Before Larten Crepsley was a vampire general...
Before he was Darren Shan's master...
Before the War of Scars...
Larten Crepsley was a teenager.
And he was sick of the pomp and circumstance of fusty old vampires
telling him what to do. Taking off on his own with his blood brother,
Wester, Larten takes off into the world to see what his newly blooded
vampire status can get him in the human world. Sucking all he can out of
humanity, Larten stumbles into a violent, hedonistic lifestyle, where
cheats beckon, power corrupts, and enemies are waiting.