Friday, April 04, 2008

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire - Derek Landy



(Don't everyone die of shock at the fact I'm posting a second time today, OK?)

I've just seen that the new Skulduggery Pleasant book (about the eponymous walking and talking skeleton) by Derek Landy: Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire is now out - and I'm a happy camper ! I loved the first book (Skulduggery Pleasant), which I first read last summer and then re-read for this year's Cybils (review here) - as it was full of humour, wit and a good plot.

Here's the synopsis for the second book:

Just when you think you've saved the world! "You will kill her?" the Torment asked. Skulduggery sagged. "Yes." He hesitated, then took his gun from his jacket. "I'm sorry, Valkyrie," he said softly. "Don't talk to me," Valkyrie said. "Just do what you have to do." Valkyrie parted her tunic, and Skulduggery pointed the gun at the vest beneath. "Please forgive me," Skulduggery said, then aimed the gun at the girl and pulled the trigger. With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland. With Baron Vengeous after the deadly armour of Lord Vile, and pretty much everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet. But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home!?

That's another new book on my Amazon wishlist then !

6 comments:

Erin said...

The sequel is even better than the first, in my opinion. :)

Michele said...

Excellent ! I've reserved a copy at the library (though they don't own it yet !) until I can afford to get my own...

Sheila said...

This one is on my TBR also. David read it and loved it, and I'm looking forward to it.

Michele said...

I just adore the concept of a walking, talking, magic-wielding skeleton !

Camille said...

I got a copy at my library convention. I can't wait to read it.

Michele said...

I read it this week - must write a review !

I did enjoy it though...