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The nightmare continues...
Vampire War Trilogy comprising: Hunters of the Dusk, Allies of the Night and Killers of the Dawn.
Join Darren Shan's descent into the darkness. the nightmare continues . Vampire War trilogy is a three-in-one bind-up comprising: Hunters of the Dusk, Allies of the Night and Killers of the Dawn. Join Darren Shan's descent into the darkness.
Hunters of the Dusk : Darren Shan leaves Vampire Mountain on a life or death mission. Darren scours the world in search of the Vampaneze Lord, but the road ahead is lined with the bodies of the damned.
Allies of the Night : Darren Shan faces his worst nightmare yet - school! But bodies are piling up, and the past is catching up with the hunters fast!
Killers of the Dawn : Darren Shan becomes public enemy Number One. As the vampires prepare for deadly confrontation, is this the end for Darren and his allies?
"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, 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
ISBN: 9780007179589 ISBN-10: 0007179588 Series: Saga of Darren Shan Audience:
For Ages: 11 - 13 years old For Grades: 4 - 6 Format:
Number Of Pages: 554 Published: 7th February 2005 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.7
Weight (kg): 0.39
About the Author
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.