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Vampire Mountain In the fourth book of the bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, Darren Shan and Mr Crepsley embark on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world But they face than the cold on Vampire Mountainthe vampaneze have been there before them Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side, or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certainDarren's initiation into the vampire clan is deadly than he can ever have imagined


10 thoughts on “Vampire Mountain

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    This is not going to include anything to do with the actual Cirque Du Freak

    You have been warned. I know, I was pretty devastated too...

    It's not a bad book. Darren has settled into vampire life somewhat well but upon summons by the Vampire Council, both he and Mr. Crepsley have to trek to Vampire Mountain to plead their case.

    Throughout the book, we are given snitches and tidbits of what vampire society is like - harsh, cruel and noble. The author has no qualms about depicting gruesome details.

    Characters die, often painfully and without a 'reason.' I keep expecting (as seen with other middle school books) for the character's death to further plot or provide character development. Here, the characters die because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Chillingly real.

    I was a bit annoyed by the ending - we spend all this time building and nothing is played out. ALSO there's no Cirque du Freak. I picked up this series cause I adored all the cirque characters but we don't see any of them. Highly disappointing.

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  2. Kyle Kyle says:

    Good read but frustrating ending… So great story, the plot is building, it’s really starting to get good and then, TO BE CONTINUED… Really? The book is only 212 pages long! I get that the author is writing these for a young audience but we can sit and read a book that


  3. James Trevino James Trevino says:

    This was pretty bad. It is really hard to judge the books in this series because they are parts of a bigger story. Even so, I felt that the first three entries were way better than Vampire Mountain was. I understand the need for an overreaching arc, but as a stand-alone novel this book offers almost nothing. It starts nowhere and leads nowhere, with a bunch of new characters being introduced and no climax. Nothing really happens until the last few pages that set up the next novel.
    The only good parts were the humor and the likable characters. But those can only take you so far.


  4. Helaquist Helaquist says:

    i love their interactions on this book and also OH GOD HARKAT I AM SCREAMING AGAIN BECAUSE I REMEMBER (!!!)


  5. Rachel Bea Rachel Bea says:

    Not my favorite book in the series so far, which isn't to say that the writing is bad or anything - the series is consistently good. If the series was a TV show, this might be considered the filler episode. I still liked the story quite a bit, but I'm more excited for the next one!


  6. Paul Eckert Paul Eckert says:

    This marks the fourth book I've read in the Cirque Du Freak series, and I keep expecting to be disappointed, waiting for the magic to run out. Thankfully, the series is still strong and still gripping.

    One of the things I like best about the Cirque Du Freak series is that the protagonist, Darren Shan (yes, also the author's name...which I thought was a pretty hilarious thing to do, thought I bet his intention was to make it more 'real' for the young adult audience), never has an easy time. Considering that the series is twelve books long, it's almost a given that he isn't going to die. But he is constantly making tough choices and put in difficult situations that constantly build his character. I'm a sucker for characters that strive to better themselves, or that become stronger characters throughout the story.

    In this installment, Darren and Mr. Crepsley (his vampire mentor) make the trek to Vampire Mountain (if I have any gripe against the CDF stories, it is that the names can be a bit corny). Vampire Mountain is essentially headquarters for the vampire race. But getting to the mountain is far from easy, and vampires pride themselves on being tough resilient creatures.

    This book lacks much direct conflict, with the exception of few fight scenes. Additionally, there is a lot of tension built around a predicted war with the vampaneze (another corny name). But the real fun in this book is how much the reader learns about the vampires. Much of the information is revealed in dialogue, which is usually a no-no in fiction, but Shan writes it so smoothly that it's easily forgivable. Moreover, the world of the vampires is quite interesting and combines familiar legend with unique world-building on Shan's part.

    I'll be diving into book #5 momentarily...


  7. Quentin Wallace Quentin Wallace says:

    In this volume a lot of new information is revealed about Mr. Tiny, the Little People and vampires in general. Darren journeys to Vampire Mountain to learn about Vampire Hierarchy and also legends of the vampires. Every writer likes to put their own spin on vampires, but I'm more of a traditionalist. That being said, Darren Shan's vampires are close enough to tradition that they are still enjoyable.

    There are hints of darker times coming from the series in this volume as well.

    Very compelling series!


  8. Niki Niki says:

    2 stars seems a little generous for this, since the book had nothing to offer, so 1,5 it is. It was basically an infodump about the broader universe just to set up the next book, with a little bit of Darren's life in Cirque du Freak has gone stale so we have to move on in the beginning. Just when I was expecting some action, the -already short- book ended.

    Not to mention a terribly sexist remark at one point: There aren't many vampire women because we can't have children Obviously, when a woman can't have a child, she has no purpose in life, amiright?? No matter that there are women who physically can't have children in real life. Awesome. But what did I even expect from a series that has had a whooping five (5) women with supporting speaking roles so far, in the entire series?


  9. Etienne Etienne says:

    Another great adventure for Darren Shan, a bit less complete in itself, it's really a piece in this awesome story and it open up for the next one in a good way, but in itself, even if the characters evolve and we learn more about the vampire world, alone, it felt less complete then the other volume who could have been read has stand alone in some and still be enjoyable. I really looking forward reading another one, probably around next month! One of the best, if not the best, fantasy series for children I've read since Harry Potter. A series that deserve more love and to be talk about way more!


  10. Fernando Fernando says:

    He looked like a nice old uncle but was really a cruel, dark-hearted man who'd cut your tongue out as soon as say hello to you.


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