A normal boy called Darren Shan goes to the circus one day: the Cirque Du Freak. It's a bizarre freak show of arcane performers such as Hans Hands, Gertha Teeth, the Wolf Man and Rhamus Twobellies. But in the midst of the ghoulish excitement, true terror raises its head. The vampire Mr Crepsley is not faking it... Recruited into the vampire clan in return for saving his friend Steve's life, Darren Shan dies - and resurrects. His life will never be the same again. But the vampire world is not what he expected. Its vampires do not kill. It has its own laws, its own morals - and its own traitors and enemies, whom Darren will soon be fighting to the death... Step into the ghoulish world of Darren Shan and explore a world of visions, nightmares, and miracles beyond belief. Come to the Cirque Du Freak - and get ready to die of excitement!