Allies of the Night (the Saga of Darren Shan, Book 8) Paperback
by Darren Shan
Part of the The Saga of Darren Shan series
The quest for the Vampaneze Lord continues for the hunters of the dusk.
Darren gets an unwelcome taste of reality when he is forced to go back to school and his past catches up with him.
Maturing at one fifth the rate of a normal human, Darren has the looks of a fifteen year old, even though he is very much older.
Vampire Prince and vampaneze killer he may be, but someone has shopped him to the authorities and it's time for Darren to go back to school.
But school is not the only thing Darren has to come to terms with: faces from the past, the death of a clan member, a clash with a vampire hunter and blood-thirsty vampaneze mean Darren's past is catching up with him - fast.
It's time for the allies of the night to join forces.
The hunt is on...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 04/11/2002
- Category: Horror & ghost
- ISBN: 9780007137800
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Review by fbaeza
The book of Allies of The Night is written by Darren Shan. There are two hundred nine pages in the book. The story takes place in Mr. Crepsley’s home town. The action mainly occurs in the underground tunnels of the city. It was the time of fall when the vampires and the little man searched the underground tunnels. The main characters of the story are the three vampires Darren Shan, Larten Crepsley, Vancha March and one of the little people named Harkat Mulds. The characters act like if they were alive. For instance Darren Shan would do anything in real life to save his beloved girlfriend Debbie. He would give up his life for her in any way just for her safety. In the story he even fought against the person who was his best friend in order to save Debbie. The character who I liked the most was Vancha March, because of his intellectual mind. Vancha March was able to convince the vampaneze to fight against the vampires with their bare hands. I would relate to Mr. Crepsley in making wise decisions in most occasions. Even though I believe I can relate to Mr. Crepsley, I have never done any thing that he has ever done.The main conflict is that the vampaneze are making a lot of crimes in Mr. Crepsley’s hometown. In order to prevent the vampaneze from making any more crimes the vampires had to evacuate the vampaneze from the city. The resolution is when Vancha March and his brother Gannen Harst make compromise. The compromise involves the vampires getting a head start for their freedom and Debbie’s saftety.One of the major events of the story is when the vampires arrive at Mr. Crepsley’s hometown. Another major event is when Paris Skyle died and Mr. Crepsley left Darren and Harkat alone. Then Darren was forced to go to school and meets his long lost girlfriend Debbie Hemlock. After Darren gets tutored by Debbie on evening, Darren get attacked by a vampaneze called Hooky. In the middle of the attack Darren reunites with his so called best friend Steve. When Mr. Crepsley arrives with Vancha they all unite and start to look for the vampaneze until they finally run into hooky. When they follow hooky into the tunnels they discover that Steve is a vampaneze. The Vampires fight until Vancha and his brother Gannen make a compromise. I really don’t like the ending because it left to be continued and lets you to find out what happens later. The thing I liked about this book is how it is written, and the action in the book. I wouldn’t change anything of the book, because I like just how it is written. I learned that you should not expect your best friend to be the same, especially if you have not known anything about him in a long time. Based on how this book is written, I rate it a four star. I liked this book so much I couldn’t put it down.