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...
Cirque Du Freak
"...fast-paced and compelling book 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!"
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.