The Vampire Prince (Cirque Du Freak Series #6)

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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 ...

Betrayed by Kurda and reeling from the brutal slaying of Gavner, the vampire's assistant, Darren Shan, finds himself ...

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Overview

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 ...

Betrayed by Kurda and reeling from the brutal slaying of Gavner, the vampire's assistant, Darren Shan, finds himself branded a traitor and hunted by the vampire clan.

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Half vampire Darren Shan is caught between the warring worlds of the Vampires and the Vampireze -- and comes out remarkably transformed, in this sixth spellbinding volume of Cirque du Freak.

Picking up where Book 5 left off, the Vampire Prince springs into action as Darren is carried through a raging Vampire Mountain river toward uncertain consequences. Thankfully, the boy escapes and meets up with a pack of old wolf friends, and when he secretly finds himself back in Vampire Mountain on a mission to thwart Kurda's ascension to princely status, Darren becomes the catalyst in a gruesome battle between the Vampires and the Vampireze. As the fighting reaches its apex, the boy witnesses some of the bloodiest killing he's ever experienced, but when all is over, Vampire law still mandates that he face punishment for failing the Trials of Initiation. To his surprise, Darren's leadership puts him in a situation he never dreamed of.

A surprising and plot-thickening read, Shan's sixth book will keep you on pins and needles until the very end. The author taps into Darren's half-vampire/half-human emotions like never before, and he brings his character to another, amazing level that will leave you thirsting for Book 7. A heart-stopping shocker you'll definitely want to sink your teeth into. Matt Warner

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
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482950151
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Cirque Du Freak Series , #6
  • Format: CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Darren Shan
Darren Shan is the New York Times bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak and The Demonata, whose novels have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Darren lives in Ireland, where he writes and collects art, comics, and film.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Call me crazy...

    Call me crazy but I think the Cirque du Freak is better than the Hunger Games, and close to being better than Harry Potter.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    BUY THIS SERIES NOT JUST THIS BOOK!!!!!

    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!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Cirque du freak

    This is awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Looks great

    Wow:)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    grate

    Best so far

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    amazing

    I love the story line. its a funny book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Highly Recommended!!!!

    This is an exceptional book! Highly entertaining with superb twists and turns!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A great vampire series with tons of thrilling adventures and lots of twists and turns.

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

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    With each book, I read fast, realizing how far into the book I r

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    They just keep getting better.

    Wonderful book, great from book one through twelve. Mystifying and intriguing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Vampgirl

    Thrilling and awesome but DANG YOU KURDAAA!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Awesome

    Love this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Review by Mjrn#1 and Mjrn#2 --- Kurda!!!!!!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Cool

    This is a awesome book a definitly 5 star reader

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Kd

    LOVE THESE BOOKS I MEAN YOU CAN READ THEM OUT OF ORDER AND STILL GET WHAT THE BOOKS ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

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    Best book series.

    This storry is a great book the series is also great!!!!!!
    I enjoyed it unti i finished the book and had to go buy the next one.
    But over all it was greT!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Good

    Exciiting Ans good keeps my attention

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Vampire Prince

    This book is filled with suspenseful plots, and the characters are amazing and some are to be remembered in the minds of vampire fans. There is even an unexpected twist at the end. I hope anyone who reads it loves it, too. Darren Shan is a really creative author who knows how to suck you into a book.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

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    Great book!

    this book is amazing i wish i had all 12 of these books! GO DARREN SHAN

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    I love it!!!

    This is my favorite book out of the entire series. Ya'll should read the end. But first start at the beginning I recommend"The Living Nightmare" it's where it all started.

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