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The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9 Audiobook

The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come.

The War of the Sanctuaries has been won, but it was not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder. And so he draws together a team of soldiers, monster hunters, killers, criminals, and Valkyrie's own murderous reflection. The war may be over, but the final battle is about to begin. And not everyone gets out of here alive.

©2014 Derek Landy (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Nicole Canberra, Australia 23/03/2015
    Nicole Canberra, Australia 23/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Ok. Sorta"

    I really enjoyed the previous books. This one was way to clever, twist wise, for its own good. That actually made the story less engaging and less cohesive.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Michaela
    14/01/15
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    "It was ok"

    I've enjoyed other books in the series, but this one was really dragged out. Definitely recommend the first three books instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Callum A.
    8/11/16
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    "I love skulduggery!"

    What a perfect but funny ending!!! I cannot wait for the new serious to come out, the story is just brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rayne
    23/09/16
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed"

    I could not stop listening to these books. Loved the characters and was always "pleasantly" ;) surprised by the plot twists.

    I don't know what to do with my life now...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sabrina Aß
    13/09/16
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    "loose ends"

    i liked the story but thought that Dannys story was quite loose and a bit awkward.
    it took up too much of the book itself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Cambridge
    21/07/16
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    "An awesome conclusion to a fantastic book series"

    The books have just got better and better throughout the series. The narration is fantastic, the pace fast and the story engaging and unpredictable. Loved every minute of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr David Harman
    1/03/16
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    "Awesome ending to an awesome series of books !"

    Awesome ending to an awesome series of books ! Would recommend, also great production values and read brilliantly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan D. Hardman
    Manc, UK
    20/05/15
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    "Rather lukewarm"

    For the end of a series as strong as skulduggery pleasant, the last in the series seems rather forced and contrived at points
    The message is there, the ideas are there, but there's a feeling of forced heroic survival in the whole piece
    Very few central characters die and few things are truly resolved leaving me to believe that this end came around faster than Landy expected

    The performance of Hogan was brilliant he captured the characters perfectly

    It's just - this doesn't feel like an end and that's what bothers me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy Charters
    9/01/15
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    "Amazing"

    It was amazing kept u going to the end i can't believe how from the very start I was hooked

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    24/09/14
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    "The perfect ending to a brilliant series"
    Would you listen to The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9 again? Why?

    Yes, definitely. I often listen/read the rest of the series, so it follows....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fletcher Renn - teleporters can take you anywhere. It's got to be the next best thing to flying!


    What does Stephen Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I really like Rupert Degas' interpretations of the characters in the first few books and I struggle with Stephen Hogan's narration sometimes as a result. Although this is nothing to do with Hogan's narration or ability, it's simply that everyone sounds different. When I read the books on paper, it's Degas I hear, so I'm afraid Hogan brings confusion.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, both.


    Any additional comments?

    All the threads are brought together here and there are plenty of shocks and surprises, ups and downs. I am really sad it's all over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jarvid
    18/08/15
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    "What a book!"

    Liked every thing apart from the chapters that danny gant Jeremiah where in. The chapters i only liked the parts and chapters where every one is fighting and useing magic.
    I would recommend this book to any sees it or feels it.
    I gave it 5 stars because it had alot of action abit of romance. And the magic and the diferent voices the reader used for each character and the way he rased his voice for each character.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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