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Written by Derek Landy
Part of the Skulduggery Pleasant SeriesWrite A Review
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.
See below for links to all the series books:
4. Dark Days
5. Mortal Coil
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...
Praise for Derek Landy:
'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
Praise for Skulduggery Pleasant:
'A gripping debut.' - Phil Hogan, Observer
'Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages ... It's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired.' - Irish Mail on Sunday
'Hugely enjoyable - a thrill-a-minute adventure.' - Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus Trilogy
'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.' - Philip Ardagh, Guardian
'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skulduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.' Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series
'A remarkably accomplished debut with wonderful dialogue.' - Robert Dunbar, Irish Times
'A rip-roaring adventure.' - Irish Sunday Independent
|Publication date:||28th February 2013|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Funny, Horror & Ghost Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
|Collections:||15 Thrilling Years of Skulduggery Pleasant,|
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
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