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The Vampire's Assistant
by Darren Shan

RRP €9.50

The Vampire's Assistant
by Author Name Darren Shan

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List Price:9.50
Format: Paperback, 197 x 130 x 13mm, 176pp
Publication date: 30 May 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN-13: 9780006755135

Description

Darren Shan has been made a half-vampire by Mr Crepsley, but the Cirque Du Freak holds more unpleasant surprises for the vampire's assistant. Darren joins the vampire, Mr Crepsley, as his assistant and they return to the Cirque Du Freak. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von (who knows what Darren is) and a local boy, Sam, and RV, an eco-warrior and animal lover (who do not). Darren begins to enjoy his life among the Cirque performers as the youngest half-vampire in existence, but he defiantly refuses to drink human blood - the whole idea sickens him - and he tries desperately to cling on to the part of him which is human. Darren comes face to face with pure evil in the form of Mr Tiny, the leader of the Little People who join the Cirque Du Freak, and who eat anything - including human flesh. When he discovers animal bones, RV frees the wolf-man from his cage - and no-one could possibly guess how truly terrible the whole effect would be.

Reviews

"The Vampire's Assistant blazes a thrilling, gruesome trail through a fascinating plot." The Good Book Guide

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