Allies of the Night (Cirque du Freak #8)
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
I'm also really irritated with how all plot holes get plugged by "Mr. Tiny did that. God knows why he did it. He just did ... because he is destiny and he can." I realize that world-building on such a large scale must make for complex plots, which are hard to hand ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Who enrolled him in the school ...more
First of all, the characters are very interesting. For example, the main character, Darren Shan, was very concerned about his l ...more
Mr. Crepsley, Harkat, and Darren returned to Mr. Crepsley's home city where there had been many bodies found dead and drained of blood. While there, Darren was reunited with not one, not two, but THREE people from previous books.
A truancy officer finds Darren and tells him he must attend school or else the police will get involved. At school he runs into his one a ...more
It has been 20 years since Darren joined the vampires. He’s in a town called Mahler’s, it is his teachers home town ever since he was born. It is a quiet town that’s off the map with not very many people. But has a history with terrible things that go bump in the night.
He has to face many old friend/enemies. And he has to have the life of his friends and the life of his girlfriend(external). And on ...more
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 ...more
I think it is a great fantasy book.
I recommend it. I also recommend the other parts of the series.
Even more complicated is Steve Leopard is ...more
The book in itself is a good read, the entire series so far is great. I gave it a four because it is good andim being unbias. If i was to be bias I would give it a 3. Like Vampire mountain it goes into story building so not much happens and there is a lot of explaining to move on the story and a lot of unwanted explainign of things that happened in earlier books, which were also explained then. So it gre ...more
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