Before Madame Octa... Before the Cirque... Before Darren Shan...
Larten Crepsley was a young man.
Larten Creplsey is bereft with guilt. He has failed his mentor, and the entire vampire clan. He no longer has the drive to live the vampiric life. Larten assumes the persona of a human, scraping together as normal a life as he can. He gets a job, falls in love with a girl. But the darkness inside of him is too great for the human world, and he is forced to make a choice: Hide in the shadows of humanity, or take his place among the vampire clan and protect those weaker than himself. But enemies are waiting, traps are laid, and Larten's path is bound to be strewn with bodies.
"Shan gives masters like Poe and King a run for their money with unexpected plot twists and vile descriptions that surpass the gross and rival the grisly."
"Fast-paced and full of macabre touches."
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.