The trials: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is
with you. Darren Shan must pass five fearsome Trials to prove himself
to the vampire clan ? or face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But
Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are
gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and
betrayal, death may be a blessing...
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.