Sons of Destiny

SONS OF DESTINY
Cirque du Freak #12
Darren Shan
Epub-125 pages
3 Stars
YA fantasy

Darren kills Steve, but then allows Steve’s dying lashout to kill him, in an attempt to foil Mr Tiny. Mr Tiny’s daughter plots with Darren and they concoct a plan to change things to allow the vampires, vampaneze and humans to all survive and eventually become one race. I was glad the series was over. After the 5th or 6th book, the story lost its shiny newness and became much darker than what I was enjoying.

Glad this series is done. I have to admit, I would have tried to get Mr Tiny killed instead of just bypassing him. He might be powerful, but he has weaknesses.

Lord of the Shadows

LORD OF THE SHADOWS
Cirque du Freak #11
Darren Shan
Epub-97 pages
3 Stars
YA fantasy

Darren finds out that a Lord of the Shadows will turn the world into a wasteland, and the Lord of Shadows will either be him or Steve. So either way, Darren loses. Turns out Mr Tiny is an agent of chaos who does what he can to cause problems and stir the pot.

The revelations at the end left my head whirling. Other than that, this series had gotten too dark for my taste, especially for a YA series.

LAKE OF SOULS

LAKE OF SOULS
CIRQUE DU FREAK #10
Darren Shan
3 Stars
YA Fantasy
161 Pages, Epub

I like Harkat Mulds. And this book was all about him and Darren. Not bad.

Harkat Mulds is going to die. So Mr Tiny allows him and Darren to go on a quest to find out who he was in a previous life to save himself. Darren and Harkat go through adventures and find out. Then they come back and prepare to start doing stuff again in our world.

KILLERS OF THE DAWN

KILLERS OF THE DAWN
CIRQUE DU FREAK #9
Darren Shan
YA Fantasy
3 Stars
129 Pages, Epub

I figured who the real lord was quite some books ago. So no big reveals.

The 3 hunters, Crepsley, the Vamp Prince and Darren, hunt down the lord of the vampaneze. Crepsley kills him at the cost of his own life and the others escape. Only to find out that Steve was the Lord all the time. So Mr Crepsley died for nothing.