Zom-B Fugitive by Darren Shan

Zom-B Fugitive

Written by Darren Shan

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Pulsating with tension, twists and a whole lot of blood, Zom-B Fugitive is the penultimate book in an addictive twelve-volume series by horror supremo, Darren Shan. While the ingeniously unpredictable plot, involving the likes of a crazy killer clown, mutant babies and legions of brain-eating zombies, will have gore fans turning the pages at breakneck speed, this series also confronts big issues face-on. The horror of fighting for survival in a violent, post-apocalyptic world is juxtaposed with horrors readers will recognise from our own - racism, cruelty and the abuse of power. And the stakes couldn’t be higher as the momentum of this unique series hurtles towards its undoubtedly shocking climax. As B, the resilient protagonist, remarks, she’s “carrying hope for the entire world”. Featuring evocative full-page illustrations by acclaimed comic book artist Warren Pleece, this is an audaciously inventive read for older readers with a thirst for the gory. - Joanne Owen

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Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series Zom-B.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Jake Brown, age 13 - 'Shan tackles taboo subjects like racism and domestic situations warts and all and is not afraid to do so...The first in a great new series. Read if you dare.' Read full review >
  • Jennifer Bridgeman - 'Zom-B was scary but amazing at the same time. It was really scary because the zombies could crack your skull open with there long fingers. I loved it.' Read full review >
  • Janet Gilliard - 'My son would recommend it...definitely a young adult novel!' Read full review >


Zom-B Fugitive by Darren Shan

The penultimate tale in this gory, epic series from Darren Shan - with unmissably horrifying twists! The end is nigh!

The books in the Zom-B series -

1. Zom-B

2. Zom-B Underground

3. Zom-B City

4. Zom-B Angels

5. Zom-B Baby

6. Zom-B Gladiator

7. Zom-B Mission

8. Zom-B Clans

9. Zom-B Family

10. Zom-B Bride

11. Zom-B Fugitive

12. Zom-B Goddess

For more Zom-B news & competitions visit www.darrenshan.com or join in the chat the Zom-B Facebook page. And there are competitions & giveways at www.zom-b.co.uk


A clever mix of horror, fantasy and realism...gripping The Telegraph

About the Author

Darren Shan

Darren Shan's real name is Darren O'Shaughnessy. Although he is Irish he was actually born at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London -- directly across the river from the Houses of Parliament in Westminster (which may explain his fascination with evil bloodsuckers ...).

He lived in SouthEast London until the age of six, when he moved to Limerick in Ireland, with his parents and younger brother, and has lived there ever since (but he never lost his London accent!).

He later returned to London to study Sociology and English at Roehampton University. He then worked for a cable television company in Limerick for a couple of years, before setting up as a full-time writer at the age of 23.

Although Shan always wanted to be a writer, it was only in his teenage years that he began writing in his spare time for fun (before that, he only wrote stories if they were for homework). He bought his first typewriter when he was 14, and never looked back, knocking out loads of short stories and comic scripts, and making false starts on several books, which he never completed. He enjoyed his first taste of literary success at age 15, as a runner-up in a television script-writing competition for RTE in Ireland, with a dark comedy script titled A Day in the Morgue (he was morbid even then!).

All of these early books were adult-oriented. Although Shan quite liked the idea of writing a children’s book one day, he considered himself an adult writer first and foremost. In fact, Shan’s initial breakthrough was with an adult book, in 1999.

In January 2000, his first children’s book, Cirque du Freak, which he’d written as a fun side-project, was published. The first book in a series titled The Saga of Darren Shan (or Cirque du Freak, as it’s known in America), it attracted rave reviews and an ever-growing army of fans hungry to learn more about vampires which were quite unlike any that anyone had ever seen before!

Shan loved writing for children so much, that for the next several years he focused almost exclusively on his books for younger readers. First, he wrote a total of 12 books about vampires. He quickly followed up his vampiric saga with The Demonata, a series about demons. Running to ten books in total, The Demonata cemented Shan’s place in the UK as the Master Of Children’s Horror, and saw him score his first UK #1 bestseller. He also wrote a one-off short book, called Koyasan, for World Book Day in the UK.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

10th September 2015




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