Larten Crepsley’s life as a human ends one grey day in the factory where he Birth Of A Killer, the first book of The Saga Of Larten Crepsley, went on sale on. Birth of a Killer is the first book in a new series that form a prequel to the best- selling sequence The Saga of Darren Shan, and tells the story of Larten Crepsley . When his cousin is murdered at the factory where they both work as child laborers, young Larten Crepsley commits a horrific act and must live on the run until he.

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Birth of a killer. Book Review | Lindea’s Thoughts on Books & Writing

Realising what he had done young Larten had abandoned his entire life and ran. More books like this. He borth more part here than in Darren Shan series.

One aspect of the book I wish the author elaborated more on was the details of the life of an assistant -the chapters would skip years if not decades of the boys life with little detail of his position of assistant. Learning more about Larten after having read about him over a series of twelve books was laren and my love for the character grew so much just over these pages.

Larten then picks up a knife and kills the boss. I had read the Demonata series, which was also birrh in the beginning though, but quickly lost it’s appeal to me. There was an error submitting review. Many centuries ago, he worked as a child laborer with a dozen or so of his brothers and sisters. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Travelling together they encounter many different threats and The Cirque Du Freak as well the adventure that Larten had always wished for. At times I felt that although getting older in years, Larten’s character did not necessarily seem to be maturing in the same way. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Birth of a Killer

At some points I really was bored and tired of reading. The most satisfying part, however, is that the story of this book intertwines well with the main series. It is a very good book, and I would recommend it to almost everybody, if not the bloody part at the beginning. No, it was worth it.


Larten Crepsley never planned to go on a blood thirsty rage streak and kill his boss at the age of That’s why Darren Shan series is one of my favorite series all the time.

I found it enjoyable, and found it to be fairly light reading for me – it lasted one day in which I had a lot of spare time and a train journey. However, this isn’t a complaint – it’s actually a compliment, given how quickly I read it! Stopping at a nearby cemetery he meets Seba Nile who introduces him to the vampire clan and teaching him the vampire ways. Both Larten and Vur work at a silk worm factory.

Lots of excitement, with much action and the introduction of Larten’s role-models shape the beginning of his life and the ending leaves us with a quick glance at the introduction of an old enemy from “Cirque Du Freak” making me eager to pick up Book Two, which will be out in May of this year In this book one of the Saga we could meet many characters that we have known from Darren Shan series, but they were younger and Birth of a killer Love all the darren shan books!

Birth Of A Killer – Darren Shan – Author

Trivia About Birth of a Killer. Forced on the run, he sleeps in crypts and eats cobwebs to get by. The action was great, the story was interesting, and the characters were interesting.

Shan and Darren O’Shaughnessy. Alexandria Stokes No, it’s just to organize all the books you’ve read, find your next book, and write and read reviews with other readers.

Larten is traumatized by the death of his cousin, it drives Larten into a Mad frenzy and he ends up stabbing the foreman and thus killing him. Anger had rushed into his soul and he took the kill to avenge his best friend.

I have previously read The Saga of Darren Shan series and i must admit Larten Crepsely was not my faviourite character as one didnt learn much about him in the series. Most readers of The Book Zone will not need me to tell them that Birth of a Killer, the new book from Darren Shan, is actually a prequel to his fantastically successful Saga of Darren Shan series.


Traz verbally lashes out on Vur and calls him “A disgrace to the Memory of his Mother. He is not I recieved this book as an ARC from “Little Brown books for Young Readers” Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan tells the tale of Larten Crepsley, a young boy who is living in awful conditions, has to fight for his food, and has a horrible sorry excuse for a person as a foreman. Forced on the run, he sleeps in crypts and eats cobwebs to get by. And then a bit further into the book, after some explanations and talky talkies, we get our first piece of bloody action.

Death is a part of live, embrace it, live with it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These vampires get drunk; they gamble; their personal hygiene occasionally sucks big time. Share this page with your friends. So I read that happily. A definite young adult horror recommendation from me, and a definite ‘I need to find my copy and reread this ASAP’. The main reason it was a terrible place was because the man called Traz in chrage over the child workers was ruthless and would inflict terrble pu This book was seriously amazing.

Immediately we discover the reason for the bright orange hair, and inventive it is too and no I’m not going to tell you what it is – you will have to read the book yourself.

One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. Especially, I always loved when he corrected Larten every time he spoke informally. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Darren shows a deep and dark feeling in the protagonist, Larten Crepsleywhich sometimes makes him seem like a monster, or a serial killer. There was an error while adding the following items.

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