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The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9 | [Derek Landy]

The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9

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.
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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.

©2014 Derek Landy (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"This is a writer at the height of his powers and Landy is getting better with every book… Whatever your age, read them and enjoy the ride." (Irish Independent)
"Fast and funny" (The Times)
"A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour" (5 star review, Sunday Express)

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  • Wendy
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    9/24/14
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    "The perfect ending to a brilliant series"
    Would you listen to The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9 again? Why?

    Yes, definitely. I often listen/read the rest of the series, so it follows....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fletcher Renn - teleporters can take you anywhere. It's got to be the next best thing to flying!


    What does Stephen Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I really like Rupert Degas' interpretations of the characters in the first few books and I struggle with Stephen Hogan's narration sometimes as a result. Although this is nothing to do with Hogan's narration or ability, it's simply that everyone sounds different. When I read the books on paper, it's Degas I hear, so I'm afraid Hogan brings confusion.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, both.


    Any additional comments?

    All the threads are brought together here and there are plenty of shocks and surprises, ups and downs. I am really sad it's all over.

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