Saturday, July 18, 2009

Killers of the Dawn

By: Darren Shan

Just when I thought this series was degrading in quality, the Killers of the Dawn soared into the books I loved. Suspenseful and dramatic to the very end, I gripped the book tightly and finished it in one gulp. I have just one question: Why is it that almost always the hero/main character’s mentor always get killed valiantly? It gets so annoying and sad once you get to know a good-hearted person and then BAM! he or she dies. Is it because the author wants to prove to the readers that the main character has matured and is capable of making wise decisions?

Their cover is blown. Now Darren Shan, Mr. Crepsley, Vancha March and Harkat Mulds are in more danger because they are still being chased by the vampaneze and on top of that the police and an angry mob are after them, too. All of their enemies want to get a share of the foursome’s blood but only one will get it. The vampires need to prepare for battle because if they don’t go searching for it the vampaneze will bring it upon them. Will they triumph or let the Lord of the Vampaneze slip from their grasp again?

1 comment:

  1. About your question: I guess the author kills off the mentor in order to show the hero that he has to be self-dependent? Or to show the sacrifices that people make for the hero...?