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Summary

The 13th thrilling novel in the internationally best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series, Seasons of War will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before...

War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light....

©2020 Derek Landy (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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This book is miserable

The original nine books were absolutely joyful, one of my favourite series in the entire world. Since then it has been a succession of books about trauma, depression, people struggling with real world issues rather than fantastic heroes fighting monsters. But every story ended with the possibility that the next book might not be as bad, but I got halfway through this book and I am never reading another skulduggery pleasant book ever again because the author clearly wants me to stop. Derek Landy is now writing books about lingering death which people don’t recover from, post traumatic stress and the final straw for me, the cold blooded execution by a best friend to put a character out of his misery. It used to be about taking on impossible odds and winning and now it’s just about realism in a fantasy world. Skulduggery pleasant was a joy, it has been totally and utterly destroyed. I never stop reading a book halfway through but I literally cannot bring myself to read on any more because this isAwful. If you love skulduggery pleasant books from the first nine, do not read this. It used to be as fun as Discworld, now it’s as depressing as a fault in our stars.

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Great

A really Great story as always from Derek Landy and really nicely read by Kevin Hely.

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perfection as alwase

Another entry into the daft, terrfiing and utterly weard world of skullduggery plesent. the strengh of the serese on full desplay with all charitors villans and and heros clearly beliving they are the good guy.. or atleast are on there own tragic heroic jorney. Well worth your time.

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must read

if your reading this you will of read its 13 predecessors so yyou will know its a great series with a lot of potential ENJOY

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Great

Great book! One of the best in the whole series, can't wait for the next one!

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brilliant 😃

loved seasons of war just like I've loved Derek's previous books.
can't wait for the next one I've already pre-ordered it lol
keep up the good work Derek & don't ever 𝙎𝙏𝙊𝙋 😂😂😂

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Please change the narrator

For the sake of this good series replace the narrator.
Great book but poor performance .
Story as you would expect good, as dark as it should be due to what the characters were facing.
Some good twists and turns.
It's a shame Rupert Degas,wasn't narrating, would be 5 stars then.
Although imagine many other narrators would be a big improvement

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Has All The Makings of a Fantastic 5* Read/Listen.

Just finished Seasons of War, worth the wait. Great read/listen, from start till finish. Lots of interesting sub plots and the main plots comes along well. This is more like the original books, humour, sarcasm and friendship.

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Great book

Great fun book. recommended to all. Narrator didn't do a good job on skullduggery, seemed to have lost the humor in his voice.

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Well worth the wait.

Yes, the fact that this book was delayed a couple of times but it was definitely worth the wait. The perfect blend of action, suspense and comedy, Derek Landy has done an amazing job and I can't wait for the next entry. Kevin Hely puts in a captivating and yet hilarious performance here. I for one, recommend this wholeheartedly.