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Darren Shan Books

Watch out readers, these books are not for the faint-hearted…Find true horror in our collection of box sets from bestselling young adult horror writer Darren Shan. He is best known for his young adult fiction series with works such as The Cirque Du Freak, The Demonata and Zom-B.

With each series in a convenient and affordable box set, this collection would make the perfect gift for any young horror fan. Whether it’s freaky zombies, creepy vampires or devilish demons, Darren Shan’s books are guaranteed to keep your children both spooked and entertained for hours on end.

Best-Known Books:

The Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan series is a twelve-part book collection about the titular character’s experiences of being transformed into a half-human half-vampire whilst trying to save his best friend, Steve. As the story progresses, the reader will identify Shan’s ordeals whilst dealing with being part vampire and how he adapts to his newfound life-changing powers. The vampires are much stronger than the average human, running at speeds too fast for normal people to see. With super senses being able to see in the dark and track scents like a predator, Shan must adapt to his powers quickly…

In 2009 the series was brought to life in the movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. The book has been published in 33 countries around the world, in 30 different languages. Described as “Stephen King for kids”, the Cirque Du Freak Saga is sure to be a hit with horror fanatics. This horrifying collection is aimed at children aged 9+.

If spooky vampires don’t scare you enough, try The Demonata series, perfect for young adults. The three protagonists, Grubbs Grady, Kernel Fleck and Bec MacConn, each from different time periods throughout human history, must delve into the frightening world of demons. They must each fight the demon master Lord Loss and his many familiars who promise to destroy the human universe and even to stop death. In this graphically violent saga, the trio must come together to attempt to defeat Demonata and his plans of destroying the world.

For those zombie lovers, the Zom-B series will definitely give you a good scare. The master of horror spins another frightful tale in this series, narrative in the first-person perspective of “Becky “B” Smith, a teenager turned Zombie. Eighteen months after rejecting her racist father, B wakes up as a zombie and must explore this new world amidst the ongoing battle between Dr Oystein and his Angels and Mr Dowling and his mutant-controlled zombies.

This book is aimed at older readers aged 13+, with the series dealing with themes of racism and opposing beliefs.

Cirque Du Freak Books in order:

  1. Cirque du Freak
  2. The Vampires Assistant
  3. Tunnels of Blood
  4. Vampire Mountain
  5. Trials of Death
  6. The Vampire Prince
  7. Hunters of the Dusk
  8. Allies of the Night
  9. Killers of the Dawn
  10. The Lake of Souls
  11. Lord of the Shadows
  12. Sons of Destiny

About the Author:

Darren O'Shaughnessy is an Irish writer and young adult novelist born on 2 July 1972. His works have been published under a variety of pen names including Darren Shan, D. B. Shan and Darren Dash. His most popular works surround the fantastical and the horror, the perfect collection of books for older readers looking for spooky fast-paced and action-packed thrillers combined with spooky vampires or killer zombies.