on November 2, 2003
The book The Vampire Prince is the sixth book in Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak saga. Since Shan is an adult now, the whole book is a flashback to his youth.A flashback is when the author describes something from the past. The first five Cirque Du Freak books are filled with action, adventure and violence. Shan's sixth book will not disappoint. The climax of the story is a very graphic war between the vampires and vampanese ( the vampire's enemy). A battle that could decide the fate of both groups.
Darren's The Vampire Prince tells about an act of treachery commited by one of the most respected and trusted in the vampire clan. This is irony at it's best. Irony is an unexpected twist in the story. Exposing the traitor may save Darren's life, after he escaped from the Trials of Initiation. The trials were tests to see if Darren would prove himself worthy of being called a half Vampire. If you do not pass the trials you will be taken to the Halls of Death and executed.
The great detail, excellent character development and overall extraordinary writing of author Darren Shan will leave you not only satisified, but begging for more.
A great book and you don't even have to read the first five books in the series to understand The Vampire Prince. Thanks to a prologue, you will get caught up on all five books in only three pages.
Check it out!!!!!
on June 30, 2004
I would have given this a 4 1/2 if it were possible, but to me this wasnt the best of the series. It was still incredibly good, as are all of the books (minus the forth one). I only gave it four because the book was kind of perdictable. I was only unable to predict one thing that happened in this book, and might i add that twist was incredible. Darren is an amazing writer and I look forward to reading the rest of the books. I definatly recomend this book!