Sunday, 18 December 2011

News: Book Cover - Brothers To The Death by Darren Shan (Saga of Larten Crepsley Book 4)

Unfortunately the fourth book in the so far brilliant Saga of Larten Crepsley will not be on sale until May, but in the meantime feast your eyes on this image, the artwork for the front cover of that book, to be titled Brothers To The Death. Illustrator David Wyatt has outdone himself yet again with this incredible image which I found on his blog, along with an earlier version of the cover. It looks like Larten is going to be heading to New York in the finale to the series, and the blood splattered evidence on the cover suggests that this one could be quite a gore-fest! 2012 is going to be another massive year for Darren Shan, with this final Larten Crepsley book and then in the autumn the first in his twelve book Zom-B series. I can't wait!

Edit: 15th January 2012

I've just been trawling though the HarperCollins website looking at their future releases and I spotted that the final cover of Brothers To The Death is now there for all to see. It has changed a little from David's original image (above) with the red tones being far more dominant - it really does look like hell is about to descend on the cityscape.

I am also loving the blurb about the book, sounds  like it could be a great end to the quadrilogy:

Just as Larten is finding a new place for himself in vampire society, trying to help vampires escape the Nazi menace, horrifying tragedy falls on his own family, thanks to the nefarious Vampaneze.

With his old friend Wester calling for war against the ancient enemies of vampires, Larten finds himself a figurehead of the campaign.

But there are more evil things than just the Vampaneze stirring. And soon, Larten might find himself grieving again – as he faces the worst and final betrayal…


  1. something tells em wester is goingf to join the nazis to wipe out the vampaneze, just a guess and larten has to kill him

    1. The title isn't about the sex of the reader at all.

  2. Is this the last book then as it says "The epic new saga concludes" D: NO!

  3. Yes this will be the last book D:

  4. I think Wester will die because he's not in any of the Darren Shan books. Or he might join the vampaneze...

  5. Yeah I think Wester will die, or like you say, work with vampaneze, or just ditch the clan forever

  6. This website title is so sexist. I'm a girl and i love this series

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  8. the title is not sexist, its the title of a book.

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