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Skulduggery Pleasant 4: Dark Days

Written by Derek Landy

Part of the Skulduggery Pleasant Series

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This is the fourth Skulduggery Pleasant adventure… only Skulduggery Pleasant himself 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.) Sucked into a parallel dimension overrun by the Faceless Ones, and if his bones haven’t already been turned to dust, chances are he’s insane, driven out of his mind by the horror of the ancient gods. There is no official, Sanctuary-approved rescue mission. There is no official plan to save him. But Valkyrie's never had much time for plans. The problem is, even if she can get Skulduggery back, there might not be much left for him to return to. There’s a gang of villains bent on destroying the Sanctuary, there are some very powerful people who want Valkyrie dead, and as if all that wasn’t enough it looks very likely that a sorcerer named Darquesse is going to kill the world and everyone on it. Skulduggery is gone. All our hopes rest with Valkyrie. The world’s weight is on her shoulders, and its fate is in her hands.  These are dark days indeed.

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

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Skulduggery Pleasant 4: Dark Days Synopsis

It's the fourth Skulduggery Pleasant adventure! Only Skulduggery Pleasant himself is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods for company. Can he possible survive? (Yes, all right, he's already dead. But still.) What can we say, without giving too much away? Not much, is the answer. But what we CAN say is that this book is hilarious, it's tense, and it's packed with all the eye-popping action, crackling one liners and imaginative set pieces you've come to expect. There's a new threat to our plucky heroine, of course. But that's not all. There's also the little fact of the Big Bad, the uber-baddy who's going to come along and really, really destroy the world. (Really.) And what we learn about that villain in this book will literally make your jaw fall off and your hair go white with shock. (Not really.) Will Skulduggery make it out of the Faceless Ones' dimension? Who knows. The problem is, he may not have much to come back to!

Skulduggery Pleasant 4: Dark Days Press Reviews

Praise for The Faceless Ones:

A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour - 5 star review, Sunday Express

Hard-boiled detective wisecracks mixed with magic - The Times

A magical mystery that grabs you from the first word and doesn't let go, not even when you're finished, and leaves you gasping for more like a fish out of water. Terrifyingly good! -  First News

The third book in this hilarious series featuring the skeleton detective will set the kids' spines tingling - Asda magazine

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ISBN: 9780007325979
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007325979
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Humorous

About 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 ...

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