Skulduggery Pleasant - Skulduggery Pleasant (2) – Playing With Fire

By Derek Landy

Just 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.”

“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…?

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 9
Release Date: 18 Jul 2024
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-00-866737-5
Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children\'s story about a sharply dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. \"I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave,\" he says, \"or she would be if she were dead.\"

Praise for Skulduggery Pleasant: -

”'A thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure” - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

”'Thrill-a-minute adventure” - Jonathan Stroud, author of the Lockwood & Co. series

”'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun” - Philip Ardagh, Guardian

”'Whatever your age, read and enjoy the ride” - Irish Independent

”'Landy’s witty style will win him fans of all ages … It’s a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired” - Irish Mail on Sunday

”'A rip-roaring adventure” - Irish Sunday Independent

”'Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish” - Inis

”'Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon” - Irish Post

”'Landy’s writing is highly cinematic … [the plot] is delivered well and is nicely punctuated by punchy dialogue, culminating in an adrenaline-induced battle that will leave the reader gasping for breath” - Inis

”'You just can't help but love this dynamic duo of the skeleton detective and his sidekick” - The Bookbag