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Book Title: Vampire Destiny Trilogy|
The author of the book: Darren Shan
Edition: Harper Collins
The size of the: 13.44 MB
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Reader ratings: 6.4
Date of issue: November 30th 2005
ISBN 13: 9780007179596
Format files: PDF
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This is a review for the entire Darren Shan saga
Total score: 4
I look back on The Saga of Darren Shan with fondness. While some parts were stronger than others, overall I really enjoyed the series. It was thrilling, exhilarating and exciting. It was gross and disturbing. Some parts were very predictable, other parts left me utterly baffled. Add all of that together, and you have the perfect recipe for a scary story for both children and adults. Darren Shan is a fascinating writer.
The story starts with Darren Shan, a boy around 12-13, who visits a freak show with his best friend, Steve. From that evening on, both their lives will never be the same again. We follow Darren as he becomes the assistant of a vampire, Mr Crepsley, becomes a half-vampire himself, and all the consequences of these happenings. We journey along with them to Vampire Mountain, where all the important vampires live, including the Vampire Princes. We make friends with very eccentric people, we anxiously bite our nails and we cannot put the book down.
No two characters are the same, which in itself is quite a feat.
Darren Shan is a nice protagonist to follow around for twelve stories. He doesn’t have the most exciting personality, but he doesn’t annoy me either. I like that the antagonists get the more interesting characters. The story revolves mainly around Darren, but the others play an important part as well.
Mr Crepsley would have been a great father. He is strict and proud, but he’s always honest (as are all the vampires and vampaneze) and he’ll give you a pat on the back if you’ve done well. Despite his sombreness, he does make you smile. Just like his previous teacher, Seba Nile, Larten Crepsley makes a wonderful role-model of whom you can be proud.
Vancha March is made of awesome. He doesn’t live as strictly by the rules as all the other vampires. He doesn’t use any weapons except his hands and a handful of throwing stars (“shurikens”). He has green hair, wears purple clothes and even though he is described as an ugly man, he thinks he’s quite the ladies’ man. If anything in this saga makes you laugh, it’s this guy. He stole the show.
I could go on and on, because every character has its interesting traits. Harkat, Mr Tall and Mr Tiny, Evanna the Witch (but don’t call her that or her frogs will kill you), Vanez... each character has their own defining characteristics.
The romance was.. eh. It was okay when Darren and Debbie were both 13, but then Debbie became an adult and Darren was stuck being a teenager and then it bordered on creepy. Even if, after 30 years, Darren eventually does become an adult, it's still very creepy. Luckily, the romance didn't play a big part in the story. It was all about Darren's destiny and the fight between the vampires and the vampaneze. The romance was just a background story. More important was the friendship between Darren and Harkat(view spoiler)[/Kurda (hide spoiler)], Mr Crepsley and the other characters.
While I was left with many questions ('What exactly is Desmond Tiny?' 'What happened to the others?' 'Seriously, what the fuck is Mr Tiny?'), the ending left me satisfied. There is a happy ending in a way (view spoiler)[despite the fact that our main character died, but that's a nice change compared to all the other books I've read. I'm a little confused by the whole thing where a different person will replace Darren in the entire story, but that's okay. We're not supposed to understand Mr Tiny and his people. (hide spoiler)]
I will definitely be holding on to these books and re-read them in the future. Maybe then some things will become clearer. If not, it will still be a fantastic story.
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Read information about the authorLibrarian's note: Also writes books for adults under the name Darren Dash. And in the past he has released books for adults under the names D.B. Shan and Darren O'Shaughnessy.
Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O'Shaughnessy, as well as the name of the protagonist of his book series The Saga of Darren Shan, also known as The Cirque Du Freak Series in the United States. He is the author of the series The Demonata, The Saga of Larten Crepsley, and Zom-B. He has also released the stand-alone novel, The Thin Executioner, and the stand-alone short novels, Koyasan, and Hagurosan. Plus, for adults, he released The City Trilogy (originally under the name of D.B. Shan), and Lady of the Shades..
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