Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy

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The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you've seen anything yet? You haven't. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise!

See below for links to all the series books:

1. Skulduggery Pleasant

2. Playing with Fire

3. The Faceless Ones

4. Dark Days

5. Mortal Coil

6. Death Bringer

7. Kingdom of the Wicked

8. Last Stand of Dead Men

9. The Dying of the Light


Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy

The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that's a Good Thing. There's just one catch. There's a reason the Necromancers don't need her any more. And that's because they've found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death. And that's a very, very Bad Thing!



'Hugely enjoyable -- a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud

'It's exciting, pacey, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.' Philip Ardagh, Guardian

'A gripping debut.' Phil Hogan, Observer

'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.' Rick Riordan

'A remarkably accomplished debut with wonderful dialogue.' Robert Dunbar, Irish Times

'[Landy's] fight scenes are perfectly pitched. His characters are exceptionally well drawn and delightfully colourful! Reading [this book] is like riding a rollercoaster.' Irish Independent

'Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages! With writing of this standard, a rattling plot and definite potential for cross-over appeal, it's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired.' Irish Mail on Sunday

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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608 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

16th April 2011




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