Synopses & Reviews
Darren was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque Du Freak. Now Darren, the vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque Du Freak with Evra and Mr. Crepsley but so, it seems, does something else. When corpses are discovered corpses drained of blood Darren and Evra are compelled to confront a foul creature of the night, who may prove to be the end of them all. Beneath the streets, evil stalks Darren and his friends. Can they escape, or are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood?
The gut-wrenching sequel to the New York Times bestseller Cirque Du Freak and The Vampire's Assistant, Tunnels of Blood continues the saga of Darren Shan. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires, and an unexpected ending, Tunnels of Blood will chill, thrill, and leave readers begging for more.
"[Tunnels of Blood and Vampire Mountain] combine suspense with gory yet fascinating detail, occasional pathos, and even a bit of humor. The cliffhanging ending promises more to come. Two thumping good reads for fans." Debbie Carton, Booklist
"Shan will continue to draw Goosebumps graduates with this third installment in the series....The story is compulsively readable, but it's not for the squeamish." School Library Journal
"After a dark, suspenseful chase of Murlough, Darren shows his resourcefulness in overcoming evil. Darren Shan is building a loyal following with his highly original, highly creative, deliciously creepy tales." Christopher Moning, Children's Literature
"[S]ure to please readers of the first two books....For those fans of Buffy and Angel, here is another book to satisfy their vampiric tastes." VOYA
Darren, the vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque Du Freak with Evra the snake-boy and Mr. Crepsley. Soon, corpses are discovered drained of blood, and Darren and Evra must confront a foul creature who may mean the end of them all.
About the Author
Darren Shan was born in London but at an early age he moved to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents and younger brother. He grew up watching old Dracula horror movies and reading spooky comics, which were the inspirations for this series. Cirque Du Freak was Darren Shan's first novel for young readers.