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3.99989021792561 out of 53.99989021792561 out of 53.99989021792561 out of 53.99989021792561 out of 53.99989021792561 out of 5 4.00 (6,103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Derek Landy Narrator: Rupert Degas Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Skulduggery Pleasant Series Release Date:
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Skulduggery and Valkyrie are facing a new enemy: Baron Vengeous, who is determined to bring back the terrifying Faceless Ones and is crafting an army of evil to help him. Added to that, Vengeous is about to enlist a new ally (if he can raise it from the dead): the horrible Grotesquery, a very unlikable monster of legend.

Once Vengeous is on the loose, dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland. Now pretty much everybody is out to kill Valkyrie, and the daring detective duo faces its biggest challenge yet.

But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Author Landy writes a compelling fantasy/futuristic mystery that is certain to keep young readers’ attention and imagination...This is a great read.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Rupert Degas uniquely characterizes each villain, creating chills with gravelly and whispery voices. Degas’ flippant, quick delivery of witty lines brings to life Skulduggery’s friendly, hip manner, which is counterpointed with a flatness that only barely covers his core of coldness and a hint of protective fondness for Valkyrie. Degas doesn’t flag in his narration of the nonstop action. He keeps up with chases, fights, rescues, and high-speed dialogue and without a pause gives credibility to the characters and their relationships.”


  • “Landy, who has also written horror screenplays, is in his element here. His style is cinematic, and the action nonstop. Skullduggery’s subtle humorous asides lighten the mood, and magical details, such as Valkyrie’s ability to throw fireballs, add to the fun.”


  • “Readers looking for a mix of magic and action will find it here.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Landy gives the term ‘deadpan humor’ a whole new meaning; readers who prefer their heroes laconic and their action nonstop are in for a wild ride.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Young Adults

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frank Bogden | 2/20/2014

    " Fast paced enjoyable read. Clever characters and written to entertain its demographics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jess | 2/18/2014

    " Again Amazing another master piece LURVE it. I love every chapter every character every word !!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerilyn | 2/5/2014

    " The violence in this sequel struck me as more extreme than the first book. But the action and humor are excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 2/3/2014

    " Skulduggery Pleasant Book 2 continues with the fun, fantasy and mystery. Usually I'm not a fantasy fan nor a mystery fan but I do so love the Skulduggery Pleasant books. Go figure. "

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