|Book Universe||The Saga of Darren Shan|
|First Book Appearance||Allies of the Night|
Richard Montrose is a student at Mahler's, a school located in Mr. Crepsley's hometown. Richard is also a friend of Darren Shan, who which he recognize as Darren Horston, the name Darren signed up for Mahler's. Richard and Darren became friends when Darren saved him from Smickey Martin, a bully in Mahler's. Richard has a lot of siblings.
However, their friendship came to an end when Darren and Mr.Crepsley needed shelter to block from the sun. Darren thinks going to Richard's house is the only thing theu can do, and Darren trusts RIchard that he wouldn't betray him. However, when Darren got to Richard's house, he tries to explain to Richard about vampires, but the only thing Richard can say is:
After that, Richard is never seen again.
- He and Darren sit next to each other in English and History class.
- According to Darren, Richard likes TV, comics, music, books, and (of course!) girls.
- "Allies of the Night"
- "Killers of the Dawn"