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Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men

Written by Derek Landy
Part of the Skulduggery Pleasant Series

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Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year - September 2013 Book of the Month An eighth enthralling episode in the gripping story of the very dead, very magical and very funny sleuth commonly known as Skulduggery Pleasant. Always one step ahead of catastrophe, Skulduggery Pleasant must now make new alliances if he is to save the world from total destruction as foes of all kinds forge new and deadly alliances.

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Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy

War has finally come. But it's not a war between good and evil, or light and dark - it's a war between Sanctuaries. For too long, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they're going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making.

But while this war is only beginning, another war rages within Valkyrie herself. Her own dark side, the insanely powerful being known as Darquesse, is on the verge of rising to the surface. And if Valkyrie slips, even for a moment, then Darquesse will burn the world and everyone in it.

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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.



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

29th August 2013




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