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Annie Shan
Annie Shan.jpg
Gender Female
Species Human
Age 10 (Cirque du Freak)
28 (The Lord of the Shadows - Sons of Destiny)
Relatives Dermot Shan (father)
Angela Shan (mother)
Darren Shan (half-brother)
Darius Shan (son)
Status Alive
Background Information
Book Universe The Saga of Darren Shan
First Book Appearance Cirque Du Freak
Movie/Book Character Yes
Acted By Morgan Saylor

Annie Shan is Darren's younger sister and the mother of Darius Shan. Her parents are Dermot Shan and Angela Shan. She returned in the 11th book (Lord of the Shadows). She has a child with Steve Leonard named Darius Shan.

The Saga of Darren Shan

Cirque Du Freak (book)

Annie Shan and Darren always got on well, but when the Cirque du Freak came to town she wanted to go, Darren turned her down and eventually she settled when she asked Darren to bring her a souvenir, and he accepted. After Darren had stolen Madam Octa, she came in Darren's room and saw Madam Octa and screamed. The Spider then bit Steve, paralyzing him. Causing Darren to hunt down Mr. Crepsley and to cure Steve.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

In the movie, no mention is made of Annie ever knowing anything about the Cirque until she is kidnapped along with the rest of her family by Murlough and Steve.



  • "Cirque du Freak"
  • "Lord of the Shadows"
  • "Sons of Destiny''


  • "Cirque du Freak:The Vampire Assistant"

Sons of Destiny

Annie is shown briefly. Her first encounter was when Darren was spying on her through a fence of their old house. Annie had Darius out of wedlock after Steve had convinced Annie that he loved her. One night close to the end of her pregnancy, Steve returned and started to mock Annie and shake her violently, saying "Its too late now!" Darius's father is Steve. Annie learns that her brother, Darren, is still alive. She also learned her son, Darius, was a half vampaneze until Darren made the difficult decision to re-blood him, knowing they could both die. Thankfully, they both survived. Then Alice guided them to another town far far away from where they lived just in case Steve tried to attack them and take them hostage. She is not seen again.