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The Resource Trials of death, Darren Shan

Trials of death, Darren Shan

Label
Trials of death
Title
Trials of death
Statement of responsibility
Darren Shan
Title variation
Cirque du Freak, the saga of Darren Shan, Book 5
Title variation remainder
Trials of death
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Darren must pass five fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan, or face the stakes in the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister forces are gathering in the darkness. Suggested level: secondary
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Review
Gr 4-7 –This is the fifth novel in the continuing saga of the youthful half-vampire assistant to Larten Crepsley, a full vampire. Crepsley has brought Darren to Vampire Mountain to undergo the Trials of Death, an elective ritual periodically undergone by vampires in order to bond with the clan and prove their worth. As a half-vampire, Darren is in more danger of failing the trials than the others who usually participate, but he is determined to go ahead. The penalty for failing without dying is execution. In the background a new conflict looms, involving the vampaneze, purple-skinned killers who resemble vampires but who are nothing like the beings whom Darren has come to respect and admire. When it appears that he will not survive the trials, his vampire friends urge him to escape. Escorting him out through the mountain's underground tunnels, they run smack into an incoming vampaneze invasion. In the final pages, the plot and action finally pick up to fever pace as Darren is caught between invaders, defenders, and possibly a traitor in the ranks of the faithful. Characters are mostly one-dimensional, and the plot plods along until the final conflict heats up the action. Although the story stands on its own, there isn't much reason to read this one aside from following the series.–Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA --Susan L. Rogers (Reviewed July 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 7, p135)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
125141
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shan, Darren
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Suggested level: secondary
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • The saga of Darren Shan
  • Saga of Darren Shan.
Series volume
  • bk. 5
  • Book 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shan, Darren
  • Shan, Darren
  • Shan, Darren (Fictitious character)
  • Shan, Darren (Fictitious character)
  • Vampires
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Trials of death, Darren Shan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to "Vampire Mountain"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000022830648
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
166 p.
Isbn
9780316603676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)47354924
Label
Trials of death, Darren Shan
Publication
Note
Sequel to "Vampire Mountain"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000022830648
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
166 p.
Isbn
9780316603676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)47354924

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