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Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire
on 20 October 2010
The Skeleton Detective and his partner Valkyrie Cain are back in Derek Landy's sequel to Skulduggery Pleasant.
As Valkyrie's power with Magic grows, so a new threat to the world rises as a plot is revealed that will uynleash the Faceless Ones upon the world once more.
Yes, it's pretty much book one with new characters, but Landy uses this book to further develope the world he began in the pevious novel. Seeds are planted that still haven't fully matured three books later - such as "what the heck is going on with Valkyrie's reflection?" (I have my suspicions myself, but not a lot to back them up).
Gripping, dangerous, and just a little bit disturbing in places (no, seriously, for a book that's marketed for nine year olds there's some pretty weird stuff in here), this book continues in the magnificent vein that its predecessor started.