Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked by Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked

Written by Derek Landy

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March 2013 Book of the Month Book 7 in this hugely successful comedy-horror adventures series will appeal to lovers of Buffy the Vampire-Slayer, Ghostbusters and Dr Who! This breath-taking read combines magic, sorcery and the paranormal with some awesome teenagers possessing remarkable and dangerous powers. The ensuing crisis calls for Skulduggery Pleasant – a sharp-dressing detective, sorcerer and warrior – who also happens to be dead. It's fast-moving with a brilliant mix of humour and all-action adventure. A series not to miss and one which has been responsible for getting even the most reluctant reader reading - boys in particular.

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

The Skulduggery Pleasant book series has its own fabulous website - - where you can find extra information, competitions and games.


Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked by Derek Landy

Magic is a disease. Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever. And then there's the small matter of Kitana. A normal teenage girl who, along with her normal teenage friends, becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they're set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them. Looks like it's going to be another one of those days...



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

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 11


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th February 2013




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