Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

  Come one; come all to the Cirque du Freak1! However, don't expect to see typical circus scenes, such as clowns trying to make you laugh, elephants balancing on rolling balls, or acrobats2 flying through the air. Instead, get ready for a world filled with freaks, strange creatures of the night, and vampires3. This is where the 16-year-old teenager, Darren Shan, is brought by his friend, Steve. Little do they know what they are getting into.

  The dark and mysterious vampire master of ceremonies4, Larten Crepsley, makes his entrance. Mr. Crepsley puts Darren through a lot of challenges after he turns him into one of his kind—a vampire. As the vampire's assistant, Darren learns to use his new-found powers and joins the close community of freaks, including a wolfman, a snakeboy, and a bearded5 lady. However, this is only the beginning of Darren's troubles. He gets himself into a war between two vampire clans6 that were previously at peace for 200 years. Will Darren be able to stop the conflict? To find out, join the fans of the already popular book series and catch "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" in theaters this month.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire

  來呀,各位,歡迎來到怪奇馬戲團!但在這裡,您別期待會看到典型的馬戲團畫面,例如逗人發笑的小丑、在滾動的球上保持平衡的大象,或是在空中穿梭自如的空中飛人。相反地,您倒是要準備好來到一個充滿一群怪胎、夜晚的莫名怪物,以及吸血鬼的世界。這裡正是十六歲少年向達倫被好友史提帶來的地方。他們一點也不清楚自己將會被捲進什麼樣的事件裡。

  登場的是黑暗神秘的吸血鬼司儀──拉登‧鬼不理。鬼不理先生在把達倫變成他的吸血鬼一族之後,更讓他經歷了許多挑戰。身為吸血鬼的助手,達倫不但要學習使用他新獲得的力量,還要跟一群怪胎朝夕相處,其中包括狼人、蛇男孩,和滿臉鬍子的小姐。然而,這還只是一連串麻煩的開端而已。原先和平相處了兩百年的兩大吸血鬼派系掀起了大戰,而他竟使自己身陷其中。達倫能夠阻止這場鬥爭嗎?想要找出答案,請加入這個風靡已久的系列套書的書迷行列,一同於本月份到電影院欣賞《向達倫大冒險:鬼不理的助手》。

《Building Your Vocabulary》
1. balance vi. 保持平衡,保持平穩
Patrick tried to balance on one foot.
派翠克嘗試用單腳保持平衡。
2. new-found a. 新獲得的
Anthony cherished his new-found freedom after being released from prison.
安東尼很珍惜他出獄後重新獲得的自由。
3. conflict n. 紛爭,衝突
The conflict between them kept rising.
他們之間的衝突愈演愈烈。
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