The Lake of Souls (Cirque Du Freak Series #10)

The Lake of Souls (Cirque Du Freak Series #10)

by Darren Shan

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Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? Be careful what you fish for...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316025515
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/31/2007
Series: Cirque Du Freak Series , #10
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 192,174
File size: 745 KB
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Darren Shan is the New York Times bestselling author of Cirque Du Freak and The Demonata, whose novels have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Darren lives in Ireland, where he writes and collects art, comics, and film.

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Lake of Souls (Cirque Du Freak Series #10) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
Deena Powers More than 1 year ago
I wanted to say something to sandiegograms- i am a girl and these books are the best series i have ever read so shut up! Except when larten died i cried for weeks :'(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love all the boks, evra is my favorite character! evra von forever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems in this series there isnt a person who does not appear in more than one book. :s Some what confusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compared to the rest of the series this book is much different than the other ones. I felt like it had a different tone and the plot didn't make too much sense, but Darren really matures in this book and proves himself once again. Overall, the ending was a surprise and worth the read for any die-hard Darren Shan fan.
SanDiegoGrams More than 1 year ago
This series is a boy's boy reading material. Few books are written for the preteen boy and if your boy likes thrilling adventure stories about vampires this is the series to buy.
Tyler123 More than 1 year ago
This book Cirque De Freak Lake of Souls is eighth of the series sending main character Darren Shan he is also the author, and his friend Harkat to a mythical world filled with twist and turns just to figure out what Harkat used to be. To find out both have to overcome harsh climate, and harsh landscape. The two also have to solve confusing puzzles, and face dragons, giant worms, even giant frogs! If you are into books set in different world setting, and twist in the plot I highly recommend this book. The books description on the out of this world landscape, and creatures leaves you pondering how if this was real, I highly recommend this book to fantasy readers. I rate this book four stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago but i remember everything cause i write a large one hundred page report about each book and this one is great too. Darren Shan's books never bore me and,well none of them do i read them then i read other books till the next darren shan novel comes out so i don't stop reading i cant wait for the next novel of his second series to come out this april. I'm just writing on how this one was really cool and i loved while reading i pictured the souls in the lake sooo many and that one dead short person named Harakat who didden't have a real body at all but wanted to find his real soul in the lake of souls. Mr. Tiny turned the little short people into slaves at first like Harakat till darren set him free.This novel is great really people are critics but lake of souls is the most known book that put me through times were i didden't even want to stop reading cause the quest that darren and harakat had to go to and the obstacles the murky waters of the dead made me speechless and how they had to fish for Harakat's soul made a OUTSTANDING ENIDNG!!!! it was great!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was kinda surprised when I figured out this book was gonna be more sci-fi than anything. But I guess its supposed to be that way seeing as how it's a glimpse into Des Tiny's mind. Reading a couple of reader reviews I see that no one likes it because its sci-fi. When really its just a more fantastical glimpse into what Mr. Tiny can and would do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the tenth book of the cirque du freak series, we find that darren and harkat must travel into another so called world in order for the little person to find out more about his questionable past and thus meet up with a fisherman who may be a friend and foe and at the end discover a startling and almost inconceivable to comprehend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my top two favorite series. I love this book in particular. It keeps you guessinf, and on the edge the entire time! Where is the next book?
CheriePie69 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In The Lake of Souls, the 10th book in the Cirque du Freak series, Half-Vampire Darren Shan and Little Person Harkat Mulds set off on a quest to discover the person that Harket used to be, before Desmond Tiny remade him into a "Little Person". As they step through the mysteriously glowing arched doorway, suspended midair in the middle of a field, to the strange world beyond, they have no idea of the kinds of odd and fantastical creatures they will soon encounter in the land beyond, nor if they'll even make it back alive. This was another great but fast read in the Cirque du Freak series, which is very nearly at the end. Book 12 is the last in the series. Though it's been several years since I read my last Cirque du Freak book, the author is great about dropping in extra description at appropriate points to remind you of past events when necessary. It may even be easy enough for a new reader to pick up any book in the series without having read the previous ones, though they wouldn't know the characters nearly as well as someone who's followed the story from the beginning. As usual, the writing style is swift and the action is quick, which I believe makes it quite suitable in the young adult genre, and definitely had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. I have a library book I have to tend to now, but I look forward to returning to the world of Darren Shan again really soon.
DF1A_ChristieR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After a desperate battle to kill the Lord of the Vampaneze in "Killers of the Dawn" Darren and Harkat set off to the Lake of Souls on a mission to uncover Harkat's true identity. As usual, no trek with these two is easy. They must face many obstacles and challenges along the way. Mr. Tiny will not make it easy for the pair to reach their destination and uncover the truth. New to the saga is a family of dragons standing in the way of the answers Darren and Harkat are desperately searching for. Once again this book in the series has lots of intrigue to keep you turning the pages and waiting for the next book in the series to learn the fate of all of the characters you've gotten to know throughout the series. I really liked this book. Very twisty ending.
gsmattingly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another enjoyable book in the series. This one was better than #9, IMHO.
nm.fall07.p.hatfield on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book I think is a great book to read because it's great reading especialy about a boy that becoms a vampire assistant and helps destroy a vampire lord. and then when he becoms googd friends with every body but neer the end every body blames him for loosing the best vampire on there side.
dlevario on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Lake of Souls was written by Darren Shan and J.K. Rowling. Darren Shan has written more books then just this one, he has written all the series of ¿The Saga of Darren Shan¿ that is from book 1 thought unknown. The Lake of Souls is the 10th book of the series. J.K. Rowling has too written some of my favorite books, the Harry Potter series, books 1 thought 7, all these books are the kind I read because they really make you think and imagine the situation, and about things that are not proven of existence such as vampires and magic and other unimaginable things and mythological creatures.This book takes place mostly at a place which no one knows where it is. The place is unknown to either Darren or Harkat, because they are the only ones that are there. There are different places where the action happens, and that inside a jungle, where that fight a panther that is kind of revolutionized and ways smarter and bigger than normal panthers, at a swamp, where they have to fight giant alligators and toads, and a huge worn at some kind of town, and dragons, who where the ones that were guarding the lake of souls. The time of the year is unknown since they could not keep track of time in that other dimension.The main characters are Darren Shan and Harkat, but both characters can never be real because Darren is a half-vampire and Harkat is something that they call a little person, which is like a human body kind of shape but with very different characteristics. Darren Shan has always been my favorite character in a the Darren Shan book series, because he is the one that goes through the most action and feel that I can relate with him in some way. One of the reasons is that I have felt the way he feels in some part of the story, and that would be how I would react to a situation like that.This two people have a huge problem with Harkat, since he is a little person, he used to be someone then died, but his souls stayed trapped in earth and made a treaty with Mr. Tiny to get a body and come back to live and gave another chance of when they die again they will be freed and go to paradise. Well, the whole thing is that Harkat can not remember who he used to be while he was alive and while he does not know who he was, he would have horrible dreams and stand up while sleeping and scream and destroy everything that is in his way, and if they did not put an end to that Harkat would eventually die. To find out, he would have to the lake of souls to go and fish out his soul to know who he was and then the dreams would stop. Then at the end they ended up fishing up his soul and found out who he was. Mr. Tiny takes Darren and Harkat to another dimension, they both fight against an almost impossible to kill looking panther, then fight against giant toads and alligators, kill an enormous worm very dangerous looking, escape from thousands of deathly spiders, go though a very rough path across the jungle, and fight against dragons.I just love this kind of books, because the authors have a lot of imagination and that¿s the kind of literature that I prefer, I would never change anything about this book. This book showed me that friendship is a very important thing, and I think that everyone should read these kinds of books, because I think it really help you with your imagination, and as Einstein said, ¿imagination is more important than knowledge.¿ This book is extremely good, I couldn¿t put it down!
jcervantes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book that I read was Lake of Souls by Darren Shan the book has 263 pages. The setting is at the lake at night, most of the action takes place at the lake in winter time. Darren, Harkat, Debbie, and Vancha are the main characters, I do think the characters are kind of believable. Darren was the character I liked the most because he was so confident of himself and solve the mystery. I couldn¿t relate to none of the characters there were vampires and mysterious that¿s kind of freaky. I have felt the same way Darren felt when he was on his way to the lake scared, but sure about himself. The problem in the story was that the vampaneze had Mr. Crepsley¿s soul, the resolution was when Darren, Debbie, Vancha, and Harkat when to the lake to fight the vampaneze for Mr. Crepsley¿s soul. There where several main events in the story like when Darren and Harkat got into a fight with each other because of the vampaneze. When all of the characters fight with the vampaneze. The vampaneze get Debbie and Darren has to safe her, also when Mr Crepsley was wounded and the vampaneze were going to drink his blood, but he fought for his life. What I like about this book was the vampires and when they fight. The thing that a would change about the book would be the title a would name it ¿The Lake of Vampires¿. What I learn about this book was that you should fight for your life and to save others. I think my sister should read this bike because she loves to read books about mystery and vampires. My rating to this book is pretty good, and I wish the book hadn¿t ended so soon.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Yet another good read as Darren and Harkat venture into the Lake Souls and find some interesting characters as they search for something or someone. Another good sequel.
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I love all the book i hated when darren died
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