Book 10 of The Saga Of Darren Shan. It's time for Harkat to learn the truth about who he used to be ...

To unlock the mysteries of his past, he and Darren must place themselves in the hands of Mr Tiny and leave the world of humanity behind. Can they survive in a place of savage killer animals,...
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  • Fantasy Literature

    Fantasy Literature | 07 March 2014

    In The Lake of Souls, the tenth book in Darren Shan’s CIRQUE DU FREAK series, we take a little breather after the horrid events at the end of the previous novel, Killers of the Dawn. Darren has...

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  • The Lake of Souls (My Shelf UK)

    myshelf.com | 01 September 2005
    The Lake of Souls is the tenth book in the fast-paced, violent vampire series by Darren Shan. After Book 9, this one moves at a slightly more sedate speed, though the plot still storms along with...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Kids’ Turn Central USA)

    kidsturncentral.com | 01 September 2005
    After a desperate battle to kill the Lord of the Vampaneze in "Killers of the Dawn" Darren and Harkat set off to the Lake of Souls on a mission to uncover Harkat's true identity.As usual, no trek...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Kids Reads USA)

    kidsreads.com | 27 April 2010
    Darren Shan has always been sure of his identity, but in this time of war with the vampaneze, he must help a friend who has no memory of who he is or how he got to where he is.Harkat Mulds has...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Kids Book Shelf USA)

    kidsbookshelf.com | 27 April 2010
    Still mourning the loss of his friend and mentor, Mr. Crepsley, Darren is finding it difficult to go on or care about life anymore. But Darren and Harkat learn from Mr. Tiny that now is the time...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Gothic Revue USA)

    gothicrevue.com | 27 April 2010
    This, the tenth book in the "tales of Darren Shan" series, is mostly about Harkat and his attempt at "redemption and retrieval of his soul". It ramps up rather nicely, the same action as always is...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Epinions USA)

    epinions.com | 17 September 2005
    Darren & Harkat Search For The Truth While Trolling “The Lake of Souls” Sep 17 '05Author's Product Rating Product Rating: 5.0Pros Reinforces my dislike of Desmond Tiny, a must read for Shan...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Borders USA)

    bordersstores.com | 27 April 2010
    [reviewed as "one of the best Young Adult books of 2005"]Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak series is now 10 books strong, and his following just keeps growing. These books combine spine-tingling...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Bookloons USA)

    bookloons.com | 27 April 2010
    The previous episode in this scorching series, Killers of the Dawn, ended with Darren's despair after Mr. Crepsley was killed and the identity of the Lord of the Vampaneze finally revealed. The...
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  • The Lake of Souls (Alameda Big Read UK)

    galaxy.bedfordshire.gov.uk | 27 April 2010
    The genre of the book is horror and adventure, it's not scary but more gory. A Little Person and a vampire go on an adventure to find the Lake of Souls because Harkat, the Little Person, is having...
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