Larten Crepsley has at long last come to peace. Gavner has chosen to become his assistant, and though Larten keeps in touch with his human friends, he's accepted his place as a powerful vampire general.
The Nazis are afoot and will stop at nothing to access the secrets-- and the power-- of the vampires. It is Larten's responsibility to hold them off... even when his blood brother Wester delivers the news that the one person he loves most in the world might be in danger of a deadly vampaneze attack.
When it's over, he is too late to save Alecia. He finds her body torn to pieces and Sylvia, her daughter, waiting to condemn him. For years, he does as Sylvia asks and seeks revenge against the vampaneze, mongering for war with them. Until one day, attending a little sideshow called the Cirque Du Freak, Sylvia tells him that it was never a vampaneze who killed Alecia. It was Wester.
They were blooded together, Wester and Larten. And now one will die.
Darren Shan is the bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak, The Demonata, and the Saga of Larten Crepsley, as well as the stand-alone book The Thin Executioner. Shan's books are sold on almost every continent and in thirty-one languages, and have been bestsellers in countries including the US, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Hungary, Japan, Taiwan, and the UAE. In total, they have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Shan divides his time between his homes in Ireland and London.