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Darren Shan und der Fürst der Vampire (Cirque du Freak #6)

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Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan -- Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince, or is this the end of thousands of years of vampire rule? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion -- but the Saga continues ...
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Verlag der Vampire, Schneekluth (first published 2002)
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Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

At last a book in this series with a conclusion!!!

I have to say this installment was 200+ pages of really great reading. I blew through it in no time at all. I really like Darren, his character is well written and I find myself very much relating to him. To be honest, I find myself reading the series primarily to see where things are going to go with this main character. This time the author did not disappoint.

I think I would have rather read one book with 600 pages than this and the last tw

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All cool and exciting but... that ending was a little bit crazy and senseless. But he has to be "the one", right?
Oct 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, vampires
I couldn't stand the ending. Why why why did that person have to die?? Why not someone else? Gosh, I really admired that character, such a pity that he/she/it had to die. Kinda sucks...

But overall the book was not too bad. The action was a little boring for me, but I liked seeing how Darren had an epiphany during it. He realised that vampaneze were just like them, they just had different beliefs. Yet, vampires would slaughter them, and take pride in it. That part of him made me see that he had r
Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is in a series about a young boy who is blooded by a Vampire. In this book he lived in the wild with a pack of wolfs, which he bonded with in the 4th book, after he ran from his death sentence before and found out the horrible truth about his close friend Kurda Shmalt. Kurda was going to betray the clan, he plotted with his their ex- blood cousins the Vampanze. Darren came back to Vampire Mountain to stop Kurda and the Vampanze.Darren stopped there plans with the help of Seba Nile. Aft ...more
صدرا بوستانی
کل کتاب خوب بود. ولی ده صفحهٔ آخر چی میگفت دقیقاً؟ :|
احساس میکنم اسکل شدم :|
Aug 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This series really has lost all of its appeal. Each of the last three installments feels like it was churned out without a single thought other than to make money. Each was only part of a book with long sections dedicated to useless scenes and dialogues that were drawn out for far too long with the single purpose of increasing the page count. The first three of the series started out promising and were entertaining, but when the story turned away from the Cirque Du Freak and focused on the socie ...more
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

The Vampire Prince is a step in the right direction for continued improvement. While the decisions of the council irritated me in the fifth book, and Darren’s adherence to the ridiculous trials, the plot is picking up from that cliffhanger to go in directions I like again.

Graphic and depressingly grim with some of the fight scenes, I'm glad Darren redeemed himself more in my eyes with his thoughts towards some actions that had to happen. Crepsley finally grew more courageous in the face of commo
Nic Echo
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nic by: Tesk
About the Book:
At the end of Trials of Death, Darren was left zooming down a raging stream to almost certain death. Obviously, he survives. Now he must return to Vampire Mountain again, where he has a sentence to be driven upon a pit of stakes, but he must face them anyway so that he can reveal to them that there is a traitor in their midst who is about to let a good chunk of vampaneze take over.

Wow! Just wow! I seriously could not put this book down and ended up finishing it in four hour
This is the 6th book of Darren's Story as a Vampire. In this book Darren has escaped his death trial. He survived a very hard road, he was swept away by a water current and he had to swim to shore. When he arrived to shore, it was extremely cold along with his clothes drenched in water. He decided to lose the clothes but this proved to make his journey even harder, but he was rescued by a pack of wolves when he did not have the energy to get back up. Darren survived and lived off the food the w ...more
Samantha S.
Apr 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade
Dear Darran Shan,

The line "Even in death, May i be triumphed", really stood out to me because it showed that you would rather die than be saved by a traitor and that you would die with pride win against him by making him suffer your death. It amazes me of the things you managed to survive. even as a half vampire, i thought you would be burned to a crisp in the hall of flames but you proved me wrong. I think that the pointy hall thing was the easy one of the four trials you attempted.

I think you
Jul 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Following on from where the last book ends, this one sees Darren on a mission to inform the vampires of current events.

As with every book in the series it is well written and perfectly paced, keeping you interested from start to end. I also recommend you be ready for some unexpected events (although if I say anymore, even if I was to direct you as to which emotions you’ll need to keep an eye on, I would be saying too much and giving things away).
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dutch
It wasn't as action-packed as the previous book but still there were some very good parts. The end surprised me but in a good way! There happened a lot and even though Darren fucked up a little bit I think he's my favourite character now. I really hope we'll see more of the wolves but I fear that they won't be seen in the next few books
Ahmad Sharabiani
دارن در چهارمین آزمون شکست میخورد. او نگران مجازاتی است که برایش در نظر خواهن گرفت، دارن متوجه میشود یکی از دوستانش به قبیله اشباح خیانت کرده، اگر خائن رسوا نشود، قبیله از بین میرود و اگر دیگران را خبر کند خود باید در انتظار مجازات مرگ باشد. ا. شربیانی
It loathes me to give any book of Darren Shan’s a rating lower than three stars, but here it is. The Vampire Prince follows in the footsteps of Trials of Death where it takes place immediately after the preceding book. After Darren has witnessed Kurda Smahlt’s betrayal, the murder of Gavner Purl, and jumped into the river which surely would mean death for him. Now that Darren is the only one that knows of Kurda and the vampaneze he must make a tough decision: let the vampaneze attack his comrade ...more
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
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Martin Kurij
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amber Dawn
A vampire afraid of bats? They don't go around drinking blood or anything? Nah
Karen Elisabet
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Kurda 💔
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nemám slov, hned musím jít na další díl!
Shandy Yeo
Aku mulai lelah dengan Gunung Vampir, tapi aku tebak tidak lama lagi akan terbebas dari sana. Sekali lagi aku merasa hukum vampir sangat konyol. Klimaks yang kuharapkan malah tidak terlalu mendebarkan walau memang memilukan. Akhir cerita membuatku ingin melempar buku, tapi kalau dipikir-pikir, itulah akhir terbaik yang bisa ditulis. Inilah saat kita berpisah dengan para vampir; Seba Nile, Kurda Smahlt, Paris Skyle, Mika Ver Leth, Arrow, Vanez Blane, Arra Sails dan lain-lain.

Mack Aroney
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Nikki May
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chris Garcia
Cirque Du Freak: Vampire Prince
BY Darren Shan
action, adventure, fantasy
exposition; darren had just rolled out of the river tunnel and was badly injured. later, a wolf named rudi found darren laying on the floor. rudi then accepted darren into there pack until he completely healed correctly.

kurda is a trator and is working for the vampaneze; therefore, darren must stop kurda from becoming a vampire prince. although after tumbling around a river cave, he is severely hurt. because
Jesse Wyant
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I personally like the Cirque Du Freak series. The series gets better and better every book of the series. The sixth one is one of my favorites, it tells of how Darren's life is changing more and more since being blooded by Mr. Crepsley. The author is in my opinion one of the best that I have ever read a book from. Darren Shan and Alexander Gordon Smith are two of my favorite authors, but after reading the sixth book, Darren Shan is leading in the poles on who's the better author.

The plot of th
The book carries on from when Darren Shan was falling down a huge waterfall in Trials of Death, and he must make his way back to Vampire Mountain, while avoiding Kurda Smahlt and his accomplices. He runs into a pack of wolves, Streak and Rudi - the two wolves he knew from an earlier encounter. These wolves help him make his way back to Vampire Mountain safely. He must find a way to inform the vampire princes (the leaders of the vampires) of Kurda's treachery before they crown him a fellow prince ...more
Elio Zebinato
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the previous book Darren has to escape using an escape path that nearly killed him. This book starts off at that very same path and shows how much excruciating pain Darren felt going down that path. After surviving by only a sliver he meets some of his old friends, the wolves. After being nursed back to health Darren must inform the vampires about the invasion of the vampaneze while at the same time avoid being killed by both the vampires and the vampaneze!

This book was amazing, it put the re
Patryk Stypulkowski
Darren Shan has been branded a traitor among Vampires after 1 of his closest friends betray him. Stranded in the wilderness, hunted, not knowing who or what to trust, Darren must try to survive. But he is the only one who can save the entire clan, though returning may cost him his life. Will Darren save his clanmates at the cost of being murdered by them?
“The Vampire Prince” was a good book, which made good use of the cliffhanger in the last one. The book continued on with the still relatively
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book a 3 because it was a bit confusing for me until i kept reading and reading the pages also what was confusing to me was when he ran away home and the problem he ran away is because a friend betrayed him also he is half human and half vampire. Also when is said there friend went looking for him i was so confused like which friend is it the bad friend that betrayed him or his other friend that know hes a vampire. The good things that i like about this book is if anyone give you a q ...more
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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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