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…
Derek Landy is the author of the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series. He doesn’t like to brag about all the awards he’s won, such as the Irish Book of the Decade, or the Red House in the UK, or all the other awards that he humbly displays on his mantelpiece. He is also far too modest to mention things like the first book being a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, but would like to extend an invitation to Oprah to pop around one day for tea, in thanks for selecting his book for the Oprah’s Book Club Kids Reading List. Derek plays too many video games, reads too many comics, and watches too many movies. He lives in Ireland with too many cats and too many dogs. Occasionally he talks to real people, but only when he absolutely has to.
”'A high-intensity tale….Readers, particularly Artemis Fowl fans, will be skipping meals and sleep to get to the end.' ” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
”'Utterly charming…perfect for the Potter crowd.' ” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
”'Rich fantasy that is as engaging in its creative protagonists and villains as it is in the lightning-paced plot and sharp humor.' ” - BCCB
”'Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre, and uses humor to take the edge off.' ” - ALA Booklist
”'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humor, magic and adventure. Once you’ve met Stephanie and Skulduggery, you’ll be clamoring for a sequel.' ” - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series