Hunters of the Dusk
Another adventure off to a good start.
Prince Darren, along with Larten Crepsley and Harkat Mulds, are sent off on a special mission to hunt the Vampaneze Lord by Mr. Tiny.
I really enjoy Darren as a main character. It will be interesting to see where the other takes things as the story progresses. As with the other stories in the series, the book is well written, and has no ending. I'll have to read the next book in the series to continue the plot started in this book. Which is one of my
Actual rating: 2.5 Stars
I did not really care about this book. I first read it so long ago that I felt like I was reading the book for the first time. But this time I didn't enjoy it much. Gone was the excitement and wonder of youth and I found myself bored instead.
I did not like the writing at all. The book read like the first draft of half a story. I felt like it was written in a day or two. And nothing really got concluded in Hunters of the Dusk as is the way of Darren Sh ...more
I have so many questions about this series though that I hoped get answered in the next books. Here's just some of my many unanswered questions (slight spoiler warning):
-Where is that kid f ...more
I recommend listening to these via audiobook. The narrator is good and has a nice soothing voice. Each time I finish one of these, I want to start on the next one immediately. Still keeping these reviews short because I have so many more to read!!!!
Though I found the overall plot of Hunters of the Dusk boring, I’m glad I didn’t have to sit through the six years that Darren ...more
Nothing like opening a book in a series and finding out it’s skipped forward…by six years. Yes, six years. Hear me sigh in irritation.
The last book left off with a stunning revelation, but we’ve skipped forward now. Once I got past that annoying development, the story continues to demand my attention.
Darren hasn’t seemed to think or tend to the views of the former traitor he was considering before (peace treaties), and while not enjoying killing, does it with more natural ease when it’s needed. ...more
Unfortunately, this book has completely veered off from the original series. I remember my first time time through it that I was throwing my hands up in the air going - where's the freaks?? I really enjoyed the first few books where they are running around with the circus - meeting all the quirky characters and getting into trouble. This book definitely feels like everyone is in for the long hall.
Read by Ralph Lister - an excellent re ...more
After being visited by a character from one of the past books, our main characters find themselves at the Cirque once again. Here events are not quite what they once seemed, with questionable motives in the air. Our characters find out that completing the mission that the ...more
Who knows when I'll get to the next one, but I will see where they go next. ...more
I did however quite enjoy the last quarter of the book, even though it was very obvious apart from one point which was quite refreshing.
An overall mediocre read in my opinion.
Except not a lot happens. Its actually painfully slow. Mr Tiny gives a lot of exposition. They have Vancha March, who really feels like a stand in for every other vampire we've lost in the last part of the series, join their vampaneze lord quest. They travel back to the cirque and then the book is almost over!
Theres one fight scene and s ...more
We are still following Darren as he is coming more into his role in Vampire Mountain and his duty with the prophecy. He meets up with Mr.Crepsley and the sun-loving, crazed vampire prince Varta March. They are trying to fight the Vampaneze still, and stop them from overtaking the vampires for good.
However... They set back to the Cirque! I really wish they could just stay there. It's comforting in a story that is basically war and killing. I love that we got to see Evra and his children. Funny that the non snake son wants to fit in. It would have been nice to revisit the others.
I want to know more about Evanna. I doubt trust her but she is by far the most interesting character so far. ...more
Hunters of the Dusk is the seventh book in Darren Shan’s CIRQUE DU FREAK series. Though Shan always does a nice job of quickly and sufficiently recapping the plot, it’d be best not to start here. Go back and begin with A Living Nightmare. And be warned that this review will contain spoilers for previous books.
It’s been six years since the events of The Vampire Prince. Young Darren Shan is now one of the leaders of t ...more
Expanding on the books before it, “ Hunters of the Dusk” might seem like a good book at first. It has action, as well as a fairly interesting plot. However, the problem in the last book has not been fixed. Darren Shan, a mere, young, half-vampire, is chosen by an agent of De ...more
It was nice to back at the Cirque Du Freak and see how they've changed. I really like how the author used Evra growing up to really show how much time has passed (view spoiler)[ He married with kids!! (hide spoiler)]
The best part of this book was the introduction of La ...more
I can connect this book to the world because it shows that once you have someone to guide you, you will be able to accomplish what ever you want to do. In the world there are many people who like to help others with there future.
I rate this book 4 and 1/2 s ...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 ...more