Last Stand of Dead Men

Last Stand of Dead Men

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The eighth instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe - and the follow-up to the number-one bestseller, Kingdom of the Wicked...


War has finally come.


But it's not a war between good and evil, or light and dark - it's a war between Sanctuaries. For too long, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they're going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making.


But while this war is only beginning, another war rages within Valkyrie herself. Her own dark side, the insanely powerful being known as Darquesse, is on the verge of rising to the surface. And if Valkyrie slips, even for a moment, then Darquesse will burn the world and everyone in it.
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Product details

  • 11+
  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 37mm | 400g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007489234
  • 9780007489237
  • 6,988

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Praise for Derek Landy:


`Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish.' Inis


`Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon.' Irish Post


Praise for Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked:


`This is the game changer of the series.' Bookzone4boys


`5/5 (if I could give it more I would).' JJreadingblog


Praise for Skulduggery:


'Hugely enjoyable - a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud, author of the BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY


'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.' Philip Ardagh, Guardian


'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skullduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.' Rick Riordan, author of the PERCY JACKSON series


`Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages ... It's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired.' Irish Mail on Sunday


`A rip-roaring adventure.' Irish Sunday Independent
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About Derek Landy

Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children's story about a sharply dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. "I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave," he says, "or she would be if she were dead."
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Rating details

8,825 ratings
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 69% (6,066)
4 24% (2,147)
3 6% (497)
2 1% (75)
1 0% (40)
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