Trials of Death
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2013
Duration: 4 hours 24 minutes
Trials of Death is the second book of a grueling, three-part Darren Shan adventure.
The trials: seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five of these fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan—or face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing.
Author Darren Shan’s vivid detail and original voice will continue to have young readers glued to their seats in horror.
“Fans of the series will again line up to devour this latest installment of Darren’s story. Loads of action and gruesome adventures cram the story of a young man coming to terms with his vampiric nature. Darren begins to grow a bit as a person, a rarity in most serialized characters, making this book as interesting to read as the first installment in the story. Of course, there is plenty of gore to satisfy the bloodthirsty, with the promise of much more to come. There are far too few horror stories to offer middle school and junior high students. This series, although grisly in detail, is still appropriate for the younger fans of the vampire genre. Any chapter would make a riveting read-aloud as they end leaving the reader wondering what will happen next.”—VOYA