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Cirque Du Freak #5: Trials of Death: Book 5 in the Saga of Darren Shan (Cirque Du Freak: the Saga of Darren Shan) [Paperback]

Darren Shan
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5.0 out of 5 stars this series is one of the best I have ever read. Nov. 15 2003
if you want to read the "Cirque Du Freak" books, please start with number 1. if you don't, it is unlikely that you will understand much. these books have a devoted fan base, and you can visit the authors website, ([...]) and look at the beautiful fan art that some kids have drawn. I have read every book in this series up to Trials of Death, and I am trying to get my hands on "the vampire prince". these books really make you want to keep reading, and most of the books end with you wondering what will happen next. and don't let reading level fool you- I am in the eigth grade, 13 years old, and I love these books. these books are written WONDERFULLY, they are full of emotion, action, violence, and gore. some parts are also very very sad, and I almost cried a few times, which is something I am not at all likely to do. but be warned, these books aren't for kids who are scared easily. there is an awful lot of death and graphic violence, which I think is great, but might upset the faint of heart. if you like books about vampires, fantasy, or just want something great to read, buy the first book in this series today! and these books aren't about dracula-style vampires- the creatures in these books are VERY believable. don't expect them to grow fangs or change into bats. from this series, my favorite characters were Evra Von, Darren Shan, and Kurda Smahlt (although he did something... well, read and find out). overall, this entire series is GREAT. please please please read them! each book seems better than the last one! and on a sad note, the author has sold the movie rights. you might think that is great, but I have a horrible feeling that the movie will be rated PG and the characters will be messed up. oh well. READ THESE BOOKS!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This series is one of my favorites Jan. 13 2004
This book was awsome in so many different ways of the story. I really liked how when i was reading it, i couldn't put it down for a minute. This is a series that any fiction fan would like. How the author described on what the happened every step of the way. Darren Shah is a great author that makes them selves go inside the books. This author gets in deep in what i think is a good detailed book.
Another reason why i like it is because he makes the book a cliff hanger you wanna know what is going to happen, but right when you wanna know it cuts you off right at the end of the book. If you are a fictional reader then this is one of your types of books. There is no other series that I like more then this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Rulzzz! Oct. 14 2003
If youre the kind of person who only reads a few books a year, STOP WHAT YOUR DOING,ORDER THIS BOOK AND READ IT NOW! This spellbindingly magnificent book is one of the only book series I have ever read. After my mom found the first book for me Ive read every book and even gone to the U.K. Amazon so I could get my hands on a copy of the newer books before they were published in the U.S..Those other books like Artimis Fowl, dont even compare, I liked the first and second but man was the 3rd twisted. I have read all the books and will keep reading them as they are published until the series is discontinued. DARREN SHAN RULES!!!!!!!!!!
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Trials of death is one the best cirque du freak books I have ever read. It contains all the needed materials to be the #1 book in America. Trials of death is a the 5th book in the series and its about a boy named Darren Shan who gets his intire life turned upside down when he becomes a vampire. He travels to vampire maountain with his mentor Mr. Crepsley to endure a trial and comes out having to perform 5 trials in life or death situations and if he fails and is still alive, he will be killed. What will Darren do to save himself from death?-Patrick Magno
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Continuing approximately four hours after the conclusion from book four, "Trials of Death" tells of Darren's trials that he must undertake to gain support to the vampires. Although the book is a little slow at the begining, it really picks up pace when the trials are selected and what the trials involve. The ending is very cliffhanging because of a traitor that becomes known in the last chapter, and what happens to Darren when he finds out about the traitor. I cannot wait till September when the next book will come out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING June 25 2004
I have loved this series from the start until I got to book four, "Vampire Mountian." I was strongly disapointed in that one and decided I wasnt going to read the fifth for a while. Finally, I decided to read it and I wasnt even slightly disapointed. It was truely amazing. In my oppinion, far better and the other four. It is full of twists and unpreictably turns. I have yet to read the fifth and sixth, but I am afraid that my expections are now so high I might be disapointed agian. BUY THIS BOOK. It definatly rocks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Book June 3 2004
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This is the type of book where the author makes the chapters pretty short so when it is very late and you think you should go to bed but you look to see how long the next chapter is and it is short, so you have to keep reading. Every single chapter has something fun to read in it. This book has a bunch of heart pounding parts. It will make you feel like you are Darren Shan and all the characters in the book. It is a book that I very recomand to everyone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good series for younger pre-teens
I have never read a vampire novel in my life. I have never even seen a vampire movie. I was hesitant to read these books; scared I'd be bored, or scared spitless. Read more
Published on April 14 2007 by frugalfeline
4.0 out of 5 stars great series!
I had to luck to read an advanced copy of both Trial of Death (book 5) and Vampire Prince (book 6). The two concerns I had when I started to read were: First, that I would be lost... Read more
Published on April 6 2007 by Julie A. Conover
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
I have heard many things about this book by friends but i never got the chance to get it. Then i had to a book report on a fantasy book and i choosed the fisrt book. Read more
Published on June 13 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
I have heard many things about this book by friends but i never got the chance to get it. Then i had to a book report on a fantasy book and i choosed the fisrt book. Read more
Published on June 13 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK ROCKS
Okay...The entire Cirque Du Freak series is one of my favorite which I would strongly recommend. Trails of Death, while not the best in the series, is still worthy of five stars. Read more
Published on May 22 2004 by Darkness Riegns
5.0 out of 5 stars dude read this book
this book is awsome once u pick it up u cant put it down and after finish the books u cant wait to get the next i cant wait for the (vampire prince) to come out
Published on Dec 19 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars really good
i think this book is very good. its a bit hard to understand it you havent read the first 4 books. thats the only setback of it
Published on Dec 7 2003
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