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Darren Shan

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Friikkisirkus (2000) 3,039 kappaletta
Vampyyrin oppipoika (2000) 1,984 kappaletta
Kauhun tunneleissa (2000) 1,533 kappaletta
Vampyyrivuori (2001) 1,481 kappaletta
Kuoleman koetukset (2001) 1,376 kappaletta
The Vampire Prince (2002) 1,246 kappaletta
Lord Loss (2005) 1,222 kappaletta
Pimeyden ennustukset (2002) 1,195 kappaletta
Yön liittolaiset (2002) 1,167 kappaletta
Killers of the Dawn (2003) 1,140 kappaletta
The Lake of Souls (2003) 1,095 kappaletta
Lord of the Shadows (2004) 1,087 kappaletta
Sons of Destiny (2004) 1,062 kappaletta
Demon Thief (2005) 838 kappaletta
Slawter (2006) 766 kappaletta
Blood Beast (2007) 662 kappaletta
Bec (2006) 659 kappaletta
Demon Apocalypse (2007) 620 kappaletta
Death's Shadow (2008) 526 kappaletta
Vampire Blood Trilogy (2000) 523 kappaletta
Wolf Island (2008) 446 kappaletta
Dark Calling (2009) 415 kappaletta
Zom-B (2012) 392 kappaletta
Birth of a Killer (2010) 381 kappaletta
Procession of the Dead (1999) 360 kappaletta
Hell's Heroes (2009) 360 kappaletta
The Thin Executioner (2010) 341 kappaletta
Ocean of Blood (2011) 235 kappaletta
Cirque Du Freak: The Manga, Vol. 1 (2009) 232 kappaletta
Zom-B Underground (2013) 208 kappaletta
Vampire Rites Trilogy (2004) 207 kappaletta
Vampire War Trilogy (2005) 200 kappaletta
Palace of the Damned (2011) 187 kappaletta
Vampire Destiny Trilogy (2000) 178 kappaletta
Hell's Horizon (2000) 167 kappaletta
Brothers to the Death (2012) 153 kappaletta
Zom-B City (2012) 142 kappaletta
Zom-B Angels (2013) 127 kappaletta
Zom-B Baby (2013) 126 kappaletta
Koyasan (2006) 125 kappaletta
Cirque Du Freak Box Set #1 (1-4) (2005) 122 kappaletta
Zom-B Gladiator (2015) 98 kappaletta
City of the Snakes (2010) 94 kappaletta
Zom-B Mission (2014) 93 kappaletta
Cirque Du Freak Box Set #2 (5-8) (2006) 74 kappaletta
Zom-B: Family (2014) 73 kappaletta
Clans (Zom-B) (2014) 65 kappaletta
Zom-B Bride (2015) 55 kappaletta
Zom-B Goddess (1672) 53 kappaletta
Zom-B Fugitive (2015) 48 kappaletta
Lady of the Shades (2012) 39 kappaletta
The Demonata Boxed Set #1 (2007) 26 kappaletta
Zom-B Circus (2014) 23 kappaletta
Lord Loss / Demon Thief (2011) 14 kappaletta
Cirque Du Freak Box Set #3 (9-12) (2007) 10 kappaletta
Hagurosan (2013) 10 kappaletta
Darren Shan Demonata Collection (2011) 9 kappaletta
Batman and Robin, New 52 #23.1: Two-Face (2013) — Toimittaja — 4 kappaletta
Shanta Claus 3 kappaletta
Batman and Frankenstein #31 (2014) — Toimittaja — 3 kappaletta
Transylvania Trek 2 kappaletta
An Other Place 2 kappaletta
Batman and Nightwing #23 (2013) — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Bride of Sam Grest 2 kappaletta
Darren Shan: First Bites (2012) 2 kappaletta
Lonely Lefty 2 kappaletta
Tiny Terrors 2 kappaletta
Batman and Two-Face #24 (2013) — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Annie Shan's Diary 2 kappaletta
Batman and Two-Face #25 (2014) — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Batman and Two-Face #26 (2014) — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
An Essay on Vampires 2 kappaletta
Batman and Two-Face #28 (2014) — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Prv̲ningarnas tid (2008) 1 kappale
Gryningsmr̲darna (2010) 1 kappale
Skymningsjg̃arna (2009) 1 kappale
Batman and Aquaman #29 (2014) — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
Ett hav av blod (2012) 1 kappale
Provas mortais (2001) 1 kappale
Skuggornas herre (2011) 1 kappale
Andarnas sj (2010) 1 kappale
dets sn̲er (2011) 1 kappale
Batman and Wonder Woman #30 (2014) — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
Madame Okta 1 kappale
Pooper Scooper 1 kappale
Darren Shan a madame Okta (2002) 1 kappale
La ‰setta delle tenebre (2007) 1 kappale
Hav av blod (2012) 1 kappale
Darren Shan 09 (2011) 1 kappale
Lovci súmraku 1 kappale
Upírske knieža (2011) 1 kappale
Skúšky smrti 1 kappale
Upírska hora 1 kappale

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Avustaja — 759 kappaletta
Dr. Strange, Surgeon Supreme Vol. 1: Under the Knife (2020) — Toimittaja — 22 kappaletta
Midnight Feast (2007) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse (2022) #5 (of 5) (2022) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset4 kappaletta

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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 of...like 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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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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Merkitty asiattomaksi
Briars_Reviews | 98 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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StarKnits | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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!
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StarKnits | 44 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 24, 2023 |



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