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Hagurosan is a stand alone book written by Darren Shan.

Background

Story

A young boy Hagurason is asked by his mother to bring a cake to the mountain shrine as an offering for the spirits. The spirits live below the mountain, while the god lives on top and nobody is allowed to go there. Along the way he makes the mistake of eating the cake. At the shrine he apologizes and prays for forgiveness, promising the spirits his toys and dinners. He walks away and finds a silver coin, which he lays on the shrine with the wish to bless all the children in the world. He then picks up two more coins and a voice tells him that he must keep on picking up coins until there are no more coins. He does this as many people come to visit, then eventually a group of priest come. The head priest states they must use the coins to help all the unfortunate children. They start doing this and the village grows as shelters, playgrounds and orphanages are build. It becomes a town and countless children are helped. Haguroson keeps aging and picking up coins, then one day as an extremely old man he finds no more coins. He then sees he has died. He finally walks down into the new town feeling the world is a better place. He then walks on into the wider world and a playing child calls to him. He goes to her and finds out it is his mother. He is in the afterlife were everybody returns to being a child, for being a child is a pure state.

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Table of Characters

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The Saga of Darren Shan
Cirque du Freak | The Vampire's Assistant | Tunnels of Blood | Vampire Mountain | Trials of Death | The Vampire Prince | Hunters of the Dusk | Allies of the Night | Killers of the Dawn | The Lake of Souls | Lord of Shadows | Sons of Destiny | An Essay on Vampires by Steve Leonard | Annie's Diary | Tiny Terrors | Transylvania Trek | Shanta Claus | Lonely Lefty | Bride of Sam Grest | An Affair of the Night
The Demonata
Lord Loss | Demon Thief | Slawter | Bec | Blood Beast | Demon Apocalypse | Death's Shadow | Wolf Island | Dark Calling | Hell's Heroes
The Saga of Larten Crepsley
Birth of a Killer | Ocean of Blood | Palace of the Damned | Brothers to the Death
Zom-B Series
Zom-B | Zom-B Underground | Zom-B City | Zom-B Angels | Zom-B Baby | Zom-B Gladiator | Zom-B Circus | Zom-B Mission | Zom-B Clans | Zom-B Family | Zom-B Bride | Zom-B Fugitive | Zom-B Goddess
The City Trilogy
Procession of the Dead | Hell's Horizon | City of the Snakes
Stand Alone Novels
Koyasan | The Thin Executioner | Lady of the Shades | Hagurosan
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