Skulduggery Pleasant 5: Mortal Coil
Written by Derek Landy
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Best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant has taken the world by storm. A hugely entertaining mix of fear and fun in a magical community where the strangest things seem to happen for unpredictable reasons, this fifth volume tells a new chapter in the life of the maverick Skulduggery. All is not well in the magical world as thousands of wicked souls possess any available body in their attempt to reach the messiah which means soon no one can trust anyone else – even their very best friends. Skulduggery Pleasant has to set about trying to put things right in his own very unusual way.
See below for links to all the series books:
4. Dark Days
5. Mortal Coil
Skulduggery Pleasant 5: Mortal Coil by Derek Landy
Following the shocking revelations of DARK DAYS, get ready for the fifth instalment of the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series -- guaranteed to contain at least 40% humour, 50% action, and 100% thrills! The blonde girl with the black lips turned to Valkyrie. 'We know,' she said. 'We've seen the future. We know you're going to kill the world!' Skulduggery Pleasant is back, and reunited with his original head. But all is not well in the magical world. For one thing, there's an unstoppable assassin with a face-mask on the loose! and for another thing, Valkyrie has discovered she might be Darquesse, the evil sorceress set to destroy the entire world. The problem is, she doesn't feel she can tell Skulduggery what she's learned, and so she must try to change her terrible destiny alone. But the price of a new fate is high, and if she fails, she'll die alone too. With Valkyrie on her own quest, Skulduggery and the gang are even more vulnerable. Which is a shame, because remember that remnant the Necromancers had? They've still got it -- and they're thinking about letting it out!
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'Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon.'
'An exciting novel that really ups the game from the already impressive previous novels and sets a new standard of excellence for the series.'
'Skulduggery himself is still as funny and awesome as ever ... I found myself laughing a lot.'
'Hugely enjoyable - a thrill-a-minute adventure.'
'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.'
'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skullduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.'
'Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages ... It's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired.'
'A rip-roaring adventure.'
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
31st March 2011
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