Darren Shan: The Master of Horror. Dare you read more?
Koyasan (Darren Shan) Paperback – 2 Mar 2006
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“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.”
"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
The Vampire’s Assistant
“The Vampire’s Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot.”
The Good Book Guide
“Get your teeth into it!”
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My teenage son really enjoyed reading this. He loves reading anything by Darren Shan and this book was no exception.Published on 16 Feb. 2014 by Orchid Lover
Bought this book for my grand-daughter who absolutely loves Darren Shawn books, waiting for a new set to purchase for her as she has all his othersPublished on 15 Aug. 2013 by Patsy
A lovely clean book with no visual damage. My sister in law was thrilled with it and the others completed her collection.Well done on packaging and speed of delievery.Published on 1 July 2013 by christine wilson
This is a nice wee story. Good for children or a short read for Darren Shan's older fans. Wish it was a longer story though. =)Published on 13 May 2013 by M. Fung
Good book I enjoyed it very much. I read a lot of Darren Shan myself and my son both read his books and then talk about what we think of them.Published on 25 Mar. 2013 by Helen Fulcher
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