Lord of the Shadows (Cirque Du Freak, #11)
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Lord of the Shadows (Cirque Du Freak #11)

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"All must fall to the Lord of the Shadows," Steve said softly. "This is my world now, Darren."
Darren Shan is going home - and his world is going to hell. Old enemies await. Scores must be settled. Destiny looks certain to destroy him, and the world is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night...
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Little, Brown Young Readers (first published June 7th 2004)
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Jeff_§of2014
This is the 11th book of 12 in the saga of vampires and how Darren lives his daily life as one. In this book, old friends are back for revenge, when Darren vowed to be a half vampire, he also had to leave behind his family, his friends, his town, everything. Darren soon adapted to this life-style by meeting vampires like himself and others much older than him. One of his friends, Steve, is back for revenge. Darren was a traitor to Steve and went with Mr. Crepsley, his mentor, than go with Steve...more
Nic Echo
Warning! The summary for this book contains spoilers for those who have not read its prior counterparts. In other words, there are no spoilers for this particular book, just the ones before it. The review itself is, for the most part, spoiler free, however.

About the Book:

Darren returns to his home town, ready for the ultimate showdown with Steve Leonard, the Vampaneze Lord. Meanwhile, Darren is worrying about the prediction Evanna told him. In The Lake of Souls, Darren and Harkat find out that t...more
Anthony Guo
Lord of the Shadows
by Darren Shan

In this fantasy book, it is really interesting. They have a different aspect of the vampires. Unlike many other vampire books, it was vampires that were evil and they seek blood, and they kill their victims. But in this series, they have a new race of vampires. It wasn't the vampires who have been killing their victims when they drink blood from them, it was the vampaneze who drain blood dry from their victims.
I love this book because it is different from other...more
Alberto
Aunque sospechaba lo que se revela al final, como quiera me sorprendió. Sin duda, este libro es uno de mis favoritos de la saga
Eileen H
Do you trust your friends? Well Darren docent after Steve his best friend try's to kill him!
Evanna is a witch that can see the future and is warning him that he is to become an evil monster that will destroy the earth! Darren is set of to find a loop hole. Sometimes I feel like a monster ready to destroy the earth, but that's just me. Darren has come across Steve and is trying to rule the world and once again Darren is stuck in the middle.

Book By: Darren Shan
Fantasy Literature
Lord of the Shadows is the penultimate book in Darren Shan’s CIRQUE DU FREAK series. If you haven’t read the previous books, but plan to, I recommend that you don’t read this review until you’ve read them, for I will certainly spoil the plot for you.

Darren Shan’s adventures in the vampire world began when he made a series of bad mistakes. First he stole money from his parents and snuck out of the house to visit the Cirque du Freak, an illegal traveling circus. Then he stole a poisonous spider fr...more
Raven
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Henry Hull
I love it when stories end in the same place where they began. The countdown for Armageddon starts in Lord of the Shadows.

Several years after the events of the last book, Darren travels with the Cirque Du Freak to his hometown. There he reunites with an old friend of his from the first book, Tom Jones who is now a world famous soccer player. Tom isn't the only old face that Darren meets though; Steve "Leopard" Leonard, Gannen Harst, R.V., and Morgan James return to menace Darren again as well as...more
Tute
nah lebih seru nih....ternyata Annie adiknya Darren nikah sama Steven Leopard dan punya anak!! Ini yang diharapkan dari dulu, kejadian di masa lalu masih akan terus di amsa datang...Ok!
Erika
I felt so nostalgic when I found this book. I read earlier parts of the series when I was younger. I found this book enjoyable.

Plot was good; it was nice for Darren and Harkat join Cirque Du Freak again, especially after The Lake of Souls. Lord of the Shadows gets the feeling for "beginning of the end". This books gets you really anxious to read the next part of the series.

Problem with the book is that it's quite bland and doesn't left you much to say. Even though it has a good plot and it fits...more
Hailey Madelyn
An addicting story that wont let you go until you finish them all. Don't open this book unless you're ready to finish it within the hour. I enjoy the fact that each book was on the smaller scale, allowing them to easily be read in one sitting. Unfortunately, it also meant it was a pain to have to wait an entire evening to go back to the store and pick up the next two or three in the series. Author Darren Shan shows he has what it takes to write a compelling story brimming with suspense and horro...more
 Sammie
this book took me by surprise. from the way it started i believed that it would just be about Darren finding out more about the Lord of the Shadows and not meeting steve again. But then James killed Mr Tall! he was my favorite character AND i never placed him as Mr. Tinys son! then heartless evil steve killed poor Shancus i mean talk about a twisted gut feeling ending! not to say that Steve is Annies lover..or is he???
Darren Shan had me on this book.. every turn of the page i was gasping or wait...more
Zulma
Can't wait to read he last one in he series. Awesome story.
Reetta Saine
Friikkisirkuksen viimeiset osat jäivät odottamaan juuri sitä - sarjan viimeisiä osia. Nyt ne on mukava ahmaista peräkkäin.

Monta vuotta vinkkaussuosikkina ja taattuna lukuhoukuttimena pysynyt sarja astelee kunnialla kohti loppuaan. Kohtuullisen monimutkainen juoni on yhdentoista osan aikana vienyt moneen suuntaan, ja yksinkertaiset moraalipohdinnat ovat muuttuneet vuosien varrella aikuisuuteenkin liittyviksi odotuksiksi - ehkä se uhkaava maailmanloppukin vähän vaikuttaa romaanien tylyyteen.

Synkky...more
Kat  Hooper
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

Lord of the Shadows is the penultimate book in Darren Shan’s CIRQUE DU FREAK series. If you haven’t read the previous books, but plan to, I recommend that you don’t read this review until you’ve read them, for I will certainly spoil the plot for you.

Darren Shan’s adventures in the vampire world began when he made a series of bad mistakes. First he stole money from his parents and snuck out of the house to visit the Cirque du Freak, an illegal traveling cir...more
Becky
Things are coming together and getting very dramatic. This Penultimate book and it's all getting very exciting.

Darren is back where it all started in his home town, crossing old faces and having to deal with old demons from his past. Family, friends, community, things have moved on without him but others have stayed the same.

And then everything around him turns to chaos as his fight against the Vampire Lord starts to get even more messy.

The whole series has been building up to this finale and...more
Viveia94
Along with the Cirque Du Freak, Darren Shan returns to his home town, the place where it all began. While the Cirque Du Freak rests at an old abandoned football stadium, Darren walks through his old home. after spotting his sister, Annie, living a happy life with her son, Darren decides not to disturb them. One night before the freak show starts a boy shows up hoping to get a ticket to attend the freak show. The boy, Darius, asks many question and leaves Harkat and Darren curious. After meeting...more
Ralphie
This is the 11th book of 12 in the saga of vampires and how Darren lives his daily life as one. In this book, old friends are back for revenge, when Darren vowed to be a half vampire, he also had to leave behind his family, his friends, his town, everything. Darren soon adapted to this life-style by meeting vampires like himself and others much older than him. One of his friends, Steve, is back for revenge. Darren was a traitor to Steve and went with Mr. Crepsley, his mentor, than go with Steve...more
Mayra Martinez
In this 11th book in the series, Darren and his companions return to his home city while traveling with the Cirque Du Freak. While they camp at an old abandoned football stadium, Darren decides to go for a walk to visit his old neighborhood and school. He visits his old house and sees that his sister is now living their with her son. He leaves them alone to not disturb them. When he returns to the Cirque, he and Harkat find a little boy who is "intruding" to watch the performes. This little boy...more
Ash
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Domenic
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Michelle. D.
I first want to talk about the cover.
Doesn't the person on it remind you of Avatar?
And that circle that says "Cirque du Freak" on it? Total waste.

Anyway,
omg. OMG! OOOOOOOHHHHHH EEEMMMMMMM GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Didn't you just want to, like, brutally murder Steve at the end of the book!?!?!?!
I was just screaming at the book and walking around saying 'oh my gawd'.
Steve is such a douche-bag! He's so scummy you just love to hate him. And I mean full on hate.
So from now on, I am going to refer to him...more
Nerya
Čím ďalej sa v príbehu posúvame, čím viac sa približujeme ku koncu tejto ságy, tým viac napätia, hrôzy, videní, zabíjania a upírov sa na nás valí. To všetko je jedným veľkým plus, ktoré Vám nedovolí sa od posledných kníh odtrhnúť, ani keby ste mali umrieť od hladu, alebo by Vám mal prasknúť močový mechúr. Prednášky, neprednášky, musela som sa rýchlo vrhnúť na jedenáste pokračovanie, aby som sa ešte viac priblížila ku koncu.

Musím už teraz priznať, že mi bude smutno a že by som sa najradšej s Dar...more
chucklesthescot
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Maggie Ingles
The Lord of the Shadows is about a half-vampire named Darren Shan.Darren is a guy who I think is loving and sweet, he will do what needs to be done for anyone. Darren is a good friend, althought Darren gets put into some traps from being too nice sometimes it still does not keep him from being nice. Darren returns to his hometown and realizes that it is true that things change over time. Darren even sees his sister whom he hasn’t seen since he was just a kid. There are many new characters that c...more
Gabriella
Book 11 of The Saga Of Darren Shan. Darren's going home. Back to where everything started. The town's changed a lot in the years that he's been away -- but then, so has Darren.

Plagued by nightmares of what the future seems to hold, Darren feels uneasy revisiting the place where he was re-born as a child of the night, as though the universe (as though destiny) is plotting to throw something very nasty at him on the streets of his old home.

It is.


The race to the end... it makes me sad.

I really hate...more
Daniyal Imran
Cirque Du Freak Lord of the Shadows

*SPOILER ALERT*

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Jenn
Darren Shan is headed to his original hometown to travel withe the cirque du freakshow. He spots his sister with a baby who will be his nephew though he doesn't approach them. His childhood friend Tommy tells him she had a rough life getting pregnant at 16. Tommy is a world famous soccer goalie who was killed by RV and James Morgan. Mr. Tall was killed by them also. We found out that Mr. Destiny was his father and Evanna was his sister. Darren was told that if he kills Steve and becomes lord of...more
Emily Kilcar
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!In this book Darren visits home. He is staying at the cirque du freak and decides to check out his home town. It brings back get rest memories for him. Then he visits the most important thing of all...... His home. A teenager told Darren that the parents that live in there moved away. She said that moved away because of the loss of their son (Darren). Debbie still lives there. She has a little kid. She got pregnant when she was only 16 it was hard for her. Her mam an...more
R. Maryana
"Jadi akhirnya aku meninggalkannya dan berjalan pergi dengan cepat, melewati jalanan kampung halamanku, kembali ke rumahku yang asli--Cirque Du Freak. Dan dalam setiap langkah sepi dan menyakitkan yang kuambil di sepanjang jalan itu, aku menangis pedih."

Di saat Darren menangis, aku justru merasa hampa. Membayangkan diri ini ada di posisinya. Air mataku menggenang tapi tertahankan. Aku justru menangis di tempat yang lebih baik tidak kusebutkan di malam sepi pukul sebelas, kematian orang yang gak...more
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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...more
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