In agreeing to undergo the Trials of Initiation in order to restore Mr.
Crepsley's honor, Darren may have bitten off more than a half-vampire
can chew. Each trial is taxing than the last, and despite his resolve,
Darren simply may not be up to the task! In the depths of Vampire
Mountain, though, a threat even deadlier than the Trials is stirring...
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.