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Publisher Description

The best-selling return of skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant and it will rearrange your world.

A lot has changed. Roarhaven is now a magical city, where sorcerers can live openly. Valkyrie Cain has been out of action for years, recovering from the war against her alter-ego Darquesse, which nearly destroyed her and everyone else.

Some things never change though: bad people still want to do bad things, and Skulduggery Pleasant is still there to stop them.

When Skulduggery learns of a plot to resurrect a terrifying evil, he persuades Valkyrie to join him for just 24 hours. But they need someone else on their team, someone inconspicuous, someone who can go undercover.

Enter Omen Darkly. Student at the new Corrival Academy. Overlooked. Unremarkable in every way.

24 hours to save the world. One sharply-dressed skeleton. One grief-stricken young woman. One teenage boy who can’t remember which class he’s supposed to be in.

This cannot end well…


“From the start, Landy is back to his wise-cracking best and this book sizzles with whip-smart dialogue and dark humour galore. Highly recommended.” Sarah Webb, Independent IE

“The witty and edgy Skulduggery Pleasant series will enthral kids for the age of ten, and adults too” Christina Hardyment, The Times

About the author

Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children's story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. "I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave," he says, "or she would be if she were dead."

June 1

Customer Reviews

Destiny (age 9) ,


I read all the books again after I knew the Sp universe was opening again. In my opinion it is a lot better than Harry Potter and is so witty. I knew the series had to open again because lots of questions hadn't been answered yet, like what is in Valkyries blood that Dusk tasted? Who is Valkyries next boyfriend? And what is Scaren Rues powers? This was an astonishing return of Skulduggery Pleasant!!!!!

Triocain ,

Resurrecting my feels

This book was killer. In many ways. I cried so much and laughed so much and questioned where I'd be without these characters all too often throughout this book.
Derek Landy, as I've already said in person, thank you.
Until the end.


Amazing return!

Absolutely amazing return of the SP universe! Bit shorter than I'd have liked but overall I loved it. It had everything you need in a good book! Words... well that's about it I suppose, all you really need in a good book is words and this book has plenty of them!

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