 of The Saga of Darren Shan. TUNNELS OF BLOOD is number three in this chillingly compelling series by talented young author, Darren Shan, aka Darren O′Shanghnessy.
When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city. Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire′s Assistant fades into the background - until corpes are found. Corpses drained of bloodSuspicious of Mr Crepsley′s secretive behaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all...
Has Darren made a fatal mistake which will cost him the lives of those he cares for? And can he escape the lure of the Tunnels of Blood
About the Author
"I was born in London in 1972 and moved to Ireland when I was 6 years old, where I've lived ever since. I always wanted to be a writer - I've loved telling stories since I was a child. I started out writing books for adults, and managed to get a couple published. One day, on a whim, I decided to try a book for children. The result was Cirque Du Freak. Much to my surprise, it took off, and I became a de facto children's author! Since then I've used my ill-gotten gains to buy lots of comic-strip art and travel the world. When I'm not working or traveling, I like watching movies.
Cirque Du Freak "!fast-paced and compelling book which leaves the reader hungry for more." JK Rowling 'Brilliant, macabre tale.' Guardian "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