The Vampire Prince (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Vampire Prince (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Darren Shan
     
 

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Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan -- Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince, or is this the end of thousands of years of vampire rule? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion -- but the Saga continues ...

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Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan -- Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince, or is this the end of thousands of years of vampire rule? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion -- but the Saga continues ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The sixth installment of the Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan, The Vampire Prince, finds Darren accused of being a traitor, after Kurda betrays him, and being pursued by the vampire clan. To save his skin, he must outfox a vampire prince, as his initiation on Vampire Mountain comes to a surprising close (though a teaser indicates yet another book). Vampire Mountain, book four, is also being released in September as a paperback. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
An enthusiastic blurb from J.K. Rowling should give this book, the sixth in Darren Shan's "Saga of Darren Shan" series, a big boost at the bookstores. Frankly, it needs all the help it can get. The half-vampire, Darren Shan, finds himself in another fight for his life, this time against the vampeneze, purple-skinned vampires who kill their victims. Betrayed to the vampaneze by his friend, Kurda, Darren spends the opening chapters recovering from injuries with the help of some friendly wolves. Returning to Vampire Mountain, Darren warns the "good" vampires of the evil plans of the vampeneze. A bloody battle ensues, and Darren feels an attack of conscience when he kills a couple of vampaneze. These are the best moments of this series gone stale-the moments where Darren recollects his humanness, and the crises of conscience unique to human beings. Shan has rewritten the book on the vampire genre. Very few of the horror cliches hold water in this series. No silver bullets, no garlic protection, very little sucking of blood. The original premise of a conflicted young man-who shares a name with the author-yearning for his human family and his lost way of life, has been overlooked along the way. Let's hope Shan gets back on track with book seven. 2002, Little, Brown, Ages 10 to 14.
— Christopher Moning
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-As this sixth volume in the series opens, Darren Shan is surviving a near drowning and struggling to return to Vampire Mountain in order to warn the others of the secret plan to invite the vampaneze into Vampire Mountain, where they are certain to gain control. The story has numerous plot twists and decent characterization. There is plenty of blood, gore, and suspense. However, this novel doesn't stand on its own. The fantasy setting is consistent throughout the series, but readers have to know what the protagonist has already been through to see why he is motivated to take the risks he does. Strictly for fans of the previous books.-Sharon R. Pearce, Chippewa Elementary School, Bensenville, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417737321
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Cirque Du Freak Series, #6
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Darren Shan was born in London but at an early age he moved to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents and younger brother. He grew up watching old Dracula horror movies and reading spooky comics, which were the inspirations for this series. The Vampire Prince is his sixth novel in The Saga of Darren Shan.

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Vampire Prince (Cirque Du Freak Series #6) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 199 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Call me crazy but I think the Cirque du Freak is better than the Hunger Games, and close to being better than Harry Potter.
crazysniper4 More than 1 year ago
I found this to be the best series that I have ever read, and most of the people that I know loved it too, so all of you people who have not read it yet, READ IT!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best so far
Michaela Patterson More than 1 year ago
I love the story line. its a funny book
MyChemFreak More than 1 year ago
This is an exceptional book! Highly entertaining with superb twists and turns!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite one yet! The Cirque Du Freak series is a fun and entertaining way to escape into a great adventure. The characters are interesting and exciting to read about. Darren's adventures in this book have exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to read more!
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This is the most amazing book in the series ir at least in my opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Most of the vampire books I know just have cheesy romance. Luckily, this book actually shows adventures and suspense. I don't care if it's for people younger than me. I am a college student by the way.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
With each book, I read fast, realizing how far into the book I read and am like, what already near the end? A pretty good vampire series worth reading. Definitely one of the better ones. There's moments where you kind of know where it will go but still. Good sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book, great from book one through twelve. Mystifying and intriguing.
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Thrilling and awesome but DANG YOU KURDAAA!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOOOOOOOO!!!! (Mjrn #1- Ignore her ()Mjrn #2- But Kurda died!TT . TT) I did really like the series though, Im not sure if i will have another favorite series other than cirque du freak again, cant wait to read the manga too!!!
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This is a awesome book a definitly 5 star reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THESE BOOKS I MEAN YOU CAN READ THEM OUT OF ORDER AND STILL GET WHAT THE BOOKS ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wow:)
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