Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy
fantasy > dark fantasy, young adult
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant #1) - Derek Landy7.92

"So you won't keep anything from me again?"
He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die."
"Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said.
"I know."
"And technically, you've already died."
"I know that too."
"Just so we're clear."

Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction.

Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source – the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.

When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture!

Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

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Release date: 2007
Genres: fantasydark fantasy, young adult
Average rating: 7.92/10
Total ratings: 182
Updated: August 14, 2021

Skulduggery Pleasant :: Series

The novels in this young adult dark fantasy series cross the horror, comedy, mystery, and fantasy genres.

The End of the World
The Maleficent Seven
Armageddon Outta Here
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant #1)7.92
Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant #2)7.86
The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant #3)8.38
Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant #4)8.76
Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant #5)8.36
Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant #6)7.80
Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant #7)7.60
Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant #8)
The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant #9)
Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant #10)
Midnight (Skulduggery Pleasant #11)
Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant #12)
Seasons of War (Skulduggery Pleasant #13)
Dead or Alive (Skulduggery Pleasant #14)