Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Cirque du Freak: Sons of Destiny

Level: Teen
Genre: Fantasy/Horror > Vampires
Obtained: Purchased at Borders
Reviewed by: Nic Echo

About the Book:
The final book finally pits Darren against Steve in an all out battle. It is during their final stand that Mr. Tiny reveals his initial plan surrounding the two boys, along with another startling secret. Now, the second half of the book (and the rest of the summary) contains major

After Darren kills Steve, he kills himself to avoid becoming the Lord of the Shadows. Due to his guilt, Darren's soul is placed in the Lake of Souls, which is later fished out so that he can be turned into a Little Person. Upon returning to a present day Earth, Darren is able to change the destiny of his past self. Afterwards, he gives his diary to Mr. Tall to be published and then dies once more with his soul reaching paradise.

Rating: 10/10
This was quite a thrilling and, at times, emotional piece. I found myself constantly turning the pages to find out what happened next. Shan put out another fantastic book with just as many twists as before. We are shown those twists and turns of time along with the many paths of destiny.

Evanna also takes a step away from her neutrality, and it is interesting to see how she goes about tricking her own father and helping Darren out. Steve is also brought into a new light, and you cannot help but feel sorry for him. Shan also manages to put a fabulous spin on why he and the main character share the same name.

Shan ended up telling a wonderful story in this series. It was a bit shaky at first, but it found its ground and ended up making a phenomenal read. I'd recommend this for teens and even adults who are looking for a light but entertaining read. A great book and a pretty good series. Shan can expect me to pick up more of his work in the future.

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