Lord of the Shadows (Cirque du Freak #11)
by Darren Shan
What is it about:
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 Darren. Plagued 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. It is.
What did I think of it:
We're nearing the end of the series and after an action-packed interlude in The Lake of Souls we're back on track.
I must say two things: Darren is too gullible for his own good, and the author of this series is not very good at surprise reveals (or I'm too experienced at reading books like this). There's another reveal in this book that I saw coming from miles away with my eyes closed.
That aside: this is yet another fun and entertaining read. Darren (although gullible) is getting angry and more hardened. It will be interesting to see how things will play out in the last book.
Why should you read it:
It's a fun Vampire read for younger teens.