Thursday, January 03, 2008

#73 Cirque Du Freak #8: Allies of the Night by Darren Shan

My Rating: 8 out of 10 stars

Allies of the Night picks up right where Hunters of the Dusk left off. Mr. Crepsley, Darren, and Harkat are back on the road after their visit with the Cirque Du Freak and unexpected scuffle with the vampaneze. Vacha is heading back to Vampire Mountain to inform the Princes and Generals of their new information. But where to now? Well, since Mr. Tiny has told them they should "follow their heart", it is to Mr. Crepsley's home city, the very place where they defeated the mad vampaneze Murlough thirteen years earlier, that they return.

Once there, it's as if someone were expecting them... odd! Someone has enrolled Darren in school, and the school inspector who shows up at their hotel produces the school enrollment forms with the false names they've used to register at the hotel!! Obviously, someone has set them up, though they're not sure who. But if anything, they now realize this is definitely where they're supposed to be.

I enjoyed this book just as much as previous ones, perhaps even more so, because now, as certain events are coming to pass, it's making way for the final confrontation between the vampires and the vampaneze.

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Unknown said...

I am only up to #6 in this series but I am enjoying the books alot.

I have stopped myself from reading the review so I don't spoil the book for myself ;)

Doesn't it feel good to know you read something before me ;)

Cherie said...

teehee :)
Did you realize there was a copy of #2 in your m-bag from SandDanz?

Oh, and since I notice you were just getting #2 of Kelley Armstrong's book, Stolen, know that I'm all up to date on that series as well, well just one book behind, as it's one of the series I buy and keep for my PC. If you haven't read her yet, I think you'll LOVE her as much as I do! :)

Unknown said...

I have read all of Kelley Armstrongs series. I just gave them all away!!! I am an idiot!!

That is why I am collecting them again ;)

Cherie said...

yup, definitely a keeper there!