Newcastle Upon Tyne Journal (UK) | 24 April 2010 | ???
"My name's Darren Shan. I'm a half-vampire. I used to be human, until I stole a vampire's spider. After that my life changed forever. Mr Crepsley the vampire forced me to become his assistant, and I joined a circus full of weird performers, called the Cirque Du Freak." So begins Tunnels Of Blood, the eagerly awaited third episode of The Saga Of Darren Shan. Not for the faint hearted, this book, like the first two, is full of twists and heart-stopping turns. Life as a half-vampire is proving difficult for Darren. His super-human strength and his extraordinary senses are just beginning to develop, but as he becomes more familiar with the world of Vampires, his human nature stubbornly clings to him. What happens as Darren befriends Debbie Hemlock, an ordinary human girl who must never know his secret? And what of Mr Crepsley, Darren's captor and tutor whom he had grown to respect? When a series of gruesome murders occur, he appears to be the chief suspect ... A truly gripping continuation of this popular series. Fans will not be disappointed.Read more... Return to reviews listing