Zom-B – Darren Shan

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When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B Smith’s racist father thinks it’s a joke– but even if it isn’t, he figures, it’s ok to lose a few Irish. B doesn’t fully buy into Dad’s racism, but figures it’s easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. But when zombies attack B’s school, B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors, making allegiances with anyone with enough guts to fight off their pursuers. Read more

Zom-B – Darren Shan

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When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B Smith’s racist father thinks it’s a joke– but even if it isn’t, he figures, it’s ok to lose a few Irish. B doesn’t fully buy into Dad’s racism, but figures it’s easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. But when zombies attack B’s school, B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors, making allegiances with anyone with enough guts to fight off their pursuers. Read more

Brothers to the death – Darren Shan

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The fourth and final instalment in the epic saga of Larten Crepsley – vampire, hero and victim of fate…Just as Larten is finding a new place for himself in vampire society, and helping vampires escape the Nazi menace, horrifying tragedy falls on his own family thanks to the nefarious Vampaneze. With his old friend Wester calling for war against the ancient enemies of vampires, Larten finds himself a figurehead of the campaign. But there are more evil things than just the Vampaneze stirring. And soon, Larten might find himself grieving again – as he faces the worst and final betrayal… Read more

Palace of the Damned – Darren Shan

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In the third instalment in the creepy, captivating Larten Crepsley series, Larten finds out what it means to love…but is he also damned to find out what it means to lose? Lost in the arctic waste, carrying a baby whose love he could never deserve, Larten faces the darkest time he has ever known. But hope has a way of shining through even the smallest of cracks, and just as Larten reaches the end, a new beginning presents itself. The trouble is, for Larten, the violence of his youth is never far from the surface…and those he loves are the ones he hurts the most. As Larten experiences heaven and hell, and tries to save the soul of a child, the question is: can he save his own? Read more

Ocean of blood – Darren Shan

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The epic tale of the vampire Larten Crepsley continues. The question is – how far can Larten go…alone? Free from their mentor Seba Nile, Larten Crepsley and Wester Flack join the Cubs – wild young vampires with little respect for human life, and a taste for mindless enjoyment. For the Cubs, everything is easy. But nothing has ever been easy for Larten, and soon fate throws his life into another spin. With dark paths to travel, Larten finds himself far from the Vampire Mountain and its rules. A long way from home, sick and alone, he must decide what kind of vampire he will be. Whether he will stand firm, be true to his master and his princples – or whether he will lose himself in blood… Read more

Birth of a killer – Darren Shan

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Spanning centuries and continents, taking in sea voyages, murder, war and love, this is the epic, bloodsoaked tale of a vampire who started out a nobody…and ended up changing the world forever. For every vampire, the end…is just the beginning. When terrible events force young Larten Crespley to flee his home he finds himself alone in the world. Then he meets the mysterious Seba Nile, who introduces him to the ways of the vampire clan. But will Larten turn his back on humanity and join a world from which there can be no return…? So begins the blood-soaked tale of a vampire who starts out a nobody …but will change the world forever. Read more

Stad van slangen – Darren Shan

Stad van Slangen - Darren Shan

De Kardinaal is dood, lang leve de Kardinaal!
Capac Raimi heerst nu al meer dan tien jaar lang over de Stad als Kardinaal, de ongekroonde machthebber. Toch is Capac anders, beter zelfs, dan zijn voorgangers. Hij heeft namelijk een heel bijzondere eigenschap: hij kan niet gedood worden. Dat zijn vele vijanden blijven proberen hem te vermoorden, zegt genoeg over de wetteloze staat waarin de Stad verkeert.
In de Stad is dan ook veel veranderd: wrede bendes krijgen steeds meer macht. Maar Capac heeft andere zorgen aan zijn hoofd. Tegenstanders uit een ver verleden duiken overal op. Scheppingen van de vorige Kardinaal, die tien jaar geleden verdween.

Voor Capac is er maar één logische verklaring voor alle problemen: de boosdoeners zijn de mysterieuze Incapriesters, de eeuwenoude krachten in de Stad die zich storen aan zijn streven naar volledige macht. En hun bemoeienis zou wel eens het einde van Capac kunnen betekenen, onsterfelijk of niet… Read more

Hell’s horizon – Darren Shan

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The Cardinal is the City and the City is The Cardinal. They are joined at the soul. When Al Jeery is seconded by The Cardinal from guard duties at Party Central to investigate the murder of a woman at a hotel he little suspects that the dead woman will turn out to be his girlfriend. Soon he is involved in a terrifying mystery that draws in the dead, the city’s Incan forefathers, the imposing figure of The Cardinal himself, and the near-mythical assassin, Paucar Wami. Wami is a law unto himself, a shadowy, mysterious figure who can apparently kill anyone he chooses without fear of punishment or retribution. And Al is about to find out that he has a lot more in common with Wami than he could ever have imagined… Read more

Procession of the dead – Darren Shan

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Capac Raimi komt aan in ‘The City’ en weet dat hij naar zijn oom Frank wil omdat hij gangster wil worden. Zijn oom Frank is dat ook en Capac wil alles van hem leren.

De stad wordt geregeerd door iemand die The Cardinal heet. Je gaat gewoon niet tegen hem in, want als je dat doet, dan ben je dood. Als Frank wordt vermoord voor Capac’s ogen en hij naar het kantoor van The Cardinal wordt gebracht, weet Capac dat hij er niet levend uit zal komen. Maar dan draait zijn wereld helemaal om, want The Cardinal wil hem, Capac Raimi, opleiden als zijn opvolger. Capac begint als verkoper van verzekeringen en moet zich zo naar de top opwerken, zodat hij van alle zaken af weet en zo de beste opvolger van The Cardinal kan worden.

Er gebeuren wat rare dingen in The City, waar Capac en eigenlijk geen van de inwoners antwoord op weten. Waar is zijn beste vriend gebleven en waarom weet niemand meer van zijn bestaan af? Waarom weet Capac niet meer waar hij vandaan komt en is zijn allereerste herinnering dat hij in The City aankomt? Als Capac de waarheid achterna gaat, brengt hij zijn eigen leven, maar ook van zijn stadsgenoten in gevaar. Read more

Lady of the Shades – Darren Shan

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In a hotel room in Chile, an assassin washes blood from his clothes as he receives word of a new job. Miles away in the twisting streets of London, American writer Ed is tormented by the ghosts of his brutal past. And unseen, a plot churns into motion that will blur the boundaries between what’s real and what’s not. Ensnared in an affair with the beautiful wife of a dangerous crime lord, Ed fights to keep a deadly secret hidden. But with each turn, his past is catching up with him. Because in the shadows, nothing is as it seems… Read more