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The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9 Audiobook

The Dying of the Light, Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

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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    "It was ok"

    I've enjoyed other books in the series, but this one was really dragged out. Definitely recommend the first three books instead.

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  • minty-chan
    5/6/17
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    "omg that was such an emotional roller coaster"

    so much sad things happened but as always it turned out okay in the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annamarie
    4/15/17
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    "Very long, but at the same time way too short . . ."

    Loved pretty much every minute & very sad when it came to an end. Will miss the book & the series too. Hopefully Derek Landy will grace us with another instalment in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michaela
    United Kingdom
    12/28/16
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    "Very good close"

    For an ending it was very good, it included all the elements it should have with some little surprises too. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callum A.
    11/8/16
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    "I love skulduggery!"

    What a perfect but funny ending!!! I cannot wait for the new serious to come out, the story is just brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rayne
    9/23/16
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed"

    I could not stop listening to these books. Loved the characters and was always "pleasantly" ;) surprised by the plot twists.

    I don't know what to do with my life now...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sabrina Aß
    9/13/16
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    "loose ends"

    i liked the story but thought that Dannys story was quite loose and a bit awkward.
    it took up too much of the book itself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Cambridge
    7/21/16
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    "An awesome conclusion to a fantastic book series"

    The books have just got better and better throughout the series. The narration is fantastic, the pace fast and the story engaging and unpredictable. Loved every minute of it.

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  • Mr David Harman
    3/1/16
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    "Awesome ending to an awesome series of books !"

    Awesome ending to an awesome series of books ! Would recommend, also great production values and read brilliantly!

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  • Alan D. Hardman
    Manc, UK
    5/20/15
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    "Rather lukewarm"

    For the end of a series as strong as skulduggery pleasant, the last in the series seems rather forced and contrived at points
    The message is there, the ideas are there, but there's a feeling of forced heroic survival in the whole piece
    Very few central characters die and few things are truly resolved leaving me to believe that this end came around faster than Landy expected

    The performance of Hogan was brilliant he captured the characters perfectly

    It's just - this doesn't feel like an end and that's what bothers me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy Charters
    1/9/15
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    "Amazing"

    It was amazing kept u going to the end i can't believe how from the very start I was hooked

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