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Summary

The Vampire Princeis the stunning final book of a grueling, three-part Darren Shan adventure - but the Saga of Darren Shan will continue.

Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan - Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. And even if he survives Vampire Mountain, an all-out catastrophe is headed his way that threatens the entire vampire clan. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a vampire prince? Can he avert the coming calamity? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion in this sixth book of the Cirque du Freak series.

©2004 Darren Shan (P)2013 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Amazing but short!

This is such an amazing book the story and whole series itself is great! Unfortunately, these books are very short for how much they cost and i wish these could be longer. But apart from that it is one of the best books i have read!

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  • Bruce
  • 11-11-19

Truly heroic tale

Treachery. Heroic selflessness. The outcast saves the day for the whole society and and comes back to stoically face his death for not passing a quiz.

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  • mrgumby
  • 18-07-21

great stuff

simple and tragic tale. Easy and mind-calming for Lestat fans. great reader. detailed players. do the series I n order.

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  • Levi
  • 16-06-21

terrible

The movie got me.intereshed in wanting to know more of the story so I read the books. waste of time terrible story line and no info!

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  • TKGopherFan
  • 24-05-21

The Series Gets More Entertaining Book by Book

Another great book in the Series. Another excellent performance by the Narrator. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-21

loved it!

A well written book. I can hardly wait to listen to the next one. Prince Darren it's going to be awesome!

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  • Benny Compton
  • 12-12-20

Exhilarating

All seems well for our young vampire. Though it sounds like this won't be the end. Within a few days Darren experience pain and heartache that will linger with him for the rest of his days. Only time will tell of the changes he would bring to the vampire clan. Questions remain, who is the vampaneze lord and what part does he play to the end of the Vampires?

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  • Amanda
  • 08-06-17

WOW

ive loved everyone of these books but this one was next level good ...I love how quickly the story movies along in this series

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  • Ryan
  • 01-06-16

the beginning sucks

it's really hard to listen to the beginning due to the way the story was written but after it stops the book gets great

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  • Katherine
  • 27-02-14

Intense and emotional

Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

Warning: This review contains spoilers for the previous books.

In the previous book, Trials of Death, author Darren Shan left us on a cliffhanger and I’m pretty sure that most readers will be running out to pick up this book, The Vampire Prince, no matter what anybody says. Still, it’s my job to say something about it, so I’ll do that.

OK, it’s no big surprise, I guess, that Darren survived the events of Trials of Death. When he recovers, he has a big decision to make. He managed to escape from Vampire Mountain, but now he has learned that the vampaneze are hiding in the caves in the mountain and that Kurda, who’s about to become a vampire prince, is a traitor. Kurda plans to let their enemies in as soon as he’s crowned. If Darren doesn’t tell the other princes in time, all the vampires in the mountain will be wiped out. But he’s still under a death sentence, so he risks his life to return with a warning.

Several of the events in this story are predictable (such as how Darren would be saved at the beginning), some of the events are really hard to believe in, and the centuries-old vampire princes are surprisingly immature and impulsive, but that didn’t make the story any less exciting. In fact, this is one of the most intense and emotional installments so far and it should be a hit with its target audience.

It’s nice to see Darren starting to think about the implications of war. He’s also realizing that the side he’s on doesn’t always do the right thing. It’s clear that there are even greater challenges ahead for Darren and his friends. I’m planning to be there.

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