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on 21 July 2014
Tanith Low is an interesting character but her backstory was barely revealed. I am unsure of the Remnant issue especially after meeting Moribund. An enjoyable story but barely moved the whole story on and I missed Valkerie and Skullduggery a lot.
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on 30 July 2016
A side story for tanith low may read
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on 3 November 2013
The quality of reading and listening from this audiobook is excellent and the story is again up to Derek Landy's usual very high standard! Brilliant!
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on 6 February 2015
Very satisfied,fast delivery.
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on 28 March 2013
Well-written and funny it shows background of previously met characters. Its a brilliant book and I recommend it to everyone who has read skullduggery pleasant. Gives good reasons for evil.(- : (-; 0-!
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on 2 April 2013
I got this book on friday and finished it the next day, it was a amazing book we got the return of some old favourite bad guys, one of my favourite things about the hardback versions of the books is the artwork for the front cover and this doesnt disapoint a lovely shot on Tanith and if you open the book you get a excellent artwork of the main 7 bad guys of the story and in the back the main 7 good guys, all excellent pictures. The overall story is alot of fun but while it is a spin off it heavily hints on some events for book 8 and even 9. So I feel even though it is a spin off if someone dosnt read this book and they bring up these events in book 8 or 9 the person may feel lost as it makes some interesting points to possible events for book 8 and something regarding the remement within Tanith and the final chapter is pretty cool which may then resurfuce in the following books.
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on 28 November 2014
An ABSOLUTELY AMAZING read by Derek Landy - as always! So many twists and turns, and being in Tanith's head for a longer period of time for a change was. . interesting to say the least!


Was a little sad at the fact Valkyrie and Skulduggery weren't really a part of it, but it was still an amazing book overall!
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on 26 September 2013
When I first saw this in my local bookshop, my first thought was 'a Skulduggery Pleasant book without Skulduggery Pleasant - well that's just going to be rubbish!' But as the old adage goes, you should never judge a book by its cover because even with the absence of Skulduggery (and Valkyrie), this is a crackingly good book!

In this stand-alone novel set a few weeks after the events of Kingdom of the Wicked, we join Tanith Low (now heavily under the influence of the Remnant bonded to her soul) as she gathers together a crew of seven sorcerers including Springheeled Jack, the vampire Dusk and Billy Ray Sanguine, as they hatch a plan to steal four god-killer weapons scattered around the world. On their tail are another band of seven sorcerers led by Dexter Vex, all intent on stopping Tanith and her crew. Let the fighting commence...!

This is a truly awesome book from Landy which doesn't suffer in the slightest from not featuring Skulduggery or Valkyrie. In fact I would go so far as to say it actually benefits from not featuring the detective and his partner, as instead we're given the freedom to discover more about this magical world and the different characters who inhabit it. We learn more about Tanith and get to know characters such as Springheeled Jack a little better, which is strangely appealing given that he and the others in Tanith's group are all essentially VERY evil people.

As we've come to expect from Landy, there is plenty of fighting, grusomeness and violence, but it's nothing worse than what we've already encountered in SP and I actually found it refreshing in this book as we're able to experience a new set of powers from a new set of sorcerers. I won't say anymore about what happens (I hate spoilers), but needless to say if you are a fan of SP you won't be disappointed by this book at all. It delivers all the action, wit, timing and general brilliantness of SP novels, just without Skulduggery and Valkyrie.
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on 14 May 2013
This story is hilarious! I don't know how important it is in the grand scheme of things, or if it affects the main Skulduggery plotline, but it's still a brilliant addition to the collection. Tanith was easily one of my favourite characters, and she hasn't lost her charm. Without too many spoilers, she assembles a team of criminals who play off each other very well, even creating an unexpected love triangle! The good guys are a main feature too, and they work very well together as well, with the added bonus of getting to know Dexter Vex a little better. We are given some insight into Tanith's life and how she came to be what she is, plus an interesting development dating back to the end of the very first book - I'm sure that will be important later on. The story see the return of some of the best characters in the series - Springheeled Jack, Billy-Ray Sanguine, Dusk, Frightening Jones and Black Annis (who you may remember was a troll kind of thing that Tanith arrested in a side story at the end of one of the other books.

All credit to Derek Landy - these are remarkable well written. They're pacey, witty and have a pretty mysterious plotline that the reader has to decipher a little (it's not that difficult to keep ahead of, but you might get a few surprises here and there). This is a must-have for all Skulduggery fans.

Just a quick note - this book IS A SPIN-OFF. It seems people were disappointed by the absence of Skulduggery and Valkyrie. Well, the story isn't about them, it's about Tanith. That said, quite a lot happens and I would recommend reading it because it is likely that the events of this story will have a swing on the next book or two.
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on 31 March 2013
It's here!!! It's finally here, another book from the masterful Derek Landy. I got this as an Easter present today and got stuck right in. Of course I finished it in a mere few hours. Derek Landy is one of those authors who I will drop EVERYTHING for! My reading pile may be 200 or so books long, but his books will jump to the top everytime. They are just kick butt awesome.
This book is a spin off novella, told a couple of months after the events in Kingdom of the Wicked, but this time the story is told from Tanith's side of things and she's a bad guy now.
At 280 pages this is quite short but still packed with so much awesomeness. I always loved Tanith - she's one of my favourite characters, I still wish she would come back to the good side, but I will admit she makes quite a cool villain. This book also reveals some of her past which I found fascinating and it was good to see that history.
Tanith is trying to track down, steal and destroy four weapons that can kill with a single nick, they are called 'God Killer's' as nothing can stop them, she recruits a band of villains to help her, some are known favourites from earlier books such as Billy-Ray, Springheeled Jack and Dusk, whilst others are new additions. all with very different talents, and some more disgusting than others.
I got so excited whist reading this as one of the new characters has the same surname as me, I am being delusional and telling myself that Derek Landy did that deliberately, just for me. The character is male and I am of course female, but Derek can't be too obvious can he? :P I know it's a tribute to one of his most dedicated fans!!! :D
There is a distinct lack of Skulduggery and Valkyrie in this book, but in a strange way it works, Tanith is such a strong character that she commands the page and captures the story.
I don't want to write too much about it as I don't want to give away any spoilers, just know that this book is just as incredible as all the others and yes I did laugh out loud in many places.
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