Okay so like I've said a million times and I'll say it a million more, I love Darren Shan. He's a great author. This book was an absolute masterpiece, from beginning to end. I really love the new characters, especially Malora, who really livens up the book [literally, she's one of the only non-vampire characters]. Shan's writing style is amazing and very vivid. I liked the way the action was described in a very calm way [just a note, this book is very gruesome].A faced paced, gritty, and epic novel, definitely one of Darren Shan's best books!