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Skulduggery Pleasant : The End of the World - Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant

The End of the World

Paperback

Published: 1st March 2012
For Ages: 9+ years old
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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...

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."

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4.0

son loves the series

By nic

from brisbane

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Killed Off Recently Intro

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Older Readers
  • Travel Reading
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Skulduggery Pleasant:

son loves series has been reading series for last few years despite being 16 still enjoys started series about 11ys old

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PRAISE FOR SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT: 'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skullduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.' Rick Riordan' 'Hugely enjoyable - a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud 'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.' Philip Ardagh, Guardian 'A gripping debut.' Phil Hogan, Observer "A remarkably accomplished debut with wonderful dialogue." Robert Dunbar, Irish Times "[Landy's] fight scenes are perfectly pitched. His characters are exceptionally well drawn and delightfully colourful... Reading [this book] is like riding a rollercoaster." Irish Independent "Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages... 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 "Humour and magic combine in this thrilling adventure." Waterstone's Books Quarterly "...people in the book world are raving about this book." Glasgow Herald "It's pacy, it's funny, it's irreverent. The relationship between Skulduggery and Stephanie is tremendously strong. Stephanie is a splendid character - blunt, logical and outspoken... We enjoyed Skkulduggery Pleasant. Muchly. Roll on volume two!" The Book Bag "A rip-roaring adventure." Irish Sunday Independent "Full of black humour, super powers, mysteries, murder and mayhem." Carousel

ISBN: 9780007466788
ISBN-10: 0007466781
Series: Skulduggery Pleasant
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 12.8 x 19.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.1