Top positive review
17 people found this helpful
on 13 April 2005
Comment on my starring system.
1 star very disappointing stuff or a very bad item
2 stars ordinary and nothing special AT ALL
3 stars The mark under 'good'
4 stars 'good'
5 stars Absolutely brilliant (an item has to be very, very special to get 5 stars)
The Vampire Rites Trilogy is the second in the Darren Shan Vampire Trilogy series. The Vampire Rites trilogy covers books 4, Vampire Mountain, 5, The trials of death, 6, The Vampire Prince. One of the best thing about these books is that there is always a prologue at the beginning, telling you all about what happened in all of the books before the one you are reading. (e.g. bk. 4 will have a short prologue covering books 1 through 3). The only thing about these books is that the last Book included in the trilogy always seems to be the most interesting and compelling. This is what draws you in to read the next three books (for Vampire Rites, there is a next trilogy compilation called Vampire War) which in turn draws you into the next book which is particularly annoying if it has not been published yet! (After Vampire War trilogy, there is a trilogy which covers bks. 10,11,and the final book in the saga, 12-and, it hasn't been published yet!!)
Great book with some chilling moments, but with no extremely distasteful bits that often seem to destroy a horror book.