Cirque Du Freak

Cirque Du Freak

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From the Master of Horror comes the first gripping book in the twelve book New York Times bestselling Saga of Darren Shan. Start the tale from the beginning in the book that inspired the feature film The Vampire's Assistant and petrified devoted fans worldwide.

A young boy named Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers-- Mr. Crepsley-- is a vampire!

Stever remains after the show finishes to confront the vampire-- but his motives are surprising! In the shadows of a crumbling theater, a horrified Darren eavesdrops on his friend and the vampire, and is witness to a monstrous, disturbing plea. As if by destiny, Darren is pulled to Mr. Crepsley and what follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires.

This is the beginning of Darren's story.

Baker & Taylor
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [2002?]
Edition: First U.S. paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780316605106
Branch Call Number: J FICTION SHAN...D
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 20 cm
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: c2000


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Aug 30, 2015

One of my favorite books!

Aug 25, 2015

awesome series read the other
books to and they get so sad
still great tho

Jul 20, 2015

Great read! My son was reading this series and kept telling me about it. I followed his recommendation and started reading the series. I was instantly hooked. They are an easy read for an adult, but well written. There are twists and turns at every corner. I couldn't put them down! Thank you Darren Shan for helping me show my son how much fun reading can be!

Apr 22, 2014

it is the best bookb that i have ever read and it is so good i hope it is soon the other book will go out and i hope evry bodty will read it i wish the best the book is the best.

Sep 09, 2013

I love this book, but it was too short. I cannot wait to read the rest of the books by Darren Shan.
I saw the movie first and really enjoyed it, but now that I read the book, I can see why it was not popular, the book is way better!

Jun 07, 2013

I guess it's pretty good. Fast-paced and intriguing but short.

jollyhamjo Feb 07, 2013

Good series. It is a fast paced story. Each page will want to make you read more.

Jan 03, 2013

This is a good book to read there is also a movie on the first book but I wish they would make a sequel but due to the movie not being popular the sequels have not been made.

Ricochet Oct 25, 2012

I already finished the book in less than a week. I can't remember the last reading a book that is as good as this. Book ever! I read it before I sleep and the moment I wake up.


IT ROX!!!!!! ;D

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Jul 13, 2009

Darren Shan is invited by his friend Steve to a freak show where Steve thinks he recognizes someone as a vampire! Later, after witnessing something Darren'll never forget, he decides to steal the vampire's spider... what a BAD idea! After a series of events, Darren learns things he was never, EVER meant to know, and is thrust into the world of vampires.


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