Download Epub Format Ì Lord of the Shadows PDF by Ì Darren Shan Lord of the Shadowsby Darren Shan In this fantasy book, it is really interesting They have a different aspect of the vampires Unlike many other vampire books, it was vampires that were evil and they seek blood, and they kill their victims But in this series, they have a new race of vampires It wasn t the vampires who have been killing their victims when they drink blood from them, it was the vampaneze who drain blood dry from their victims I love this book because it is different from other vampire related books Not only that it is fascinating that there is a new race of different vampires but also that there is going to be war against them Another reason I love this book is because of its perspective, it is in the perspective of a vampire, Darren Shan, the protagonist I found it interesting that the author s name who wrote this story is the protagonist of the story It seems as if Darren really had experienced this, and the things inside I would love to recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery and scary books But be aware, who knows what might be lurking in the corner of the night.
Drawing close to the ending of an amazing series, numerous questions are answered in this book.
Back in his home town Darren is faced with old friends and old enemies alike Withtwists and turns added into this book it is next to impossible to put down, leaving you to read on to the final instalment instantly Whilst a lot of things come out in the open there are still those unanswered questions which can only be found out through finishing the series.
BookOf The Saga Of Darren Shan Darren S Going Home Back To Where Everything Started The Town S Changed A Lot In The Years That He S Been Away But Then, So Has DarrenPlagued By Nightmares Of What The Future Seems To Hold, Darren Feels Uneasy Revisiting The Place Where He Was Re Born As A Child Of The Night, As Though The Universe As Though Destiny Is Plotting To Throw Something Very Nasty At Him On The Streets Of His Old Home Two years later, and the War of Scars is still going on, yet Darren hasn t been attending to his princely duties While still travelling with the Cirque du Freak, Darren and the circus travel to Darren s original home town where he d still lived as a vampire But something sinister is afoot Darren and Harkat can feel it There s Steve and the vampaneze to worry about, and now Darren has to worry about this mysterious future Lord of the Shadows, who may very well be him PlotThe end is near with this series but you wouldn t guess it with how dull Lord of the Shadows It took ages for any action to start, and when it did it was very predictable That s the problem with a long series Readers start to learn the author s tricks and nuances and will be able to figure out what will happen next Even the first time I read this book I wasn t surprised by anything Besides the predictable things, Lord of the Shadows was a set up book for Sons of Destiny and that s about it The next book is the big finale and this book was the stepping stone to it books like this are never really exciting so the plot wasn t really a letdown.
WritingBy this point, the writing has become too predictable Eleven books in the same series and you being to be able to figure out what the author has in store next The quality is as good as ever but it s gone down in terms of uniqueness There was a lack of urgency in Lord of the Shadows that I think should have been there Shan is usually good with that but it was strangely absent CharactersI really don t like what Shan s done to Darren s character Is the reader honestly supposed to believe that Darren would murder a child all of a sudden because of this mysterious darkness rising up inside of him Apparently we are It would have been better if, from the beginning of the series, Darren was shown as holding grudges and wanting vengeance, only to be stopped and reprimanded by Mr Crepsley after he was blooded And when Mr Crepsley dies, the one thing that held Darren back is noand that rage rises up inside of him again This didn t happen, but it s what should have happened Darren has always been optimistic and a good spirit, even in the worst of times even when Steve killed Mr Crepsley This sudden character shift doesn t make any sense and it s very weak Since Shan couldn t have gone back and developed Darren like I said, he should have made it where Darren just snapped To do that, something incredibly upsetting should have happened somethingupsetting than Mr Crepsley being killed It s very upsetting to see Darren s character do a one eighty like this.
Things I Didn t Like Lord of the Shadows the second to last book in the series was boring I m sorry to say but it was Nothing even happened in first six to seven chapters Blah is the word I d use to describe this book It was a set up book, just like books two and three were in this series Maybe I would have liked the book if it was combined with Sons of Destiny Who knows Besides that, I didn t like what has happened to Darren s character in the span of, what, a few chapters He goes from moderately optimistic half vampire to a person who s about ready to murder a child for revenge s purposes only How a mighty character has fallen at the hands of the author.
DiversityDebbie and Alice are back They play an important role in the indirect plotthan the direct plot It s good, but not great I like the way that they are described as muscular and how Shan doesn t shy away from having physically strong women Debbie, the only confirmed POC in the entire series, isprominent than Alice I also like how her dark skin is described as beautiful Too often dark skin is demonized or just not seen as pretty.
Overall Lord of the Shadows was a book to set up the big finale It will probably pale in comparison to the final book The entire book was dull and boring, even during the action scenes There were choices that Darren made that were rather silly and foolish of him that he only did for the convenience of the plot If Sons of Destiny makes up for Lord of the Shadows, that d be great.
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originally posted at Fantasy Literature.
Lord of the Shadows is the penultimate book in Darren Shan s CIRQUE DU FREAK series If you haven t read the previous books, but plan to, I recommend that you don t read this review until you ve read them, for I will certainly spoil the plot for you.
Darren Shan s adventures in the vampire world began when he made a series of bad mistakes First he stole money from his parents and snuck out of the house to visit the Cirque du Freak, an illegal traveling circus Then he stole a poisonous spider from the show and kept it in his bedroom Then the spider bit Steve, Darren s best friend Then, while Steve lay dying in the hospital, instead of fessing up and telling the adults what happened to Steve, so that perhaps they could have found an antidote, Darren made a deal with Mr Crepsley, the vampire who owned the spider Darren had to become a half vampire to get the antidote from Mr Crepsley Then, instead of being grateful for being saved, Steve was jealous that Darren became a half vampire Mr Crepsley said Steve had evil blood and he refused to let Steve become a vampire Then Steve joined the evil vampaneze and became Darren s archenemy It is prophesied that Steve, the new lord of the vampaneze, will destroy the world It s up to Darren and his friends to stop him.
Lord of the Shadows begins two years after the events of the previous book, The Lake of Souls At the end of that book Darren and Harkat had seen a glimpse of a possible frightening future and Darren had heard a new prophecy which says that either he or Steve is the Lord of Shadows the man who will destroy the Earth I said in my review of The Lake of Souls that these prophecies are the weakest part of the plot and I feel that evenso in this book It seems to me that this particular prophecy contradicts earlier prophecies and is here only to increase tension by giving Darren a shade of grayness like maybe he s a villain instead of the hero we expected him to be It didn t work for me, but I m not the target audience.
When the Cirque du Freak travels to Darren and Steve s hometown, Darren must deal with his past He left because he thought he was dangerous which, it turns out, he really wasn t and his family thinks he s dead Should he seek them out Well, of course he can t help but look for them and that s when things get even weirder andfrightening When Darren finds his beloved sister, author Darren Shan gives the story a big wrenching twist Kids are going to be shocked.
The CIRQUE DU FREAK series continues to thrill, and Darren is in a no win situation where he s dealing with some difficult ethical issues Will his hatred turn him into a monster I continue to listen to Blackstone Audio s production of the CIRQUE DU FREAK series As I ve said before, Ralph Lister s performance is a little over the top, but kids will probably love it and I ve gotten used to it.
Called the kids parents new it Seriously is it just me that is finding these twist anything but twisty Was a good book though.
Warning The summary for this book contains spoilers for those who have not read its prior counterparts In other words, there are no spoilers for this particular book, just the ones before it The review itself is, for the most part, spoiler free, however.
About the Book Darren returns to his home town, ready for the ultimate showdown with Steve Leonard, the Vampaneze Lord Meanwhile, Darren is worrying about the prediction Evanna told him In The Lake of Souls, Darren and Harkat find out that the world they traveled to was actually the Earth s future, created by the Lord of the Shadows The catch is that the Lord of the Shadows will be one of two people Steve Leonard or Darren Shan In other words, if Steve is killed, Darren is the one destined to become the evil tyrant and send the world into chaos.
Review This series just keeps getting better and better I did not want to put it down It was interesting to see how Darren dealt with coming face to face with his human life and how he dealt with it Of course, there is also plenty of action between Steve and Darren, along with the lead ups to their encounters.
Darren also runs into Debbie and Alice once , and they have succeeded in putting together a human army to battle the vampets Although it is nice to see Debbie doing something useful, I personally still cannot stand her She just seems to cling to Darren too much.
Overall though I think the most thrilling aspects Shan brought to this piece was all the shocking twists and torments It was quite shocking to see what sort of murders and violence went on in this book I can easily think of three major points that occured and left me thinking, I can t believe that just happened Lord of the Shadows was a fabulous read, and I don t think you will be disappointed.
This is the 11th book of 12 in the saga of vampires and how Darren lives his daily life as one In this book, old friends are back for revenge, when Darren vowed to be a half vampire, he also had to leave behind his family, his friends, his town, everything Darren soon adapted to this life style by meeting vampires like himself and others much older than him One of his friends, Steve, is back for revenge Darren was a traitor to Steve and went with Mr Crepsley, his mentor, than go with Steve and continue their old life style I can connect this to a whole lot of people in the world Many people have to make hard decisions that can impact their life dramatically and many others around them too Most kids and teens and maybe even adults, have a choice of their friends and its up to them how to choose them, but it will end in conflict most of the time and that person will have to choose one or the other I rate this book 5 stars because it is really amazing how Darren s decision of being a half vampire chained a whole storyboard of events with old friends, new enemies and a lot of new partners I also like the way that it is almost the end of the saga and he is tying loose ends one at a time and with a logical answer instead of just rushing to a random conclusion.
THIS DOES NOT fall into the same pitfalls as the previous two booksInstead of a meandering from the main plot arch, this time we are in the thick of things I really enjoyed the contrast of Darren now vs Darren could have been as he is confronted with his old life and all the what ifs that could have happened if he hadn t become a vampire.
The cat and mouse game between Darren and Steve was both engaging and annoying I wanted confrontation, I wanted actionand when that happenedoh boy did I not wantthatto happen Previously, I have admired Shan author, not character for not skimping on the gore and death just because this is for middle schoolers books are too PG sometimes and his were a refreshing change.
HOWEVERWhat he did to Ezra and his familyunforgivablethere is a difference between including death and doing that to one of your characters.
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SPOILERS ENDThis book was very sad and I am hoping that the next and last book will help to tie up loose ends and I really hope all ends well for Darren and company.