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The Saga of Darren Shan #5: Trials of Death Award-winning author/illustrator

by Darren Shan (author)

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“I’ve been presented to the Vampire Council and they weren’t impressed. Now I must prove myself worthy of being a half-vampire. I have to face the Trials of Initiation: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampires is with me. If I pass I’ll be accepted into the clan. Failure isn’t an option…”

When Darren Shan agrees to prove his worthiness to the Clan by undertaking a series of trials, he has no idea that his greatest enemy remains unseen. As the vampires focus on Darren, the vampaneze are infiltrating their mountain stronghold. Will Darren survive the trials to face the vampires’ real foe?

Product Details

Series

The Saga of Darren Shan (book 5)

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007114405

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books

Date published

October 1st, 2001

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.8; Upper years; 6.0 points

Other details
  • 172 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Darren Shan

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Darren Shan is author of two best-selling horror series: The Saga of Darren Shan, and The Demonata. He was born in London in 1972, but has lived in Ireland since the age of six. He began to write as a teenager, and initally had horror books for adults published.

His big breakthrough came in 2000 with the publication of his first children’s book, Cirque du Freak. The first of twelve books in the vampiric_Saga of Darren Shan_ it attracted a huge following. A film of the first three books is released in October 2009. His next project, The Demonata cemented his reputation as the master of children’s horror, and the episodic Zom_B soon followed.

Darren lives in Limerick with his girlfriend. He’s a huge film buff, loves to collect comic-art, supports Tottenham Hotspur – and is always thinking up new ways to terrify his readers!

Darren’s books have now been published in 31 languages, and have been best-sellers in countries as diverse as America, Hugnary and Taiwan, selling over 20 million copies worldwide!!!!

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    Nashdasher
    on 7 March 2013

    this book is great scary but with lots of action.

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    natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013

    good

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    lemonhoneysss10
    on 6 March 2012

    Title: The Saga of Darren Shan: Trials of Death

    Author: Darren Shan (Darren O’Shaughnessy)

    Publisher: Harper Collins Childrens Books

    I’ve read the first four and this is the thrilling fifth book in the Saga. In which Darren has to prove himself worthy of being a half-vampire. By facing The Trials of Initiation. These trials are impossibly hard and no human could survive but a Vampire with luck, strenght and courage could survive all seventeen. If Darren is accepted he’ll be excepted into the clan and if he fails he’s carted off to The Hall of Death. Not only does Darren have to worry about his trials but also it has been revealed that the Vampaneaze, the clan of kind of vampires who are mortal enemies with the actual vampires, (confusing)! will have a war with the vampires and the vampaneaze will win! Will Darren pass all seventeen?

    This is a great book filled with lots of shocks and surprises, with a cliffhanger ending

    I have to admit this isn’t one of Darren’s best due to one or two chapters but I still loved it and it won’t stop me reading book 6!

    My star rating out of 5 is 4.99

    5out of 5
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    xxisabellatrixx
    on 27 February 2011

    a never ending book of spills and thrills as darren undergoes ‘5’ trials to prove his worth to the vampires of vampire mountain, with a beautifully placed cliffhanger! another masterpiece by darren shan