• Archie’s Shanville Monthly

    01 May 2020

    The May issue of the Shanville Monthly went live today, with all the latest Darren Shan news and updates. As you might expect, it's quite heavy on my new Archibald Lox books, explaining why I...

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  • Audible freebies

    30 April 2020

    A quick little reminder that you can listen to the audio book of Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare (as book 1 is known in the USA) on Audible for FREE at the moment. You don't have to be a member...

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  • A big thanks from Archie to CBI

    29 April 2020

    I was delighted to see Archibald Lox and the Bridge Between Worlds listed as one of Childrens Books Ireland's recommend reads on the Sean O'Rourke show on Radio 1 towards the end of April. When you...

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  • Tarot Tuesday leading men

    28 April 2020

    It's Tarot Tuesday again, with some of artistic fan Molly Marie's final drawings based on characters from my Cirque Du Freak books. I was going to feature several of them this week, to draw a line...

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  • Archie’s ancestors

    27 April 2020

    I've been interested to hear what comparisons come to a reader's mind when they've finished one of my Archibald Lox books. A story is always the sum of what a writer has read or heard, and it's...

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  • Beach Shanoeuvres

    26 April 2020

    As I said on last Sunday's post, the Shan clan went to Ballybunion beach on a sunny (but chilly) day in March, when social distancing had been introduced, but just before a full lockdown was...

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