FIRST TIME IN HARDBACK – this fabulous new edition of the first book of the chilling, bestselling Saga of Darren Shan. This is a must for all fans and a perfect gift for new Shansters!
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.
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Cirque Du Freak
“…fast-paced and compelling book … full of satisfyingly macabre touches…which leaves the reader hungry for more.”
‘Brilliant, macabre tale.’
"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
The Vampire’s Assistant
“The Vampire’s Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot.”
The Good Book Guide
“Get your teeth into it!”
Born in London in 1972, Darren O’Shaughnessy [writing as Darren Shan] moved to Limerick with his parents and younger brother. Returned to London to study Sociology and English then worked for a TV cable company. His first adult novel Ayuamarca has been published by Orion and his writing has been likened to Clive Barker and Iain Banks. He is now a full-time writer of TV scripts and novels. Cirque du Freak is his first title for children.
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Book Description Collins, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7244843
Book Description 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 123mm x 186mm x 17mm. Paperback. Little did I know that Alan's mysterious piece of paper was to change my life forever. For the worse! Darren is just your average schoolboy -- or was, at least -- until he and.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 192 pages. 0.280. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007244843