- Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 000748920X
- ISBN-13: 978-0007489206
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.9 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant) Hardcover
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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.Read more ›
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.
But Skulduggery and Valkyrie don’t have time to worry about that. They’re investigating why Charivari is leading the Warlocks against sorcerers and the answers they’re finding are very disturbing – so disturbing that they point to treachery in the deepest levels of the Sanctuary and a conspiracy that’s been a century in the making. Even worse than that, Valkyrie can feel the influence of the Darquesse rising in her mind – she wants to come out, she wants to help her, she wants to see the world burn …
The eighth in Derek Landy’s best-selling middle grade fantasy series is another action-packed corker that had me gripped from beginning to end. I really can’t speak highly enough about these books. Landy is a master of plot – there is so much going on here, so many plot strands but Landy weaves them together like an expert so that events you think have dropped to the wayside suddenly become very important. At the same time it’s the relationships that matter in this book. There are a lot of ties here, some of family and friendship and others more complicated (e.g. between Skulduggery and China Sorrows).Read more ›
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I really enjoyed it. I think it was one of my favourite books Pleasent books.Published 3 months ago by johnny h
All I know is when my teenage daughter read this series, you can ask her 1 question and she will go off on a tangent about the story. She absolutely LOVES this series!!Published 4 months ago by Mama Aloha
Every one of his stories in this series has been excellent. Well written and enjoyable for both my 10 year old and myself to read.Published 5 months ago by K. Sims
At the start the enemies are talking about their plan. In the middle the sanctuaries are having a war, Skullduggery and Valkyrie are killing Grand Mages. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nonzeroenfilade
Really addictive. You just want more & more books. Alexander 11 yearsPublished 14 months ago by Miss Janie E Shaw
Love the horror-comedy aspect of the book! funny and horrific at the same time!Published 16 months ago by marcell van der spuy