"You will kill her?" the Torment asked.
Skulduggery sagged. "Yes." He hesitated, then took his gun from his jacket. "I'm sorry, Valkyrie," he said softly.
"Don't talk to me," Valkyrie said. "Just do what you have to do."
Valkyrie parted her tunic, and Skulduggery pointed the gun at the vest beneath.
"Please forgive me," Skulduggery said, then aimed the gun at the girl and pulled the trigger.
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. With Baron Vengeous after the deadly armour of Lord Vile, and pretty much everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet. But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home...?
About the Author
Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children's story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. "I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave," he says, "or she would be if she were dead."
Praise for Skulduggery Pleasant: "It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun." - The Guardian "A gripping debut." - The Observer "...remarkably accomplished." - Irish Times "Reading [this book] is like riding a rollercoaster." - Irish Independent "With writing of this standard, a rattling plot and definite potential for cross-over appeal, it's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired." - Irish Mail on Sunday "A rip-roaring adventure." Irish Sunday Independent
Series: Skulduggery Pleasant
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.266