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Darren Shan

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre


Verk av Darren Shan

Skräckens cirkus (2000) 3,041 exemplar
Vampyrens medhjälpare (2000) 1,986 exemplar
Tunnels of Blood (2000) 1,535 exemplar
Vampyrernas berg (2001) 1,480 exemplar
Trials of Death (2001) 1,377 exemplar
Vampyrprinsen (2002) 1,245 exemplar
Lord Loss (2005) 1,222 exemplar
Hunters of the Dusk (2002) 1,194 exemplar
Allies of the Night (2002) 1,169 exemplar
Killers of the Dawn (2003) 1,142 exemplar
The Lake of Souls (2003) 1,096 exemplar
Lord of the Shadows (2004) 1,086 exemplar
Sons of Destiny (2004) 1,063 exemplar
Demon Thief (2005) 839 exemplar
Slawter (2006) 768 exemplar
Blood Beast (2007) 663 exemplar
Bec (2006) 660 exemplar
Demon Apocalypse (2007) 621 exemplar
Death's Shadow (2008) 527 exemplar
Vampire Blood Trilogy (2000) 522 exemplar
Wolf Island (2008) 446 exemplar
Dark Calling (2009) 416 exemplar
Zom-B (2012) 389 exemplar
Birth of a Killer (2010) 382 exemplar
Procession of the Dead (1999) 360 exemplar
Hell's Heroes (2009) 360 exemplar
The Thin Executioner (2010) 342 exemplar
Ocean of Blood (2011) 233 exemplar
Zom-B Underground (2013) 208 exemplar
Vampire Rites Trilogy (2004) 207 exemplar
Vampire War Trilogy (2005) 200 exemplar
Palace of the Damned (2011) 187 exemplar
Vampire Destiny Trilogy (2000) 178 exemplar
Hell's Horizon (2000) 167 exemplar
Brothers to the Death (2012) 153 exemplar
Zom-B City (2012) 142 exemplar
Zom-B Angels (2013) 127 exemplar
Zom-B Baby (2013) 126 exemplar
Koyasan (2006) 125 exemplar
Zom-B Gladiator (2015) 98 exemplar
City of the Snakes (2010) 94 exemplar
Zom-B Mission (2014) 93 exemplar
Zom-B: Family (2014) 73 exemplar
Clans (Zom-B) (2014) 65 exemplar
Zom-B Bride (2015) 55 exemplar
Zom-B Goddess (1672) 53 exemplar
Zom-B Fugitive (2015) 48 exemplar
Lady of the Shades (2012) 39 exemplar
The Demonata Boxed Set #1 (2007) 26 exemplar
Zom-B Circus (2014) 23 exemplar
Lord Loss / Demon Thief (2011) 14 exemplar
Hagurosan (2013) 10 exemplar
Batman and Robin, New 52 #23.1: Two-Face (2013) — Redaktör — 4 exemplar
Shanta Claus 3 exemplar
Batman and Frankenstein #31 (2014) — Redaktör — 3 exemplar
Transylvania Trek 2 exemplar
An Other Place 2 exemplar
Batman and Nightwing #23 (2013) — Redaktör — 2 exemplar
Bride of Sam Grest 2 exemplar
Darren Shan: First Bites (2012) 2 exemplar
Lonely Lefty 2 exemplar
Tiny Terrors 2 exemplar
Batman and Two-Face #24 (2013) — Redaktör — 2 exemplar
Annie Shan's Diary 2 exemplar
Batman and Two-Face #25 (2014) — Redaktör — 2 exemplar
Batman and Two-Face #26 (2014) — Redaktör — 2 exemplar
Batman and Two-Face #28 (2014) — Redaktör — 2 exemplar
Prv̲ningarnas tid (2008) 1 exemplar
Gryningsmr̲darna (2010) 1 exemplar
Skymningsjg̃arna (2009) 1 exemplar
Batman and Aquaman #29 (2014) — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
Ett hav av blod (2012) 1 exemplar
Provas mortais (2001) 1 exemplar
Skuggornas herre (2011) 1 exemplar
Andarnas sj (2010) 1 exemplar
dets sn̲er (2011) 1 exemplar
Batman and Wonder Woman #30 (2014) — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
Madame Okta 1 exemplar
Pooper Scooper 1 exemplar
Darren Shan a madame Okta (2002) 1 exemplar
La ‰setta delle tenebre (2007) 1 exemplar
Hav av blod (2012) 1 exemplar
Darren Shan 09 (2011) 1 exemplar
Lovci súmraku 1 exemplar
Upírske knieža (2011) 1 exemplar
Skúšky smrti 1 exemplar
Upírska hora 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 759 exemplar
Dr. Strange, Surgeon Supreme Vol. 1: Under the Knife (2020) — Redaktör — 22 exemplar
Midnight Feast (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse (2022) #5 (of 5) (2022) — Redaktör, vissa utgåvor4 exemplar


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The Vampire's Assistant was an excellent young adult novel that is full of thrills and chills!

I watched the movie adaption of this series YEARS ago, and I had been dying to pick up this series. Unfortunately for me, the bookstore is big and full of millions of books so I'd forget what I was looking for the minute I walked in. Luckily for me, I walked into a bargain bookstore and found an old, extremely damaged version of this book for clearance - so of course I bought it! A little water never hurt anybody!

I hadn't read the first book in this series, but jumping right in was super easy! This book was fun, full of silly frights and awesome character development, and made me remember why I loved vampire novels in my youth!

This book is quick - it moves fast and keeps you interested at every turn. There's some really creepy bad guys, Evra (the snake boy), a wolf man, and some awesome parental-yet-not-so-parental adults hanging around. It's definitely the type of horror book I would read as a kid (but it doesn't scare me at all now - adult me has worse things to be afraid politics and bills...ick).

I highly recommend this book to anyone considering introducing their children to YA books with horror or vampires in it. It's fun and creepy in all good ways! It'll keep the adults interested too!

Four out of five stars!
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Briars_Reviews | 44 andra recensioner | Aug 4, 2023 |
Years ago I watched the film and fell in love with this series. It was a shame the movies never continued because I was enchanted and adored it. I had a Harry Potter-mania type love for it. Why wouldn't I? I'm a girl obsessed with Halloween and all things spooky!

As an adult, it's weird picking this book up. I can totally tell I'd be obsessed with this book series as a middle grader. It's a real shame I never grabbed it back then. It would have totally fit on my shelves next to my Goosebumps and Bunnicula!

Darren Shan being the author and main protagonist is interesting. I did read this series out of order, so it was weird knowing what happens next, but it was still good! I can totally see why middle graders loved this series and I can see why it was so popular. I want to keep reading its because it's fun, mysterious and full of frights. It has a male lead, which is different from what I normally get, so it also made reading it a bit more interesting. A vampire tale told by a male becoming a vampire and not a girl chasing after them? Not my norm! Oh, and it's dark. I love that!

Overall, I really liked this book. It's got a whimsical tale with lots of spooky lore and mysteries that will surely be expanded upon. I want to see how the world of Cirque Du Freak works and what will become of Steve.

Four out of five stars.
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Briars_Reviews | 98 andra recensioner | Aug 4, 2023 |
So until the end of this book I thought B was a boy. It's a typical zombie book with the extra that the bones and teeth grow and a green moss growing over the wounds.
It was an interesting book her dad was extremely racist and abusive and in turn B is as well b/c it's taught after all. Then near the end she decides not to go with the man she loves and fears and gets turned into a zombie herself.
StarKnits | 29 andra recensioner | Jul 24, 2023 |
So Darren was a little annoying in this book. But I really enjoyed getting to know the other characters in this story! Mr Crepsley as it turns out is much nicer than you think!
StarKnits | 44 andra recensioner | Jul 24, 2023 |



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