Skulduggery Pleasant Derek Landy 9 Books Collection Set
RRP £ 71.91
Titles in the Set
- Skulduggery Pleasant,
- Playing with Fire,
- The Faceless Ones,
- Dark Days,
- Mortal Coil,
- Death Bringer,
- Kingdom of the Wicked,
- Last Stand of Dead Men,
- The Dying of the Light
the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful
magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the
greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead. Then there's his sidekick,
Stephanie. She's! well, she's a twelve-year-old girl. With a pair like
this on the case, evil had better watch out! "So you won't keep anything
from me again?" He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope
to die." "Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said.
"I know." "And technically, you've already died." "I know that too."
"Just so we're clear." Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror
fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns
that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction.
Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie
finds help from an unusual source -- the wisecracking skeleton of a dead
wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that
he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton
doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined
enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture! Will
evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long
enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.
Playing with Fire
when you think you've saved the world! "You will kill her?" the Torment
asked. Skulduggery sagged. "Yes." He hesitated, then took his gun from
his jacket. "I'm sorry, Valkyrie," he said softly. "Don't talk to me,"
Valkyrie said. "Just do what you have to do." Valkyrie parted her tunic,
and Skulduggery pointed the gun at the vest beneath. "Please forgive
me," Skulduggery said, then aimed the gun at the girl and pulled the
trigger. With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least,
that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron
Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires
start showing up all over Ireland. With Baron Vengeous 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 just a little closer to home!?
The Faceless Ones
bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series that puts the
"funny" back in! um! funny series. That didn't really work, did it? If
you've read the previous Skulduggery books then you 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 in this book are going to
get AWFULLY sticky for our skeletal hero and his young 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. Done? Good. So now you're on
tenterhooks too, desperately awaiting the answers to all your
questions, and instead you're going to have to wait to read the book.
Sorry about that.
the fourth Skulduggery Pleasant adventure! only Skulduggery Pleasant
himself is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods
for company. Can he possible survive? (Yes, all right, he's already
dead. But still.) What can we say, without giving too much away? Not
much, is the answer. But what we CAN say is that this book is hilarious,
it's tense, and it's packed with all the eye-popping action, crackling
one liners and imaginative set pieces you've come to expect. There's a
new threat to our plucky heroine, of course. But that's not all. There's
also the little fact of the Big Bad, the uber-baddy who's going to come
along and really, really destroy the world. (Really.) And what we learn
about that villain in this book will literally make your jaw fall off
and your hair go white with shock. (Not really.) Will Skulduggery make
it out of the Faceless Ones' dimension? Who knows. The problem is, he
may not have much to come back to!
they struggle to protect a known killer from an unstoppable assassin,
Valkyrie is on a secret mission of her own. This quest, to prevent her
dark and murderous destiny, threatens to take her to the brink of death
and beyond. And then the body-snatching Remnants get loose, thousands of
twisted souls who possess the living like puppets, and they begin their
search for a being powerful enough to lead them. Facing such
insurmountable odds, Skulduggery, Valkyrie, Ghastly and Tanith can trust
no one. Not even each other…
Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes. And dead.
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
The seventh instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling
comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe… Magic is a disease.
Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable
powers. Infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly
endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them
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…
Last Stand of Dead Men
War has finally come. But it's not a war between good and evil, or
light and dark - it's a war between Sanctuaries. For too long, the Irish
Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the
other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to
enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up
with the rest of the dead men if they're going to have any chance at
all maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast
conspiracy that has been years in the making.
The Dying of the Light
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…