Synopses & Reviews
"Darren begins to grow a bit as a person...making this book as interesting to read as the first installment....This series, although grisly in detail, is still appropriate for the younger fans of the vampire genre." Teri Lesesne, VOYA
"Characters are mostly one-dimensional, and the plot plods along until the final conflict heats up the action. Although the story stands on its own, there isn't much reason to read this one aside from following the series." School Library Journal
The trials: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan or else face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing...
The trials: 17 ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan or else face the stakes of the Hall of Death.
Now in mass market paperback the fifth installment of the bestselling horror series featuring Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, who's on a life-or-death mission.
About the Author
Darren Shan grew up watching old Dracula movies and reading spooky comics, which were the inspirations for this series.