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Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant, #8) Hardcover


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000748920X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007489206
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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."

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I actually think Dark Days is the best book of the series.
Stefanie Panke
It's a book about how far we - or the characters, anyway - are willing to go, and a book about the breaking points of strong people.
Kribu
Have 3 boys that cannot wait to read the book, another will start the series soon.
Aimee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kribu on September 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For some reason, this is probably the hardest book for me to review, ever.

For starters: I should probably mention that it's hard for me to be completely unbiased. I am after all a character in this book - or rather there is a minor character in this book named after me (I'm not going to go as far as to say "inspired by me", even though she's sensible and reasonable and what not, ahem), amongst all the other dozen or so fan cameos who made it into this book, so... yeah.

Other than that (i.e. being a total fangirl of this series and of its author and posting and interacting with other fans online), I have no affiliation with either the author or the publisher. I have received no free copies in exchange for this five star review - in fact, I've already purchased three copies myself (Kindle to read + hardback & paperback to adorn my shelves) and, I suspect, will be buying some more.

Now that this is out of the way... I don't want to spoil things too much, so I won't be going into plot detail, but be warned that there will be reactions here - and spoilers to the extent that have been hinted at in the description or other material (blog posts, Twitter posts) that was publicly available before the book was released.

Of course, if you've read this far into this series - and have taken a look at the cover, with that cover art and the "No one is safe" tag line, it probably goes without saying that Things Happen in this book, and that not all of those things are fun, light-hearted and fluffy.

Overall impression: this is, without a doubt, in my opinion, the best Skulduggery Pleasant book written yet. By that I mean the plot, the twists, the writing, the sheer complexity of this eighth - and penultimate - full volume.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aimee on August 31, 2013
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This was delivered quickly, and in Great condition! Have 3 boys that cannot wait to read the book, another will start the series soon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on August 31, 2013
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This book left me stunned at parts, and my heart racing at others. This series has evolved. From the first book to this, a lot has changed. So get ready to be blown away.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mel turner on September 12, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I love Derek Landy's books and have honestly been waiting for this book for ages. To the point were when my boyfriend told me there was a 3 D cardboard character of Skulduggery Pleasant i did try to pinch it as bragging rights...honestly who wouldnt? Anyway, it didnt happen. But when this book released raced to the shops and bought it before my friends.

It took me a day to read this piece. The beginning amazing. The middle great and then as I read I noticed it was waaaay, waaaaay tooo predictable. It was as if even the jokes were getting old. I even played this game with my friend were i closed the part i was up to and told my friend what would happen and i was right every time. Yes, there was a few amazing twists that snuck up on you but most of it dissappointed me. And from the ending you can tell whats going to happen in the last book releasing next year.
However the plotline was visible and there was a lot of new and fun characters and veiw points even though it was a little jumpy. There were a few spelling errors and formatting was good.
All in all, this wasnt the best book id seen from derek landy.

Message To Derek Landy:

*points at a character* Don't kill that one! Just get the monster to remove her soul then she'll be back to normal. Kill the other one and oh all the roarhaven people their annoying.

Oh and loved what you did to Scapegrace hehe or Zombie King that made me laugh. Especially asking for Valkyries advice part haha...Dont make the last predictable or at least try not to. Your books are amazing. Thankyou andhope you heed the advice.

Melina Turner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jack sheppard on August 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
wow this book was amazing an absolute thriller full of exciting twists and turns through the entire book best yet i reckon!!!
cant wait for book 9 to come out!!!
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By purplewildcat2012 on July 8, 2014
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I am still floored by how fast this book arrived! In just over a week when I didn't expect it for another week or two!!

Still reading but, as always, Derek Landy is just a pure, literary genius which I know this will inflate his ego even more if I'm fortunate enough that he reads this. If you are reading this Derek, you are the epitome of awesome!
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She absolutely adores this book series and thus for her birthday I got her the this missing book. The art cover for all the books are very nice to look at. Little Sis even gave me a spoiler summary on the whole story line. I will start to read it myself when she lets me even near the books. Must have been great because she read the book in one day =]
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By mommiex3 on March 6, 2014
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This was a birthday gift for my teenage daughter who absolutely loves this series. I ordered her the entire series for her birthday and she has been on cloud 9 ever since.
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