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Allies of the Night (Cirque du Freak #8)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  19,670 Ratings  ·  395 Reviews
Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and vampaneze killer, is obliged to attend school! But homework is the least of Darren's problems. Bodies are piling up. Time is running out. And the past is catching up with the hunters fast!
Published April 1st 2006 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Jan 04, 2015 Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The hunt for the Vampaneze Lord continues.

Darren and his team of Vampaneze hunters return to Larten Crepsley's home town when they learn that murder victims with all the blood drained from them are piling up. Suddenly, an inspector shows up at their hotel wondering why, after they had enrolled Darren in school, he is not attending and that if he does not begin at once the police would have to get involved. So not only does Darren have to hunt vampaneze, he's got to finish his homework first. T

Kavita Ramesh
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Jul 15, 2015 Negin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هممم ویراست این جلدم تمومید 0_0
حقیقتاً مشخصه ک ارباب کیه. یه مشت خر دور هم جمع شدن:|
خو عاخه هاااا:|
از پیشگفتار های دارن خوشم نمیاد
همینجوری فقط حرف میزنه خیی سریع هم میگه. ینی اگه یکی یادش نبود داستانو هیچ حسی پیدا نمیکرد..:|
Allies of the Night is the eight book in the Cirque du Freak series. While Darren, Mr. Crepsley, and Harkat are still searching for the Lord of the Vampaneze, mysterious killings bring them back to Mr. Crepsley's home town. But something suspicious is going on. The only thing is, will our heroes figure it out before it's too late?


Let’s be real: the plot is being drawn out and spread too thin. The whole vampire/vampaneze war is interesting. So is the quest to find and kill the Lord of the Vam
Oct 11, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book contains the reappearance of many past characters, all of whom develop much more. Some of which you will fall in love with and others who you will grow to hate or at least dislike for their motives (yet I am not going to say which characters).

Continuing on with their mission against the Vampaneze, more twists occur which leave you wanting more. Another action packed book in the series, leaving you on the edge of your seat and unable to put the book down.
May 06, 2016 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-books
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Darren and Larten Crepsley went to Mr. Crepsley's hometown to investigate if Vampaneze had set up territories there. Darren was discovered by the police and forced to attend school. People were killed at night and Crepsley and Darren investigated. Darren's English teacher at school is Debbie, his old girlfriend from Tunnels of Blood. Larten Crepsley had to go back to Vampire Mountain again for Paris's funeral. Darren encounters a Vampaneze with a hook and unknown mask wrapped around his face. Da ...more
May 21, 2014 Erik rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erik 7-1

I have to say that this book was kind of disappointing. It was too much like all of the other stories in the series, and to tell the truth, I think it's getting too repetitive. As always, there's evil Vampanese and Darren the Vampire has to defeat them to save the day, as usual. This series seems to just go on and on and on without any point after a while.

I can't say I don't like the writing style though. I love the way Darren Shan (the author) writes about his characters and the way t
Oct 02, 2014 Cary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darren Shan now has to go to a school, he is a man now, but looks like a kid because of his vampire blood. He wanted to go to the city so he can kill the Vampaneze lord, since Mr.Tiny told them to follow their heart, so they went to Mr.Crepsley old town. He was a sleep one morning and he heard a knock on the hotel door. It was a director from a school, they made Darren have to go to school. But, Darren didn't get mad at where he had to go because he had his ex girlfriend as the english teacher! ...more
Patryk Stypulkowski
Darren Shan, a part of an Elite Vampire Squad meant to kill off the Vampaneze, is confronted with a pressing issue: school. While setting up base in a city where the Vampaneze have been known to be active, Darren Shan is noticed by the police and is forced to attend school. But there are other problems, and as bad as it seems, school is only a hinderance…
This was one of my two least favorite books in the series. While it tried to return to the old theme of not fitting in while keeping the fee
Henry Hull
Jan 06, 2014 Henry Hull rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The name of this book should be Deja vu'.

Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley, and Harket Mulds travel to Crepsely's home town where they hope to find the Lord of the Vampaneze. To their surprise, they learn that Darren has been enrolled at some prep school. Sensing a trap, they decide to spring it by having Darren attend. While there, he discovers that his teacher is none other than Debbie Hemlock, his girlfriend from the third book, who is all grown up now. This isn't the only blast from the past, howeve

So we learn who the Lord of the Vampaneze is, but that's pretty much all. :/

I just don't think anything happened in most of this book. Darren wasted so much time in school. What was the point of that, even? Who cares? He's in the middle of a war for his species! He's their prince! And he has to sit through school? What? That's just dumb. And Debbie. Groan. I never liked her. She's a waste of time. And she just butted into their attack then ruined it for them because she was too weak. Never going
May 11, 2014 Chappy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
ok so ill be the first to admit that the start of this book didnt have me hooked, out of all things to happen on this quest i doubted very much it would begin with young Darren Shan having to enrol in high school and go to classes, this was a twist that i really didnt think the series needed.
However, as it managed to progress the story line, ill be the first to admit that it worked, not as exciting as a vampire prince travelling the world and seeing new things but given how the story line panne
Nov 04, 2009 Evan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Darren is a half-vampire traveling with Mr. Crepesley. (Mr. Crepesley is a full-vampire) and a little person named Harkat Mulds. They are trying to complete their task of killing the Vampanese lord, that ends up being Darren's friend from when he was human, Steve. When they face off against Steve, he gets away.

I think it is a great fantasy book.

I recommend it. I also recommend the other parts of the series.

Feb 07, 2010 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult-gems
I truly adore this series! Try as I might, I continue to make predictions as I read and by the end of the book I realize my wildest guesses cannot come close to the plot twists Shan writes. If you haven't started this series yet, you need to!
May 19, 2016 Aurora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I think working together in this book is great, They are following their hearts to defeat the lord of vampaneze with some reasons........
Ahmad Sharabiani
بازگشت به مدرسه، پیدا کردن جنایتکاران خون آشامی که در تاریکی شب انسان های بی گناه را می کشند، یافتن ارباب شبه واره ها و ... ا. شربیانی
Sep 09, 2013 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
OHMYGOD SO MANY GOOD PLOT TWISTS IN THIS! My love for this series still hasn't changed. Probably one of the best Vampire series I've ever read! I AM SO PISSED BECAUSE OF THE ENDING THOUGH!!!!
Sep 13, 2016 Pobes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Great character. Great villain. Great plot twist. Dam that vegetarian turn meat eating vamapaneze wannabe Reggie Veggie! BTW, cover scares the crap out of me.
Jan 27, 2012 Vendea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Steve Leonard is Back! Yay! Better and better...

Apr 30, 2012 Amin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
داستان در این کتاب کند پیش میره و خیلی رو اعصاب خواننده هست .
Hannah H
Jul 04, 2016 Hannah H rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a way I saw the plot twist coming but it still surprised me! AND WHY THE CLIFFHANGER???
Ty The Guy
Jan 21, 2017 Ty The Guy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Indecision is the source of chaos."

-Paris Skyle

Imagine you are a vampire, and you can't give your true identity to anyone. Now add school on top of that, in which you don't know a single thing anyone is talking about. You haven't been to school in 13 years! Everyone is making fun of you because you are weird. But that is just the start of it, you are in a cold-blooded with evil vampires known only as, the Vampaneze! You are on the search for one known as the Vampaneze Lord. There is only a lim
Jun 14, 2015 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The past is catching up with me...

Allies of the Night is full of twists, turns, doubt and confusion; all blended together to make a phenomenal imagination soup. It's also the entry of reunions, and trust me, they're awesome! The blurb came at me from the side. Darren, back at school? It filled me with both anticipation, and hesitation. The latter because plunging the story back into a normalised setting could slow down the pace, and the former because, if it works, it could be a cutting contrast
Margaret Chadwick
This is the eighth book in the Cirque Du Freak series. I bought all twelve of the books in the Cirque Du Freak series at a local second hand shop. These books cost 99p and come on a buy one get one free offer. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to continue on with the series. The further into the series I read the more action there is and the more I am drawn into these books. I would highly recommend these books to anyone with an interest in paranormal and young adult books. I am sure th ...more
This was my least favorite one in the series. This one starts with Darren being forced to go school, which I thought was dumb and pointless. It was interesting to see some old characters return (some much more than others). (view spoiler) But more than anything this one felt incomplete and just e ...more
Reni Hanifah
Baiklah saatnya menulis review yang sedikit layak hahaha.

Jadi, kayaknya aku bakal melanggar niat buat baca box 3 Darren Shan akhir taun depan aja. Aku menikmati baca seri ini, tapi nggak segitu ngebetnya buat tau akhir cerita. Box 1 (buku #1-#4) aku baca akhir tahun lalu, dan box 2 (#5-#8) akhir tahun ini. Sebenernya novel ini enak banget ya buat menuh-menuhin reading challenge kalo lagi ketinggalan banyak di akhir tahun *licik* tapi ternyata aku nyerah deh. Ending Allies of the Night ini ngegan
Anika Eibe
Oct 29, 2016 Anika Eibe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Still greatly entertained, but this book could have been left out. The wish for 4x trilogies seems to have overshadowed the story, and that make this book weak.
But I still continued to the next book, and as am I said, still greatly entertained.
Isaac Anderson
Oct 31, 2016 Isaac Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allies of the night is a very good book. Darren gets in a bit of trouble, but is saved by a very unexpected visitor. Making some connections with Darren and the gang. Also picking up a couple 1 more, Darren, Mr. Crepsley, and Harkat continue their journey to find the Vampeneze lord.
Nov 01, 2016 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I breezed through this one...glad Darren is starting to have a 4real love interest. onto the next one.
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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

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)
  • The Vampire Prince (Cirque Du Freak, #6)
  • Hunters of the Dusk (Cirque Du Freak, #7)
  • Killers of the Dawn (Cirque Du Freak, #9)
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“Indecision is the source of chaos."

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