Time to enter the creepy, exciting and funny world of Skulduggery Pleasant!
Written by Derek Landy, it follows the adventures of Skulduggery Pleasant. He’s a wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and… dead!
He’s a 400 year old skeleton, but you’d want him on your side!
After somehow teaming up with a teenage girl called Stephanie (aka Valkerie), the duo spend their time saving the world. That is when they’re not bickering at each other!
There are currently 6 books out in the series with a new one, Kingdom of the Wicked, coming out on 30th August.
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To give you a better idea of what to expect – because it’s all a bit crazy! – read more about the books in the series below:
Stephanie was a pretty normal teenage girl. But then her horror fiction writing uncle died and left her his estate and Stephanie soon learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn’t fiction.
Chased by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source – the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.
So as all hell breaks loose it lands on these two to sort it out. But will they stop bickering long enough to stop it?
Playing with Fire
With Serpine dead the world is safe once more. At least, that’s what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think.
But then the notorious Baron Vengeous escapes prison and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland.
With the Baron 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 a little closer to home?
The Faceless Ones
If you’ve read the previous books then you’ll know what the Faceless Ones are – and if you know what the Faceless Ones are then you can probably take a wild guess that things are about to get awfully sticky for our skeletal hero and his sidekick.
If you haven’t read the previous Skulduggery books then what are you doing reading this? Go and read them right now, so that you know what all that stuff in the previous paragraph was about.
Skulduggery is lost on the other side of a portal with only some evil gods for company.
Even though he’s already dead there’s a good chance he’ll be driven insane by the horror of the ancient gods. So Valkyrie needs to think of some sort of plan to save him and quick!
The problem is it’s just as bad this side of the portal! There’s a gang of villains trying to destroy the Sanctuary, there are very powerful people who want Valkyrie dead and a sorcerer named Darquesse is going to destroy the world and everyone on it.
Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back – just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down.
With Valkyrie struggling to protect her dark secret, Skulduggery and the gang are more vulnerable than ever, just as a plague of body-snatching Remnants are released upon the world.
Facing such insurmountable odds, Skulduggery, Valkyrie, Ghastly and Tanith can trust no one. Not even each other…
The Death Bringer is about to rise… The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that’s a good thing.
There’s just one catch. There’s a reason the Necromancers don’t need her any more – because they’ve found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death.
And that’s a very, very bad thing…
Kingdom of the Wicked
Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers.
Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever.
And then there’s the small matter of Kitana. A normal teenage girl who, along with her normal teenage friends, becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they’re set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them.
Looks like it’s going to be another one of those days…