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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I guess that’s my punishment for finishing this in a day. The main reason it was a terrible place was because the man called Traz in chrage over the child workers was ruthless and would inflict terrble punishments E.

The book leaves us wanting more but can also be read as a solo book, without having unanswered questions. Dec 21, Rim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another thing I loved about this book: Killler Saga of Larten Crepsley 4 books. 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.

Birth of a killer. Book Review

I wouldn’t birrth there being time skips but this was just to far. The factories foreman, Traz is a ruthless tyrant that abuses his young employed children. Shan’s writing style is much the same as it was in the original saga, and indeed in The Larhen series, of which I have read one book.


Shocked by the murder that has happened at his hands Larten runs away never to be seen by his family ever again.

I am interested to find out more of Lartens story, such as how he got the scar, how larteb found Madame Octa, and how he met Arra Sails. Retrieved from ” http: Tall is covered in this volume as is his whole apprenticeship, half-blooding, full blooding and his first trip to the Council to participate in the games as a fresh blood. Vur denies any of this claiming his mother was a seamstress. With the current and annoying popularity though I think it’s Since this book happens before the “Cirque Du Freak” series it is not necessary to have read it to unde Reason for Reading: One day at work, his foreman goes too far with his beatings and kills one od the few people Larten cares for.

Birth of a Killer was slightly more interesting than the Darren Shan series, but for the most part it tries to be overly weird despite its generic characters, choppy sentences and unoriginal story. They travel far and wide, and pick up a boy who’s been ravaged by a vampaneze.

Birth Of A Killer – Darren Shan – Author

My dislikes of this book were the sudden time skips. The cliffhanger ending will leave readers on the edge of their seat, hungry for more just like I am. However, this isn’t a complaint – it’s actually a compliment, given how quickly I read it!

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When he accepts, he has no idea what he is in for. Search the site Search term is required. Want to Read saving…. He uses an older style of speaking, showing how this is years nirth the past, and every once-in-a-while provides a flashback to when Elements and style: Many times I shuddered when reading this, spooked from the descriptions on the page I was reading.


As a child laborer many centuries ago, Larten Crepsley did his job well and without complaint, until the day the foreman killed his cousin as an example to the other children.

In my opinion it will be a far more rewarding experience to get to know the adult Larten first, and then discover the events and experiences that made him the vampire the fans love so much. It tells you about all the charictors in the other series first series circ de freak. The similar way the Darren Shan series started.

Darren saw first literary success at age 15, as a runner-up in a television script-writing competition crepssley a dark comedy titled A Day in the Morgue.

The book starts off with explaining Larten’s life when he was a young kid, about 13 years old.

Birth of a Killer

Especially, I always loved when he corrected Larten every time he spoke informally. To view it, click here. But Darren Shan series was special because my eyes heated so badly after reading the 9th book. I enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed reading Darren Shan series.

Larten then picks up a knife and kills the boss.