The Vampire Prince
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 l
I first read The Vampire Prince years ago in middle school when I was obsessed with Darren Shan and his books. But I never finished the series due to many of my favorite characters dying. I don't remember much about those days, but I remember being scared and anxious reading this series. Rereading this book took me back to those years and my younger self. I no longer feel like the book is scary or has any nail biting, edge-of-your-seat quality. I even think i ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Not that I really minded. After the intensity of the last few books, it was nice to see Darren taking time to smell the roses.
We last left Darren (character, not writer) plunging into a raging river - facing near-death (yet again!) as his body is thrown against the rocks and he nearly drowns. He's rescued by a pack of wolves - the same ones he ran into a couple of books ago - and is helped by them to get back to Vampire mountain.
I was a little annoyed by t ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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).
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 ...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