Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Trials of Death by Darren Shan

Cover imageHow would you like it if you had to be thrown in a pit of spikes because your best friend saved you from a wild boar!? Well in the wonderfully horrific tale The Trials of Death by Darren Shan must face certain doom if he does not complete all 5 of his death defying challenges. One may ponder aimlessly looking for questions as to what happened in this horrifingly humorous tale. First before I begin I really should reveal the author and genre. The genius that produced this tale of terror is known as Darren Shan. This fantastically freaky novels classification is fantasy but it also has an enjoyable mix of horror. Here is the gist of this action packed tale. In this book Darren Shan must face five trials of death. The fist fear induced challenge is a seventeen-foot water filled aquatic maze. Next our hero will move on to a path of sterling silver stalacites.then Darren will transfer to the hall of flames, then move to the challenge of wild boars. The fifth challenge still sadly remains unknown. How will Darren survive?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you put that aside you may be wondering if this horrifying story may not be for you.  This fantastic story is very fast paced. If you can’t keep up this novel this story is certainly not composed to suit your needs.  In addition to being fast paced this book is filled with incredibly gory details. If you’re easy to scare this book will scare the living daylights out of you.  I believe it is clear to see that if you can’t handle gory vampires and ugly monsters this book is clearly not for you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Brandon R.- Mr. Lubin's class