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Archibald Lox and the Forgotten Crypt

Archibald Lox and the Forgotten Crypt

by Darren Shan

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When a couple of assassins catch up with Archie, he's forced to flee to the Merge in search of friendship and safety.

As his skills develop in that parallel universe, he opens a gateway to a long-forgotten crypt, where ancient secrets are revealed.

In a city of ice, the greatest players of the six realms have assembled for a legendary Grop Tourney, but a small group of plotters are more interested in kidnapping...

Book four of the Archibald Lox series by Darren Shan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak and Lord Loss.

This is the first of three books in VOLUME TWO of the series.


"Easy, fun read with lots of surprises. Roll on the next instalment!" The Bookbag.

"I devoured this book in a day and I am still smiling and eager for more." The Word Cubby.

"Shan has built an ambitiously original fantasy world populated with fully rounded characters who take us on unforgettably compelling journeys." Books, Films & Random Lunacy.


"The sprawling fantasy world is truly something else. It feels huge, almost like we're watching an entire vast world through a telescope, and with each subsequent book, a little more is revealed to us." Rachel Hobbs, author of Shadow Stained.

"The first three books were unlike anything I'd read before, Merging (pun intended) our world with a fantastical world of magic and mystique, and book 4 truly proves that Shan is a master storyteller." Kelly Smith Reviews.


"A brisk, entertaining tale that unfolds in a wonderfully bizarre world." Kirkus.

"I read quite a lot during lockdown but nothing made me smile quite as much as these first three instalments in the Archibald Lox series." The Bookbag.

"Shan has created an alternative world that is extraordinary and imaginative with fantastical creatures that both delight and horrify. A soon-to-be fantasy classic." The US Review of Books.

"A gripping saga that will be appreciated not just by young adult audiences, but by adults who enjoy other strong YA authors who create fantasy worlds appealing to young and old alike." Midwest Book Review.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940165247583
Publisher: Home of the Damned Ltd
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Series: Archibald Lox
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 548,937
File size: 343 KB

About the Author

Darren O’Shaughnessy, who writes under the pen name Darren Shan, is an Irish author, best known for the Cirque Du Freak and Zom-B series. His books are usually horror fantasy fiction and written for teenagers. The Cirque Du Freak series is also known as The Saga of Darren Shan, as the main character is named after the author’s own pen name. The first book in the series, The Vampire’s Assistant, was made into a movie in 2009.

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