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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But, Shan’s description of the Vampires and Vampaneze though I don’t really get that name etc.

And it’s all about Larten Crepsley. Since this book happens before the “Cirque Du Freak” series it is not necessary to have read it to unde Reason for Reading: However, this isn’t a complaint – it’s actually a compliment, given how quickly I read it! This book was seriously amazing. But, I’m thinking that I really need to read the next one i Initially I only picked this book up because I had first dibs being a librarian and because we are showing the movie Cirque du Freak: Mar 22, Yaroslav Mikhnevich added it.

The addition of Wester I think thats his name to the book made it interesting. In that moment, young Larten flies into a rage that the foreman wouldn’t survive. I can never thank Shan enough for writing a saga about Larten and giving us more on him.


One of the key characters in that series was Larten Crepsley, the vampire that first blooded Darren Shan, thus turning him into a creature of the night.

Although it was never published, he found himself focusing more on novels than on short stories. What I loved about this book was the way that Darren Shan explores the vampire world he created in more detail.

Birth of a Killer

Darren Shan Grubbs Grady thinks he’s having a bad day when he’s caught smoking and sent home from school. Larten also lives with his Cousin Vur Horston whos parents have passed away. Nov 28, Vendea rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is his story. 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.

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Birth of a killer. Book Review

At the age of 6 he moved with his parents and younger brother, to Limerick, Ireland, where he has lived ever since. His books have been children’s bestsellers in America, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and other countries.

See all 7 questions about Birth of a Killer…. Realising what he had done young Larten had abandoned his entire life and ran. Nov 26, Thomas Silva rated it really liked lartenn.

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Larten Crepsley was a boy. The cliffhanger ending will leave readers on the edge of their seat, birgh for more just like I am.


For you who are fans of Darren Shan Saga, you better read this one. To find out Darren Shan had another book series and one that was a prequel to the saga of Darren Shan was just a high pitched excited scream in my head, and based on Larten Crepsley one of my favourite characters as a child!!!. Unfortunatley Vur was too smart for his own good and always manages miller get himself and Larten out of trouble which makes him especially hated by Traz and eventually leads to his death by the hand of Traz.

The book starts off with explaining Larten’s life when he was a young kid, about 13 years old.

These vampires get drunk; they gamble; their personal hygiene occasionally sucks big time. Jan 05, Mohammed Rahman rated it it was amazing. Grubbs Grady thinks he’s having a bad day when he’s caught smoking and sent home from school. I wish to read the next book in the series excruciatingly and will pick it up as soon as we are in the green room next time.