Scepter of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant Series #1)

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Ace Detective
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Razor–tongued Wit
Crackerjack Sorcerer and
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Fire-throwing Skeleton

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Overview

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace Detective
Snappy Dresser
Razor–tongued Wit
Crackerjack Sorcerer and
Walking, Talking,
Fire-throwing Skeleton

—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.

These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.

The end of the world?

Over his dead body.

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Editorial Reviews

Daily Telegraph (London)
“This book is a delight. Full of character, black humor, and great fun.”
Locus
“Fun and quirky with lots of humor.”
London Times
“A distinctly Horowitzian humor and verve.”
ALA Booklist
“Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre, and uses humor to take the edge off.”
UPI
“Expected to take over Harry Potter’s place.”
London Times
“A distinctly Horowitzian humor and verve.”
ALA Booklist
“Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre, and uses humor to take the edge off.”
Locus
“Fun and quirky with lots of humor.”
Daily Telegraph (London)
“This book is a delight. Full of character, black humor, and great fun.”
UPI
“Expected to take over Harry Potter’s place.”
Children's Literature - Alison King
Stephanie Edgley has always yearned for something more than the ordinary life she leads. The death of her strange and fantastical uncle Gordon Edgley opens the door to the world of magic, but if you are thinking of fairies, think again! The first surprise comes when she learns that she inherits most of her uncle's not inconsiderable estate. The bigger surprise comes when she meets one of his closest friends, "Skullduggery Pleasant." He is a dead magician who has come back to life, possessed by thoughts of revenge and victory against his old nemesis, Nefarian Serpine, who only wants to end the world as we know it by bringing back the original evil gods with the use of a Scepter that no one believes is real. Did I mention Skullduggery is a skeleton with a borrowed skull plus great fashion sense? Together Stephanie and Skullduggery embark on a journey of discovery and adventure, meeting interesting characters along the way, like the scarred boxer-tailor Ghastly Bespoke; Tanith Low, the troll-slaying lady in black; and China Sorrow, the seductress who appears to have a romantic hold on Skullduggery's reluctant affections. Derek Landy has written a delightful book about a young girl who realizes she's been a heroine waiting to happen all along, as she claims her rightful status as a warrior mage. The following books in the series are sure to be great reads.
VOYA - Amy Sisson
Considering how many fantasy novels are imported into the U.S. these days, one hardly expects freshness and originality, so this Irish author's debut novel is a very pleasant surprise. Twelve-year-old Stephanie Edgley is perplexed when her eccentric Uncle Gordon dies, leaving her his vast estate. She is utterly astonished to find that his closest friend is a walking, talking skeleton who also happens to be a well-dressed, hard-boiled detective named Skulduggery Pleasant. Intrigued by Skulduggery's dangerous world of magic, Stephanie ignores his protests and begins tagging along on his adventures. Before long, she encounters a troll-killing warrior named Tanith Low, vampires completely unlike those about which she has read, an evil henchman made mostly out of paper, and many other wonders and perils. Quite simply, this book is designed to appeal on every level. The book's cover, the illustrated drop caps that lead off each chapter, and the narrative's tone give it a graphic novel sensibility, even though it is really almost four hundred pages of straight text. Stephanie displays wisdom and courage beyond her years, and as such, will appeal to older teen readers as well as younger ones. Stephanie and Skulduggery's witty repartee is most enjoyable, and the pacing is fast, with constant action and fight scenes during which the author neither sugarcoats the violence nor revels in it unnecessarily. This book likely will be a big hit, and thus belongs in every library that serves young adult readers.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8
When 12-year-old Stephanie's eccentric Uncle Gordon dies, a mysterious man bundled in an overcoat, scarf, sunglasses, and a hat shows up at both the funeral and the reading of the will. This man, as it turns out, is Skulduggery Pleasant, a walking, talking skeleton who rescues Stephanie when she is attacked while alone in the house that she has just inherited. It seems that a particularly evil person named Serpine is trying to obtain a scepter that will allow him to rule the world. Stephanie is swept into a world of magic, secrets, power, and intrigue as she and Skulduggery try to keep one step ahead of Serpine and various other nefarious folk. Deadly hand-to-hand combat, nasty villains, magical derring-do, and traitorous allies will keep readers turning the pages, but it is the dynamic duo of Stephanie and Skulduggery who provide the real magic. The girl eagerly jumps into this new, dangerous, action-packed life, but she isn't sure that she has the guts or the power to pull it off. Skulduggery Pleasant lives up to his name, performing amazing feats with such self-effacing drollness that readers will wish they had a similar skeletal friend. Give this one to fans of Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl" books (Hyperion) or to anyone who likes a dash of violence and danger served up with the magic.
—Eva MitnickCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
A high-intensity tale shot through with spectacular magic battles, savage mayhem, cool outfits, monsters, hidden doors, over-the-top names, narrow escapes, evil schemes and behavior heroic, ambiguous and really, really bad. When the murder of a favorite uncle touches off a frantic search for a fabled superweapon known as the Scepter of the Ancients, 12-year-old Stephanie is abruptly pitched out of her mundane life. She hooks up with Skulduggery Pleasant-a walking, wisecracking, nattily dressed, fire-throwing skeleton detective-and similar unlikely allies to fight a genially sadistic sorcerer out to conquer the world and to bring back the bad old gods. It's a great recipe for a page-turner, and though Landy takes a chapter or two to get up to full speed, the plot thereafter accelerates as smoothly as Pleasant's classic Bentley toward a violent, seesaw climax. Earning plenty of style points for hardboiled dialogue and very scary baddies, the author gives his wonderfully tough, sassy youngster a real workout, and readers, particularly Artemis Fowl fans, will be skipping meals and sleep to get to the end. Expect sequels. (Fantasy. 12-15)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061231179
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Series: Skulduggery Pleasant Series, #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 156,687
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

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 little thriller in which everybody dies.

As a blackbelt in Kenpo Karate, he has taught countless children how to defend themselves, in the hopes of one day building his own private munchkin army. He firmly believes that they await his call to strike against his enemies (he doesn't actually have any enemies but he's assuming they'll show up sooner or later).

The reason Derek writes his own biographical blurb is so that he can finally refer to himself in the third person without looking pompous or insane.

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Scepter of the Ancients


By Derek Landy
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Copyright © 2009

Derek Landy
All right reserved.



ISBN: 9780061731556


Chapter One

Stephanie

Gordon Edgley's sudden death came as a shock to everyone—not least himself. One moment he was in his study, seven words into the twenty-fifth sentence of the final chapter of his new book, And the Darkness Rained upon Them, and the next he was dead. A tragic loss, his mind echoed numbly as he slipped away.

The funeral was attended by family and acquaintances but not many friends. Gordon hadn't been a well-liked figure in the publishing world, for although the books he wrote—tales of horror and magic and wonder—regularly reared their heads in the bestseller lists, he had the disquieting habit of insulting people without realizing it, then laughing at their shock. It was at Gordon's funeral, however, that Stephanie Edgley first caught sight of the gentleman in the tan overcoat.

He was standing under the shade of a large tree, away from the crowd, the coat buttoned up all the way despite the warmth of the afternoon. A scarf was wrapped around the lower half of his face, and even from her position on the far side of the grave, Stephanie could make out the wild and frizzy hair that escaped from the wide-brimmed hat he wore low over his gigantic sunglasses. She watched him, intrigued by his appearance. And then, like he knew he was being observed, he turned andwalked back through the rows of headstones and disappeared from sight.

After the service, Stephanie and her parents traveled back to her dead uncle's house, over a humpbacked bridge and along a narrow road that carved its way through thick woodland. The gates were heavy and grand and stood open, welcoming them into the estate. The grounds were vast, and the old house itself was ridiculously big.

There was an extra door in the living room, a door disguised as a bookcase, and when she was younger Stephanie liked to think that no one else knew about this door, not even Gordon himself. It was a secret passageway, like in the stories she'd read, and she'd make up adventures about haunted houses and smuggled treasures. This secret passageway would always be her escape route, and the imaginary villains in these adventures would be dumbfounded by her sudden and mysterious dis-appearance. But now this door, this secret passageway, stood open, and there was a steady stream of people through it, and she was saddened that this little piece of magic had been taken from her.

Tea was served and drinks were poured and little sandwiches were passed around on silver trays, and Stephanie watched the mourners casually ap-praise their surroundings. The major topic of hushed conversation was the will. Gordon wasn't a man who doted, or even demonstrated any great affec-tion, so no one could predict who would inherit his substantial fortune. Stephanie could see the greed seep into the watery eyes of her father's other brother, a horrible little man called Fergus, as he nodded sadly and spoke somberly and pocketed the silverware when he thought no one was looking.

Fergus's wife was a thoroughly dislikable, sharp-featured woman named Beryl. She drifted through the crowd, deep in unconvincing grief, prying for gossip and digging for scandal. Her daughters did their best to ignore Stephanie. Carol and Crystal were twins, fifteen years old and as sour and vindictive as their parents. Whereas Stephanie was dark haired, tall, slim, and strong, they were bottle blond, stumpy, and dressed in clothes that made them bulge in all the wrong places. Apart from their brown eyes, no one would have guessed that the twins were related to her. She liked that. It was the only thing about them she liked. She left them to their petty glares and snide whispers, and went for a walk.

The corridors of her uncle's house were long and lined with paintings. The floor beneath her feet was wooden, polished to a gleam, and the house smelled of age. Not musty, exactly, but . . . experienced. These walls and these floors had seen a lot in their time, and Stephanie was nothing but a faint whisper to them. Here one instant, gone the next.

Gordon had been a good uncle. Arrogant and irresponsible, yes, but also childish and enormous fun, with a light in his eyes, a glint of mischief. When everyone else was taking him seriously, Stephanie was privy to the winks and the nods and the half smiles that he would shoot her way when they weren't looking. Even as a child, she'd felt she understood him better than most. She liked his intelligence, and his wit, and the way he didn't care what people thought of him. He'd been a good uncle to have. He'd taught her a lot.

She knew that her mother and Gordon had briefly dated ("courted," her mother called it), but when Gordon had introduced her to his younger brother, it was love at first sight. Gordon liked to grumble that he had never gotten more than a peck on the cheek, but he had stepped aside graciously, and had quite happily gone on to have numerous torrid affairs with numerous beautiful women. He used to say that it had almost been a fair trade, but that he suspected he had lost out.

She climbed the staircase to the first floor, pushed open the door to Gordon's study, and stepped inside. The walls were filled with the framed covers from his bestsellers. They shared space with all manner of awards. One entire wall was made up of shelves jammed with books. There were biographies and historical novels and science texts and psychology tomes, and there were battered little paperbacks stuck in between. A lower shelf had magazines, literary reviews, and quarterlies. She passed the shelves that housed first editions of Gordon's novels and approached the desk.

She looked at the chair where he'd died, trying to imagine him there, how he must have slumped.

And then a voice so smooth, it could have been made of velvet.



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First Chapter

Skulduggery Pleasant

Chapter One

Stephanie

Gordon Edgley's sudden death came as a shock to everyone—not least himself. One moment he was in his study, seven words into the twenty-fifth sentence of the final chapter of his new book, And the Darkness Rained upon Them, and the next he was dead. A tragic loss, his mind echoed numbly as he slipped away.

The funeral was attended by family and acquaintances but not many friends. Gordon hadn't been a well-liked figure in the publishing world, for although the books he wrote—tales of horror and magic and wonder—regularly reared their heads in the bestseller lists, he had the disquieting habit of insulting people without realizing it, then laughing at their shock. It was at Gordon's funeral, however, that Stephanie Edgley first caught sight of the gentleman in the tan overcoat.

He was standing under the shade of a large tree, away from the crowd, the coat buttoned up all the way despite the warmth of the afternoon. A scarf was wrapped around the lower half of his face, and even from her position on the far side of the grave, Stephanie could make out the wild and frizzy hair that escaped from the wide-brimmed hat he wore low over his gigantic sunglasses. She watched him, intrigued by his appearance. And then, like he knew he was being observed, he turned and walked back through the rows of headstones and disappeared from sight.

After the service, Stephanie and her parents traveled back to her dead uncle's house, over a humpbacked bridge and along a narrow road that carved its way through thick woodland. The gates were heavy and grand and stoodopen, welcoming them into the estate. The grounds were vast, and the old house itself was ridiculously big.

There was an extra door in the living room, a door disguised as a bookcase, and when she was younger Stephanie liked to think that no one else knew about this door, not even Gordon himself. It was a secret passageway, like in the stories she'd read, and she'd make up adventures about haunted houses and smuggled treasures. This secret passageway would always be her escape route, and the imaginary villains in these adventures would be dumbfounded by her sudden and mysterious dis-appearance. But now this door, this secret passageway, stood open, and there was a steady stream of people through it, and she was saddened that this little piece of magic had been taken from her.

Tea was served and drinks were poured and little sandwiches were passed around on silver trays, and Stephanie watched the mourners casually ap-praise their surroundings. The major topic of hushed conversation was the will. Gordon wasn't a man who doted, or even demonstrated any great affec-tion, so no one could predict who would inherit his substantial fortune. Stephanie could see the greed seep into the watery eyes of her father's other brother, a horrible little man called Fergus, as he nodded sadly and spoke somberly and pocketed the silverware when he thought no one was looking.

Fergus's wife was a thoroughly dislikable, sharp-featured woman named Beryl. She drifted through the crowd, deep in unconvincing grief, prying for gossip and digging for scandal. Her daughters did their best to ignore Stephanie. Carol and Crystal were twins, fifteen years old and as sour and vindictive as their parents. Whereas Stephanie was dark haired, tall, slim, and strong, they were bottle blond, stumpy, and dressed in clothes that made them bulge in all the wrong places. Apart from their brown eyes, no one would have guessed that the twins were related to her. She liked that. It was the only thing about them she liked. She left them to their petty glares and snide whispers, and went for a walk.

The corridors of her uncle's house were long and lined with paintings. The floor beneath her feet was wooden, polished to a gleam, and the house smelled of age. Not musty, exactly, but . . . experienced. These walls and these floors had seen a lot in their time, and Stephanie was nothing but a faint whisper to them. Here one instant, gone the next.

Gordon had been a good uncle. Arrogant and irresponsible, yes, but also childish and enormous fun, with a light in his eyes, a glint of mischief. When everyone else was taking him seriously, Stephanie was privy to the winks and the nods and the half smiles that he would shoot her way when they weren't looking. Even as a child, she'd felt she understood him better than most. She liked his intelligence, and his wit, and the way he didn't care what people thought of him. He'd been a good uncle to have. He'd taught her a lot.

She knew that her mother and Gordon had briefly dated ("courted," her mother called it), but when Gordon had introduced her to his younger brother, it was love at first sight. Gordon liked to grumble that he had never gotten more than a peck on the cheek, but he had stepped aside graciously, and had quite happily gone on to have numerous torrid affairs with numerous beautiful women. He used to say that it had almost been a fair trade, but that he suspected he had lost out.

She climbed the staircase to the first floor, pushed open the door to Gordon's study, and stepped inside. The walls were filled with the framed covers from his bestsellers. They shared space with all manner of awards. One entire wall was made up of shelves jammed with books. There were biographies and historical novels and science texts and psychology tomes, and there were battered little paperbacks stuck in between. A lower shelf had magazines, literary reviews, and quarterlies. She passed the shelves that housed first editions of Gordon's novels and approached the desk.

She looked at the chair where he'd died, trying to imagine him there, how he must have slumped.

And then a voice so smooth, it could have been made of velvet.

Skulduggery Pleasant. Copyright © by Derek Landy. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    A skeleton detective with teenage girl apprentice

    Skullduggery Pleasant is a skeleton detective who stops a dark wizard. There are lots of action/battle scenes, and yet it has funny moments. This is definitly a series where you have to go in sequential order to understand the story line, plus it makes it better. One of the main characters is a girl, so this book would appeal to both boys and girls. There is mystery, action and magic in this book, even if you don't like fantasy books you will like this one. I am a twelve year old boy and an avid reader and this is one of the best books I've read.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    CAN NOT PUT IT DOWN!!!!

    I could read this book for hours and hours. This book has a little of everything. Humor, action, mystery, suspense. The first couple chapters are boring, but as you are reading them you are getting hooked. Finally there is a chapter that starts that the book is locked in front of your face. Then from that point on it is awesome. Over all this is a very good book. I love it!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Skulduggery pleasant

    Best book ever

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    best series ever

    this is the best book i have ever read its halarious i did skip meals to read it the only problem is landy is only planing on making 9 so sad i wish that he would never stop sometimes this book gets slightly gory but not much in the rest of the 3 that are out right now i would say the first one is the best the second one is the funniest and the third one is the sadist, most suspenseful, and most misterious.i dont want to read any other books than this one im going to die from waiting for the next one to come out. i highly recomend this book
    to any teen or 12 yrs. iv read it so many times its great!
    i think they should have stuck with the original jacket though.(hope val gets skulduggery's original skull back and saves him)

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Best books in the world - scratch that, GALAXY!!!

    Skulduggery Pleasant is the best series ever!!! I am a Harry Potter fanatic, and yet the HP series pales in comparison. I've convinced most of my class to read it. They say that it is the best ever! My friend said that she was on pg 11, and it was the best book she'd ever read! This magnificent series of 6 is my favorite series ever!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2008

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    Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com

    It all started when Gordon Edgley died. Well, it actually started much earlier than that. I mean, if you want to be picky it "all" started at the dawn of time. Or is that just when time started? Never mind. The point is, for Stephanie Edgley it all started when her uncle Gordon died. Gordon wasn't much of a family man; in fact, Stephanie was probably the one closest to him. Even saying that, though, is a bit of a stretch. It would probably be better to say that he tolerated her presence better and more often than he did the rest of his family. Which still doesn't completely explain why he left his house, his fortune, and his book royalties to her. Actually, there's a lot of unexplained things about Gordon, even more so now that he's gone. Like the strange man at the funeral. The one wrapped so tightly in a scarf, sunglasses, and an overcoat that you can't even glimpse an inch of his skin. That was the first time Stephanie had ever encountered Skulduggery Pleasant. <BR/><BR/>The next time they were in the same room was for the reading of Gordon's will. The one where he left most of his things to his twelve-year-old niece. Much to the dismay of Stephanie's aunt and uncle, who got a boat (Uncle Fergus gets seasick), a car ("We already have a car!"), and a brooch ("It doesn't even have any jewels on it."). Stephanie's parents, incidentally, got the villa in France. Skulduggery Pleasant received the strangest gift of all, which is some very cryptic advice. With which he was completely content. This was not to be the last encounter between Stephanie and Skulduggery. <BR/><BR/>Having spent most of a day exploring part of Stephanie's new house, she and her mother get in the car to go home and find that the car won't start. The mechanic that comes to fix it has to tow it back to his shop. Stephanie convinces her mother that she can stay at the house alone while the car is being fixed. But, the storm that started while they were waiting for the mechanic grows worse as time passes. It is eventually determined that the car won't be fixed until tomorrow, and the road to the house is flooded. Stephanie is stuck for the night. Though it takes some convincing for her mom to leave her there. <BR/><BR/>Freedom and solitude: Stephanie couldn't be happier! Which lasts all of a few minutes. Someone is trying to break into the house, and somehow Stephanie doesn't believe him when he says he won't hurt her if she just lets him in to get what he wants. Skulduggery Pleasant to the rescue! And what a strange rescuer he is. In the struggle with the intruder, Skulduggery's hat and scarf fall off to reveal only a skeleton! Stephanie is so shocked by this that she mostly forgets what he's done. Now she has a million questions: Who and what is Skulduggery? How did he know her uncle? Why was he at the house? How is it that he can throw fire? Can he teach her? And how does he stay upright when there's no skin and muscle to hold him together? <BR/><BR/>Stephanie is stunned, but oddly not frightened, by recent events. She was just contemplating how boring life was, and suddenly life got considerably more thrilling! Skulduggery isn't in the market for a sidekick, but he might just have gotten one. After one night in his world (he did have to keep her safe after all) Stephanie can't imagine pretending not to know what she knows....<BR/><BR/>Read the full review at www.teensreadtoo.com

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Had to keep reading

    I just had to keep reading. I checked it out from the school library in first block. I ended up hiding the book behind all of my textbooks so i could read it. I had finished it by the end of the day! - Jackie

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Very good

    An extremely good book that is good for all ages. I definetly recommend this if you love magic and action. Cant wait to read the rest of the series!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Rawrz and stuff

    I honestly love the serise so far, and Derek Landy better hurry up before all his fans go and riot for the next book. Only one thing nags me... Why are all the halarious authors from UK?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Loved every word!

    The characters in this book are clever and fun. The plot line gets more and more interesting as you read the book. This book is laugh out loud somthing you can really get into! On to the next one

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Best book ever!

    Love it!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    AWSOME

    THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD, I BOUGHT ALL THE BOOKS THESE BOOKS ARE JUST A LITTLE VIOLENT BUT THEY ARE STILL
    THE BEST BOOKS EVER I COULD DO WITH OUT THE BAD WORDS DEREK LANDY IS MY FAVORITE AUTHOR IN ALL THE BOOKS I READ I LOVE THIS BOOKS

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Amazing!!!

    One of the best books ever written! Amazing storyline and characters!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Three

    Awe. Some. Book.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Entertaining AND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, it's cool and one of the best books that i've ever read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Great!

    Funny, overall awesome story. Great for teens

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2009

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    Wonderfull!!

    I love this book so much! I've read it so many times that I've lost count. It's full of action and is over flowing with fantasy. Magical, fire throwing, butt kicking goodness is what this is!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    VALKYRIE

    Best. Series. Ever.
    I love Skulduggery Pleasant! There are 8 books so far. I'm on the 6th. Again…
    Best! Series! Ever!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    AWSOME

    I got recommendation by my teacher and I ended up reading it within about four days.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    GREAT Series!!

    Fast paced, fun, and hilarious! Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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