The third book in Darren Shan's gruesome Cirque Du Freak prequel series, which follows the life of head vampire Larten Crepsley, now available in paperback.
Before Madame Octa...Before the Cirque...Before Darren Shan...Larten Crepsley was a young man.After failing his mentor and killing the entire crew of a ship in a bout of revenge for the death of his assistant, Larten is bereft with guilt. He no longer has the drive to live the vampiric life, and hides out in Paris, masquerading as a human. There, he finds some happiness, even falling in love with a girl. But the darkness inside him is too great for humanity, and he is forced to make a choice: hide in the shadows of the human world, or take his place among the vampire clan and protect those weaker than himself. But enemies are waiting, traps are laid, and Larten's path is bound to be strewn with bodies.This is his story.
Darren Shan is the No.1 bestselling author of the young adult series Cirque du Freak, The Demonata, The Saga of Larten Crepsley and Zom-B, as well as the standalone books THE THIN EXECUTIONER and KOYASAN. For adults he has written PROCESSION OF THE DEAD, HELL'S HORIZON and CITY OF THE SNAKES, collectively known as The City Trilogy.Shan's books are sold in every continent, in 31 languages, and have been bestsellers in countries including America, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and the UAE. His books have also topped the adult bestseller charts in Hungary, Japan and Taiwan. In total, Shan's books have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. He lives with his girlfriend in Limerick and London.www.darrenshan.com