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Can a coldblooded killer be curtailed as time ticks down?
Following hot on the heels of Resurrection, this eleventh instalment of Skulduggery Pleasant’s incomparable exploits offers everything devoted fans have come to expect - all-out action, astonishing twists, riotously witty repartee – and more, for this latest epic ramps up the stakes on the emotional front.
Intrepid, intelligent, endlessly entertaining Valkyrie Cain is no stranger to fighting to keep her friends and family from harm, but this gripping story sees her having to face her biggest battle yet when a cruel killer captures her little sister, Alice. Worse still, she has just twelve hours to track her down. The sense of urgency and anxiety is heart-poundingly evoked, and I thoroughly enjoyed discovering more about Omen.
Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off - and runs. For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved ones safe from harm, plunging into battle - time and time again - by Skulduggery Pleasant's side, and always emerging triumphant. But now the very thing that Valkyrie fights for is in danger, as a ruthless killer snatches her little sister in order to lure Valkyrie into a final confrontation. With Skulduggery racing to catch up and young sorcerer Omen scrambling along behind, Valkyrie only has twelve hours to find Alice before it's too late. The clock is ticking...
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.
PRAISE FOR THE SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT SERIES:
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
Fast and funny The Times
A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour 5 star review, Sunday Express
Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish. Inis
Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon. Irish Post
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||4th April 2019|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
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 ...More About Derek Landy