Tunnels of Blood, Paperback Book
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
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  • 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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