Marius, the vampire, lives in Ailfí’s attic. He goes around the house as he pleases and takes what food he wants from the cupboards. But the vampires life is not free from trouble when he gets a toothache. His problems are worsened when he goes into a television studio with his terrapins. The team television crew are trying to record Marius, but can a vampire be captured on camera? For young adults (10-13) and young adults of every age! This book was awarded a 2013 Oireachtas Prize. This is the second book in this series. The first book, Ailfí agus an vaimpír (Ailfí and the Vampire) was published in 2012.
Vaimpír san áiléar
This book follows the story of Ailfí agus an Vaimpír and promises the same fun with these new adventures.
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Inis, Geimhreadh 2013
This is the second book in a series by Orna Ní Choileáin about a vampire who lives with a teenage boy. However it is not a scary book, even though Marius is a vampire and cannot tolerate the sunlight. It is a boisterous, humerous story, written in an attractive style that will hold the reader from beginning to end, with believable characters in Ailfí ans Marius, Ailfís parents and other characters they encounter in the story, whether in the TV station or the graveyard (whatever types of creature live in the graveyard ...) This is a fairly long story compared to much that passes through for novels for young people in Irish. The author knows that young readers want a good story with believable characters in recognisable situations, and this is what she provides with skill and intelligence. Nowadays with everyone on television or aspiring to appear before the screen, the people and vampires in this tale are no exception. Television is also a surreal world. Orna Ní Choileáin adds a bit of the supernatural and makes a tasty meal of it for young readers, who want a grain of real life, the tasty seductive meat of television, enriched by the red sauce of the other world. Readers will look forward to the next episode, and perhaps it might become a television series someday ...