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
"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)
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.
"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.
"Very long, but at the same time way too short . . ."
Loved pretty much every minute & very sad when it came to an end. Will miss the book & the series too. Hopefully Derek Landy will grace us with another instalment in the future.
"Very good close"
For an ending it was very good, it included all the elements it should have with some little surprises too. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.
"I love skulduggery!"
What a perfect but funny ending!!! I cannot wait for the new serious to come out, the story is just brilliant.
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...
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
"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.
"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!
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
It was amazing kept u going to the end i can't believe how from the very start I was hooked
"The perfect ending to a brilliant series"
Yes, definitely. I often listen/read the rest of the series, so it follows....
Fletcher Renn - teleporters can take you anywhere. It's got to be the next best thing to flying!
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.
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.
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