Book 5 of The Saga Of Darren Shan. Five Trials -- five chances for Darren Shan to prove himself worthy of being a vampire -- five ways to die!

But while Darren struggles to complete and survive his perilous Trials, other forces are at work deep within Vampire Mountain. Their goal: to wipe the...
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  • Mrs Jenny Reads

    Mrs Jenny Reads | 18 January 2015

    Pretty harrowing and brutal, this macabre fifth book in the running Cirque du Freak series continues in the vein of all those that came before it with a lot of action, a lot of blood, and a lot of...

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  • Fantasy Literature

    Fantasy Literature | 25 February 2014

    In Vampire Mountain, the previous book of Darren Shan’s CIRQUE DU FREAK series, Darren was asked to prove himself worthy of being a vampire by surviving a series of trials. If he fails, he dies....

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  • Fantasy Literature

    Fantasy Literature | 30 January 2014

    THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JUNE 11th, 2007

     

    In my review of Vampire Mountain, I said that I was concerned with the way things were heading, and hoped that the trials Darren would be...

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  • MuggleNet

    Mugglenet | 10 March 2013

    In book 5 of the “Saga of Darren Shan,” a.k.a. “Cirque Du Freak”—or book 2 of the “Vampire Rites” trilogy, which is the second of four trilogies within the same—half-vampire Darren starts to look...

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  • Trials of Death (Wigglefish USA)

    wigglefish.com | 26 April 2010
    "If people ever tell you vampires aren't real -- don't believe them!"The opening line from the fifth book in the Cirque du Freak series is especially appropriate, considering that young Darren...
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  • Trials of Death (Waraxe USA)

    waraxe.us | 26 April 2010
    Darren Shan is once again successful in continuing to build upon the interest already built up in this addictive series. Darren has to pass five trials to prove himself worthy to be a part of the...
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  • Trials of Death (Voya USA)

    barnesandnoble.com | 01 May 2003
    Darren Shan is back for his fifth adventure. Still inside Vampire Mountain for the conclave of vampires, Darren has agreed to face the vampire trials. He must successfully accomplish five trials or...
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  • Trials of Death (School LIbrary Journal USA)

    School LIbrary Journal (USA) | 26 April 2010
    This is the fifth novel in the continuing saga of the youthful half-vampire assistant to Larten Crepsley, a full vampire. Crepsley has brought Darren to Vampire Mountain to undergo the Trials of...
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  • Trials of Death (Kids’ Turn Central USA)

    kidsturncentral.com | 01 May 2003
    The saga continues........"After four hours had passed since I learned I was going to be judged in the Trials of Initiation. I still didn't know very much about he Trials, but from the gloomy...
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  • Trials of Death (Kids Reads USA)

    kidsreads.com | 26 April 2010
    Fire. Water. Insane boars. If Darren Shan doesn't panic or cheat as he deals with these tests of strength and cunning, and comes out alive, he will gain the respect of the vampire community. If he...
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  • Trials of Death (Kids Bookshelf USA)

    kidsbookshelf.com | 26 April 2010
    Darren is now ready to begin the Trials to prove he is worthy of being a vampire. There are five terrible ordeals he must face and pass, and if he fails he must prepare to face the stakes in the...
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  • Trials of Death (Green Man Review USA)

    greenmanreview.com | 01 May 2003
    In Trials of Death, Darren must prove himself worthy of being a half-vampire by facing a series of grueling tests that take place at Vampire Mountain. He comes within an inch of his life several...
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  • Trials of Death (Epinions USA)

    epinions.com | 30 July 2005
    Darren Shan Learns That Fear Has No Place In The “Trials of Death” Jul 30 '05 (Updated Aug 08 '05)Author's Product Rating Product Rating: 5.0Pros Starts out a little slow, abrupt...
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  • Trials of Death (Bookloons USA)

    bookloons.com | 01 May 2003
    The fourth book of the Cirque Du Freak series, Vampire Mountain, began a three-part adventure, and ended with Darren facing frightening Trials of Initiation, for which the penalty for failure...
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  • Trials of Death (Barnes & Noble USA)

    barnesandnoble.com | 01 May 2003
    The Hall of Flames and Blooded Boars await Darren Shan -- and Cirque du Freak fans -- in this fifth installment of the author's popular vampire series.Now that Darren is at Vampire Mountain, he's...
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