Skulduggery Pleasant (Hardcover)
|Author: Derek Landy|
|Sidesplittingly funny, nail-bitingly spooky, and thrillingly original, this breakneck tale of magic and adventure marks the debut of a pair of heroes unlike any other before--a 12-year-old girl and an animated skeleton--who must save the world from an ancient evil. HarperCollins Childrens|
From the Publisher:
Meet Skulduggery Pleasant
—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.
The death of a horror writer leads to apocalyptic intrigue, action-packed madness, and not a little grossness, all centering around a wily skeleton and daring 12-year-old girl. When Stephanie Edgely's uncle leaves her his creepy house, she's saved from a frightening attack by Skulduggery Pleasant, a detective and living skeleton. Soon, the two are fighting a crazed megalomaniac who seeks a world-controlling scepter that belonged to Stephanie's uncle. Who will win?
The Skulduggery Pleasant Series, Books 1-3 by Derek Landy - Book Review
By: Jake Thomas Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/6/2010 6:30 PM
|One of the newer kids on the YA Fantasy block is Derek Landy, whose Skulduggery Pleasant books have begun to accumulate a following stateside after appearing in their country of origin, Ireland. The premise is simple: When Stephanie Edgely's uncle, renowned horror writer Gordon Edgely, dies, Stephanie suddenly finds out that Gordon's stories were real, and a world of magic and intrigue lies just outside of our everyday reality. Her guide through this world of enchantment and horrors is Skulduggery Pleasant, a living skeleton who also happens to be a class A gumshoe. ...read the full review|