On the Back of the Book
“My power is practically limitless,” Melancholia said softly. “I’d describe the sensation to you but words would not be sufficient. To understand what it’s like to be a god, you’d have to be a god. Like me...”The Death Bringer has risen.
Faced with a possible cataclysm that could change the world, Skulduggery and Valkyrie have seven days to uncover the Necromancers’ secret before it’s too late.
The clock is ticking.
Lord Vile is loose/
And after this one, nothing will
Ever be the same again.
Pre Read Thoughts
This is the latest Skulduggery Pleasant book and boy am I excited to read it. I stole this off my brother. He got this book as a birthday present off me; I’d pre-ordered it on Amazon especially and paid £9.99 for it. The RRP is actually £14.99 but this book is actually a proper hardback. The cover is pretty awesome; I love how it shows a graveyard and the shadows as it ties in with the Necromancers being a large part of the story. This is probably the best Skulduggery Pleasant synopsis yet as it actually tells you a bit about the story and sometimes it’s nice to have an idea of what the book is about.
Post Read Thoughts
***THIS IS BOOK 6. THEREFORE THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. SORRY FOLKS***
I really enjoyed this however I don’t think it was quite as good as book 5 but that’s just my personal opinion and I know that some people disagree with me. Some of the plot didn’t really appeal to me and I already have theories about the plots for future books in the series. These negatives were evened out by an amazing plot twist and some incredible action scenes. There’s even a new sub-plot and I’m really looking forward to seeing where it’s going.
Both Lord Vile and Darquesse appear in this. It was great to see them both as I’ve been wondering about Vile for the past few books and Darquesse is a character that I’ve been wanting to see more of. I didn’t like China’s storyline in this book. She’s one of my favourite characters and having her put in the position that she was. It wasn’t China. Valkyrie’s treatment of Fletcher in this was diabolical! I don’t want to see him treated like that ever again. I have a lot of love for Fletcher. Caelan is an idiot, hilarious, but a complete and utter melodramatic fool. Finally I just quickly want to say that I missed Tanith in this, a lot. She’s another one of my favourite characters and not having her involved felt weird.
Overall this is another ‘good but not quite there yet’ book. For me the fact that plots that were started in Mortal Coil were put on ice in favour of starting more new ones was a bit distracting. I’d like to see some of the loose ends tied up a bit better. I know that they’ll probably be answered in the next book but it doesn’t come out until next year. Although this didn’t appeal to me as much as the previous story I still loved this one and would recommend it to children, teens and adults who like magical detective books.
4 stars – enjoyable fun for all the family. I’m still waiting for the book that blows me away though and to be honest, I’m not that good at waiting. I definitely think that you should read all the books in this series that are out now and wait for the next book with me.