Birth of A Killer

Birth of A Killer

Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Larten Crepsley, Book 1

eBook - 2010
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The highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series!Before Cirque Du Freak...Before the war with the vampaneze... Before he was a vampire.Larten Crepsley was a boy. As a child laborer many centuries ago, Larten Crepsley did his job well and without complaint, until the day the foreman killed his brother as an example to the other children. In that moment, young Larten flies into a rage that the foreman wouldn't survive. Forced on the run, he sleeps in crypts and eats cobwebs to get by. And when a vampire named Seba offers him protection and training as a vampire's assistant, Larten takes it.This is his story.
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9780316174640
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Stuart_13
Sep 06, 2014

What a bone-chilling tale of heartbreak and sorrow for young Mr. Crepsley! I absolutely love this book even though it is quite a quick read. Now I believe we all understand why the title mentioned Crepsley, because of course it was about him! But one thing I don't understand about the title is why it says "Birth of a Killer". Now to be fair, I haven't read the full saga of Darren Shan or the rest of Larten's story either. I just don't recall him killing many things other than animals in the forest for his master. So I don't really believe the title makes much sense to that particular story, but my assumption is it is more of a foreboding type of title that is speaking of the near future. This adds to the story and makes it more mystifying and intense!

Larten's relationship with his master appears to waver as Larten ages. This is where we notice that Larten is a bit of a rebel! And when he is mad will he make a bad decision and not follow his wise master’s guidance?

I love his first impressions of Vampirism and the challenges he faces. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a person who was so close to you, which is what brings me to my next point. Not only is there unfortunate loss that couldn't be stopped in the beginning of the book, but I’m sensing there is also going to be a loss that Larten must suffer because of his own decisions. Let's give a round of applause to Darren Shan!

ANTHONY MICHAEL POLANCO Mar 18, 2013

@#$%ing Awesome. Best book 1 period

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Avinavdhakal
Dec 30, 2012

darren shan was better nut really reccomend it for people who have read the darren shan series lol

pastliam Jul 28, 2012

really liked this book. it gives a new insight into Larten's backstory. I've read this and bk.2, as well as 7 "Saga of Darren Shan" books. this is a truly talented author, i think. this is called horror, but it was mild enough for me (NOT a horror fan) to enjoy. recommended!

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nerdatron2000
Jun 22, 2012

Exatly what get my blood flowing. The everyday life isn't complete until this is a part of it.

acupcakelol May 21, 2012

Beautiful. Simply exquisite.

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dixiedog
Mar 12, 2012

NEW series by Darren Shan. This is an awesome book and series. Recommended by: Doctor-at-Bass - 2! M. A.

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natsid2
Mar 07, 2012

GREAT BOOK !!!

titodorito Jan 07, 2012

i haven read it yet but i have heard that is a really good book and i just placed a hold on it a read the series of darren shan n it was really guchy lol

BlueCynder Sep 06, 2011

I have always wondered about Lartens past, this book begins to explain it!
Can;t wait for the second and third.

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Lyric_Musical Oct 06, 2012

"Larten stared at the bread, wondering if it was possibled to batter a person to death with it."

pastliam Jul 28, 2012

"Are spiderwebs a treat where you come from?"

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