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Lord of the Shadows (Cirque du Freak #11)

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所有一切,都必須臣服在暗黑之王的陰影下!
達倫轉過身,發現一大片有許多巨大蟾蜍的荒原,黑豹不停發出嘶嘶的低吼聲,遠處的城市在一片烈焰中燒成灰燼,一朵朵蘑菇狀的黑煙和火焰直竄空中。他突然在浪潮的上空看見一條龍在盤旋,長長的身體閃著亮光,身軀上的鱗片散發著一種駭人的美感。

最不可思議的是,牠的背上竟有一個不停閃現的黑色人影,咯咯咯發出有如惡魔般的笑聲,邪惡中帶著嘲弄的意味。達倫轉身面對黑色人影,朝他吼著:『你這個惡魔,有膽就下來跟我一較高下!』

黑色人影卻只是冷笑幾聲,伸出手朝火焰浪潮揮去,那火浪突然朝達倫打了下來,使得達倫的臉上燃燒著熾熱的火焰,肺中充滿鮮血,但是,最讓達倫害怕的卻是,在被黑暗吞噬前,達倫看了一眼暗黑之王,卻看見了自己的臉……
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Published July 31st 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Cory After many years and many battles all over the earth, vampire Darren Shan is going home to old ghosts and new nightmares. But when he gets back, he…moreAfter many years and many battles all over the earth, vampire Darren Shan is going home to old ghosts and new nightmares. But when he gets back, he realizes his world is going to hell. Past enemies await. Scores must be settled. Destiny looks certain to destory him, and mankind is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night.......
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Azadeh sharifi
Oct 26, 2014 Azadeh sharifi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نوجوانی... نوجوانی... آن روزهایی که رفتند گاهی که می آیند سر می زنند
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Emily
Dec 03, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is just full of twists and shocking and tragic circumstances!
In this book, Darren and Harkat are traveling with the Cirque du Freak when the Cirque ends up back in Darren's hometown. Of course, he wants to see how the town has changed and how his family and friends are doing, but he is unsure of how involved with them he should be.

SPOILERS
Of course, Steve manages to show up in this book, and it is revealed that he has a son. I was not surprised to learn who the boy's mother was (An
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Saeed
Jul 03, 2016 Saeed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اگر نمیتوانید. جلد. قبلی را بخوانید. ، ازین کتاب شروع کنید. ، خلاصه ی. ابتدای ان بسیار. عالی است ...more
Siobhan
Oct 12, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drawing close to the ending of an amazing series, numerous questions are answered in this book.

Back in his home town Darren is faced with old friends and old enemies alike. With more twists and turns added into this book it is next to impossible to put down, leaving you to read on to the final instalment instantly. Whilst a lot of things come out in the open there are still those unanswered questions which can only be found out through finishing the series.
Patryk Stypulkowski
Darren Shan is approaching his final showdown with the Vampaneze Lord. The hunters will be pit against the Lord and his most loyal servants. Only one side will remain unscthaed, and the victor will become a horror…
“Lord of the Shadows” is the second to last book in the Cirque du Freak series, and begins to wrap up the story. There is lot’s to enjoy. The book successfully takes elements from the previous books and touches on them, which wasn’t something some of the previous books did well. The
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Whitney
Two years later, and the War of Scars is still going on, yet Darren hasn’t been attending to his princely duties. While still travelling with the Cirque du Freak, Darren and the circus travel to Darren’s original home town where he’d still lived as a vampire. But something sinister is afoot; Darren and Harkat can feel it. There’s Steve and the vampaneze to worry about, and now Darren has to worry about this mysterious future Lord of the Shadows, who may very well be him!

Plot

The end is near with
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Gabriela Murrieta
Nov 30, 2014 Gabriela Murrieta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lord of the Shadows by Darren Shan is the 11th book out of 12 books in the series. This book made me want to finish the series. It really made up for the 10th book, which wasn't as great, and gave excitement. There was also action and unexpected things that could suprise the reader. Darren Shan's way of writing, leaving you in a cliffhanger throughout the book, would make someone keep on reading until the end of the series and could even persuade you to read other books by him. This book is base ...more
Julie Decker
After his bizarre trip with Harkat into the land of the Lake of Souls, Darren returns to the Cirque du Freak--a place with such history for him--but without his mentor, Mr. Crepsley, he travels around with the circus, headed by Mr. Tiny. When the Cirque arrives in his old hometown, he wishes for reunion with those who think he's dead, but the possibility of leading the vampaneze to his loved ones makes this too risky. But there is one reunion he won't be able to avoid: a clash between him and hi ...more
Kat  Hooper
Jun 09, 2014 Kat Hooper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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
Dec 21, 2012 Nic Echo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nic by: Tesk
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
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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
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Wickedshizuku
Feb 01, 2016 Wickedshizuku rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire fans, Demonata fans, Neil Gaiman fans, Brom fans, Horror fans, Young men
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: Goodreads
When I finished this book I was biting my nails to get the next one. I was constantly devouring Darren Shan's words every waking moment when I bought this series. Not only is he a brilliant writer; he is a master of terror.

The book starts off a little slow compared to the Lake of Souls, Book 10, did. Also I had gotten confused for a minute because I was also reading Shan's Wolf Island in the Demonata series. (excellent as well!) I'm honestly living some of the situation Darren does. Coming back
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Krizz Dragneel
Feb 04, 2015 Krizz Dragneel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me siento en estado zombie después de terminar este libro, casi nada para ser una carnicería.

First Mr. Crepsley and now Mr. Tall , why??? Oh my dear Shancus
Alberto
Jul 27, 2014 Alberto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aunque sospechaba lo que se revela al final, como quiera me sorprendió. Sin duda, este libro es uno de mis favoritos de la saga
Cosmo Polke
Oct 28, 2014 Cosmo Polke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eileen H
Jan 18, 2013 Eileen H rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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angharad mair
Feb 05, 2016 angharad mair rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Raven
May 30, 2008 Raven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Henry Hull
Jan 06, 2014 Henry Hull rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Bumblebeebookworm
Feb 18, 2015 Bumblebeebookworm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tute
Dec 21, 2008 Tute rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
So, that happened. Series getting crazier it seems but you can't help but what to know what happens. Guess we have one more book left then? Sad to see it end.
Kraipob Waengsothorn
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! THE PLOT TWIST IS KILLING ME!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY?! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve, you scum! How dare you! How dare you kill Shancus, he had nothing to do with it! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. Mr.Tall. I hate the fact that he was killed off. So many good characters getting killed! And also, why Annie, why? Why did you had a kid with Steve?! Of all the people you could've lost your virginity to, you chose this scum? You were 16! What, did he rape ...more
Hailey Madelyn
May 28, 2014 Hailey Madelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Book Blooger  Reviews
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
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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
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Zoë
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Matthew
Jul 03, 2016 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm on the verge of self-destruction.

But I won't go down alone...




The first entry in the series to break the 5/5 run. Lord of the Shadows doesn't quite match up to its predecessors, but it's still a damn fine instalment. The mini-trilogies within the series so far have been cohesive, but this set feels a little off. The things it gets right: Fantastic. The things it doesn't: Leaves the reader a little conflicted. Overall, though, it adequately sets up what's to be a fitting finale. The cliffhange
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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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Cirque du Freak (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • 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)
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“Leave him alone!" Debbie shouted.
"Shut up, please, or I'll kill you," Mr Tiny replied.”
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