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Koyasan (Darren Shan) Paperback – 2 Mar 2006

4.7 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; World Book Day edition edition (2 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000722138X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007221387
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

Praise for Lord Loss

“The master of children’s horror at his blood-curdling best.” Publishing News

Praise for The Saga of Darren Shan

Lord of the Shadows
'Stephen King for kids … Darren Shan has brought his own brand of vampire mythology into the heads and hearts of thousands of children with his vivid and compelling series The Saga of Darren Shan, about one boy's journey from ordinary lad to vampire prince. Once they're hooked, kids tend to rip into the flesh of these books, quickly draining them of their life blood. The covers, with images of ghouls, creeping hands and dripping fangs are terrifying alone. ' Metro Life, Evening Standard

Cirque Du Freak
“…fast-paced and compelling book which leaves the reader hungry for more.”
JK Rowling

"I read Cirque Du Freak last week. I loved it. I love the way you manage to juggle the funny with the unpleasant, the affection with the hurt. It's
great story-telling."
Roddy Doyle

The Vampire’s Assistant
“The Vampire’s Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot.”
The Good Book Guide

Vampire Mountain
“Get your teeth into it!”
Funday Times

About the Author

Born in London in 1972, Darren O’Shaughnessy [writing as Darren Shan] moved to Limerick with his parents and younger brother. Returned to London to study Sociology and English then worked for a TV cable company. His first adult novel Ayuamarca has been published by Orion and his writing has been likened to Clive Barker and Iain Banks. He is now a full-time writer of TV scripts and novels. Cirque du Freak is his first title for children.


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As a teacher, I read this book to my class following World Book Day 2006. I was worried the subject matter might be a bit scary for the age group (9-10 year olds) but it proved to be their favourite book I've read them all year. They were completely riveted and were sorry when the book was finished. I enjoyed it too. Could be used as a stimulus for writing too.
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I am one of the biggest fans of darran shan and I think its BRILLIANT!!! Having read all of his books I should know, that if you like horror then you shall love this book.BY IT NOW!!!

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By A Customer on 10 Mar. 2006
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Unlike other books by this author, this book has a happy ending. If you're a parent and your son or daughter liked The Saga of Darren Shan, but wasn't sure weather or not his other series The Demonata was suitable. This book would be perfect for you and your whole family. The book is written simply for younger readers to comprehend, but it's for kids of any age and leaves you with a smile after reading it.
Darren Shan tells of a girl named Koyasan who has to cross the river into a graveyard and save her younger sister, except for one thing. She is horrified at even the idea of going into the graveyard where ghosts come out of at night. Along the way we meet some interesting ghosts and each one is one more step to rescueing her sister.
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Would you believe it but I actually got this book as a freebie in a Harry Potter give away. I had never until then heard of Darren Shan, but I will definitely be looking out for him in the future. Although most definitely designed for children, it is spooky and atmospheric and at 26 years of age I thoroughly enjoyed it as a free light read. Would definitely recommend it as a family book for all to enjoy.
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Bought for 12 year old holiday reading. He found it a little young for him and says probably suited to a 10 yearold. He enjoyed it, was good reading, though very thin only took him a day to read it.
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It's been a while since I've read a Darren Shan book. I loved the Demonata series but couldn't get away with the vampire books, or the thin executioner. I've yet to read the zombie ones, but I've been looking for this little gem for a while, which I finally found hidden in the adorable book palace store in the famous crooked house in Canterbury! Couldn't have been a more perfect place to find it :) Anyways....

I loved this! It was such a scary, creepy story yet with some valuable morals, great lessons on bravery and family ties and such a wonderful ending. I guess I was expecting something blunt at the end, but this was perfect. I loved Koyasan, and such a beautiful name! Would totally call my kid that if I had one lol

I'm totally going out of my way to read one of Darren's zombie books now. I've missed his writing. I know this is 8 years after it's release, but well played Mr Shan, well played!
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By A Customer on 9 Mar. 2006
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This is not a bad book. Ok, so the ending is kind of a weak happy kiddy ending (please note Mr. Shan, I love the other books) but it is interesting. I enjoyed the book (Maiko reminds me of my sister!!) and the cover drawing was excellent. Not as good as previous books, but still good.
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Arrived in good time and was as described.
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