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Sobre l'autor

Darren Shan was born in 1972 in London. At the age of 6 he moved with his parents and younger brother, to Limerick, Ireland, where he has lived ever since. Darren saw first literary success at age 15, as a runner-up in a television script-writing competition with a dark comedy titled A Day in the mostra'n més Morgue. He was 17 when he finished his first novel. Although it was never published, he found himself focusing more on novels than on short stories. In January 2000, Darren's first children's book, Cirque du Freak was published. The first book in a series titled The Saga of Darren Shan, or Cirque du Freak, as it's known in America, received rave reviews. His books have been children's bestsellers in America, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and other countries. In addition to his children's books he writes for adults as well and has had several adult books published including Procession of the Dead, Hell's Horizon, and City of the Snakes. Darren Shan spends most of his time in Limerick, Ireland. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Darren Shan

Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare (2000) 3,042 exemplars
The Vampire's Assistant (2000) 1,987 exemplars
Tunnels of Blood (2000) 1,536 exemplars
Vampire Mountain (2001) 1,480 exemplars
Trials of Death (2001) 1,377 exemplars
The Vampire Prince (2002) 1,247 exemplars
Lord Loss (2005) 1,222 exemplars
Hunters of the Dusk (2002) 1,194 exemplars
Allies of the Night (2002) 1,169 exemplars
Killers of the Dawn (2003) 1,142 exemplars
The Lake of Souls (2003) 1,096 exemplars
Lord of the Shadows (2004) 1,086 exemplars
Sons of Destiny (2004) 1,063 exemplars
Demon Thief (2005) 839 exemplars
Slawter (2006) 768 exemplars
Blood Beast (2007) 663 exemplars
Bec (2006) 660 exemplars
Demon Apocalypse (2007) 621 exemplars
Death's Shadow (2008) 527 exemplars
Vampire Blood Trilogy (2000) 522 exemplars
Wolf Island (2008) 446 exemplars
Dark Calling (2009) 416 exemplars
Zom-B (2012) 390 exemplars
Birth of a Killer (2010) 382 exemplars
Procession of the Dead (1999) 360 exemplars
Hell's Heroes (2009) 360 exemplars
The Thin Executioner (2010) 342 exemplars
Ocean of Blood (2011) 233 exemplars
Zom-B Underground (2013) 209 exemplars
Vampire Rites Trilogy (2004) 207 exemplars
Vampire War Trilogy (2005) 200 exemplars
Palace of the Damned (2011) 187 exemplars
Vampire Destiny Trilogy (2000) 178 exemplars
Hell's Horizon (2000) 167 exemplars
Brothers to the Death (2012) 153 exemplars
Zom-B City (2012) 142 exemplars
Zom-B Angels (2013) 127 exemplars
Zom-B Baby (2013) 126 exemplars
Koyasan (2006) 125 exemplars
Cirque Du Freak Box Set #1 (1-4) (2005) 122 exemplars
Zom-B Gladiator (2015) 98 exemplars
City of the Snakes (2010) 94 exemplars
Zom-B Mission (2014) 93 exemplars
Zom-B: Family (2014) 73 exemplars
Clans (Zom-B) (2014) 65 exemplars
Zom-B Bride (2015) 55 exemplars
Zom-B Goddess (1672) 53 exemplars
Zom-B Fugitive (2015) 48 exemplars
Lady of the Shades (2012) 39 exemplars
The Demonata Boxed Set #1 (2007) 26 exemplars
Zom-B Circus (2014) 23 exemplars
Lord Loss / Demon Thief (2011) 14 exemplars
Hagurosan (2013) 10 exemplars
Batman and Robin, New 52 #23.1: Two-Face (2013) — Editor — 4 exemplars
Shanta Claus 3 exemplars
Batman and Frankenstein #31 (2014) — Editor — 3 exemplars
Transylvania Trek 2 exemplars
An Other Place 2 exemplars
Batman and Nightwing #23 (2013) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Bride of Sam Grest 2 exemplars
Darren Shan: First Bites (2012) 2 exemplars
Lonely Lefty 2 exemplars
Tiny Terrors 2 exemplars
Batman and Two-Face #24 (2013) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Annie Shan's Diary 2 exemplars
Batman and Two-Face #25 (2014) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Batman and Two-Face #26 (2014) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Batman and Two-Face #28 (2014) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Prv̲ningarnas tid (2008) 1 exemplars
Gryningsmr̲darna (2010) 1 exemplars
Skymningsjg̃arna (2009) 1 exemplars
Batman and Aquaman #29 (2014) — Editor — 1 exemplars
Ett hav av blod (2012) 1 exemplars
Provas mortais (2001) 1 exemplars
Skuggornas herre (2011) 1 exemplars
Andarnas sj (2010) 1 exemplars
dets sn̲er (2011) 1 exemplars
Batman and Wonder Woman #30 (2014) — Editor — 1 exemplars
Madame Okta 1 exemplars
Pooper Scooper 1 exemplars
Darren Shan a madame Okta (2002) 1 exemplars
La ‰setta delle tenebre (2007) 1 exemplars
Hav av blod (2012) 1 exemplars
Darren Shan 09 (2011) 1 exemplars
Lovci súmraku 1 exemplars
Upírske knieža (2011) 1 exemplars
Skúšky smrti 1 exemplars
Upírska hora 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Col·laborador — 759 exemplars
Dr. Strange, Surgeon Supreme Vol. 1: Under the Knife (2020) — Editor — 22 exemplars
Midnight Feast (2007) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse (2022) #5 (of 5) (2022) — Editor, algunes edicions4 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Altres noms
O'Shaughnessy, Darren
Shan, D. B.
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Limerick, Ireland
Copsewood College
Christopher Little Literary Agency



The Vampire's Assistant was an excellent young adult novel that is full of thrills and chills!

I watched the movie adaption of this series YEARS ago, and I had been dying to pick up this series. Unfortunately for me, the bookstore is big and full of millions of books so I'd forget what I was looking for the minute I walked in. Luckily for me, I walked into a bargain bookstore and found an old, extremely damaged version of this book for clearance - so of course I bought it! A little water never hurt anybody!

I hadn't read the first book in this series, but jumping right in was super easy! This book was fun, full of silly frights and awesome character development, and made me remember why I loved vampire novels in my youth!

This book is quick - it moves fast and keeps you interested at every turn. There's some really creepy bad guys, Evra (the snake boy), a wolf man, and some awesome parental-yet-not-so-parental adults hanging around. It's definitely the type of horror book I would read as a kid (but it doesn't scare me at all now - adult me has worse things to be afraid politics and bills...ick).

I highly recommend this book to anyone considering introducing their children to YA books with horror or vampires in it. It's fun and creepy in all good ways! It'll keep the adults interested too!

Four out of five stars!
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Briars_Reviews | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2023 |
Years ago I watched the film and fell in love with this series. It was a shame the movies never continued because I was enchanted and adored it. I had a Harry Potter-mania type love for it. Why wouldn't I? I'm a girl obsessed with Halloween and all things spooky!

As an adult, it's weird picking this book up. I can totally tell I'd be obsessed with this book series as a middle grader. It's a real shame I never grabbed it back then. It would have totally fit on my shelves next to my Goosebumps and Bunnicula!

Darren Shan being the author and main protagonist is interesting. I did read this series out of order, so it was weird knowing what happens next, but it was still good! I can totally see why middle graders loved this series and I can see why it was so popular. I want to keep reading its because it's fun, mysterious and full of frights. It has a male lead, which is different from what I normally get, so it also made reading it a bit more interesting. A vampire tale told by a male becoming a vampire and not a girl chasing after them? Not my norm! Oh, and it's dark. I love that!

Overall, I really liked this book. It's got a whimsical tale with lots of spooky lore and mysteries that will surely be expanded upon. I want to see how the world of Cirque Du Freak works and what will become of Steve.

Four out of five stars.
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Briars_Reviews | Hi ha 98 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2023 |
So until the end of this book I thought B was a boy. It's a typical zombie book with the extra that the bones and teeth grow and a green moss growing over the wounds.
It was an interesting book her dad was extremely racist and abusive and in turn B is as well b/c it's taught after all. Then near the end she decides not to go with the man she loves and fears and gets turned into a zombie herself.
StarKnits | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jul 24, 2023 |
So Darren was a little annoying in this book. But I really enjoyed getting to know the other characters in this story! Mr Crepsley as it turns out is much nicer than you think!
StarKnits | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Jul 24, 2023 |



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