|Book Universe||The Saga of Darren Shan|
|First Book Appearance||Vampire Mountain|
|First Movie Appearance||none|
Vanez Blane is the highest ranked tutor in Vampire Mountain. He helped Darren train for three of his trials. He lost his left eye fighting a lion many decades before the beginning of the series, then lost the other (book 6) when it was caught by a flying knife during the battle that began the War of the Scars. Being blind didn't stop him though, nor did it prevent him from winning fights. he was also described as "ginger-haired games master" in hunters of the dusk, which means he has red hair. In book 11, Vanez said that he wanted to travel with Debbie Hemlock and Alice Burgess, but he only wanted to go because of the sexy Ms Hemlock
- "Vampire mountain"
- "Trials of death"
- "The vampire prince"
- "Hunters of the dusk"