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CIRQUE DU FREAK, THE MANGA story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

cirque_1 The world of internationally acclaimed author Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak brought to life as you’ve never seen it before!
Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque du Freak. Now Darren’s been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and strange creatures the likes of which he’s never imagined, and his life will be changed forever!
Cirque du Freak © Darren Shan, Illustration © Takahiro ARAI / Shogakukan, Inc.
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CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 1
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

June 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3041-6 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 208 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

The world of internationally acclaimed author Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak brought to life as you’ve never seen it before!
Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque du Freak. Now Darren’s been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and strange creatures the likes of which he’s never imagined, and his life will be changed forever!.

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CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 2
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

August 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3038-6 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Darren Shan’s days as an ordinary schoolboy are over, and his life as the vampire’s assistant has begun! With his mentor, Larten Crepsley, Darren joins the Cirque du Freak and slowly begins settling into his new role there, an adjustment made simpler when he makes a couple of new friends among the Cirque’s performers. But life as a half-vampire can never be easy or ordinary — as Darren learns only too well when tragedy strikes!

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CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 3
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

October 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3043-0 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Accompanying his master, Mr. Crepsley, on a trip to the city, half-vampire Darren Shan is ready to enjoy a pleasant holiday away from the Cirque du Freak with his friend Evra. But when he learns of a string of grisly murders whose victims have been drained of blood, Darren begins to suspect that his mentor may be involved. Has Mr. Crepsley crossed the line, or could it be that some creature more fearsome than a vampire haunts the city’s streets?

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CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 4
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

January 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3039-3 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Darren and Mr. Crepsley embark on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren’s human side, or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain — Darren’s initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he ever could have imagined!

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CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 5
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

April 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3042-3 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 208 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

In agreeing to undergo the Trials of Initiation in order to restore Mr. Crepsley’s honor, Darren may have bitten off more than a half-vampire can chew. Each trial is taxing than the last, and despite his resolve, Darren simply may not be up to the task! In the depths of Vampire Mountain, though, a threat even deadlier than the Trials is stirring…

CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 6
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

July 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3040-9 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Darren Shan, the vampire’s assistant, faces certain death. Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan — can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a Vampire Prince and scores of murderous vampanese, or is this the end of thousands of years of vampire rule?

CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 7
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

October 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3037-9 | $10.99 ($12.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Setting out from Vampire Mountain, Darren embarks on a mission as part of an elite quartet sent to find the Vampanese Lord. Along their journey, though, they are imparted an ominous prophecy: “…If you have face the Vampaneze Lord four times and fail to kill him, only one of you will live to witness the fall of the vampire clan.”

CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 8
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

March 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-17608-8 | $11.99 ($13.50) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Vampire prince and “vampaneze” killer Darren Shan faces his worst nightmare yet — school. But homework is the least of Darren’s problems. Bodies are piling up, time is running out, and the past is catching up with the hunters fast!

CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 9
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

May 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-17606-4 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Outnumbered, outsmarted, and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies?

CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 10
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

July 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-17607-1 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead?

CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 11
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

October 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-316-18284-3 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Darren Shan is going home — and his world is falling apart. Old enemies wait. Scores must be settled. Destiny seems certain to destroy him. And the world is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night…

CIRQUE DU FREAK Volume 12
story by Darren Shan, art by Takahiro Arai

January 2012 | ISBN: 978-0-316-18283-6 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5”x 7.5″ | Teen

Dead if he loses — damned if he wins. The time has finally come for Darren to face his archenemy, Steve Leopard. One of them will die. The other will become the Lord of the Shadows — and destroy the world.

series complete
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