Darren Shan - Author

About the Author

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.


Featured books by Darren Shan

ZOM-B Gladiator

ZOM-B Gladiator

13+ readers

Author: Darren Shan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Book 6 in the Zom-B series....B's deadly journey continues - and it's deadlier than ever.

ZOM-B Angels

ZOM-B Angels

13+ readers

Author: Darren Shan Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2013

Where can you find shelter in a city of the damned? How can you build a new life if you're undead? Who can you trust in a world gone mad? B Smith has come to a crossroads... 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

ZOM-B Underground

ZOM-B Underground

13+ readers

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

The second gripping instalment in this amazing new zombie series, now in paperback. 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

ZOM-B Underground

ZOM-B Underground

13+ readers

Author: Darren Shan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Can you hold on to your humanity when you're a monster? How do you face the present if you're haunted by the past? Where can you turn when you're trapped in a living nightmare? For B Smith, death is not the end!

Other books by Darren Shan

Wolf Island

Wolf Island

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2018

Grubbs Grady treads new ground in this, the eighth dramatic title in the Demonata. But beware - Trespassers will be eaten! We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy monstrosities, all fangs, claws and muscles. The beast within me tries to force its way to the surface, howling silently at its warped brethren. I've never rid myself of the wolf... As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs. The curse of the Gradys has returned with a vengeance. Werewolves are on the loose. And they're hungry...

Palace of the Damned

Palace of the Damned

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

In the third instalment in the creepy, captivating Larten Crepsley series, Larten finds out what it means to love... but is he also damned to find out what it means to lose? Lost in the arctic waste, carrying a baby whose love he could never deserve, Larten faces the darkest time he has ever known. But hope has a way of shining through even the smallest of cracks, and just as Larten reaches the end, a new beginning presents itself. The trouble is, for Larten, the violence of his youth is never far from the surface... and those he loves are the ones he hurts the most. As Larten experiences heaven and hell, and tries to save the soul of a child, the question is: can he save his own?

Trials of Death

Trials of Death

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

This is the fifth title in the compelling and chilling saga of Darren Shan, but the second part in a new trilogy, following Darren's initiation into the vampire clan. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 5 Compelled by his loyalty to Mr Crepsley, Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, agrees to prove his worthiness to the vampire clan by undertaking a series of trials. Each Trial is set by the Vampire Princes to test agility, cunning and intelligence. Failure means death. Whilst their attention is focused on Darren, the vampire clan fail to notice that the vampaneze have infiltrated their mountain stronghold. Who is the traitor helping the vampaneze, and will Darren survive the trials to oust the vampire's greatest foes? Another atmospheric and terrifying tale from the author of Cirque Du Freak.

Ocean of Blood

Ocean of Blood

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

The epic tale of the vampire Larten Crepsley continues. The question is - how far can Larten go... alone? Free from their mentor Seba Nile, Larten Crepsley and Wester Flack join the Cubs - wild young vampires with little respect for human life, and a taste for mindless enjoyment. For the Cubs, everything is easy. But nothing has ever been easy for Larten, and soon fate throws his life into another spin. With dark paths to travel, Larten finds himself far from the Vampire Mountain and its rules. A long way from home, sick and alone, he must decide what kind of vampire he will be. Whether he will stand firm, be true to his master and his princples - or whether he will lose himself in blood...

Lord Loss

Lord Loss

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

The first book in the Demonata, the demonic symphony in ten parts by multi-million-copy bestselling horror writer Darren Shan... When Grubbs Grady first encounters Lord Loss and his evil minions, he learns three things: * the world is vicious, * magic is possible, * demons are real. He thinks that he will never again witness such a terrible night of death and darkness. ...He is wrong.

The Vampire's Assistant

The Vampire's Assistant

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

Darren Shan has been made a half-vampire by Mr Crepsley, but the Cirque Du Freak holds more unpleasant surprises for the vampire's assistant. Darren joins the vampire, Mr Crepsley, as his assistant and they return to the Cirque Du Freak. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von (who knows what Darren is) and a local boy, Sam, and RV, an eco-warrior and animal lover (who do not). Darren begins to enjoy his life among the Cirque performers as the youngest half-vampire in existence, but he defiantly refuses to drink human blood - the whole idea sickens him - and he tries desperately to cling on to the part of him which is human. Darren comes face to face with pure evil in the form of Mr Tiny, the leader of the Little People who join the Cirque Du Freak, and who eat anything - including human flesh. When he discovers animal bones, RV frees the wolf-man from his cage - and no-one could possibly guess how truly terrible the whole effect would be.

ZOM-B Goddess

ZOM-B Goddess

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2017

The final, heartstopping installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. What will become of B Smith? And is apocalpyse nigh?! `It's been a ride worthy of an apocalypse, and Mr Darren Shan has given us another crazy collection of novels that inspire and intrigue' Bookblog Bonanza Where can you turn when you've run out of options? What card can you play when the deck's stacked against you? Is there any hope in a world of the lost? Double-crossed again, B is confused, enraged and broken. But the battle isn't over. The end is nigh, but there are plenty of horrors to come. And who will survive? The zombies? The humans? Or worse . . .? 'Zom-B Goddess doesn't disappoint. We get another huge twist, another big moment for B to shine and a suitably mind-blowing ending to a series that has made me gasp in shock at least once per book.' So Many Books, So Little Time 'This last instalment of Darren Shan's zombie series is epic. It's as full of graphic gore as you could wish, has a plot twist on every other page, and includes the biggest battle of the sequence yet.' The Bookbag `Wow. I did NOT see that ending coming. Even down to the wire, Shan's got tons of surprises up his sleeve, and he deploys them by the megaton.' Reader, Writer, Fanboy

ZOM-B Fugitive

ZOM-B Fugitive

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

'Just as you think that you've seen it all, in comes Shan with a brand new set of wham! bam! twists and turns and revelations' The Bookbag WHERE DO YOU TURN WHEN ALL IS LOST? HOW CAN YOU BUILD A FRESH FUTURE ON THE SANDS OF A TWISTED PATH? WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU KNEW WAS A LIE? B SMITH IS ON THE RUN . . . The penultimate tale in this gory, epic series from bestselling author and master of horror Darren Shan - with unmissable twists and a bold new cover look! 'The eleventh instalment in the Zom-B series is possibly the most mind-blowing yet. I felt like my brain had melted by the time I had finished Zom-B Fugitive.' So Many Books, So Little Time 'For the penultimate Zom-B book, Darren Shan went and saved what might very well be the most shocking plot twist this series has yet, and probably will ever have' Reader, Writer, Fanboy 'I continue to be amazed by the story' Fiction State Of Mind

ZOM-B Mission

ZOM-B Mission

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Leading a group of humans through London and out into zombie-infested suburbs sounds like suicide - but not for the undead! Even so, the horrors of the journey will be beyond anything B has seen before . . .

ZOM-B Family

ZOM-B Family

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

B has been taken hostage by Dan-Dan and his evil allies . . . and one of them is family. But an unlikely hero is coming to her rescue . . .

ZOM-B Bride

ZOM-B Bride

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2017

The tenth terrifying installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. Does true love lurk in the darkest of places? Could a psychotic stalker be the man of your dreams? Can a killer win your heart? Here comes the bride . . .

ZOM-B Underground

ZOM-B Underground

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

B Smith is a zombie but, unlike most of the walking dead, has a brain that still works. This can only be a blessing, right? B is about to realize that consciousness can also be a curse . . .

ZOM-B Gladiator

ZOM-B Gladiator

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

B Smith has seen evil in her time, but the Board are a whole new ball game. These inhuman humans use their money and power to buy their way to safety and entertainment . . .

ZOM-B Angels

ZOM-B Angels

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

B Smith is offered a base with the revitalised angels, but is unsure whether siding with them is the right move. When an old enemy joins the gang, B's doubts begin to multiply. And then the shocking revelations start to kick in . . .

ZOM-B

ZOM-B

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

B Smith has always had to deal with a racist father and nightmares of killer babies. But life is about to get a whole lot worse. Welcome to B's dark and twisted world . . .

ZOM-B City

ZOM-B City

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

B Smith thought escaping from an underground prison was a step towards salvation, but life above ground is another kind of hell. How will B survive in this city of the dead?

ZOM-B Baby

ZOM-B Baby

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

When B Smith turns her back on Dr Oystein and strikes out alone, she is shocked to meet the baby from her nightmares - a strange, creepy, zombie baby . . .

Zom-B: Volume 12 Goddess

Zom-B: Volume 12 Goddess

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2016

The thrilling conclusion to the twelve-part seriesIt began in Ireland: the onslaught of zombies that leaves villages in ruins and corpses in their wake. As the carnage spreads, teenager B Smith is pulled into a terrifying adventure that forces her to confront her deepest insecurities and provocative moral dilemmas.Ferociously bold, furiously paced and deliciously horrifying, the Zom-B series is a sprawling epic that holds readers in its grip through every plot twist.

ZOM-B Bride

ZOM-B Bride

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

The tenth terrifying ZOM-B installment from master of horror, Darren Shan.

Zom-B Circus

Zom-B Circus

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

In this thrilling and macabre companion book to Darren Shans Zom-B series, Cat Ward, a teacher from B Smith's school, must run for her life on the day of the zombie apocalypse. Will her ruthless determination help her survive this plague of the undead? Someone has his eye on Cat, someone who is just as merciless as she is . . . Ferociously bold, furiously paced and deliciously horrifying, the Zom-B series is a sprawling epic that holds readers in its grip through every plot twist.

ZOM-B Circus

ZOM-B Circus

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2014

Could you survive a plague of zombies? What would you sacrifice to stay alive? Who would you try to save? For one human, judgement day is coming . . .Zom-Bis a radical new series about a zombie apocalypse. It combines classic Shan action with a fiendishly twisting plot and hard-hitting and thought-provoking moral questions dealing with racism, abuse of power and more. Fast-paced and bloody; a high body-count is guaranteed!

Sons of Destiny

Sons of Destiny

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

Time seemed to collapse...There was a sharp stabbing sensation in my stomach...Steve crowed, "e;Now I have you! Now you're gonna die!"e; Dead if he loses-damned if he wins. The time has finally come for Darren to face his archenemy, Steve Leopard, and fight for control of the night. One of them will die. The other will become the Lord of the Shadows ... and destroy the world. Is the future written, or can Darren trick destiny?

Lake of Souls

Lake of Souls

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2014

"e;If you step through after Harkat, you might never come back. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk?"e; It's time for Harkat to learn the truth about who he used to be. Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey full of killer animals, monstrous mutants, and fiery winged beasts? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? The two companions must unravel the riddle of Harkat's identity before they are destroyed. Be careful what you fish for.

Lord of the Shadows

Lord of the Shadows

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2014

Darren Shan is going home-and his world is going to hell. Darren is going back to where it all started, back to where he was reborn as a child of the night. But like Darren, the town has changed a lot over the years. Back home, old enemies await. Scores must be settled. Destiny looks certain to destroy him, and the world is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night. Travel home with Darren in this, the penultimate book in the saga.

Allies of the Night

Allies of the Night

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and "e;vampaneze"e; killer, faces his worst nightmare yet-school. But homework is the least of Darren's problems. Bodies are piling up, time is running out, and the past is catching up with the hunters fast. Darren must forge new alliances and try to unravel the mystery behind the malevolent forces that have been set in motion against him. In this second part of the Hunters trilogy, the stakes are raised and the pace quickens to keep listeners on the edge of their seats.

Killers of the Dawn

Killers of the Dawn

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

The hunters have become the hunted. Outnumbered, outsmarted, and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies? This third and final installment in the Hunters trilogy finds Darren and his friends facing their longest night and most testing challenge yet.

Vampire Prince

Vampire Prince

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

The Vampire Prince is the stunning final book of a grueling, three-part Darren Shan adventure-but the Saga of Darren Shan will continue. Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan-Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. And even if he survives Vampire Mountain, an all-out catastrophe is headed his way that threatens the entire vampire clan. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a vampire prince? Can he avert the coming calamity? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion in this sixth book of the Cirque du Freak series.

Hunters of the Dusk

Hunters of the Dusk

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

The pursuit begins... After six years of living in Vampire Mountain, Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, leaves on a life or death mission. As part of an elite force, Darren searches the world for the Vampaneze Lord, who is determined to lead his forces to victory against the vampires. But the road ahead is long and dangerous-and lined with the bodies of the damned. Hunters of the Dusk is the start of an action-packed, three-part Darren Shan adventure, a tale of quests, friendship, treachery, despair, and bloodshed.

Vampire Mountain

Vampire Mountain

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2013

In the fourth book of the bestselling Cirque du Freak series, Darren Shan begins a grueling, three-part adventure. Darren has settled into life as a vampire's assistant and feels at home in the Cirque du Freak. But now he must leave the freak show and his friends behind. With Mr. Crepsley as a traveling companion, he embarks on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain-the vampaneze have been there before them. Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain: Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined.

Trials of Death

Trials of Death

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2013

Trials of Death is the second book of a grueling, three-part Darren Shan adventure.The trials: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five of these fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan-or face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing. Author Darren Shan's vivid detail and original voice will continue to have young readers glued to their seats in horror.

Tunnels of Blood

Tunnels of Blood

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

Half-vampire Darren and his new friend are on the hunt for a monster in the third installment of New York Times bestselling Saga of Darren Shan series. Darren, the vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque du Freak with Evra the snake-boy and Mr. Crepsley. When corpses are discovered-corpses drained of blood-Darren and Evra are compelled to hunt down whatever foul creature is committing such horrendous acts. Meanwhile, beneath the streets, evil stalks Darren and Evra, and all clues point to Mr. Crepsley. Can they escape, or are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood?

Vampire's Assistant

Vampire's Assistant

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

The nightmare continues for the new vampire's assistant in the second installment of the New York Times bestselling Saga of Darren Shan. Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a vampire's assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.

Cirque du Freak

Cirque du Freak

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

In the tradition of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Stephen King's Salem's Lot, New York Times bestseller Cirque du Freak is the first title in the popular Saga of Darren Shan. Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human / half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers-Mr. Crepsley-is a vampire! Steve confronts the vampire after the show finishes-but his motives are surprising! In the shadows of a crumbling theater, a horrified Darren eavesdrops on his friend and the vampire, and is witness to a monstrous, disturbing plea. As if by destiny, Darren is pulled to Mr. Crepsley, and what follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires. This is Darren's story.

Brothers to the Death

Brothers to the Death

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

The fourth and final instalment in the epic saga of Larten Crepsley - vampire, hero and victim of fate... Just as Larten is finding a new place for himself in vampire society, and helping vampires escape the Nazi menace, horrifying tragedy falls on his own family thanks to the nefarious Vampaneze. With his old friend Wester calling for war against the ancient enemies of vampires, Larten finds himself a figurehead of the campaign. But there are more evil things than just the Vampaneze stirring. And soon, Larten might find himself grieving again - as he faces the worst and final betrayal...

Volumes 9 and 10 - Dark Calling/Hell's Heroes

Volumes 9 and 10 - Dark Calling/Hell's Heroes

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

The king of horror's demonic symphony in ten volumes, now available in omnibus editions - each containing two titles in the spine-chilling Demonata series. Dark Calling: The Disciples are being manipulated. Only Kernel Fleck knows that something is wrong. But he is in the grip of a creature who cares nothing for the fate of humanity. Voices are calling to him from the darkness and he's powerless to resist. Kernel has already been to hell and back. Now he's about to go further... Hell's Heroes: Beranabus and Dervish are gone. Bec has formed an unholy alliance with Lord Loss. Kernel is blind, held on Earth against his will. Grubbs is mad with grief and spinning out of control. * The demons are crossing. * The Disciples are falling. * The Shadow is waiting. Welcome to the end...

Volumes 7 and 8 - Death's Shadow/Wolf Island

Volumes 7 and 8 - Death's Shadow/Wolf Island

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

The king of horror's demonic symphony in ten volumes, now available in omnibus editions - each containing two titles in the spine-chilling Demonata series. Death's Shadow: The apocalypse came and the world burned. But it wasn't the end. Bec is back to face the Demonata, and she's more powerful than ever. But the demons are not alone. Something else has crawled out of the darkness with her. And Lord Loss is no longer humanity's greatest threat... Wolf Island: As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs. The curse of the Gradys has returned with a vengeance. Werewolves are on the loose. And they're hungry...

Volumes 5 and 6 - Blood Beast/Demon Apocalypse

Volumes 5 and 6 - Blood Beast/Demon Apocalypse

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

The king of horror's demonic symphony in ten volumes, now available in omnibus editions - each containing two titles in the spine-chilling Demonata series. Blood Beast: Grubbs Grady has so far escaped the family curse, but when he begins to experience alarming symptoms at the ull moon, he is scared that the jaws of fate are opening to swallow him whole. He has cheated death, defeated demons. But Grubbs is torn between the world of magic and his wolfen genes. Can he fight the beast inside or will he fall victim to his tainted blood...? Demon Apocalypse: * One boy's life ripped to shreds before his eyes... * One wrathful demon master hellbent on revenge... * An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage... It's the end of the world as we know it...

Birth of a Killer

Birth of a Killer

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2011

Following the massive success of the Demonata series, Darren Shan is back where it all started - telling the life story of the vampire Larten Crepsley. Spanning centuries and continents, taking in sea voyages, murder, war and love, this is the epic, bloodsoaked tale of a vampire who started out a nobody... and ended up changing the world forever. For every vampire, the end... is just the beginning. When terrible events force young Larten Crespley to flee his home he finds himself alone in the world. Then he meets the mysterious Seba Nile, who introduces him to the ways of the vampire clan. But will Larten turn his back on humanity and join a world from which there can be no return...? So begins the blood-soaked tale of a vampire who starts out a nobody ... but will change the world forever.

The Thin Executioner

The Thin Executioner

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

A brilliant and brand new story of swords, sand and sorcery from the endless imagination that brought you The Saga of Darren Shan and the Demonata. New characters - same excitement, action and terror... In a harsh, unforgiving world of slavery and glorified executions, one boy's humiliation leads him to embark on a perilous quest to the faraway lair of a mysterious god. It is a dark, brutal, nightmarish journey which few have ever survived. But to Jebel Rum, the risk is worth it... to retrieve his honour... to win the hand of the girl he loves... to wield unimaginable power... and to become... THE THIN EXECUTIONER

Hell's Heroes

Hell's Heroes

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2010

The final dramatic conclusion to Darren Shan's international phenomenon, The Demonata. Expect the unexpected... Beranabus and Dervish are gone. Bec has formed an unholy alliance with Lord Loss. Kernel is blind, held on Earth against his will. Grubbs is mad with grief and spinning out of control. The demons are crossing. The Disciples are falling. The Shadow is waiting. Welcome to the end.

Dark Calling

Dark Calling

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2009

Events take an unexpected turn in this ninth awesome foray into the worlds of the Demonata... The Disciples are being manipulated by beings older than time. Only Kernel Fleck knows that something is wrong. But he is in the grip of a creature who cares nothing for the fate of humanity. Voices are calling to him from the darkness and he's powerless to resist. Kernel has already been to hell and back. Now he's about to go further...

Death's Shadow

Death's Shadow

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2008

Fresh hell from the Demonata - you can't cheat death... The seventh terrifying instalment in the heart-stopping Demonata series. The apocalypse came and the world burned. But it wasn't the end, and out of the destruction, new life has emerged. Bec is back to face the Demonata. After centuries of imprisonment, she's more powerful than ever, but the demons no longer stand alone. Something else has crawled out of the darkness with her. Lord Loss is no longer humanity's greatest threat...

Demonata #1: Lord Loss

Demonata #1: Lord Loss

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2008

Grubbs Grady has stiff red hair and is a little big for his age, which means he can get into R-rated movies. He hates history and loves bacon, rats, and playing tricks on his squeamish older sister. When he opts out of a family weekend trip, he never guesses that he is about to take a terrifying journey into darkness. Hungry demons and howling werewolves haunt his waking nightmares... and threaten his life.

Demonata: Bec

Demonata: Bec

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2008

The fourth novel in this bonechilling series by Darren Shan, author of the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, will keep readers turning page after horrifying page. As demonic Fomorii ravage their land, Bec and a band of warrior companions leave their devastated rath to answer a plea for help. An orphaned priestess-in-training, Bec hopes the journey will help her solve the mysteries of her birth. But fighting demons has a steep price...

Demonata: Slawter

Demonata: Slawter

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2008

Lights. Camera. Slawter!Grubbs Grady and his half-brother Bill-E are thrilled to join their uncle Dervish as onset consultants for the newest movie by cult horror producer David A Hayms. Shot in a deserted town renamed Slawter, the demon-themed movie is to be Hayms's masterpiece. But as strange incidents disrupt the set, Grubbs begins to wonder whether more than filming is afoot.

Demonata: Demon Thief

Demonata: Demon Thief

Author: Darren Shan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2008

The second novel in this bonechilling series by Darren Shan, author of the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series is sure to give you goosebumps. Kernel Fleck has always known he's weird. He sees lights. Strange, multi-colored patches of light, swirling through the air. But it's not until a window opens into a demon world, with horrific consequences, that Kernel discovers his powers. As a Disciple, his mission is to hunt vicious, powerful demons to the death...

Demon Apocalypse

Demon Apocalypse

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2008

Hell is revealed in the sixth nail-biting, hair-rending, creepy cool episode of the Demonata. Fire! It's all around me, fierce, intense, out of control. I feel the hair on my arms singe and know I have only seconds before I burst into flames. Total panic. There's a horrible shrieking sound, piercing and destructive. My eardrums and eyeballs should burst. It's hell! I moan. One boy's life ripped to shreds before his eyes... One wrathful demon master hellbent on revenge... An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage... It's the end of the world as we know it.

Bec

Bec

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2007

Darren Shan's Demonata series continues with more shocks, demons and thrilling twists in the chilling Bec. As a baby, Bec fought for her life. As a trainee priestess, she fights to fit in to a tribe that needs her skills but fears her powers. And when the demons come, the fight becomes a war. Bec's magic is weak and untrained, until she meets the druid Drust. Under his leadership, Bec and a small band of warriors embark on a long journey through hostile lands to confront the Demonata at their source. But the final conflict demands a sacrifice too horrific to contemplate...

Demon Thief

Demon Thief

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2006

A hellish nightmare for only the bravest of readers... Darren Shan's horrifying series, The Demonata, continues with Demon Thief. When Kernel Fleck's brother is stolen by demons, he must enter their universe in search of him. It is a place of magic, chaos and incredible danger. Kernel has three aims: * learn to use magic, * find his brother, * stay alive. But a heartless demon awaits him, and death has been foretold...

Cirque Du Freak

Cirque Du Freak

Author: Darren Shan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/11/2005

The first part of the chilling Saga of Darren Shan, the ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 1 Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque Du Freak where weird, frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. Darren - a spider freak - `falls in love' with Madam Octa - an enormous tarantula owned by Mr Crepsley. Darren determines to steal the spider so that he can train it to perform amazing deeds. But his daring theft goes horribly wrong. The spider bites Steve and Darren has to sell his soul to Mr Crepsley - a member of the vampire clan - to get the antidote. Something out of the ordinary is set against the background of children's normal lives to chilling effect. Atmospheric, funny, realistic, moving and... terrifying.

Vampire War Trilogy: Books 7 - 9

Vampire War Trilogy: Books 7 - 9

Author: Darren Shan Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/02/2005

The nightmare continues... Vampire War Trilogy comprising: Hunters of the Dusk, Allies of the Night and Killers of the Dawn. Join Darren Shan's descent into the darkness. HUNTERS OF THE DUSK Darren Shan leaves Vampire Mountain on a life or death mission. Darren scours the world in search of the Vampaneze Lord, bu the road ahead is lined with the bodies of the damned. ALLIES OF THE NIGHT Darren Shan faces his worst nightmare yet - school! But bodies are piling up and the past is catching up with the hunters fast! KILLERS OF THE DAWN Darren Shan becomes public enemy Number One. As the vampires prepare for deadly confrontation, is this the end for Darren and his allies?

Sons of Destiny

Sons of Destiny

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2004

The twelfth part of the Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. Showdown! The Hunters must face Steve Leopard, to fight for control of the night. Will Steve emerge victorious and wipe out the vampire clan? Or will the Hunters prevail? An added problem for Darren is that if the vampire triumph, he is destined to become the Lord of the Shadows and destroy humanity!!! Is he cursed by fate, or is there some way to trick Destiny? Find out in the action-packed, mind-bending, twisting, long-awaited conclusion to The Saga of Darren Shan!

Lord of the Shadows

Lord of the Shadows

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2004

The eleventh part of the Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. Darren's going home. Back to where everything started. The town's changed a lot in the years that he's been away - but then, so has Darren. Plagued by nightmares of what the future seems to hold, Darren feels uneasy revisiting the place where he was re-born as a child of the night, as though the universe (as though destiny) is plotting to throw something very nasty at him on the streets of his old home. It is.

The Lake of Souls

The Lake of Souls

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2003

The tenth part of the Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. If you step through after Harkat, you might never come back. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk? A terrifying new world, a deadly new challenge for Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince. Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive their savage journey? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? Be careful what you fish for...

Vampire Blood Trilogy: Books 1 - 3

Vampire Blood Trilogy: Books 1 - 3

Author: Darren Shan Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2003

The nightmare begins... Vampire Blood trilogy comprising: Cirque Du Freak, The Vampire's Assistant and Tunnels of Blood. Join Darren Shan's descent into the darkness. CIRQUE DU FREAK Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque Du Freak where weird, frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. After he sees the amazing performing spider, Madam Octa, Darren is determined to steal her. But his daring theft goes horribly wrong. The spider bites Steve and Darren has to sell his soul to an evil vampire to get the antidote. THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT Darren joins the vampire, Mr Crepsley, as his assistant and they return to the Cirque Du Freak. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von (who knows what Darren is) and a local boy, Sam, and RV, an eco-warrior and animal lover (who do not). Darren begins to enjoy his life among the Cirque performers as the youngest half-vampire in existence, but he defiantly refuses to drink human blood - the whole idea sickens him - and he tries desperately to cling on to the part of him which is human. TUNNELS OF BLOOD When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city. Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire's Assistant fades into the background - until corpes are found. Corpses drained of blood... Suspicious of Mr Crepsley's secretive bahaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all...

Killers of the Dawn

Killers of the Dawn

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2002

The allies of the night prepare for the final, deadly confrontation. Darren and Mr Crepsley will get more than they bargained for when they come face to face with the Vampaneze Lord. The allies of the night prepare for the final, deadly confrontation. Darren and Mr Crepsley will get more than they bargained for when they come face to face with the Vampaneze Lord. Outnumbered, outsmarted and desperate, the hunters are on the run. Pursued by the vampaneze, vigilante mobs and the police, Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, is public enemy Number One! With their enemies baying for blood, the vampires prepare for deadly confrontation. Is this the end for Darren and his allies?

Allies of the Night

Allies of the Night

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2002

The quest for the Vampaneze Lord continues for the hunters of the dusk. Darren gets an unwelcome taste of reality when he is forced to go back to school and his past catches up with him. Maturing at one fifth the rate of a normal human, Darren has the looks of a fifteen year old, even though he is very much older. Vampire Prince and vampaneze killer he may be, but someone has shopped him to the authorities and it's time for Darren to go back to school. But school is not the only thing Darren has to come to terms with: faces from the past, the death of a clan member, a clash with a vampire hunter and blood-thirsty vampaneze mean Darren's past is catching up with him - fast. It's time for the allies of the night to join forces. The hunt is on...

Hunters of the Dusk

Hunters of the Dusk

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2002

Darren Shan, Mr Crepsley and Vancha Marsch, are the hunters of the dusk. Their quarry - the Vampaneze Lord. But friends old and new may stand in their way... It is six years after Darren was made a Vampire Prince and following a grim prophesy made by Mr Tiny, the vampires know the ascension of the Vampaneze Lord is at hand. Mr Tiny warns the vampires that there will be only three opportunities for the Vampaneze Lord to be vanquished and only three vampires who may succeed: Vancha Marsch, Larten Crepsley... and Darren Shan. Leaving the enclave of Vampire Mountain, Harkat, Darren and Mr Crepsley are shadowed by a creature of the night, do battle with the vampaneze, meet the mysterious Evanna and pay a visit to some old friends at the Cirque Du Freak. But no friend can prevent the bloody trail of bodies - the Vampaneze Lord may be more than a match for the hunters of the dusk.

The Vampire Prince

The Vampire Prince

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2002

Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, must clear his name and avenge the death of Gavner Purl. Can a half-vampire outwit a Vampire Prince? Betrayed by Kurda and reeling from the brutal slaying of Gavner, the vampire's assistant, Darren Shan, finds himself branded a traitor and hunted by the vampire clan. Will Darren's failure to complete the Trials mean banishment for Mr Crepsley and execution for himself? Or can Darren return to the home of the damned and exact revenge? But Darren comes to realise that there is more than revenge at stake - the vampire clan must combat the rise of the Vampaneze Lord, or see his ascension mark the end of thousands of years of vampire rule...

Vampire Mountain

Vampire Mountain

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2001

Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, is forced to march to Vampire Mountain where he will be judged by the vampire princes. Darren Shan and Mr Crepsley make a long and dangerous trek to the vampire's stronghold in the mountains. The trek is a test of skill and endurance - one which sees Darren's vampire nature develop, and a new understanding of the mysterious blue-robed servants of the sinister Mr Tiny. Gavner Purl makes a welcome return when he joins Darren and Mr Crepsley, but they face more than the cold on their way to the vampire princes - the vampaneze have been there before them... Will Darren's meeting with the Vampire Princes restore his human nature, or turn him further towards the darkness...

Tunnels of Blood

Tunnels of Blood

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2000

Darren Shan and Evra Von follow a trail of corpses and confront a foul creature of the night. A new enemy or Mr Crepsley? When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city. Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire's Assistant fades into the background - until corpes are found. Corpses drained of blood... Suspicious of Mr Crepsley's secretive bahaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all...

Cirque Du Freak

Cirque Du Freak

Author: Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2000

The chilling Saga of Darren Shan, the ordinary schoolboy plunged into the vampire world. Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque Du Freak where weird, frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. Darren - a spider freak - `falls in love' with Madam Octa - an enormous tarantala owned by Mr Crepsley. Darren determines to steal the spider so that he can train it to perform amazing deeds. But his daring theft goes horribly wrong and Darren finds himself having to make a bargain with a creature of the night. Something out of the ordinary is set against the background of children's normal lives to chilling effect. Atmospheric, funny, realistic, moving and... terrifying.

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