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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Scared of what will happen next, he flees the city and finds an old graveyard to spend the night in.

When he accepts, he has no idea what he is in for. I cannot say that the story keeps you staying through the end. Having been a massive fan of the original Darren Shan saga, hearing the story of ‘where it all started’ with the story of Larte Crepsley really appealed to me.

Maybe if he would’ve steadied down the series and spent some more time to it while making some more books to fill in these time skips. Plus, for adults, he released The City Trilogy originally under the name of D. Dec 21, Rim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alexandria Stokes No, it’s just to organize all the books you’ve read, find your next book, and write and read reviews with other readers.

I wouldn’t mind there being time skips but this was just to far. To ask other readers questions about Birth of a Killerplease sign up. Name Please enter your first name only. Before he was a vampire. I’d highly reccomend this to anyone who enjoyed the Darren Shan saga. One day at work, his foreman goes too far with his beatings and kills one of the few people Larten cares for.


Birth of a killer Love all the darren shan books! As simple as that.

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People who have read and like Cirque Du Freak. Well done Darren Shan. One of the main characters in this series is Larten Crepsley, Darren’s mentor in the world. Traz verbally lashes out on Vur and calls him “A disgrace to the Memory of his Mother. View all 9 comments. The cruel master of the factory kills Larten ‘s cousin for “not working hard enough” which causes Larten to kill him.

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Realising what he had done young Larten had abandoned his entire life and ran. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to burn through a book that is interesting, well developed, and fast paced. Most readers of The Book Zone will not need me to tell them that Birth of a Killer, the new book from Darren Shan, is actually a prequel to his fantastically successful Saga of Darren Shan series.

Jul 22, Sam rated it liked it. See all 7 questions about Birth of a Killer…. Especially, I always loved when he corrected Larten every time he spoke informally. After reading so much about Larten in a different series, it was wonderful to feel this about him, like you could leave the house and bump into him. Book Review Lindea — Topsy. Larten is an interesting character from the first page and quickly develops the personality traits we are used to seeing in him but now we know where his silent, hardness comes from and the roots of his greatness.


Anyways it starts of with Larten as a human working at this terrible factory with his beloved cousin Vur seriously he liked him more than his sibilings. The world never inflicts loneliness upon us.

Birth of a killer. Book Review

Shanand Lady of the Shades. Jan 05, Mohammed ,arten rated it it was amazing. The addition of Wester I think thats his name to the book made it interesting. Before Cirque Du Freak When he invites Larten to travel with him as his assistant, the boy agrees.

Began and finished in a single afternoon, impossible to put down and a fantastic treat. He has several brothers and sisters who all sleep in one room and share one bathroom. After Vur does something wrong in the factory they work at, the boss kills him as lartwn exampl Whoa.

Birth of a killer

Larten’s hair is dyed orange since he is a cocooner. And when a vampire named Seba offers him protection and training as a vampire’s assistant, Larten takes it. My dislikes of this book were the sudden time skips. Notify me of new posts via email. If you have not yet discovered The Saga of Darren Shan crepxley you could read this book before you kilelr those others.

My favorite character here is Seba Nile.