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Ocean of Blood (The Saga of Larten Crepsley #2)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  3,117 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
Before Larten Crepsley was a vampire general...

Before he was Darren Shan's master...

Before the War of Scars...

Larten Crepsley was a teenager. And he was sick of the pomp and circumstance of fusty old vampires telling him what to do. Taking off on his own with his blood brother, Wester, Larten takes off into the world to see what his newly blooded vampire status can get hi
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Published April 28th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Zahra Dashti
انتهای این کتاب انصافا شوک آور بود.خصوصا ماجرای دانیل ...
اما بخشی از کتاب که قابل تامل بود :

لارتن فکر کرد که صدای تیک تیک مبهمی می شنود -شاید صدای تیک تیک یک ساعت - اما نمی توانست محل آن را تشخیص دهد.
ایوانا با صدای ملایمی گفت:« ساعت های سرنوشت همه جا دور و بر ما هستند. اما بعضی ها بیشتر از دیگران توجه ها را جلب می کنند.» خیره به مالورا نگاه کرد، در قیافه اش حالت معذبی پدیدار شد....
ادامه داد :« الان وقتش نیست که برای رهاوردهای آینده نگران بشویم. بیا چیزی بخوریم و شاد باشیم. سرنوشت تو هم به وقتش خ
Ahmad Sharabiani
Ocean of Blood (Saga of Larten Crepsley, #2), Darren Shan
عنوان: حماسه لارتن کرپسلی جلد دوم: اقیانوسی از خون؛ نویسنده: دارن شان؛ مترجم: فرزاد پرنون؛ در 141
عنوان: دریای خون؛ نویسنده: دارن شان؛ مترجم: فرزانه کریمی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، قدیانی؛ 1392؛ در 296 ص، شابک: 9789645369673؛ موضوع: داستانهای وحشت آفرین نویسندگان انگلیسی برای کودکان قرن 21 م
Jun 03, 2011 Adeeb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has been a long time since I've written a review, so I will write one.

So basically, I read this book being a fan of all Darren Shan books, and this book did not fail to impress me!

This book is a vampire book. Yes, a VAMPIRE book! I am sick of vampire books myself, but Darren Shan's books are different,no matter how the book may sound cliched. Especially when it comes to the terms: Vampires, werewolves, angels....

So this book is amazing. It has great characters. It is written in third person p
Apr 29, 2011 April rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Unlike other books I’ve read by Shan, Ocean of Blood was pretty much an endless sea of summary with the occasional pool of blood thrown in. (Click here to read the rest of my review.)
Larten and Wester decide to go out on their own to sample the hard drinking playboy lifestyles of Cubs until they are ready to settle back down to the Vampire life. When it is time to test themselves at Vampire Mountain and find their calling, Larten has a crisis of confidence and decides to strike out on his own.

Book 2 starts with the look at the Cub lifestyle of drinking, gambling and whoring, which I really had no interest in reading about. Had the whole book been about this kind of vampire l
I've been an almost life-long fan of Darren Shan's books. The first time I read The Vampire's Assistant I was around eight. After that first encounter with the wonderful world of vampires that would live for centuries but were more like warriors than the aristocrats most books make them out to be, I was smitten with his writing.

But it seems like Ocean of Blood was a bit of a miss for me. Usually when I write a review the second paragraph is filled with the basic plot premises. This time, I'm hav
Sep 08, 2011 Halesy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personally I think fans of the Cirque Du Freak need to grow up a slightly. Writers change style, and here I think it's much improved. I read this book in two days after getting, and then read it again straight after.

This series is a lot more mature than the Cirque Du Freak which is good, as I read them when I was around 10. So I'm very glad the books have matured along with myself. I loved this book from start the finish. The gambling, the war packs, the return to vampire mountain, the ENDING (
Stephen Dimarco
Aug 28, 2016 Stephen Dimarco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The novel Ocean of Blood written by Darren Shan, was one of the most gruesome yet beautiful written novel with every scene detailed to the brim. Even though I read this one before the first novel of the series I still got a kick out of reading about Larten Crepsley's story. The novel had all of the traits that make it a good book in my eyes; gore, joy, horror, sadness, humor, and irony. I also liked how each part of the book had a quote like; "something somewhere, and or someone" (that is not a ...more
Jul 12, 2011 Aleyna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I'm glad that this series did NOT come out before the Cirque Du Freak because I probably wouldn't have read that one as ravenously as I did. I think I'm officially done with Darren Shan. I've read everything he's put out and the Cirque Du Freak was the only thing I really took to.
The Saga of Larten Crepsley is drawn out with large gaps in time where you don't know what happened. . . it's as if someone childishly kept a diary only when they were depressed or something.

Darren Shan I
Aaron Harris
Dec 21, 2011 Aaron Harris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ocean of Blood my Darren Shan was in my personal opinion the best that he has wrote in a long time. I read all the Cirque Du Freak books and fell in love with the aaction and the way he showed vampires. The concept of vampires being fanged and live forever doesnt make any sense and neither does the feeding method of older vampire tales. For the most part it was easy to get into especially if you read the first of this continuation of the best author of all time...Darren Shan
Aug 30, 2013 Vendea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-own, 2013
Je skvělé potkat staré známé z původní ságy v o trochu mladším provedení a zasmát se. Druhý díl byl stejně dobrý jako jednička. Zvláště konec - Shan opět nezklamal. Navíc je tu hodně Vandžy a jeho hlášek, takže neváhejte...

Nov 11, 2015 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The sea will run red...

And the story of young Larten Crepsley continues. With Birth of a Killer, this book's predecessor, there's the distinct, childlike origins that doesn't disappoint; with Ocean of Blood we move from the protagonist's formative years into his young adult/teenage years. This entry focuses heavily on the main character's future, the finding of his path.

There's also a host of characters, both old and new (if you're coming from this series' parent, The Saga of Darren Shan, then
Toni  *Reviews & Randomness*
4.5 Stars

I enjoyed this one more than Birth of a Killer and it was a very quick read for me. There was more involvement from characters we met in the Saga of Darren Shan. The book covered a large amount of time but that was good because I felt it prevented it from dragging in some places. I'm certainly intrigued to see where Larten's story goes from here as that was one heck if a cliffhanger ending, which I've come to expect from Darren over the years.
Aug 24, 2013 Jesus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
This was a great book in my opinion, much better than the first on the series, Birth of a Killer, mostly because it feels more complete as a book, it had a feeling that stuff actually happened, a climax, the other one had too much of a felling of being half a book and I think you should read them back to back, though I didn't. The need of being of such a short length hurt Birth of a Killer but because the introductions and setting up of the characters was mostly done, Ocean of Blood could hit th ...more
Dana Salman
One thing I love about books that I’m always doubtful about when it comes to movies – the sequels get better as they progress. I have to say I loved Oceans of Blood much better than the first book.

When Birth of a Killer first came out several years ago my brother and I were really excited to read it, because The Saga of Darren Shan had become our favorite book series. I’ll admit even then, though, I felt like I wouldn’t be so hyped up about the book once I’d read it, because although Mr. Crepsle
Jun 08, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a little better for me. I felt that is was a little slow until around the ending, but it was still a really great book. A lot of the characters we met in The Cirque Du Freak reappear in this book, and we come to know how Larten met them.

Larten and Wester are eager to sate their human urges so they travel with the cubs for about 20 years. Tanish has taught them how to live it up as young newly blooded vamps. They travel the world gambling, drinking, and wenching. They also make the
Mar 08, 2012 Leon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 9th-grade-books

Cirque Du Freak is an amazing series loved by many, but we don’t know Larten Crepsley’s history, and the second book in Darren Shan’s prequel The Ocean of Blood intends to change that. Picking up with Lartens years with the war packs, it manages to push your ideas of what happened immensely further. The Ocean of Blood is an amazing novel, because it creates vivid details allowing you to generate a perfect picture in your mind, makes a cliffhanging story making you want to continuously flip the
May 11, 2011 Shiku rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Larten Crepsley hat sich gemeinsam mit Wester Flack von seinem Meister Seba Nile getrennt, um mit anderen Vampiren durch die Welt zu ziehen – das war vor gut zwanzig Jahren. Die Vampire vergnügen sich mit den Damen, trinken und besuchen Kriegsplätze, um sich nach den Kämpfen an den Gefallenen zu laben – wobei sie sich nicht immer zurückhalten und den Vampyren, die ihre Opfer vollkommen aussaugen, nicht mehr allzu unähnlich sind. Irgendwann ist es Larten doch zu viel und er trennt sich von der
Aug 05, 2012 Stacie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own, series
'm not sure how to start this review. I finished the book last night and was fighting the urge to pick the next one up and read straight away, but had planned to watch a film with the other half so didn't. I still haven't as I wanted to write this review first, only problem is I don't know where to start. I've been a fan of Darren Shan for about 8 to 10 years now, I've read just about everything he's written, with the exception of a few books, and he still never ceases to amaze me.

Warning: May
Nina (Death, Books, and Tea)
You may know Crepsley from the Saga of Darren Shan (review coming one day). This is the point-the entire series is his backstory. However you don’t need to have read the Saga of Darren Shan to understand this, but it would be good if you do.
We open with Larten Crepsley, the red-headed vampire and the hero of the book, showing off at a pub. He then goes to a battlefield with some other vampires, and one of the vampires gets killed in a fight. Skip a few years. He goes to meet Evanna, the Lady of
Apr 29, 2012 Andrew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Review Taken From The Pewter Wolf

In this, the second book about the past of Larten Crepsley, Larten is away from his master, Seba Nile, and is enjoying his freedom with the Cubs - wild young vampires with a taste for mindless fun, whether that be with gambling, women, or going to be the middle of battlefields in the middle of the night and enjoying the bloodbath. But fate has plans for Larten and continues to throw his life in a spin time and time again. But by the end of the book, what kind of
Gerardo Auza
Dec 03, 2012 Gerardo Auza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book review: The saga of Larten Crepsley ocean of blood
This is the story of a man or a vampire who was blooded into the clan of the vampires, how does that sound to you. Well its not all that simple, they are not the vampires myth tells them to be. The reason why I started to read this book was from when I finished the Cirque Du Freak series that was I think 12 books long. This was the prequel to those books .The main character in this book is Larten Crepsley but in the others he was a character
Meg C
Because this book is a fantasy novel, the author’s reason for writing this book is not stated. But because I have read all thirteen books leading up to this one, I know that the author wrote this book in order to give more information about the past of one of the protagonists of his first series, Larten Crepsley. The first series of books leading up to Ocean of Blood is called the Cirque Du Freak Series. The Saga of Larten Crepsley which includes Ocean of Blood is actually a series of stories de ...more
Jan 08, 2013 Milana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Larten Crepsley is a young vampire, who, like many at their young vampire age, still don't know what they will do with their life. Larten, with a group called the cubs (Also vampires), goes outside in to the world to just have fun and not care about anything. Soon though, this begins to bore Larten, so he goes to Vampire Mountain, where most of the vampires live, and he goes to his old instructor, Seba. Seba tries to get Larten to talk to him, but it seems as though Larten has fallen into a sil ...more
Sep 20, 2016 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need-to-buy
A pretty good follow up to the first book can't wait to start the next book in the saga
Aug 31, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carrying straight on from book 1, Larten is geting used to being a vampire, but that doesn't mean he likes all that comes with it. Fed up of all the rules, training and hassle he sets off for a bit of freedom, taking Wester with him. Wester has also been turned into a Vampire by Seba Nile so the two become like brothers. They go after adventure, fun and end up drinking, fighting, chasing women and generally getting up to mischief with a group of like minded vampires known as the 'Cubs'.

I actual
Nov 28, 2012 Gabriella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“For an hour or more he was neither human nor vampire, just a howling, hungry creature of dark delights.”

Ocean of Blood is the second book in the Saga of Larten Crepsley.

Larten and Wester have cut themselves off from their master, Seba Nile, to run with the Cubs, young vampires who have not yet fully committed to the demands of the clan. They drink and womanise their way across the world, and revel in warfare.
Following the death of a friend, Larten and his blood-brother link up with Seba to
Moni Rodriguez
Nov 13, 2011 Moni Rodriguez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Larten Crepsley has de-attatched himself from his master, Seba. He and Wester and a couple of half-vampires. He decides to leave and both him and Wester go back to Vampire Mountain to find their old master, Seba Nile. Soon, while in Vampire Mountain, Wester decides to become a guard and Larten is deciding on becoming a general. Though, after a while, he decides to leave again. He meets up with fellow vampire, Vancha March. larten and Vancha meet Mika Ver- letha, and they find out he's married to ...more
I often read a Darren Shan book in October for the creepy feel and often bloody imagery the author endeavors to imbue into every page of his novels. Ocean of Blood was no different.

Larten Crepsley (Darren's Master for Cirque du Freak followers) continues on his journey to become a Vampire General, but has many set backs and detours on the way. Shan's vampires are in some ways very different from the traditional vampire worlds of Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, so that lends his stories some interest,
Al jaren kunnen jonge griezelfans niet om Darren Shan – bekend van de twaalfdelig De wereld van Darren Shan-serie en de tiendelige Demonata-serie – heen. Keer op keer weet Darren Shan een goed verhaal neer te zetten binnen zijn eigen, bedachte wereld. Ditmaal pakt hij het verhaal van Larten Crepsley – de meester van Darren Shan – op, waardoor De saga van Larten Crepsley de prequel is van De wereld van Darren Shan.

Zee van bloed
Larten en Wesley zijn door hun meester, Seba Nile, vrijgelaten om zich
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Librarian'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
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Other Books in the Series

The Saga of Larten Crepsley (4 books)
  • Birth of a Killer (The Saga of Larten Crepsley, #1)
  • Palace of the Damned (The Saga of Larten Crepsley, #3)
  • Brothers to the Death (The Saga of Larten Crepsley, #4)

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