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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Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. These vampires get drunk; they gamble; their personal hygiene occasionally sucks big time. Want to Read saving…. Share this page with your friends. Read more about Lord Loss. The action was great, the story was interesting, and the characters were interesting.

A page turner right from the start, this is more gripping than the original series, and the hero is I think more likable and certainly easier to sympathise with. As simple as that. Both Larten and Vur work at a silk worm factory. Shan’s writing style is much the same as it was in the original saga, and indeed in The Demonata series, of which I have read one book.

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One of the main characters in this series is Larten Crepsley, Darren’s mentor in the world.

Birth of a Killer

Okay, where to start. Gr This adventure story traces the early life of master vampire Larten Crepsley. Darren Shan was born in in London. Transitions are often abrupt, jumping several years between chapters.

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Shan’s writing style is much the same as it was in the original saga, and indeed in The Demona Having been a massive fan of the original Darren Shan saga, hearing the story nirth ‘where it all started’ with the story of Larte Crepsley really appealed to me. To view it, click here.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Alexandria Stokes No, it’s just to organize all the books you’ve read, find your next w, and write and read reviews with other readers. Larten Crepsley was a boy. And offers Larten to become his assistaint. The reason I liked this book was because it focused on Larten as a child and how he was brought up as a vampire a story I had never imagined would exist.

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With the current and annoying popularity though I think it’s 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. Quotes from Birth of a Killer. This field is required. More books like this. Maybe if he would’ve steadied down the series and spent some more time to it while making some more books to fill in birtn time skips.


Darren Shan spends most of his time in Limerick, Ireland. Those stories were very much a coming-of-age story for the main character, whereas these are spaced over a much greater period of time.

At that point, he had stopped at a graveyard. This is exactly the kind of society that we see with his vampires – some wish to lord it over all and sundry, testing their physical abilities to the extreme during the Festival of Death, whilst disaffected younger vampires rebel by playing cards and drinking in a side tunnel. When I first read the original Saga I was left with many questions about the back history of this great character, and it would appear that Darren Shan felt the same.

Before he was a vampire.