Reader Reviewed Midnight by Derek Landy
  

Midnight

Written by Derek Landy
Part of the Skulduggery Pleasant Series

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In a Nutshell: Can a coldblooded killer be curtailed as time ticks down?

Following hot on the heels of Resurrection, this eleventh instalment of Skulduggery Pleasant’s incomparable exploits offers everything devoted fans have come to expect - all-out action, astonishing twists, riotously witty repartee – and more, for this latest epic ramps up the stakes on the emotional front.

Intrepid, intelligent, endlessly entertaining Valkyrie Cain is no stranger to fighting to keep her friends and family from harm, but this gripping story sees her having to face her biggest battle yet when a cruel killer captures her little sister, Alice. Worse still, she has just twelve hours to track her down. The sense of urgency and anxiety is heart-poundingly evoked, and I thoroughly enjoyed discovering more about Omen. ~ Joanne Owen

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men.  You can read their reviews below.

Callum Donnelly, age 13 - 'I love Skulduggery’s wit and humour, he is sooo cooool!!!! And he keeps us guessing as the plot is full of twists and turns.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Micheal Cartin, age 13 - 'I can’t wait until the next book comes out as this one was brilliant, exciting and a very satisfying read.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Oliver Blease, age 10 - 'One word, brilliant! This is a book with great mystery and action. Excitement fills the whole book from page 1 to page 604!' Click Here to read the full review.

Imogen Breaks, age 11 - 'This book is definitely the best book ever! All I can say now is you've GOT to buy this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!' Click Here to read the full review.

James Harrison, age 10 - 'Landy has an uncanny way of making it seem like the series is going to  end and everyone will die. But then, at the last minute there’s room for another book!' Click Here to read the full review.

Win the Skulduggery Pleasant series, SIGNED by the author!

The 11 instalment in the best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series, Midnight, is out in hardback on 31 May. To celebrate this we are giving away THREE prizes of all 11 books in the series, SIGNED by the author Derek Landy and delivered in a special Skulduggery Pleasant tote bag!

To have a chance of winning one of these great prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Draw closes on 28 June 2018. The winners will be notified by 12 July 2018.

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Synopsis

Midnight by Derek Landy

For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved ones safe from harm, plunging into battle - time and time again - by Skulduggery Pleasant's side, and always emerging triumphant. But now the very thing that Valkyrie fights for is in danger, as a ruthless killer snatches her little sister in order to lure Valkyrie into a final confrontation. With Skulduggery racing to catch up and young sorcerer Omen scrambling along behind, Valkyrie only has twelve hours to find Alice before it's too late. The clock is ticking...

Click here to visit the Skulduggery Pleasant website for competition giveaways, downloads and lots more information on the series.

There is also a Skulduggery Pleasant facebook page for more chat about the books!

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT SERIES:

This is a writer at the height of his powers and Landy is getting better with every book... Whatever your age, read them and enjoy the ride. - Irish Independent

A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour 5 star review, Sunday Express

Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish. Inis

Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon. Irish Post

About the Author

Derek Landy

Derek Landy is far too modest to talk about any awards or accolades his books may have won. He will not, for instance, mention the fact that his first book, Skulduggery Pleasant, won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Decade Award AND the Red House Children's Book Award, or that his second, Playing With Fire, won an Irish Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, or that his third, The Faceless Ones, is his mother's personal favourite. He could go on, all the way to The End of the World, which is the title of the story he wrote for World Book Day 2012, but he won’t.

He lives in Ireland with a variety of cats, a German Shepherd, and two geriatric Staffordshire Bull Terriers who keep peeing on his kitchen floor because they think it's funny.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 11 years

Author

Derek Landy
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Author's Website

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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

31st May 2018

ISBN

9780008284565

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