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Allies of the Night (Cirque du Freak #8)

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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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 2002)
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Jan 04, 2015 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

Jul 15, 2015 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..:|
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zase super díl!!! Moje teorie se sice s tímhle dílem rozplynula, ale nevadí, jdeme dál...
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 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.
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
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
Oct 02, 2014 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 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
✌ Ashley ☠

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 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
Miranda Reads
THIS BOOK DOES NOT have the same feel as the previous three

The last few books were so mentally and physically grueling Darren that I couldn't wait for book 8. I was tired of reading what this poor kid got up to. Finally, some lighthearted adventures.

This one has a somewhat similar feel for Tunnels of Blood - a bit of mystery, a bit of whodunit combined with Darren (the character, not the writer) having to deal with (dun dun dunnnn) high school.

I honestly wish more of the series had this feel
Nov 04, 2009 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.

Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
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May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¡Y se empiezan a complicar las cosas! Aparecen personajes de los libros anteriores y toman más relevacia en este y los próximos libros, jugando así con mis emociones. Cada vez más cerca del final y ni Darren ni los demás saben lo que les espera :O

Feb 07, 2010 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 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........
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Steve Leonard is Back! Yay! Better and better...

Sep 09, 2013 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 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.
Apr 30, 2012 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 .
Jul 04, 2016 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???
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, 2017
Torn between 2 and 3 stars. The second half was interesting with a potential turning point for the rest of the saga, though (knowing enough of what's supposed to happen) only a minor twist if you can even call it that. But first, what an odd premise for the middle book of a trilogy. The first book established that a hunt for the vampanese lord and led to an interesting conclusion. Book 2 starts with the trio of hunters settling in a village and...Darren has to go back to school? Now it's a book ...more
After reading the first book in the Zom-B series, the Cirque du Freak series still holds my interest, but it doesn't seem as dark or gory as it used to be. The story continues from past books, and brings the reader along with Darren as he searches for the Vampaneze Lord. Throughout the book, you wonder who the Vampaneze Lord is and why Darren seems to be given special attention by him.

This book takes the reader back to a location and characters that have been mentioned before. While Darren stil
Jun 14, 2015 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
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
I've really loved all the books in this series so far but I was disappointed with this one. I didn't like the school plot or the reuniting with a past love plot, both of which took up most of the book. The end of the book was good, when the main story line actually moved forward and there were some revelations and past characters returning, but before that everything just felt like filler.
Sam Chapman
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, reread-project
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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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“Indecision is the source of chaos."

- Paris Skyle(Allies of the Night)”
“Meddling, smug, stupid little..."
"She likes me! They always play hard to get when they like me!"
"No. You do not understand. I could not have done it because I can not read or write.”
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