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Darren Shan und der Fürst der Vampire (Cirque du Freak #6)

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Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan -- Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince, or is this the end of thousands of years of vampire rule? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion -- but the Saga continues ...
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Verlag der Vampire, Schneekluth (first published January 1st 2002)
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 Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Yosbe  Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ
All cool and exciting but... that ending was a little bit crazy and senseless. But he has to be "the one", right?
Victoria
Oct 21, 2011 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, vampires
I couldn't stand the ending. Why why why did that person have to die?? Why not someone else? Gosh, I really admired that character, such a pity that he/she/it had to die. Kinda sucks...

But overall the book was not too bad. The action was a little boring for me, but I liked seeing how Darren had an epiphany during it. He realised that vampaneze were just like them, they just had different beliefs. Yet, vampires would slaughter them, and take pride in it. That part of him made me see that he had r
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Domenic
Jan 07, 2011 Domenic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jordan
This book is in a series about a young boy who is blooded by a Vampire. In this book he lived in the wild with a pack of wolfs, which he bonded with in the 4th book, after he ran from his death sentence before and found out the horrible truth about his close friend Kurda Shmalt. Kurda was going to betray the clan, he plotted with his their ex- blood cousins the Vampanze. Darren came back to Vampire Mountain to stop Kurda and the Vampanze.Darren stopped there plans with the help of Seba Nile. Aft ...more
Erin (Paperbackstash) *Proud Book Hoarder*

The Vampire Prince is a step in the right direction for continued improvement. While the decisions of the council irritated me in the fifth book, and Darren’s adherence to the ridiculous trials, the plot is picking up from that cliffhanger to go in directions I like again.

Graphic and depressingly grim with some of the fight scenes, I'm glad Darren redeemed himself more in my eyes with his thoughts towards some actions that had to happen. Crepsley finally grew more courageous in the face of commo
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Ralphie
This is the 6th book of Darren's Story as a Vampire. In this book Darren has escaped his death trial. He survived a very hard road, he was swept away by a water current and he had to swim to shore. When he arrived to shore, it was extremely cold along with his clothes drenched in water. He decided to lose the clothes but this proved to make his journey even harder, but he was rescued by a pack of wolves when he did not have the energy to get back up. Darren survived and lived off the food the w ...more
Nic Echo
Dec 21, 2012 Nic Echo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nic by: Tesk
About the Book:
At the end of Trials of Death, Darren was left zooming down a raging stream to almost certain death. Obviously, he survives. Now he must return to Vampire Mountain again, where he has a sentence to be driven upon a pit of stakes, but he must face them anyway so that he can reveal to them that there is a traitor in their midst who is about to let a good chunk of vampaneze take over.

Review:
Wow! Just wow! I seriously could not put this book down and ended up finishing it in four hour
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Halida
Jul 28, 2012 Halida rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
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Samantha S.
Apr 14, 2010 Samantha S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
Dear Darran Shan,

The line "Even in death, May i be triumphed", really stood out to me because it showed that you would rather die than be saved by a traitor and that you would die with pride win against him by making him suffer your death. It amazes me of the things you managed to survive. even as a half vampire, i thought you would be burned to a crisp in the hall of flames but you proved me wrong. I think that the pointy hall thing was the easy one of the four trials you attempted.

I think you
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Elio Zebinato
Jun 13, 2015 Elio Zebinato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the previous book Darren has to escape using an escape path that nearly killed him. This book starts off at that very same path and shows how much excruciating pain Darren felt going down that path. After surviving by only a sliver he meets some of his old friends, the wolves. After being nursed back to health Darren must inform the vampires about the invasion of the vampaneze while at the same time avoid being killed by both the vampires and the vampaneze!

This book was amazing, it put the re
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Nikki May
Apr 21, 2015 Nikki May rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Siobhan
Oct 12, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Following on from where the last book ends, this one sees Darren on a mission to inform the vampires of current events.

As with every book in the series it is well written and perfectly paced, keeping you interested from start to end. I also recommend you be ready for some unexpected events (although if I say anymore, even if I was to direct you as to which emotions you’ll need to keep an eye on, I would be saying too much and giving things away).
Patryk Stypulkowski
Darren Shan has been branded a traitor among Vampires after 1 of his closest friends betray him. Stranded in the wilderness, hunted, not knowing who or what to trust, Darren must try to survive. But he is the only one who can save the entire clan, though returning may cost him his life. Will Darren save his clanmates at the cost of being murdered by them?
“The Vampire Prince” was a good book, which made good use of the cliffhanger in the last one. The book continued on with the still relatively
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Ashley Lynch
This is the first book in this series where I'm actually questioning how I feel about it.
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Sam
Feb 23, 2015 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book a 3 because it was a bit confusing for me until i kept reading and reading the pages also what was confusing to me was when he ran away home and the problem he ran away is because a friend betrayed him also he is half human and half vampire. Also when is said there friend went looking for him i was so confused like which friend is it the bad friend that betrayed him or his other friend that know hes a vampire. The good things that i like about this book is if anyone give you a q ...more
Whitney
It loathes me to give any book of Darren Shan’s a rating lower than three stars, but here it is. The Vampire Prince follows in the footsteps of Trials of Death where it takes place immediately after the preceding book. After Darren has witnessed Kurda Smahlt’s betrayal, the murder of Gavner Purl, and jumped into the river which surely would mean death for him. Now that Darren is the only one that knows of Kurda and the vampaneze he must make a tough decision: let the vampaneze attack his comrade ...more
Jesse Wyant
Mar 20, 2015 Jesse Wyant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I personally like the Cirque Du Freak series. The series gets better and better every book of the series. The sixth one is one of my favorites, it tells of how Darren's life is changing more and more since being blooded by Mr. Crepsley. The author is in my opinion one of the best that I have ever read a book from. Darren Shan and Alexander Gordon Smith are two of my favorite authors, but after reading the sixth book, Darren Shan is leading in the poles on who's the better author.

The plot of th
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Viveia94
The book carries on from when Darren Shan was falling down a huge waterfall in Trials of Death, and he must make his way back to Vampire Mountain, while avoiding Kurda Smahlt and his accomplices. He runs into a pack of wolves, Streak and Rudi - the two wolves he knew from an earlier encounter. These wolves help him make his way back to Vampire Mountain safely. He must find a way to inform the vampire princes (the leaders of the vampires) of Kurda's treachery before they crown him a fellow prince ...more
Mack Aroney
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Chris Garcia
Cirque Du Freak: Vampire Prince
BY Darren Shan
200p.
action, adventure, fantasy
exposition; darren had just rolled out of the river tunnel and was badly injured. later, a wolf named rudi found darren laying on the floor. rudi then accepted darren into there pack until he completely healed correctly.

conflicts:
kurda is a trator and is working for the vampaneze; therefore, darren must stop kurda from becoming a vampire prince. although after tumbling around a river cave, he is severely hurt. because
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Matthew
May 18, 2015 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I defy the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince,
or is this the end of vampires everywhere?




After the exceptional ending in Trials of Death, I needed more. Things left off on a precarious - of course - note, and being heavily invested, as I still am, I was freaking out. The Vampire Prince hits the mark. It's sweet - well, the ending is sweet - action-packed and full of maturity for our characters. But the strongest component of this entry is its tension. The way Shan builds and manipulates suspens
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Samantha hernandez
This book is about what happens after Darren falls into the river. Darren goes through alot of turns in the river, which insures him alot. when he finally got out of the river he took off all his clothes because they were weighing him down. after he got pout of the cave he was in bad condition.while he was limping his way through the forest he collapsed. when this happened one of the wolfs that he recognized named rudi came to help him. after rudi howled another wolf came that Darren recognized ...more
Julie Decker
Darren has failed the Trials of Death and that means he is supposed to die an honorable death, but he flees instead. He meets up with wolf pals and lives outside for a while, but some vampires search for him, he overhears a plot that makes him suspect a soon-to-be Vampire Prince of plotting against the vampires, planning to use his influence to let vampaneze (another species of vampire that drinks blood indiscriminately) come enter the mountain. Darren has to stop them, but going back and reveal ...more
Sayuri Nitta
Jul 31, 2014 Sayuri Nitta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rushaid Unia
Mar 19, 2015 Rushaid Unia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to give credit to the author for creating such a magnificant set of series which completley overwhelmed me and just blowed my mind which made me read nonstop. The plot of this book was that the main character Darren Shan had to undergo some trials, but wasn't able to complete one of them which caused the princes of Vampire Mountain to sentence him to the death. A man named Kurda who was a close friend of Darren helps Darren escape and on the way they meet a bunch of vampanzees which ...more
Casey
Mar 24, 2014 Casey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition




THE VAMPIRE PRINCE by Darren Shan is the 6th book of the series. In this saga Darren Shan is branded as a traitor, betrayed by his best friend, and hunted by the vampire clan. He has to run from a death sentence and has fallen into a river while he was running from the vampire counsel. The river sweeps him into the tunnels of vampire mountain where his good friend was and there he finds out about the two faced vampire prince and tries to warn everyone before he kills all of the elder vampires on
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Carien
Oct 18, 2015 Carien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series keeps being entertaining.

After the cliffhanger ending of the last book this books starts with some suspenseful scenes. Darren is fighting for his life.

The story then changes pace and slows down for a bit, before speeding up again to cool action.

There are some surprising events in this book I must say. Several times the story took a turn I hadn't expected. There also were some things I could see coming from miles away though, but it didn't annoy me.

What I did realize when reading this
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Ahmad Sharabiani
دارن در چهارمین آزمون شکست میخورد. او نگران مجازاتی است که برایش در نظر خواهن گرفت، دارن متوجه میشود یکی از دوستانش به قبیله اشباح خیانت کرده، اگر خائن رسوا نشود، قبیله از بین میرود و اگر دیگران را خبر کند خود باید در انتظار مجازات مرگ باشد. ا. شربیانی
Milagro Adom
Jan 22, 2015 Milagro Adom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vampire prince

This story is the 6th book of the Cirque du freak series
it was really exciting and frustrating at the same time. In this book Darren had failed the trials of initiation so he was sentenced to death but he tried to run away with a friend named Kurda. But he was actually a traitor so he comes back after nearly dying and tells on Kurda. But then they have big war with vampaneze which are like vampires but they kill humans. And also they have red hair and they are purple after the wa
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Bumblebeebookworm
Dec 29, 2014 Bumblebeebookworm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Librarian's note: Also writes under the name D.B. Shan.

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 Demonata series, as well as some stand-alone books, and a series o
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Other Books in the Series

Cirque du Freak (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1)
  • The Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, #2)
  • Tunnels of Blood (Cirque Du Freak, #3)
  • Vampire Mountain (Cirque Du Freak, #4)
  • Trials of Death (Cirque Du Freak, #5)
  • Hunters of the Dusk (Cirque Du Freak, #7)
  • Allies of the Night (Cirque du Freak, #8)
  • Killers of the Dawn (Cirque Du Freak, #9)
  • The Lake of Souls (Cirque Du Freak, #10)
  • Lord of the Shadows (Cirque Du Freak, #11)

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