Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan
(The Saga of Larten Crepsley)

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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.

About Darren Shan

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Darren Shan is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Darren is currently working on The Saga of Larten Crepsley, the much-anticipated prequel to Cirque Du Freak. Birth of a Killer, the first book in this quartet about the master vampire, will be available in October 2010. Darren lives in Ireland, where he writes and collects art, comics, and film.
Published October 5, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 252 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Larten Crepsley watches as the brutal foreman at a silk factory drowns his cousin, Vur Horston.

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Shan's bitey people are at once high-livers - they drink, they gamble, they brawl - and ascetics - undergoing lengthy trials and following exhaustive paths of enlightenment.

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