FC: Book Report by Dalton Thrasher
1: Title Page | Trials of Death | by Darren Shan | Genre: Horror
2: Setting | The setting is at a huge cavern known as the Hall of Khledon Lurt
3: Summary | Darren Shan is half of a vampire half of a human who goes and faces many trials to try to prove that he can be a general. There are five trials that will be picked at random that he must overcome to be a general. Each trial has dangerous obstacles than can kill you. In the end he passes all the trials except that on his last trial, he gets carried away in a river and it is to be continued. | Theme | The theme is that the author was using young Darren as an example that even if your small, you can do anything when you want.
4: Characters | The characters of Trials of Death are: Darren Shan-A half vampire and half human. Seba- A full vampire who loves spiders and friends with Darren. Kurda- A full vampire, friends with Darren and doesn't like to fight.
5: Conflicts and Resolutions | One conflict was when he was in the path of needles, and he made a loud noise, that the biggest needle fell straight for him. Another conflict was when he was in the Aquatic maze when the water hit the ceiling where he had no more air. Resolutions The resolution to the first conflict was that he caught the giant needle when it was about 5 inches away from his stomach. The resolution to the second conflict was that he started sinking and luckily saw the X which spots the exit, and he came within reach of the automatic door which brought him to land. The first conflict is an external conflict, and the second conflict was internal
6: About the Author and Recommendations | Darren Shan was born in London, but moved to limerick Ireland. He liked to watch Dracula and reading spooky comics which inspired him to write the Trials of Death. Recommendation My recommendation is that it is ok except for the fact that it repeats itself a bunch. Other wise it was a good book.