Tunnels of Blood
Darren and Evra the Snakeboy join Mr. Crepsley (Darren's guardian/vampire sire) as he tries to suss out who is going on a murder-spree in town. We are introduced to the Vampaneze - semi-evil vampires (they are only semi-evil based on their philosophy on killing humans).
Note series is geared towards boys - action, adventure, blood, guts and gore. Which, I found equally enjoyable when I was a middle school girl first reading this series. However, during my rerea ...more
The best in the series so far.
If you're a teenager and you haven't read these books you really should. There are no sparkling vampires, no boys and girls staring at each other across the school cafeteria. It’s just a book about blood sucking vampires. Just the way it should be!
To read my review of the other books in this series, use the links below:
Book One: A Living Nightmare
Book Two: The Vampire's Assistant
Book Four: Vampire Mountain
Book Five: Trials of Death
I keep telling myself that I'm going to stop reading this series, but here I am finishing the third one and already about to start the fourth one... I can't help it. This series is just so addicting even though it isn't the best series in the world or anything like that.
This one was the best book in the series so far. It had a lot more suspense and happy scenes than the previous two books. A new character was introduced that I absolutely fell in love with and ...more
Darren and his friends are settled in their rolls, but then things pick up and it’s nonstop action until the end. The villain is totally creepy and easy to dislike. Evra is still one of my favorites because he’s just so odd! But there are a couple new characters that I’m really digging from this book also.
Point is, I couldn’t ...more
When I compare this series to Demonata, I can see while both of them have so many flaws, Demonata was so much better than this one. It had a solid story behind all the books and each character had a single book devoted to him/her so I could actually feel something for them when one of them died.
The story goes on so slowly whil ...more
This one was written better (slightly), not as predictable, and all around more interesting. I'm pleased. ...more
Seriously though, this is the third book in the Saga Of Darren Shan and I absolutely LOVE these books. They are so fast-paced and so entertaining. I could not put this book down. Amazing plot, amazing characters (Mr Crepsley and Evra are so amazing just ahdshfsdghdsdasja) and amazingly written. Fans of the Percy Jackson series need to read these books NOW! ...more
I hope the addition of the Vampaneze will continue through the series. There is no way a conflict like that can just end here. Perhaps they will be allies later? Either way, it was interesting to see what another species of vampire might look like.
I like the new character Debbie and how she was sticking up for Ezra when she thought that Darren was making fun of him. It him I she will accept Darren easily enough if she finds out about him. I love that he ...more
Name of book: Tunnels of Blood
Author: Darren Shan
Reading Level of book:
Exposition (4-6 sentences)
Darren has to go on an adventure with Mr. Crepsley. Mr Crepsley has business to do in a small town. Darren did not want to go because he did not want to leave the circus and his best friend Evra, the Snake Boy. Mr. Crepsley said that Evra can come to accompany Darren. Darren was so excited he went to ask Evra. Evra wanted to go, but he had ...more
While I did not like this one quite as much as the powerful, unforgettable second, this was still a m ...more
About a year and a half has passed since Darren's last adventure. This time a Vampire General has made contact with Mr. Crepsley. After the meeting, Crepsley, Darren, and Evra leave the Cirque. In the city they inhabit, Crepsley ends up going off by himself at night without explanation. Evra and Darren think nothing of this until they see the news: six bodies have been found drained of their blood. So the two boys start to follow Crepsley to whether he is the villain.
I hone ...more
Darren is starting to get used to life as a half-vampire and spending his time with Mr Crepsley and the Cirque, but something comes up that draws them away from the troupe and back into a busy city. Once there Mr Crepsley starts to disappear more often and Darren wants to know why, then there is news of human killings and he starts to worry about Crepsley's movements. With Evra the snake boys ...more
First of all I adore Debbie and I'm said it ended like it did, but they're so CUTE! OMG I WANT MORE! (and that wish is sorta granted but MORE OF THAT LATER) Seriously, I sh ...more
The first book was set in Darren's home town, the second book in the c ...more
It's hard for me to find certain books in English that I can enjoy with my current skills because my reading skills are not the same as my reading abilities in Japanese. So, when I found the book series, I was very happy. The books are written for children, but yo ...more
Gorier than the other books, Tunnel of Blood also incorporates a love interest for Darren. Fans of vampi ...more
Growing up as a teenage goth kid emo wannabe rocking the all-black look - I can't help but feel a certain kinship with Darren Shan (who's both the author and the main character) - who wouldn't want to become the personal assistant of a vampire?
To be honest, this is a good book - it's a small glimpse of an excellent series.
It's short, it's action-packed, it's got my homeboy snake-boy Ezra, get schwifty with ...more
We move forward again, on from the Cirque and into the city. Here Darren continues to grow as a character and the evil within the series is really uncovered. A lot is found out or hinted at about the characters and the book universe meaning you will be picking up the next book in next to no time at all to see exactly what happens next.
Darren is settling into being a half-vampire a lot more in this book but situations pull on his human side which he holds onto. I enjoyed the brief romantic encounter and the bitter sweet ending.
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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 ...more