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Slightly disappointing sequal
on 4 July 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed the first Skulduggery Pleasant book and I looked forward to this one. However, I found myself a little disappointed. The sharp and witty dialogue is still present which really lifts the novel as a whole but I do think there should be a balance between action and slower-paced moments of reflection. This book, especially in the second half, seemed to be one fight after another. At one point there was a series of chapters which all included big fist, magic or sword fights and then, following that, there was actually a chaper entitled 'Fight'- it grew a bit tiresome to be honest.
The action is non-stop but at the detriment of character development which is a shame as they seem like pretty cool characters on the whole.