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The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9) (Skulduggery Pleasant series) by [Landy, Derek]
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The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9) (Skulduggery Pleasant series) Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 293 customer reviews
Book 9 of 10 in Skulduggery Pleasant Series (10 Book Series)

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Praise for Derek Landy:

‘Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish.’ Inis

‘Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon.’ Irish Post

Praise for Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light:

‘With plot twists that had me gasping at Landy's audacity, whip-smart dialogue, and enough clever popular culture references to impress even the most jaded teenager, this is a world class book not to be missed.’ Irish Independent

‘This is a series that has not only maintained incredible entertainment value throughout, but has managed to consistently exceed steadily rising expectations book after book … I'm going to miss this wonderfully exciting magical world with its wonderfully varied and interesting characters.’ The Bookbag

Praise for Skulduggery:

'Hugely enjoyable – a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud, author of the BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY

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

'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, author of the PERCY JACKSON series

‘Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages … It's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired.’ Irish Mail on Sunday

‘A rip-roaring adventure.’ Irish Sunday Independent

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The FINAL shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4925 KB
  • Print Length: 609 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (28 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JD3X07K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 293 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Oh dear Lord, I have never been so apprehensive to read a book in such a long time, especially with Mr Landy's ability to bump off characters like there's no tomorrow. I won't post spoilers in my review but I think the wait was worse than the reading to be honest. This book is amazing! By far my favourite and I was so happy with the ending. thrilled in fact.

I almost choked up at some points and there are some truly sentimental moments, but this installment does not sacrifice on humour by any means. I laughed ridiculously at some points in the book and I think I shall re-read the whole series just for funsies.

Derek is a literary God, and much nicer than the ones depicted in his books (which lets face it, are bloody nuts and insane).

I still have a crush on skulduggery and I totally have a girl crush on Valkyrie and maybe on Tanith too. Hell, I even totally loved Billy-Ray Sanguine by the end of the book and Scapegrace.

Perhaps the most amazing part though is the ending and the way in which there are similarities to the beginning (you'll understand when you read it). I can't wait to read whatever Derek writes next and thank him for getting me out of my reading slump. I needed this book in more ways than one.

Whether you're 7, 17, 27 (like me) or 107, read this series!
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By Lute on 29 Aug. 2014
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Derek Landy, I do believe this is my favorite book out of the whole series. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made a part of me want to kill you at times, too... And you kept me guessing throughout the whole thing. It was rather confusing until the end.

I still can't believe this is the last book. I think I might be in shock.
But, I can say one thing for certain - this last book is a brilliant ending to a spectacular series. It deserves 6 stars really, but unfortunately they won't let me put it... How rude.
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To be honest I didn't dislike anything about this book I'm just really sad that it's the last skulduggery book, I wish Valkyrie actually did something so cool that she killed darquesse, but hey, that was a big and awesome twist at the end especially with what happened with Danny!!!
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By J on 30 Mar. 2017
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Loved it like the rest of the series definitely recommend buying it. Can't wait for his next book and I hope it lives up to the rest of the series.
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My boys are thoroughly enjoying this series, I'm noticing they are adopting some ideas and phrases into their own writing so it's got their attention!
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Last book in series, absolutely fantastic. Couldn't put this book down. So sad to say goodbye to skulduggery, Val and the gang. Awesome and as usual plenty of humour :)
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Amazing filled with action and adventure so glad it ended the way it did. Amazing end to Skulduggery series. Thanks Derek!
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very good conditions, as new.
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