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Playing with Fire: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2 | [Derek Landy]

Playing with Fire: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2

With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland.
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Publisher's Summary

With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland.

With Baron Vengeous after the deadly armour of Lord Vile, and pretty much everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet. But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home...?

©2008 Derek Landy; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

What the Critics Say

"This production is exactly the reason young adult fantasy fare can work so well as audio entertainment. Narrator Rupert Degas...does a bang-up job here....This is dark comic fantasy, and Degass timing and complete grasp of the main character's personality couldnt be better." (AudioFile)

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    colin bristol, United Kingdom 12/07/2014
    colin bristol, United Kingdom 12/07/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "Not for the deep thinker, science fantasy fun"
    What did you like best about Playing with Fire? What did you like least?

    Well read and moved along at a good pace. Character descriptions painted a clear picture in the head.


    What will your next listen be?

    Probably I Claudius, fancy a bit of Roman drama


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narrator was very good, one of the books strengths


    Could you see Playing with Fire being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No, unless it was a cartoon. Would not get a large enough following.


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    Jas UK 07/04/2013
    Jas UK 07/04/2013 Member Since 2013

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    "Good journey fodder"

    Both sons enjoying this series. Good mixture of slightly scary and decent plot. Is leading them back into reading the books too.

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    Seaspirit stowmarket, suffolk, United Kingdom 26/03/2013
    Seaspirit stowmarket, suffolk, United Kingdom 26/03/2013 Member Since 2008

    mum of five grandmama of 14 love reading, crafts, disabled

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    "skulduggery pleasant is well named"

    have only recently found skulduggery, myth , magic and laughter what else can a reader want

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    pat hinckley, United Kingdom 25/06/2012
    pat hinckley, United Kingdom 25/06/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Superb"

    It never occured to me that Skullduggery would be Irish but this works so well and makes the humour so much funnier. Excellent narration & I have already downloaded the next two books in the series.

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    Adam.Edgeley.Mills United Kingdom 08/04/2013
    Adam.Edgeley.Mills United Kingdom 08/04/2013
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    "Excellent book for all ages"

    The book skullduggery pleasent is an excellent read with adrenalin filled action scenes that are suited to all ages. I particularly liked where the scenes are based in ireland, it suits the way i read very well, Derek Landy shas writen many skullduggery pleasent books and they are all excellently written the way be sets the book and the storyline. Sklduggery plleasent finds a normal school girl called Valkyrie Edgely who doesent really like school, her parents are boaringand she wants some action and excitement in her life. I wont spoil it for some readers but if you want a brilliantly written book by a brilliantly put together author who knows how to appeal a bookto all ages read this book.

    One last good thing about the book is if you want a descriptive book that describes all the dark and and famous objects buy this book.

    Now we get to some of the not so good chapters in the boo. Now their are only a few of these bad points as the book is basically perfect, in some of the chapters like hanging around chapters like that yes i know its the starting chapter but it could describe a few more things aswell as Valkyrie Cain. But tobknow what im talking about you.must read the book otherwise its an excellent book and i hope you enjoy it.

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    "Heaps of fun to listen to."

    Two of the books in this series were not available on audible which REALLY spoilt the experience overall

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