The Saga of Darren Shan #1: Cirque du Freak

“I was an ordinary boy, until I visited the Cirque Du Freak… until I met Madam Octa… until I came face to face with a creature of the night. That’s when my life changed completely. I don’t expect you to believe me, but everything I describe in this book happened just as I tell it…”

When Darren Shan goes into the Cirque Du Freak, he has no idea that he’ll leave his humanity behind there. From the internationally best-selling author of The Demonata, this is the chilling, thrilling vampire story that started it all.

“A plot full of twists that leaves the reader hungry for more.” J K Rowling

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  • this book is great scary but with lots of action.

    7 March 2013

  • loved it

    One of my favourite Darren Shan books and i think it’s better than the film. Reading it makes you feel like you are there, i like books that can make you feel that way.

    4 March 2013

  • Darren Shan is the master of horror books! And he starts this one of with a bang! Spiders, vampires, a circus full of strange people and the Little people…! What more could you ask for?

    6 March 2012

  • this book contains vipires, killer spiders and slayers it’s an all out action packed book.

    1 March 2012

  • i completely agree with j k rowling, the book is always surprising, whicj is perfect because it is written in first person and the main character isnt going to know what is going to happen in his life so why should the reader. i love seeing the world through the eyes of someone else. i thought the book ws so briliantly indescriably good! *not for the faint hearted

    27 February 2011

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Authors

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    Darren Shan

    Darren Shan is a master of fear. Terror flows like blood from his pen. Creating horror is what he lives for, and nightmares are his speciality… One of the top horror writers in the UK today, with both adult and children’s titles to his name, Darren’s books are often to be found at the top of bestseller lists!

    Awards

    Darren Shan’s awards include the Wyoming Soaring Eagle award for Cirque du Freak, and the Redbridge Teenage Book Award for Lord Loss.

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