Sarah Maddaford's Reviews > Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire Prince, Vol. 6

Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan
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Jan 25, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: creatures, fantasy, graphic-novel, modern, mythology-misc, political, supernatural, temple, vampire, war, young-adult, need-to-read-something-else-first
Read on January 24, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Okay first off, I know that this whole series is basically some kind of wish fulfillment (you can't make it more obvious than by naming the character after yourself), but seriously the solution to a death sentence isn't to change or add a clause to the rules but to make him a prince! I mean make a hero clause or something don't just give a maybe 22 year old kid ultimate power in the vampire clan... It was out of nowhere and it doesn't make much sense on any level. Other than that, I'm surprised that vampires aren't better trackers than they seem to be because they couldn't find Darren even though he was hanging out with the wolves nearby and apparently not covering his tracks. Also, why didn't Darren run to tell the princes right after he saw Gavner get stabbed? I would have just out of fear. I get that he wanted to be there for his friend so that he wouldn't die surrounded by enemies, but he gave himself away and almost put his entire race in peril. I'm sure Gavner would have understood. Other than those things, the story was exciting and Darren's feelings after the battle were genuine, heartfelt and completely understandable. All the death really was a waste, but Kurda's plan would have resulted in similar casualties and had to be prevented. There's quite a bit of killing in this book as well as Darren getting bashed around by the elements. No cursing or sex to speak of though.
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