Cirque Du Freak

Written by Darren Shan

Part of the The Saga of Darren Shan Series

Cirque Du Freak Synopsis

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.

Cirque Du Freak Press Reviews

Cirque Du Freak ...fast-paced and compelling book ... full of satisfyingly macabre touches...which leaves the reader hungry for more. JK Rowling `Brilliant, macabre tale.' Guardian I read Cirque Du Freak last week. I loved it. I love the way you manage to juggle the funny with the unpleasant, the affection with the hurt. It's great story-telling. Roddy Doyle The Vampire's Assistant The Vampire's Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot. The Good Book Guide Vampire Mountain Get your teeth into it! Funday Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780006754169
Publication date: 4th January 2000
Author: Darren Shan
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages

About Darren Shan

Darren Shan is the number-one best-selling author of the series THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN, the DEMONATA and more recently the SAGA OF LARTEN CREPSLEY and ZOM-B. His books have been read by millions of people around the world and translated into more than 25 languages. Darren lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. He is a big film buff, and also loves theatre, comics and books, and collecting art. He loves dreaming up new ways to terrify his readers, but never drinks blood. Or so he claims.

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