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Amanda Craig reflects on the vogue for vampires in recent children's fiction, with special reference to Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and Demons Of The Ocean by Justin Somper, with comments from both authors...


VAMPIRES ARE STALKING the charts after a rest in their tombs. With Stephanie Meyer�s debut novel, Twilight, poised for bestsellerdom with its chaste yet intensely erotic description of a teenager�s love-affair with a vampire, Darren Shan�s 12-volume Saga of Darren Shan � of which the latest volume is Sons of Destiny � racing to the big screen and Demons of the Ocean, part of Justin Somper�s Vampirates series one of the top-selling titles of 2005, vampires are suddenly the next big thing.

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