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Children's fantasy that doesn't insult their intelligence,
This review is from: Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant - Book 5) (Paperback)
My daughter (aged 10) loves the whole series with a passion.
The main characters are a feisty girl (aged 11 in the first book, but she grows up each volume like Harry Potter) and a skeleton detective.
They are set in a more or less normal world, where magicians, monsters and evil villains fight it out unsuspected by the normal humans.
The plots are varied and exciting, quite scary, but so unreal they are not likely to produce nightmares.
They would be suitable for any good reader over nine, but also for teenagers who want some escapism.
I really enjoy them myself.
This latest book is well up to standard and Valkyrie (now 15) is toubled by romantic dillemmas as well as some new supernatural threats.