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Publisher's Summary

Time seemed to collapse…There was a sharp stabbing sensation in my stomach…Steve crowed, "Now I have you! Now you're gonna die!"

Dead if he loses - damned if he wins. The time has finally come for Darren to face his arch enemy, Steve Leopard, and fight for control of the night. One of them will die. The other will become the Lord of the Shadows …and destroy the world.

Is the future written, or can Darren trick destiny?

©2008 Darren Shan (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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Stop 30 minutes or so before it actually ends.

Immediately after the end of Steve and Darren's confrontation. Turn it off. Do yourself a favor and stop.

Throught the entire series our friend Darren just couldn't figure out what vampires and vampettes were and weren't capable of. Regardless though the story was still very engaging.

In the last half hour or so of this good but terrible book the author accomplished what others have so famously before. Im looking at you lost. He completely neutered the entire plot of his series. Sets everyone up for a huge disappointment.

You know how the the books are typically better than the movies. The movies were canceled and id still rather watch the ONE movie than read this book again.

I usually don't want to be so mean about work like this. I get that as an aspiring writer you fall in love with your characters. Darren seemed to hate his, and us.

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Ending - he must have gotten tired

What disappointed you about Sons of Destiny?

There was no real end to the story. It essentially erased everyting up to the point

What could Darren Shan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Had a real ending.

What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

He was very good - all characters were real.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration and disappointment that there was no kind of wrap up - the last couple of paragraphs essentially undid the entire story.

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5 Stars.

Great conclusion to the series. Bittersweet ending, but it’s about redemption and sparing himself from pain so I thought it was perfect ending for this series.

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Good ending

The series was predictable at moments but still very enjoyable, I didn’t mind because it was written so well. I definitely recommend this series. The ending was good and while I’d like to see more it was very satisfying. This series will be a good memory till I start the adventure again.

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Seriously

Why are the Vampires so weak. I really don't get it Its crazy how they watch people get killed. There reaction time is not normal for someone that has been in plenty of battles. They watch people die and just stare at them while the ruthless people get away with murder. And Darren does not know how to fight at all. I really don't get it why did they not kill Mr Tiny.

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Oh no..

Narrator is AMAZING! I did not like the ending at all. I wish it went in a whole different direction.

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My favorite book series of all time

My childhood revitalized with this amazing narration and story. Incredible talent by the story teller and even greater the incredible captivating creativity of the author. Binged it the first time in 8th grade in 2 months and did the same here. Do yourself a favor and start this amazing rollercoaster of a story.

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Amazing story! amazing performance!

Loved the story, the ending seemed fit but left a few loose ends but I enjoyed the ride immensely...But I know it will be a while before I find another series as hard to forget as this one!

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Long series great finish

I did not expect this book to finishing this way and though plot surprising, I think it was a well developed series. The storyline was taught through as long as you have the willing suspension of disbelief. I really liked it and enjoyed it I think it fits for many ages.



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terrible

The movie got me.intereshed in wanting to know more of the story so I read the books. waste of time terrible story line and no info!

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  • 12-18-20

Brilliant

I loved this series from the first book to the last . Sad when it finished.

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  • Ludwig.H
  • 08-17-17

Great<br />

Loved it I just wished that it could carry on... I want to listen more! Well I enjoyed it and will listen to it over and over again

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  • Frog39
  • 11-02-21

Brilliant

Thoroughly enjoyed the audible version of these books. Easy narrator to listen to. I read the books some time ago and it was great listening to them as I was doing housework, driving and relaxing. Would highly recommend. Darren Shan is a legend!
For teenagers up - I am in my 50’s and love them!

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  • Carl7199
  • 09-12-21

Riveting story to the end

Really enjoyed the entire story of Cirque de Freak, all of the twists and turns and the author not being afraid to shock his audience with intriguing surprises.

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  • Sly Boogie
  • 06-19-19

Amazing!

This book brings good closure to the amazing series of Cirque du Freak. The author Darren Shan has kept me interested through out the entire series and has definitely closed on a high note. Ralph Lister has done an outstanding job in narrating the story capturing the personality of each character with unique voicing. Absolutely entertaining and a very good listen for anyone of any age. 5 🌟