The Dying of the Light

by Derek Landy
The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant #9) - Derek Landy 8.50   2

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...

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Release date August 2014
Details updated May 1, 2022

Skulduggery Pleasant :: Series

Series contains 16 primary works and has 19 total works.

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

Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant #1) 7.92   184
Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant #2) 7.86   124
The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant #3) 8.40   89
Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant #4) 8.78   72
Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant #5) 8.40   53
Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant #6) 7.80   5
The End of the World (Skulduggery Pleasant #6.5) 6.00   1
Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant #7) 7.60   5
The Maleficent Seven (Skulduggery Pleasant #7.5) 8.00   1
Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant #8) 8.50   2
Armageddon Outta Here (Skulduggery Pleasant #8.5) 9.00   1
The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant #9) 8.50   2
Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant #10) 8.00   1
Midnight (Skulduggery Pleasant #11) 8.00   1
Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant #12) 8.00   1
Seasons of War (Skulduggery Pleasant #13) 8.00   1
Dead or Alive (Skulduggery Pleasant #14) 8.00   1
Until the End (Skulduggery Pleasant #15) N/A

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566 ratings
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August 20, 2015
9 / 10

[Note: This is a review for the entire "Skulduggery Pleasant" series, from Book 1-9 and all the short stories, spin-offs and novellas.] In total, the entire series about the living skeleton and his student/partner is more than 5000 pages long. That's an awful lot. Derek Landy is probably one of very few YA authors who actually succeeds in getting about ten different genres in one single book. Not imagine what he does with about ten books. It's amazing, really. There aren't many authors who can do what he does, and actually pull it off. 5000 pages of text mean a lot happens. When you've finished the series (I succeeded in reading it in one week) you'll probably have forgotten about half of what happened in the first books. The list of characters keeps on developing until right at the end - if anyone would count them, they'd probably strand someone above one hundred, I guess. And those characters have enough time to develop, which means there's always something happening. Certainly since Landy has a lot up his sleeve and you can never be entirely sure when someone is really dead or not. When he starts with gods, portals, human-possessing 'things' and parallel worlds, anything becomes possible - especially with Landy's own, personal writing style. It's virtually impossible to say anything about it without spoiling, so you'll just have to read it. It's really worth it - I doubt I've ever read anything like it. I'll just say this - it's a good ending. It really is. I was afraid of it, but there's no need to be.

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