Darren Shan Saga
A teenager whose life is changed forever when he becomes involved with a freak show, an enormous spider and a vampire!
Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque du Freak where weird,
frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. Darren - a spider freak - 'falls in
love' with Madam Octa - an enormous tarantula owned by the circus proprietor. Darren determines to steal the spider so that
he can train it to perform amazing deeds. But his daring theft goes horrible wrong. The spider bites his best mate and Darren
has to sell his soul to an evil vampire to get the antidote. Something out of the ordinary is set against the background of
children's normal lives to chilling effect. Atmospheric, funny, realistic, moving and... terrifying.