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Darren Shan

Born Darren O’Shaughnessy on 2 July, 1972 in London, Darren Shan writes dark fantasy books and his bestselling series include The Saga of Darren Shan/Cirque du Freak and the Zom-B and Deomnata series.

He studied at Roehampton University and now lives in Limerick with his wife Bas and their children. He is a film buff, music lover and Tottenham Hotspur supporter.


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Darren Shan Books

  • The Vampire Prince

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDQU
    Paperback 9 years +
    Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, must clear his name and avenge the death of Gavner Purl. Can a half-vampire outwit a Vampire Prince? THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 6 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. Will Darren's failure to complete the Trials mean banishment for Mr Crepsley and execution for himself? Or can Darren return to the home of the damned and exact revenge? But Darren comes to realise that there is more than revenge at stake -- the vampire clan must combat the rise of the Vampaneze Lord, or see his ascension mark the end of thousands of years of vampire rule!
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  • Wolf Island

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AABOU
    Paperback 10 years +
    Grubbs Grady treads new ground in this, the eighth dramatic title in the Demonata. But beware - Trespassers will be eaten! "We spot the werewolves as we skim the treetops. Mutated, vicious, hairy monstrosities, all fangs, claws and muscles. The beast within me tries to force its way to the surface, howling silently at its warped brethren. I've never rid myself of the wolf!" As the mysterious Shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs and his team search desperately for answers. But when they follow up a new lead, it takes them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs. The curse of the Gradys has returned with a vengeance. Werewolves are on the loose. And they're hungry!
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  • Zom-B Chronicles III

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AMZEW
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    This radical, masterful series from internationally bestselling author Darren Shan is perfect for fans of The Walking Dead. The undead still roam the streets of London. And now they have a hellish clown as their master ...B Smith is alone in a city of the dead, with only lunatics to guide her. She's found more zombies like her - the conscious undead, or 'reviveds' - but is more confused than ever about who to trust. What's more, one of her worst nightmares has become a reality, and a host of new horrors are after her. The undead army is growing stronger ...which side will B choose in a battle of the damned?
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  • Birth of a Killer

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ABHHF
    Paperback 9 years +
    Following the massive success of the Demonata series, Darren Shan is back where it all started -- telling the life story of the vampire Larten Crepsley. Spanning centuries and continents, taking in sea voyages, murder, war and love, this is the epic, bloodsoaked tale of a vampire who started out a nobody! and ended up changing the world forever. For every vampire, the end! is just the beginning. When terrible events force young Larten Crespley to flee his home he finds himself alone in the world. Then he meets the mysterious Seba Nile, who introduces him to the ways of the vampire clan. But will Larten turn his back on humanity and join a world from which there can be no return!? So begins the blood-soaked tale of a vampire who starts out a nobody ! but will change the world forever.
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  • ZOM-B Fugitive

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: BGKTR
    Paperback
    'Just as you think that you've seen it all, in comes Shan with a brand new set of wham! bam! twists and turns and revelations' The Bookbag WHERE DO YOU TURN WHEN ALL IS LOST? HOW CAN YOU BUILD A FRESH FUTURE ON THE SANDS OF A TWISTED PATH? WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU KNEW WAS A LIE? B SMITH IS ON THE RUN . . . The penultimate tale in this gory, epic series from bestselling author and master of horror Darren Shan - with unmissable twists and a bold new cover look!'The eleventh instalment in the Zom-B series is possibly the most mind-blowing yet. I felt like my brain had melted by the time I had finished Zom-B Fugitive.' So Many Books, So Little Time 'For the penultimate Zom-B book, Darren Shan went and saved what might very well be the most shocking plot twist this series has yet, and probably will ever have' Reader, Writer, Fanboy 'I continue to be amazed by the story' Fiction State Of Mind
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  • Zom-B Bride

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AYDTK
    Paperback
    The tenth terrifying installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. Does true love lurk in the darkest of places? Could a psychotic stalker be the man of your dreams? Can a killer win your heart? Here comes the bride ...
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  • Zom-B Family

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AWOHE
    Paperback
    B has been taken hostage by Dan-Dan and his evil allies ...and one of them is family. But an unlikely hero is coming to her rescue ...
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  • Zom-B Baby

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AVHNV
    Paperback
    When B Smith turns her back on Dr Oystein and strikes out alone, she is shocked to meet the baby from her nightmares - a strange, creepy, zombie baby ...
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  • Zom-B Underground

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AVHNT
    Paperback
    B Smith is a zombie but, unlike most of the walking dead, has a brain that still works. This can only be a blessing, right? B is about to realize that consciousness can also be a curse ...
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  • Zom-B

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AVGFS
    Paperback
    B Smith has always had to deal with a racist father and nightmares of killer babies. But life is about to get a whole lot worse. Welcome to B's dark and twisted world ...
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  • Lady of the Shades

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AHYUU
    Paperback
    In a hotel room in Chile, an assassin washes blood from his clothes as he receives word of a new job. Miles away in the twisting streets of London, American writer Ed is tormented by the ghosts of his brutal past. And unseen, a plot churns into motion that will blur the boundaries between what's real and what's not. Ensnared in an affair with the beautiful wife of a dangerous crime lord, Ed fights to keep a deadly secret hidden. But with each turn, his past is catching up with him. Because in the shadows, nothing is as it seems...
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  • Brothers to the Death

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AFEIK
    Paperback
    The fourth and final instalment in the epic saga of Larten Crepsley - vampire, hero and victim of fate...Just as Larten is finding a new place for himself in vampire society, trying to help vampires escape the Nazi menace, horrifying tragedy falls on his own family, thanks to the nefarious Vampaneze. With his old friend Wester calling for war against the ancient enemies of vampires, Larten finds himself a figurehead of the campaign. But there are more evil things than just the Vampaneze stirring. And soon, Larten might find himself grieving again - as he faces the worst and final betrayal...
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  • Palace of the Damned

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AEECY
    Paperback
    In the third instalment in the creepy, captivating Larten Crepsley series, Larten finds out what it means to love! but is he also damned to find out what it means to lose? Lost in the arctic waste, carrying a baby whose love he could never deserve, Larten faces the darkest time he has ever known. But hope has a way of shining through even the smallest of cracks, and just as Larten reaches the end, a new beginning presents itself. The trouble is, for Larten, the violence of his youth is never far from the surface! and those he loves are the ones he hurts the most. As Larten experiences heaven and hell, and tries to save the soul of a child, the question is: can he save his own?
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  • Demon Thief

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADPDJ
    Paperback 10 years +
    This is a hellish nightmare for only the bravest of readers...Darren Shan's horrifying new series, "The Demonata", continues with Demon Thief - now available in a spine-chilling paperback with grisly glow-in-the-dark cover! "A huge, jagged patch of light forms at the foot of my bed. Then a shape presses through. I'm too horrified to scream. It's a monster from my very worst nightmare - pale red skin; dark red eyes; no nose; and sharp, grey teeth. As it leans further forward I see a hole in the left side of its chest, and inside - dozens of tiny, hissing snakes. The monster frowns and stretches a hand towards me!" When Kernel Fleck's brother is stolen by demons, he must enter their universe in search of him. It is a place of magic, chaos and incredible danger. Kernel has three aims: learn to use magic, find his brother, and stay alive. But a heartless demon awaits him, and death has been foretold!
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  • Lord of the Shadows

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDRL
    Paperback 9 years +
    The eleventh part of the Saga of Darren Shan -- one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. He will rule the night and destroy the world. Lord of the Shadows! coming soon. The Saga of Darren Shan book 11. Half a million copies sold of the Saga -- get your teeth into a bloody good book!
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  • Sons of Destiny

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDRJ
    Paperback 9 years +
    The twelfth part of the Saga of Darren Shan -- one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. Showdown -- Darren finally faces his arch enemy, Steve Leopard. Can Darren trick destiny ! or is there a way out!? The final instalment, coming soon! 900,000 copies sold of the Saga -- get your teeth into a bloody good book!
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  • The Lake of Souls

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDRI
    Paperback 9 years +
    The tenth part of the Saga of Darren Shan -- one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. The Saga of Darren Shan book 10: The Lake of Souls. If you step through after Harkat, you might never come back. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk? A terrifying new world, a deadly new challenge for Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince. Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive their savage journey? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? Be careful what you fish for! Over half a million copies sold of the Saga.
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  • Killers of the Dawn

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDRG
    Paperback 9 years +
    The allies of the night prepare for the final, deadly confrontation. Darren and Mr Crepsley will get more than they bargained for when they come face to face with the Vampaneze Lord. Evolution according to Darren Shan: human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. The Saga of Darren Shan book 9: Killers of the Dawn. Outnumbered, outsmarted and desperate, the hunters are on the run. Pursued by the vampaneze, vigilante mobs and the police, Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, is public enemy Number One! With their enemies baying for blood, the vampires prepare for deadly confrontation. Is this the end for Darren and his allies? Half a million copies sold of the Saga -- get your teeth into a bloody good book!
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  • Allies of the Night

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDRF
    Paperback 9 years +
    The quest for the Vampaneze Lord continues for the hunters of the dusk. Darren gets an unwelcome taste of reality when he is forced to go back to school and his past catches up with him. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 8 Maturing at one fifth the rate of a normal human, Darren has the looks of a fifteen year old, even though he is very much older. Vampire Prince and vampaneze killer he may be, but someone has shopped him to the authorities and it's time for Darren to go back to school. But school is not the only thing Darren has to come to terms with: faces from the past, the death of a clan member, a clash with a vampire hunter and blood-thirsty vampaneze mean Darren's past is catching up with him -- fast. It's time for the allies of the night to join forces. The hunt is on!
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  • Hunters of the Dusk

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDQY
    Paperback 9 years +
    Darren Shan, Mr Crepsley and Vancha Marsch, are the hunters of the dusk. Their quarry -- the Vampaneze Lord. But friends old and new may stand in their way! THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 7 It is six years after Darren was made a Vampire Prince and following a grim prophesy made by Mr Tiny, the vampires know the ascension of the Vampaneze Lord is at hand. Mr Tiny warns the vampires that there will be only three opportunities for the Vampaneze Lord to be vanquished and only three vampires who may succeed: Vancha Marsch, Larten Crepsley! and Darren Shan. Leaving the enclave of Vampire Mountain, Harkat, Darren and Mr Crepsley are shadowed by a creature of the night, do battle with the vampaneze, meet the mysterious Evanna and pay a visit to some old friends at the Cirque Du Freak. But no friend can prevent the bloody trail of bodies -- the Vampaneze Lord may be more than a match for the hunters of the dusk.
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  • The Trials of Death

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDQQ
    Paperback 9 years +
    TRIALS OF DEATH -- the fifth title in the compelling and chilling saga of Darren Shan -- but the second part in a new TRILOGY, following Darren's initiation into the vampire clan. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 5 Compelled by his loyalty to Mr Crepsley, Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, agrees to prove his worthiness to the vampire clan by undertaking a series of trials. Each Trial is set by the Vampire Princes to test agility, cunning and intelligence. Failure means death. Whilst their attention is focused on Darren, the vampire clan fail to notice that the vampaneze have infiltrated their mountain stronghold. Who is the traitor helping the vampaneze, and will Darren survive the trials to oust the vampire's greatest foes? Another atmospheric and terrifying tale from the author of Cirque Du Freak.
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  • Vampire Mountain

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDQM
    Paperback 9 years +
    Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant is forced to march to Vampire Mountain where he will be judged by the vampire princes. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 4 Darren Shan and Mr Crepsley make a long and dangerous trek to the vampire's stronghold in the mountains. The trek is a test of skill and endurance -- one which sees Darren's vampire nature develop, and a new understanding of the mysterious blue-robed servants of the sinister Mr Tiny. Gavner Purl makes a welcome return when he joins Darren and Mr Crepsley, but they face more than the cold on their way to the vampire princes -- the vampaneze have been there before them! Will Darren's meeting with the Vampire Princes restore his human nature, or turn him further towards the darkness!
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  • Tunnels of Blood

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: ADDQH
    Paperback 9 years +
    Darren Shan and Evra Von follow a trail of corpses and confront a foul creature of the night. A new enemy or Mr Crepsley? THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 3 When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city. Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire's Assistant fades into the background -- until corpes are found. Corpses drained of blood! Suspicious of Mr Crepsley's secretive bahaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all!
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  • The Thin Executioner

    Darren Shan

    Product Code: AANQZ
    Paperback 11 years +
    A brilliant and brand new story of swords, sand and sorcery from the endless imagination that brought you The Saga of Darren Shan and the Demonata. New characters -- same excitement, action and terror! In a harsh, unforgiving world of slavery and glorified executions, one boy's humiliation leads him to embark on a perilous quest to the faraway lair of a mysterious god. It is a dark, brutal, nightmarish journey which few have ever survived. But to Jebel Rum, the risk is worth it! to retrieve his honour! to win the hand of the girl he loves! to wield unimaginable power! and to become! THE THIN EXECUTIONER
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