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Allies of the Night (Cirque du Freak #8)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  15,557 ratings  ·  297 reviews
Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and "vampaneze" killer, faces his worst nightmare yet--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.
Mass Market Paperback, 209 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Little, Brown Young Readers (first published January 1st 2002)
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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
Henry Hull
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
I read this book much faster than any of the others in the series so far(I read it within a day)... I could not put it down!

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
Julie Decker
Darren, Harkat, and Mr. Crepsley are searching for the Vampanese Lord so they can kill him before he brings the fall of the Vampire Clan. They will only have a limited number of chances to kill him, and they have no way of knowing when they blew it. But then they come to Mr. Crepsley's hometown from when he was human, and murders have been happening there. Because of the nature of the murders, Crepsley believes the murderer is vampaneze, and as they search for the culprit, Darren attends school ...more
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
Dylan Smidt
I picked this book because it was the next one in the series, and because they're all good books.
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
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
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.

Fantasy Literature
In Allies of the Night, the eighth book in Darren Shan’s CIRQUE DU FREAK series, Darren, Mr. Crepsley and Harkat return to Mr. Crepsley’s hometown to investigate the vampaneze activity there. This is the city we visited many years ago in the third book, Tunnels of Blood, where Darren met his first and only girlfriend, Debbie. Darren still has the body of a young teenager so when he gets to the city, he is discovered by the authorities and forced to go to school (Very Unlikely Event #1). He agree ...more
Dwayne Small
I read some reviews here that gave out major spoilers, which I dont think is cool but anyway.

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
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!
While planning and living their life in Vampire Mountain they find out of a great danger in the city where Mr. Crepsley once lived and found out that there were 11 people found drained of blood and they set out on their quest not knowing the dangers in the city. Upon reaching the city they find out Darren must go to the last place he thought about going to, school. This is a good book continuing the Cirque Du Freak series, however the books is getting predictable. It is becoming repetitive how t ...more
Chelsea Gouin
It's been awhile since I read the previous Cirque Du Freak, so I was a little rusty on the story thus far. I was surprised to learn 13 years had passed in the story already! Darren is now a man trapped in a boys body. Perhaps it was because I spent such long intervals in-between the series, but a lot of old faces cropped back up in this one that I just don't remember. I still stand by what I said in a review of an earlier book, that these books are too short and 3 could be made into one novel. S ...more
Sep 10, 2013 Dan rated it 5 of 5 stars
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!!!!
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
Vendea Eclee
Steve Leonard is Back! Yay! Better and better...

Alvianti Fajarsari
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Allies of the Night follows on from 7 with Darren, Harkart and Mr Crepsely continuing their search for the vampaneze lord. They are following their heart as Mr Tiny told them to and have returned to the town Mr Crepsely lived when he was human. However they are met by a surprise visitor. Someone has set Darren up and he has to return to school. They decide it would be best for him to go and when Mr Crespley is called back to vampire mountain after some sad news it gives him something to do. It i ...more
When I read the synopsis of this book I groaned a little, in the middle of a vampire war, Shan is sent to school? Surely not, but I'm so far into this series I did not want to give up, so I put my hesitations to one side and dived in. And I'm glad I did because it actually works quite well, it opens the way for some old characters to make a re-appearance.

As dead bodies keep turning up in Crepsley's old home town, the group head back there to try and catch the Vampaneze responsible but they run i
Paul Eckert
Darren, Harkat, and Crepsley have returned to Mr. Crepsley’s hometown to investigate a series of murders that seem to be the work of the vampaneze. While in town, Darren runs into a few people from his past.

For the first time, the difference in Darren’s age and his appearance catch up with him. By this time he’s actually about twenty-eight years old, but he only looks about fifteen. The strange thing is, I don’t notice any difference in his narration between twenty-eight year-old self and his f
David Sof 2014
Allies of the night is the 8th best selling book series Cirque Du freak by Darren shan. I this book a school inspectors ring a bell on Darren's hotel room and tells him he needs to take highschool. He knows someone had set this up but not completly sure who. when he first joined people made fun of him but he saved a boy life richard tih his vampire powers caught him before he fell down. After that when he goes to english hes teacher was Darren's ex girl friend Debbie! it was a shock he thought h ...more
This book is the 8th book in Daran Shan's Cirque Du Freak saga. In this series he assumes the role of an assistant of Mr. Crepsley, a full vampire who was greatly respected among his kind. In this book Darren had a meeting with the representatives of schools, the representative tells him he needs to go to school. He believes that a 14 year old should not be missing out on an education. But because it was the morning, Mr. Crepsley was fast asleep so Darren had to convince the man himself. After a ...more
This book is the 8th book in Daran Shan's Cirque Du Freak saga. In this series he assumes the role of an assistant of Mr. Crepsley, a full vampire who was greatly respected among his kind. In this book Darren had a meeting with the representatives of schools, the representative tells him he needs to go to school. He believes that a 14 year old should not be missing out on an education. But because it was the morning, Mr. Crepsley was fast asleep so Darren had to convince the man himself. After ...more
Darren Shan, a vampire, is trying to hunt down a race called the vampaneze before they destroy the world. But he is accidently placed in school because he looks so young. But he can't think about homework, because he knows time is running out. He must face the vampaneze once again, to stop them from accomplishing their goal.

I can relate myself to Darren. There is a lot going on in Darren's life. Its hard to think about school when his enemies could be trying to kill him. For me, it is tough to g
El bintang
baca buku ini kerna disaranin teman yang brasa maximum ride (yang ke 4?) menjemukan. Uhm...mungkin kerna bacanya langsung dari buku ke 8 jadi feelnya nggak dapet.

tapi kalo bisa membandingkan dengan buku serial yang lain, semisal buku trudi cannavan ato harpot ato bahkan bukunya kho ping ho (1 seri bisa 6-8 buku saku. yang saya maksud seri yg berbeda) rasanya jauh banget. Maksudnya, buku-buku tersebut tidak saya baca urut tapi feel bahwa buku yang saya baca tersebut punya crita yang bisa dibaca
I vacillated between giving this book 4 stars or 3 and since Goodreads doesn't let you give half stars (at least, I haven't figured out how to do so if they do) I chose to give it 3 instead.

Summary: Vampire prince and "vampaneze" killer Darren Shan faces his worst nightmare yet--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.

What I liked about this book: Again, what I enjoy most about this seri
This book is mainly about a vampire boy named Darren Shan who becomes a half vampire because his best friend named Steven Leopard was bitten by a spider that belong to a vampire named Mr.Cripsley. Darren had stolen this spider because he apparently is obsessed with spiders and it was a deadly venom so in order for him to save his best friend he had to become like a slave to Mr. Cripsley.
In this book this is the number 8 Darren Mr.Cripsley and another vampire prince have been given orders to go
Have you ever felt that you had a best friend that you trusted a lot until they come around and betray you? In Cirque Du Freak: Allies of the Night by Darren Shan, Darren Shan a half vampire/ prince has been chosen along with his other two friends, Vancha March and Mr. Crepsley to lead the vampires in a war against their blood cousin enemies, the vampaneze. Along the way Darren has to face a major obstacle besides killing vampaneze, go to school. As time passes and people die, he meets up with a ...more
Nic Echo
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One opportunity has passed for Darren, Crepsley, and Vancha to be rid of the Vampaneze Lord. After this, Vancha has returned to Vampire Mountain to relay the news while Darren and Mr. Crepsley return to Crepsley's birth town. The murders have returned once more, and both Crepsley and Darren are determined to stop it, but someone seems to know about them and their prior encounter with the mad vampaneze, Murlough, and this mysterious stranger is also forcing Darren to attend school,
Darren, Mr. Crepsley, and Harkat went on a hunt for a group of vampaneze who'd been terrorizing Mr. Crepsley's hometown. Thirteen years ago Darren and Mr. Crepsley, accompanied by Evra put an end to a similar terror that was caused by the mad vampaneze Murlough. But this time the killers deliberately left their victims in places where they could be easily found.

Some points I'd like to make:
1. Harkat Mulds is by far my favorite character. He had been wise (compared to the often-reckless-in-decisi
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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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