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Darren Shan



A pseudonym used by Darren O'Shaughnessy

Darren is a massively successful author of numerous fantasy and horror books for both young people and adults.His most famous works include the 12 books of The Saga of Darren Shan; the 10 books of The Demonata, The City Trilogy; The Thin Executioner and his most recent series of 4 books, The Saga of Larten Crepsley. A movie of Cirque Du Freak was completed in 2009.

By the start of 2010, Darren's books were on sale in every continent, in 39 countries, in 31 languages, and have been children's bestsellers in America, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and other countries. The books have topped adult bestseller charts in Hungary, Japan and Taiwan. In total, his books have sold close to 15 million copies worldwide.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
 
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Darren Shan recommends
Blood Captain
Blood Captain (2007)
(Vampirates, book 3)
Justin Somper
"An intriguing mix of piracy and vampirism... bravo!"

Mr Mumbles (2010)
(Invisible Fiends, book 1)
Barry Hutchison
"Deliciously nightmarish. "

Lord Oda's Revenge (2010)
(Blood Ninja, book 2)
Nick Lake
"The night has a new hero."

Execution (2011)
(Escape from Furnace, book 5)
Alexander Gordon Smith
"Furnace is hotter than hell and twice as much fun! Sign me up for a life sentence of Alexander Gordon Smith."

Hunger of the Yeti (2011)
(Scream Street, book 11)
Tommy Donbavand
"Lightning-paced, bloodcurdling fun. I wish I'd been able to visit Scream Street as a kid!"


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