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From the author of Zom-B: the chilling, thrilling vampire series that started it all. Twilight it is not! A boy called Darren Shan goes to the circus one day: the Cirque Du Freak. It’s a bizarre freak show of ghoulish performers. Until true terror raises its head…. Turned into a vampire by the sinister Mr Crepsley, Darren Shan dies – and resurrects. Step into his secret world of visions, nightmares and miracles. Come to the Cirque Du Freak – and get ready to die of excitement!

  • Cult vampire fiction by the author of Zom-B and The Demonata
  • Darren Shan is one of the biggest names in teen horror
  • Hugely successful series published in 30 languages

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Darren Shan

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Darren Shan is author of two best-selling horror series: The Saga of Darren Shan, and The Demonata. He was born in London in 1972, but has lived in Ireland since the age of six. He began to write as a teenager, and initally had horror books for adults published.

His big breakthrough came in 2000 with the publication of his first children’s book, Cirque du Freak. The first of twelve books in the vampiric_Saga of Darren Shan_ it attracted a huge following. A film of the first three books is released in October 2009. His next project, The Demonata cemented his reputation as the master of children’s horror, and the episodic Zom_B soon followed.

Darren lives in Limerick with his girlfriend. He’s a huge film buff, loves to collect comic-art, supports Tottenham Hotspur – and is always thinking up new ways to terrify his readers!

Darren’s books have now been published in 31 languages, and have been best-sellers in countries as diverse as America, Hugnary and Taiwan, selling over 20 million copies worldwide!!!!

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  1. Abdulla
    on 17 May 2015


    Guaranteed to give you the fright of your life! The chilling Saga Of Darren Shan, an ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world.

  2. jojo
    on 16 September 2011

    darren shan the saga!!!!!

    i love reading about the adventures of darren shan i was sad when larten and darren died but i have enjoyed reading about how darren became a creature of the night …... a vampire!!

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What kids think

  1. Bellasara 113282

    on 30 March 2015

    Absolutely loved these books I read them all one after the other and Couldn’t put them down the demonata series by Darren shan are also really good.

    5out of 5
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    on 7 March 2013

    these books are great scary but with lots of action.

    5out of 5
  3. Default avatar 807810

    on 2 March 2013

    I Watched The Film ‘The Vampire’s Assistant’ Without Knowing There Were Books! I Really Wanna Read Them…The Film Was Awesome, But Then Again Anything That Features The Talents Of Josh Hutcherson (Steve) Has Simply Gotta B Amazing!

  4. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 25 November 2012

    I love these books. It’s so tragic at the end. My heart was shattered! Read these. You have to. I’m going to read these books again, I swear…

    5out of 5
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    on 16 May 2012

    My older brother told me to read them, at first i thought i would not like them, but they are great stories. Loved the first one by far.

    4out of 5
  6. Evie 113313

    on 6 March 2012

    these sound absolutely amazing

  7. Bellasara 113282

    on 11 December 2011

    i liked this book it was amazing

    4out of 5
  8. Avatar bat 761713

    on 23 October 2011

    Absolutely Amazing!!!

    5out of 5
  9. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 23 September 2011