Read by Alan Cumming
Darren joins the vampire, Mr Crepsley, as his assistant and they return to the Cirque du Freak. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von. Darren begins to enjoy his life among the Cirque performers and starts coming to terms with his half-vampire existence. But he defiantly refuses to drink human blood and tries desperately to cling on to the part of him which is still human.
Then disaster strikes, and Darren has to make a terrible choice.