The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque Du Freak)

The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque Du Freak)

Darren Shan

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512 pages
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Book Overview

Cirque Du Freak, The Vampire’s Assistant and Tunnels of Blood, all in one bumper volume. These are the first three books in The Saga of Darren Shan on which the movie THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT is based.

Darren Shan is just an ordinary schoolboy – until he gets an invitation to visit the Cirque du Freak… until he meets Madame Octa… until he comes face-to-face with a creature of the night!

Now Darren Shan’s internationally successful vampire series is coming to the big screen in 2009. The much-anticipated film adaptation of the first three titles is coming to cinemas on October 23rd 2009.

Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy, American Pie), who co-wrote the screenplay with Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, A Knight’s Tale). The cast includes John C. Reilly, Selma Hayek, Chris Kelly, Josh Hutcherson and Ken Watanabe.

About the author

Darren Shan is the author of the monsterific ten book series known as ‘The Demonata’ and the twelve book vampire series 'The Saga of Darren Shan'. His adventures have been read by millions of people around the world in several different languages, yet much of his life remains shrouded in mystery. He lives in seclusion in the depths of Ireland. And he never drinks blood. Or so he claims.


  • Cirque Du Freak“…fast-paced and compelling book which leaves the reader hungry for more.” JK Rowling
  • “I read Cirque Du Freak last week. I loved it. I love the way you manage to juggle the funny with the unpleasant, the affection with the hurt. It’sgreat story-telling.”Roddy Doyle