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The Dying of the Light

Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9
Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
Series: Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9
Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come.

The War of the Sanctuaries has been won, but it was not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder. And so he draws together a team of soldiers, monster hunters, killers, criminals, and Valkyrie's own murderous reflection. The war may be over, but the final battle is about to begin. And not everyone gets out of here alive.

©2014 Derek Landy (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"This is a writer at the height of his powers and Landy is getting better with every book… Whatever your age, read them and enjoy the ride." ( Irish Independent)
"Fast and funny" ( The Times)
"A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour" ( 5 star review, Sunday Express)

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perhaps the best of the series.

I enjoy the series but this one, especially the ending is simply amazing. so poignant and beautifully preformed and written. just brilliant.

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Brilliant kept me hooked all the way

Omg this book was brilliant I loved it thanks Derek for yet another brilliant book

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loved this one, quite emotional at times

loved it, fantastic plots with fab twists, narrator was amazing at drawing you in and giving each character their own personality

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Very good close

For an ending it was very good, it included all the elements it should have with some little surprises too. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

I could not stop listening to these books. Loved the characters and was always "pleasantly" ;) surprised by the plot twists.

I don't know what to do with my life now...

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loose ends

i liked the story but thought that Dannys story was quite loose and a bit awkward.
it took up too much of the book itself

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An awesome conclusion to a fantastic book series

The books have just got better and better throughout the series. The narration is fantastic, the pace fast and the story engaging and unpredictable. Loved every minute of it.

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Awesome ending to an awesome series of books !

Awesome ending to an awesome series of books ! Would recommend, also great production values and read brilliantly!

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Rather lukewarm

For the end of a series as strong as skulduggery pleasant, the last in the series seems rather forced and contrived at points
The message is there, the ideas are there, but there's a feeling of forced heroic survival in the whole piece
Very few central characters die and few things are truly resolved leaving me to believe that this end came around faster than Landy expected

The performance of Hogan was brilliant he captured the characters perfectly

It's just - this doesn't feel like an end and that's what bothers me

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Amazing

It was amazing kept u going to the end i can't believe how from the very start I was hooked

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It was ok

I've enjoyed other books in the series, but this one was really dragged out. Definitely recommend the first three books instead.