Tucson Citizin.Com | 06 June 2010 | Larry Cox

Darren Shan, known for his bestselling novels geared for younger readers, makes the transition to the adult novels with the first installment of his new apocalyptic series “The City.” Capac Raimi, a young power-hungry protagonist, arrives in his new home, a metropolis called only the City where he finds himself surrounded by bizarre characters including a legendary assassin with snakes tattooed on his face, a mysterious group of blind men clad in white, and Cardinal, a daunting dictator. In this edgy, sylish noir, Darren Shan pulls out all the literary stops for blockbuster story with unexpected plot twists and characters that will haunt the reader long after the final page has been read.

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