Allies of the Night
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I think it is a great fantasy book.
I recommend it. I also recommend the other parts of the series.
This book takes the reader back to a location and characters that have been mentioned before. While Darren stil ...more
Also, Darren is getting the height of the human experience in this book, and it is one of the few things he does *not* miss about being human at all– school . Poor kid. It’s been a little while since I’ve read it, but I think him and Crepsley stay at a hotel somewhere and the paperwork they turn in lets th ...more
I'm quite disappointed in how this book turned out. I really thought that at least Mr Crepsley would be able to figure out that Steve really was up to no good. I get that Darren thought that he was his friend but for everybody to just let him just tag along just because he saved Darren's life, that doesn't make any sense to me. It was too many things that seemed coincidental and lo and behold it was Steve all along. How they didn't see that coming I'll never understand.
Poor D ...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