"Cirque du Freak" aficionados will be intrigued by this glimpse into Crepsley's formative years..."---- "School and Library Journal"
Praise for The Saga of Larten Crepsley: "Fans of Darren Shan will eat this book up and likely go on to reread the series, now that they know the backstory on how a killer was born."----VOYA
"The novel is fast paced and packed with thought-provoking discussions of war and peace, hate and tolerance, and resentment and forgiveness...Fans of the series will appreciate the conclusion of the master's story, while new fans will be able to jump into the book without any trouble. This is a good read for fantasy and adventure fans alike."-- "--VOYA"
Praise for the Larten Crepsley Series: "His writing is slick, his dialogue sharp and clever, his plotting immaculate. His books ooze with the kind of creepy, dark atmosphere and powerful characters that young teenage readers lap up. Shan is honing his craft with every book, and I look forward to the next gore-fest with relish." Irish Independent "Forget Stephen King, this author's the master of scaring children." The Big Issue in Scotland "A tantalising start to the series and a must-read for Darren Shan fans." Books Quarterly