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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dark Days by Derek Landy

Title: Dark Days
Series: Skulduggery Pleasant Book 4
Author: Derek Landy

Release Date: 25th February 2010

My Rating: 4/5

Skulduggery Pleasant is gone, sucked into a parallel dimension. There is no official, Sanctuary-approved plan to save him. But Valkyrie's never had much time for plans...

For those of you not familiar with this series, Skulduggery Pleasant is a skeleton detective with a faithful sidekick by the name of Valkyrie Cain. They are urban fantasy detective stories and the pages are filled with adventure and intrigue, elements of magic and ghastly creatures.

While the books are written for children aged 9+, I find them absolute page turners and the sarcasm and witty banter is highly amusing. This is one of my favourite children's series and it is great to have all our favourite good guys back (Tanith, Ghastly, Fletcher and Kenspeckle, to name a few) plus the baddies and a host of newbies. My only grievance with the book is it is over too quickly, thankfully we don't have to wait a full year for the 5th book, with the release date brought forward to September 2010.

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