Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Author Appreciation: Darren Shan

Darren Shan is an Irish teen fiction author, born on 2 July 1972. He is most famous for writing The Saga of Darren Shan, a teen fantasy series about half-vampire Darren Shan, and his adventures with his master Mr. Crepsley. The series consists of 12 books, and  has been published in 37 countries around the world. He has also written another series for teens called The Demonata ,which consists of ten books. The Demonata is about the demon world and the adventures of the demon-fighting humans. Darren has written one standalone novel called The Thin Executioner and has started a new series, The Saga of Larten Crepsley, a prequel series to The Saga of Darren Shan. Birth of a Killer, the first book, was published in September 2010 and the sequel, Oceans of Blood, is due out in May 2011. Darren has also written a trilogy for adults, under the name of  Darren O' Shaughnessy.

Darren is one of my favourite authors ever! I think he is brilliant. He is definitely my favourite fantasy author, and I've read all of his books, apart from the adult ones, and Birth of a Killer, which I am currently reading (and it's awesome!). I started reading The Demonata a few years ago and fell in love with it instantly, so I decided to read Darrens other books. I didn't think he could top the amazing Demonata, but oh, I was wrong! I loved ...Saga of Darren Shan just as much, if not more! I have to say, I think The Thin Executioner is probably Darrens weakest book so far. It's not bad as such, just...not as good. Birth of a Killer is also so far super, but to be honest, I don't think Darren will write any more books as marvelous as the first two series. I'm not saying they'll be bad! - but just not as good.

In conclusion, I definitely recommend you read all of Darrens books  although not if you get scared easily, as their is some scary scenes! Apart from that, if you like fantasy, read his books! Darrens website is here and he has a blog here. I hope you like them! Bye bye xxxx

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