Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Lake of Souls - Book Review

I have the last three books in the Cirque Du Freak series in an omnibus, but I'll be reviewing them separately.

The Lake of Souls (Cirque Du Freak #10)
by Darren Shan

What is it about:
The tenth part of The Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. If you step through after Harkat, you might never come back. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk? A terrifying new world, a deadly new challenge for Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince. Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive their savage journey? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? Be careful what you fish for.

What did I think of it:
This story is cool and all, but it takes a side road to the main storyline. I've seen this happening in Shan's Zom-B series as well, so it might be Shan's go to move to give the readers some extra excitement. There's a cool story, lots of action, but it's not necessary for the progression of the overall story.

Still it's a fun read. You learn more about Harkat, get to see Darren and Harkat fight some nasty critters, and there are explosions.

All in all a fun and action-packed read, but I hope the next book will move us forwards again.

Why should you read it:
It's a very enjoyable vampire read.

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Beanie Mouse said...

Ah, but the Lake of Souls takes another part in the story later on though, so it's not as much of a "side track" as you think......!!!

Sullivan McPig said...

Good to know :-)