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The Dying of the Light

Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9
Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
Series: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9
Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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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

Critic Reviews

"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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AMAZING

everything was AMAZING, a great narrarator, a storyline you could follow, and very funny too

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best of the series

best book of the series. But read the others first.
the kids loved this book

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loved it

It pulled the storyline over several books together nicely. I was so sad when it ended.

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  • Ben
  • 19-02-2018

Amazing

This book was amazing the best one yet can’t wait for the next one yay

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  • Nicole
  • Canberra, Australia
  • 23-03-2015

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.

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  • Michaela
  • 14-01-2015

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.

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  • EllaouiseTomas
  • 13-07-2019

Brilliant kept me hooked all the way

Omg this book was brilliant I loved it thanks Derek for yet another brilliant book

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  • Georgina Elson
  • 06-04-2019

Best series of books ever along with the demon road trilogy

I love the the deep humour,well developed story line and the characters the voice actor of this book is also pretty good as he is not like the robots that do some other books i have purchased in the past. Brilliant would recommend the entire series. 10/10 WELL DONE

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-2018

Epic Finale

End of the series, end of the world. As always, wonderfully written and wonderfully performed.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-03-2018

loved this one, quite emotional at times

loved it, fantastic plots with fab twists, narrator was amazing at drawing you in and giving each character their own personality

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  • David
  • 11-01-2018

A++++

Absolutely brilliant. Just the right amount of adventure,seriousness and humour.
Narration was at it's best as always.
a great way to end the first set of books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-09-2017

fantastic.

what an wnding to a fantastic series of books. cant wait for the next one.

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  • minty-chan
  • 06-05-2017

omg that was such an emotional roller coaster

so much sad things happened but as always it turned out okay in the end

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  • AnnaM
  • 15-04-2017

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.

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  • Michaela
  • 28-12-2016

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.

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  • Callum A.
  • 08-11-2016

I love skulduggery!

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