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The second cycle of the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series comes to a thrilling end. You are not ready… The Faceless Ones have returned to our universe. The bad guys have won. With the end of everything just days away – and no longer able to rely on Valkyrie Cain – Skulduggery must make allies of enemies if he's going to stand any chance of saving what's left of the world. And just when things are looking their bleakest, they manage to get even worse, with Omen Darkly suddenly having to step up when his brother, the Chosen One, falls. There's a lot going on. Most of it is bad. Sorry about that.Show more
Ausgangssperre in Roarhaven! Der neue Oberste Magier Damocles Creed ergreift schwerwiegende Maßnahmen, um alle Zauberer zur Kirche der Gesichtslosen zu bekehren. Und das bedeutet: Millionenfacher Tod für alle Sterblichen. Skulduggery und Walküre gehen in den Widerstand. Nichts scheint Creed aufhalten zu können und langsam läuft ihnen die Zeit davon … Und wenn sie schneller wären als die Zeit? Mit Hilfe eines Sensitiven reist Walküre 72 Jahre in die Zukunft. Und trifft dort nicht nur auf einen sehr veränderten Skulduggery, sondern auch auf ihr eigenes, dunkles und bösartiges Ich und auf ihre kleine Schwester Alison, die sich hier Malison nennt und als das 'Kind der Gesichtslosen' entpuppt. Was kann Walküre tun, um diese Zukunft zu verhindern? Zurück in die Zukunft mit dem Bentley statt einem DeLorean: Im vorletzten Band der Skulduggery-Pleasant-Reihe treibt Derek Landy den Wahnsinn noch einmal auf die Spitze. Mit gewohnt kunstvoller Stimmvielfalt erweckt Rainer Strecker den Kult zum Leben.Show more
An unmissable paraquel to the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire is at once a thrilling recap of the books so far, a reference guide to characters, and a treasure-trove of bonus content. As the Skulduggery Pleasant series nears its end (again), relive the adventure in this compendium of all things Skulduggery. Featuring a unique run-down of the books so far, it also includes an invaluable reference tool for the dizzying cast of characters, as well as bonuses, surprises, and a dark story all of its own. The Grimoire is an essential book for any Skulduggery fan.Show more
Skulduggery, Valkyrie and Omen return in the 14th and penultimate novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series – and their most epic test yet… In a matter of days, the world will change. Billions of lives will be wiped away in a final, desperate search for the Child of the Faceless Ones — she who is destined to bring about the return of humankind's ancient overlords. To prevent this, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain have one last – terrible – option: the assassination of Damocles Creed. With protests stirring in the magical city of Roarhaven, with riots and revolutions on the horizon, Valkyrie must decide who she wants to be: the hero who risks everything for a noble ideal, or the killer who sacrifices her own soul for the fate of humanity. The decision must be made, and time is running out.Show more
A brand new Skulduggery Pleasant novella for World Book Day: a hilarious and thrilling standalone story in the internationally bestselling series – perfect for new readers, and essential for Skulduggery fans… Three ancient gods are freed from their prison with only one desire: to destroy the planet and everyone on it. To save us all, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must go undercover in a Dublin school. Skulduggery has to blend in with the teaching staff, while Valkyrie has to pass for an ordinary schoolgirl. Above all else, no matter what happens, they both must act completely and utterly normal. We are so dead.Show more
In der Dimension X ist die Zombieapokalypse ausgebrochen und alle Ortschaften werden von menschenfressenden Horden belagert. In die letzte Stadt zurückgezogen plant der tyrannische Herrscher Mevolent mit seinen Gefolgsleuten eine Invasion der Erde. Tausende Zauberer sollen in ein paar Monaten durch Portale in dieses Universum strömen und alle unterwerfen. Das Sanktuarium ist besorgt und schickt Skulduggery Pleasant und Walküre Unruh in die Dimension X um diese Pläne zu vereiteln. Tanith Low, Dexter Vex und andere Tote Männer begleiten sie selbstverständlich. Mit dem Zepter der Urväter und drei weiteren Göttermörderwaffen sollen sie Mevolent töten. Dazu müssen sie ihn aber erst einmal finden. Es beginnt eine lange, gefährliche Irrfahrt durch eine verwüstete Dimension, auf der mehr als ein Mitglied der Truppe verloren geht ... Kein anderer Autor versteht es, einen Zombieangriff so lustvoll und witzig zu inszenieren wie Derek Landy. Und kein anderer Sprecher versteht es wie Rainer Strecker diesem Spektakel akustisches Leben einzuhauchen.Show more
The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before… War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest — not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light…Show more
Books 4, 5 and 6 in the SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series – known collectively as TTHE DEATH BRINGER TRILOGY, Derek Landy's fantastically imaginative series about our favourite dead detective. DARK DAYS Skulduggery Pleasant is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods for company. Can he possibly survive? (Yes, all right, he’s already dead. But still.) MORTAL COIL Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back – just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down… DEATH BRINGER The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that’s a good thing. There’s just one catch…Show more
Books 7, 8 and 9 in the SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series – known collectively as THE DARQUESSE TRILOGY, Derek Landy's fantastically imaginative series about our favourite dead detective. KINGDOM OF THE WICKED Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever. LAST STAND OF DEAD MEN War has finally come, but it's not a war between good and evil, or light and dark – it's a war between Sanctuaries. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men. THE DYING OF THE LIGHT The War of the Sanctuaries is over, but not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder.Show more
Books 1, 2 and 3 in the SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series – known collectively as THE FACELESS ONES TRILOGY, Derek Landy's fantastically imaginative series about our favourite dead detective. SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT Stephanie's uncle, Gordon, is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. PLAYING WITH FIRE With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that’s what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland. THE FACELESS ONES Skulduggery Pleasant and his wonderfully cheeky and inquisitive side kick, Valkyrie, take us through another journey, which promises to be filled with adventure, dark, mysterious meetings, and classically funny moments.Show more
Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back, in an exclusive World Book Day novelette, set after the momentous events of Death Bringer… Hey, punks! Skulduggery and Valkyrie are about to make your day… 15-year-old Ryan is running away from home, looking for escape and adventure. But unfortunately, sometimes people DO get what they wish for. Ryan hasn’t gone far before he is set upon by a bunch of scary, nihilistic punk-sorcerers who need him to set off a doomsday device that will destroy the planet and everyone on it. Fun! Riding to the rescue, however, is a certain skeleton detective and his teenage partner/combat accessory. Now Skulduggery and Valkyrie only have a few hours to figure out what's going on, while saving Ryan and – incidentally – the whole world. And all that time, the punk-sorcerors are closing in…Show more
The 12th explosive novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, BEDLAM will blow your mind - and change everything... On a desperate journey to recover her sister's lost soul, Valkyrie Cain goes up against the High Sanctuary itself, and there's nothing Skulduggery Pleasant can do to stop her. With Abyssinia's grand plan about to kick off in a night of magic, terror, and bloodshed, it falls to Omen Darkly to save the lives of thousands of innocent people. And as the madness unfolds around him, as hidden enemies step into the light, and as Valkyrie is sucked into a desperate, lawless quest of her own, he has no choice but to become the hero he never really wanted to be - or die in the attempt.Show more
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