FC: Alexa Hall 2nd Period English 1
1: Trials Of Death
2: Author: Darren Shan | Genre: Horror
3: Setting- This story takes place in the winter and in the mountains where everything is taking place for the vampires.
4: Summary This little boy named Shan Darren is a half vampire. He has to go through these trials to prove that he is worth begin a vampire. Darren also has to gain all the other vampires respect. Everyone of the vampires that lives in the mountain betted against him except for his trainers. Darren made it through all the trials and everybody was stunned cause he wasn't a full vampire and he made it through all of them. If he hadn't have made it through them he would have died in the trial with no help.
5: Theme The Author's point of trial of death is to show that you have to earn respect to get it no matter how hard it is and if you want to prove something you have to do it the hard way. The Moral of the story is that theres no easy way out of anything and he learns that going through those hard trials will get him the respect he needs as a vampire.
6: Characters | Gavner- Gavner is Mr. Crepsley's partner. He Never believed in Darren when he first met him.He Is one of the teachers that thought Darren everything he knew about the trail and begin a vampire.
7: Darren- This little boy is a half vampire. He made it through all the trails. He is the youngest vampire in the mountain. When He proves to everyone that he can win every trial than he gets everyones respect. | Mr. Crepsley-Mr. Crepsley always believed in Darren. Whenever someone would cut him down he would stand up for him. He was also Darren teacher for begin a vampire. He was hard on him but it paid off.
8: Internal And External Internal- When Shan Darren made it through the hard trials of death he was so happy cause he thought that finally he would get the respect he need. External- When the older vampires are making him go through the trials of death to prove that he is worth begin a vampire even though he is only a half vampire, but he still wants the respect as the other vampires have.
9: Resolution Shan Darren proves to everyone that he can be called a vampire. He wins all of his trials and he gains everybody's respect that didn't believe in him. Now when a vampire brings his name up they don't just say he is nothing they actually knows who he is. When somebody new is going through the trials they get shan to teach them how to do them and he is only a half vampire so that is a big accomplishment for him.
10: The author Darren Shan was born in Great Britain. He lived with his 2 and his mom. His favorite movies and books was horror. So when he was younger he said he was going to write is own books. He loved learning about vampires and thats why he always wrote about vampires.
11: Recommendation My thoughts and connections with this book are that its a very good to learn how to earn respect from others and from yourself. Trails Of Death is very interesting once you start reading you cant put it down. I can relate to this book by when i was going through this problem some of my friends was there to back me up and there was some that wasn't. Just like in the story when Darren was going through of the trials only the people that trained him was behind him.