"The novel is fast paced and packed with thought-provoking discussions of war and peace, hate and tolerance, and resentment and forgiveness...
Fans of the series will appreciate the conclusion of the master's story, while new fans will be able to jump into the book without any trouble. This is a good read for fantasy and adventure fans alike."
Praise for The Saga of Larten Crepsley:"Fans of Darren Shan will eat this book up and likely go on to reread the series, now that they know the backstory on how a killer was born."—--VOYA
"Cirque du Freak" aficionados will be intrigued by this glimpse into Crepsley's formative years..."—-- School and Library Journal