In book two of this prequel series about the beloved orange-haired vampire from Darren Shan’s Cirque du Freak series, we find Larten. Ocean of Blood, the second book in The Saga Of Larten Crepsley, was published in 28th April I started the first draft in February , directly after. Buy Ocean of Blood (The Saga of Larten Crepsley, Book 2) by Darren Shan ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free .

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Usually when I write a review the second paragraph is filled with the basic plot premises. The lack of direction can make things appear jumbled. Plus, for adults, he released The City Trilogy originally under the name of D.

The consequences of a vampire without direction or purpose are dire. Wester, Crepsley’s best friend and fellow assistant to their shared master Seba Nile, lingers in the former’s shadow.

It just feels more like an empty cash grab than anything else, like Shan was trying too hard to write something more gruesome and “adult” for more grown-up Cirque du Freak fans.

The second book was much better, especially the last part on the ship. The young vampires have joined the Cubs, and are wandering the world enjoying all the “pleasures” human life can give them – wine, women, song, crepeley a ringside seat at as many bloody wars as they could shake a stick at plus a good supply of fresh blood in the aftermath of battle.

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Devastating, action-packed and a whole new chapter for the protagonist’s life. I’ve been an almost life-long fan of Darren Shan’s books. Read more book-orientated posts over on my website: Trivia About Ocean of Blood. Trust me, that end is Apr 17, Freya Beavis rated it it was amazing.

Ocean Of Blood: The Saga Of Larten Crepsley Book 2

These blpod are effectively contrasted with his sensitivity to the deaths of his fellow vampires. We also follow a similar structure to Birth of a Killer: I like that chilled outlook, but part of me doesn’t think it will last. To comment on this title or this review, send mail to cm umanitoba. Ocean of Blood is the second book in Darren Shan’s new series which revolves around the character of Larten Crepsley. Duncan rated it did latren like it Dec 12, Open Preview See a Problem?

CM Magazine: Ocean of Blood. (The Saga of Larten Crepsley: Book Two).

He’s my favorite character ever. Refresh and try again. Had the whole book been about this kind of vampire lifestyle, I would have abandoned the book. I enjoyed these prequels and wished I read them first. Husna rated it did not like it Jan 21, He has also released the stand-alone novel, The Thin Executioner, and the stand-alone short novels, Koyasan, and Hagurosan.

Most of the book was him aimlessly going from place to place not knowing what he wanted from life, making bad decisions the entire time. There is an omniscient narrator here, that just floats in and out of people’s heads, but never sticks around long enough to laten make us connect with the characters.

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Bob rated it did not like it Apr 27, Larten is seen as possessing great potential and, unbeknownst to him, is being trained to be a Prince, one of the highest positions within the vampire order. Crepspey my press sheet says, Shan’s vampires do not sparkle. There’re more infuriatingly intriguing layers. Because that’s pretty much what this book is about, Larten being sad and mopy and restless. The ending of Ocean of Blood makes me very curious to the third book in The Saga of Larten Crepsley, because that one does seem like a lovely action-packed book.

As Larten journeys on his own, he reconnects with humanity through his human assistant, Malora, who is unwavering both in her love for and loyalty to the vampire.

I know that it’s meant to be chunks of Larten’s life over years, but the jumps between different times seemed large, and I felt that more could have been said to flesh out the gaps. Even though I read this one before the first novel of the series I still got a kick out of reading about Larten Crepsley’s story. Want to Read saving….