Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy - until his visit to the Cirque Du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a Vampire's Assistant, he tries DESPERATELY to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling... the Wolf Man is waiting.
This installment is a lot more graphic than the first. There was a lot of foreshadowing, but I think it was necessary. This is one of the goriest children's books I've ever read.
“...The pain didn't bother me. In fact, I welcome it: It meant I was alive. ”
― Darren Shan,
There is even a movie based on the first few books that came out in 2009. In my opinion, it really wasn't that good but I had a friend who said he loved it.
There is also a manga series and I love it! It's so epic to see these amazing characters brought to life and in such a beautiful way.