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Derek Landy , Rupert Degas
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
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2 April 2009

The third book in Landy's fantastically imaginative and illustrious series about our favourite dead detective.
With all the characters read once again by Rupert Degas 'The Faceless Ones' will enchant, enthral and keep you gripped as they take you through another adventure in this brilliant series.

The third book in Landy's fantastically imaginative and illustrious series about our favourite dead detective, Skulduggery Pleasant and his wonderfully cheeky and inquisitive side kick Valkyrie take us through another journey which promises to be filled with adventure, dark mysterious meetings, and classically funny moments.
With all the characters read once again by Rupert Degas 'The Faceless Ones' will enchant, enthral and keep you gripped as they take you through another adventure in this brilliant series.


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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition edition (2 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007306237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007306237
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 14.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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."

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Praise for Skulduggery Pleasant (HB)

Hugely enjoyable – a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud

'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.'
Philip Ardagh, Guardian

'A gripping debut.'
Phil Hogan, Observer

'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skullduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.' Rick Riordan

Praise for The Faceless Ones:

“A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour” 5 star review, Sunday Express

“Hard-boiled detective wisecracks mixed with magic.” The Times

“Fast and funny” The imes

“A magical mystery that grabs you from the first word and doesn’t let go, not even when you’re finished, and leaves you gasping for more like a fish out of water. Terrifyingly good!” First News

“The third book in this hilarious series featuring the skeleton detective will set the kids’ spines tingling!” Asda magazine

From the Inside Flap

You've seen it all before: some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie fight valiantly to stop it happening. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything's alright in the end.

Well, not this time. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Third And The Best 1 April 2009
A Kid's Review
Format:Hardcover
Skuduggery Pleasant is Back! A brilliant book, with a fab plot, this new one is the best without question. I read this in 2 days. You just can't put it down. And the cliffhanger is un expected...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 11 April 2011
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Valkyrie Cain and company are back for another daring, supernatural adventure in Derek Landy's THE FACELESS ONES. This is the best SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT novel I've read so far, with much more development of the characters, their relationships, and higher stakes than we've ever seen before. If you thought life was dangerous for this crowd in the first two books, hold on to you hats - 'cause things only get worse from here.

Teleporters across the world are being murdered. Despite the suspension of his official title as Sanctuary's lead investigator, skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant and his young protégé, Valkyrie Cain, are on the case. It's small wonder then, when they're contacted by the world's last trained teleporter, Emmett Peregrine, for protection. But when Peregrine is murdered by members of The Diablerie on ace swordswoman Tanith Low's watch, the savvy duo knows the stakes have risen to an all-time high. For this time our heroes aren't just facing a skilled dark sorcerer intent on revenge, but a crazed madman determined to bring back a nearly indestructible force: The Faceless Ones.

What I enjoyed so much this time around was how Mr. Landy maintained the plot's forward-charging momentum, while simultaneously deepening the relationships between the main characters. The affection between Valkyrie and her new group of friends grows more apparent with each book, especially the almost parent/child attachment between her and Skulduggery, despite his best efforts to remain aloof. These familial stirrings are further evidenced when both mad scientist Kenspeckle Grouse and ex-boxer-turned-fine-tailor Ghastly Bespoke express deep concern over the increasing risks Valkyrie's new job poses to her life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By I Read, Therefore I Blog VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Six months after the events in SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT: PLAYING WITH FIRE Skulduggery and Valkyrie remain fired from the Sanctuary, but are conducting their own private investigation into why Teleporters are being systematically murdered and who is responsible. With the help of Tanith Low, China Sorrows and the newly reanimated Ghastly Bespoke, they work to protect the last Teleporter alive, the arrogant 17-year-old Fletcher Renn from a dreadful conspiracy to bring the Faceless Ones into our world, a conspiracy that has placed traitors at the heart of the Sanctuary and which sees Skulduggery and Valkyrie face new enemies and even betrayal from trusted friends.

The third in Derek Landy's brilliant Skulduggery Pleasant series is a wonderful mix of dark fantasy and laugh out loud humour. Once again, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are pitted against a plot to bring back the Faceless Ones, but here the stakes have never been more set against them, with the Grand Mage, Thurid Guild determined to prevent their return to the Sanctuary and their foe having resources and cunning that matches even their resourcefulness.

Exciting and fast paced though the central mystery is, what sets this series apart is the strength of characterisation and the way Landy builds small elements into the over-riding story arc. My particular favourite is the on-going mystery surrounding Valkyrie's reflection, who is leading her `normal' life and enjoying the experiences that should rightfully be hers, while all the time keeping secrets of her own. Indeed, one of the main themes of this book is how Valkyrie's adventures are preventing her from having a normal life and doubts are raised even by Skulduggery's allies as to whether he is doing the right thing by including her in his battles.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars skullduggery - better than harry potter? 14 May 2009
Format:Hardcover
yet another brilliant offering from derek landy. after waiting for my mum to finish reading this book, i finally curled up to read this 3rd book of the series and wow. humour, drama,trauma,suspense, all in one book. my cousin, another avid fan kept asking if i'd read it yet and after just 2 evenings i could answer yes! counldn't put it down and now can't wait for next one. (i have met mr landy and he has promised loads more). someone should take these stories and make films, i love them better than harry potter which is very high praise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it! 1 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is easily as good as the the previous 2 in the series, so if you liked those you'll like this. As with those the story can be enjoyed individually. It follows the relationship between a (now)young teenage girl (with a dual identity), an ancient skeleton detective and a plot to save the world from the evil Faceless Ones! Its funny and brilliantly read with spoofy, spooky sound effects. The humour is quite droll and sarcastic with 'over the top fight scenes' and speedy action great for long car journeys.
Im keen for another installment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skul and Val 27 April 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We love this book the third in the series....my son 13 and I have been reading them together and just love the whole idea......when will someone take on the movie rights???
Easy enough reading and plenty of things happening to satisfy today's teenagers and great fun for us parents to read to keep up with what's in at the moment
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great for the young reader. Challenging plot lines and a bit scary but great for keeping them reading!
Published 6 days ago by Chris Hazell
5.0 out of 5 stars funny and full of adventure
Fast-paced, funny and full of adventure. Derek Landy is a genius in the world of books. Skullduggery Pleasant will keep you on the adventure until the end of the series.
Published 7 days ago by zicronder
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant
Published 16 days ago by Therese Daly
5.0 out of 5 stars Amasing
I really liked this book because it has a mix of mystery action and it is the right length of a book
Published 1 month ago by mary taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read
my niece asked me if I would like to borrow the first book and not wanting to upset her I said yes! I. am now about to read book 4 and can not wait to start...... Read more
Published 1 month ago by doodlebug
4.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable read
For the younger reader this book is great and an older one won't be disappointed either. I look forward to the next one.
Published 1 month ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book
I bought this book for my grandson who absolutely adores Derek Landy's books. Anything to get youngsters reading is excellent.
Published 4 months ago by Icemaiden
5.0 out of 5 stars I love skulduggery Pleasant
i love these books, and highly recommend them to anyone, if you have read the first two books buying this one should be a no brainer they just get better and you become more... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in the series so far!
My friend recommended the SP series to me a few weeks ago an d ever since I've not stopped reading them BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 4 months ago by Mad Dono
5.0 out of 5 stars Skullduggery pleasant!
wow wow wow! best book ever, really recommend it to everybody that wants to read a good book! once you have read one of the skullduggery pleasant books you HAVE to read the others! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Julia stacey
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