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5.0 out of 5 stars a page turner not just for kids, 1 Jun 2010
This review is from: Trials of Death (The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 5) (Paperback)
This is the fifth book of the Cirque Du Freak series. In this book Darren is a half vampire but everyone looks down at him because he is only half of what they are. To be reconized as a full vampire, he needs to endure 5 deadly trials. These are known as the Trials of Initiation, but in Darren's case, it is the Trials of Death because he is a half vampire and does not have features of a full vampire such as cut healing saliva. Darren faces the water maze trial which he needs to carry a heavy rock and find his way of out the maze before it completely fills up with water and drown. He manages to pass that test but then he faces the fire maze, he needs to survive a few minutes in a room with bursting flames, will he make it alive or get burned to death?
I can make a text to world connection from reading this book. Many people train to get what they want or to achieve something. Just like Darren, he is enduring all this training in order to pass the trials and acheieve the honor of a vampire. It is the same idea in sports training, you work really hard to get really good and then you will have a good honor.
I rate this book 5 stars because I really think it is unique how this author put himself into the story. Something else I really liked is the standards the authors gave to the vampires and how hard it is to attempt to be on
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