A hugely original and funny fantasy, this tells of the magician Skulduggery who is urbane, sophisticated, well dressed and, as you might guess from his name, dead. Skulduggery has a youthful helper, Stephanie and together they set out to solve the mystery surrounding a sudden death.
Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source -- the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture! Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.
|Awards and prizes||Joint winner of the Richard and Judy 9+ "Confident" category Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Decade Award Red House Children's Book Award|
|Used book||Used book, excellent condition|
|Reading age||11+ years|
|Dimensions (cm) L X W||20 X 13|
Skulduggery Pleasant (#1)
- Product Code: Adventure- fantasy 10+ years- Antikvár- used book
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