Tunnels of Blood (the Saga of Darren Shan, Book 3), Paperback

Tunnels of Blood (the Saga of Darren Shan, Book 3) Paperback

Part of the The Saga of Darren Shan series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Darren Shan and Evra Von follow a trail of corpses and confront a foul creature of the night.

A new enemy or Mr Crepsley? When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city.

Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire's Assistant fades into the background - until corpes are found.

Corpses drained of blood...Suspicious of Mr Crepsley's secretive bahaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9780006755142



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Tunnels of Blood struck me as slightly more 'Young Adult' than the previous two instalments - peppy Debbie Hemlock, Darren's first girlfriend, is an avatar for Shan's female readers (I'm hoping she doesn't make a return appearance, but she probably will), and the ending is very Scooby Doo, with Darren saving the day, but still an entertaining read.Crepsley learns that Murlogh the purple people eater - sorry, vampanese - is terrorising the vampire's home town (I have to wonder - the East End of London, maybe?), so he sets out to kill him, taking along - inexplicably - Darren and Evra the Snake Boy. They hole up in a hotel, where Crepsley sleeps all day and stalks Murlogh by night, and Darren befriends smart and witty Debbie. Then Darren decides that Crepsley is actually treating himself to a smorgasbord of innocent people and tries to kill the vampire once again, fouling Crepsley's plans. In retaliation, Murlogh kidnaps Evra and takes him down into the city's sewers - the tunnels of blood - and Darren must think of a way to free his best friend, in between cosy Christmas scenes with Debbie's family. The Hemlock family as a whole rather made me gag, and the colourful Murlogh was like a pantomime villain, but I always enjoy the developing relationship between Crepsley and Darren.Next!

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