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Summary

Skulduggery, Valkyrie and Omen return in the 14th and penultimate novel in the internationally best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series - and their most epic test yet.

In a matter of days, the world will change.

Billions of lives will be wiped away in a final, desperate search for the Child of the Faceless Ones - she who is destined to bring about the return of humankind's ancient overlords.

To prevent this, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain have one last - terrible - option: the assassination of Damocles Creed. With protests stirring in the magical city of Roarhaven, with riots and revolutions on the horizon, Valkyrie must decide who she wants to be: the hero who risks everything for a noble ideal, or the killer who sacrifices her own soul for the fate of humanity.

The decision must be made, and time is running out.

©2021 Derek Landy (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • 18-05-21

Just... Sad

Landy has become too arrogent with his work. The characters never learn the lesson and the same thing is now happening over, and over, and over, and over again.

This series was once incredible, but the past few books are so repetitive and constant. Plot armor can be only so convenient - I just couldn't finish this.

I am absolutely gutted that this once fantastic series has ended like this.

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Jokes Banter Magic Adventure

I am absolutely loving this audiobook. Derek Landy has really brought back the comedy in this instalment. The funny banter between characters starts and when you think the jokes are done, they’re not! There’s more funny dialogue to come and this narrator is so good at delivering comedic timing. All the magic and fighting is so adventurous too. So clever the way the plot flows out of characters being diabolical.

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Please change the narrator

Good story as ever.
Great banter, as always between Val and Skullduggery.
Good development of other characters.
But, yet again narrator is poor.People keep on saying this but the publishers won't listen.
A shane

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Great book!

As usual Derek Landy wrote a great story and Kevin Healy perfected the audio book. A page turner so to speak, gripping story and the individual voices were great too. Amazing audiobook all round!

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Amazing!

Derek Landy hits it out of the park once again. After being somewhat disappointed with how many story lines were wrapped up so suddenly in the previous book, this was gets everything perfect! There are new and interesting developments and characters that are fascinating throughout! The narration is also hugely improved from the last book; it’s the same narrator but an impressively superior performance. Overall this is going to make every skulduggery fan very happy!

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Great book. Know how to say the characters' names

Great story. Lots if twists and turns but after Dying of the Light, the narrator cannot get the doctor's name or the school's name correct. It's like grit in soup. A stone in a sandwich. Plain lazy and irritating. Listen to the previous stories - or get somebody from the publisher to do it.

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amazing

As i live and breath! how am i supposed to wait till next year for book 15! the ending! i need to know more!

this book was so good!

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Its was okay...

The book was very dragged out, really struggled to finish it. I enjoyed the ending but still nearly gave up a few times comming up to it.
The narrator isnt the best. Every character has an almost identical American accent (except skullduggery and val), I found this kinda irritating and is probably another reason I struggled to finish the book.

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Scary

Scary for a bedtime story but I still absolutely loved it. I would reccomend this to 12+

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  • 04-06-21

very funny

super funny, had me laughing out loud, the story is decent. the narrator is no way near as good as the one that has previously narrated skulduggery pleasant but he was ok