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The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you’ve seen anything yet? You haven’t. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise…The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that’s a good thing.There’s just one catch. There’s a reason the Necromancers don’t need her any more. And that’s because thThe sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you’ve seen anything yet? You haven’t. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise…The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that’s a good thing.There’s just one catch. There’s a reason the Necromancers don’t need her any more. And that’s because they’ve found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death.And that’s a very, very bad thing…...

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Number of Pages : 603 Pages
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Death Bringer Reviews

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2019-04-28 08:33

    OKAY. I CAN'T STAND IT. I LOVE THIS SERIES A CATASTROPHIC AMOUNT. I started thinking, "Yes, I'll be mild fan of this." But pfft, I think I've crossed over to let-me-be-an-obsessive-fan-who-has-a-million-ships-and-cries-a-lot-and-screams-at-the-epic-plot-twists-and-sometimes-howls-because-the-character-development-it-a-thing-of-beauty. The fandom life is nothing if it doesn't consume you, right?Consider me 100% consumed.I thought Mortal Coil was mind-blowingly incredible but Death Bringer shoves it out of the spotlight. THIS BOOK WAS SO INTENSE. and the mixture of humour and less-action-y moments was so so perfectly mixed. Although "less action-y moments?" HA. There's only a handful of scenes that start out as "Oh, Valkyrie is actually going to have a restful night and possibly some ice cream, yay! She deserves this!" and then BOOM. Something awful will happen at the end of the chapter -- like Val nearly dying.Although, that is one thing I love a LOT about this series. The main characters are so not above getting hurt. They get HURT SO BAD. Possibly killed and resurrected. It's that kind of book. But you never know if they'll come back okay. HELLO, LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT TANNITH. (Let me cry, but Tannith wasn't even IN this book. Although, I guess, real-Tannith is basically dead and now Remnent-Tannith is on the loose. Boo. But yes, not in the book.) Add in the most INCREDIBLE AND MIND BLOWING PLOT TWIST. It was the kind of twist that I seriously sat there and pouted. And then I stormed off and abandoned this stupid book. THEN I CAME BACK ADN BINGE READ THE LAST 300-PAGES BECAUSE HOLY MACARONI I LOVE THE WRITING AND THE STORY AND THE CHARACTERS. (view spoiler)[I cannot believe Skulduggery is Lord Vile!!! Okay. I can. I know he told Val very clearly that his past is awful...but I guess I'd fallen into the "aww, but he'll just have a tragic backstory!" when, in fact, he's like a mass murderer. #awkward But woah. That one just knocked my skull off. (hide spoiler)]Ohh, let's talk characters, yes?- Skulduggery: Hilarious as ALWAYS of course. Every time he opens his mouth, he's just a little bit more silly and unhinged and so dry you could use his wit as sandpaper. It's wonderful. I LURVE IT. I do feel like he's losing a grip on his sanity though, and this scares me. - Valkyrie: I still struggle to spell her name, but she is without doubt one of my FAVOURITE heroines ever. She's so so awesome! She kicks butt, she has insane powers, she's got inner demons that, um, would like to murder the world. ohhh, AND she makes mistakes. She has some seriously DUMB mistakes that makes me want to slap and shake her. But it does make her more human and relatable...and 16. And she's hilarious. -Fletcher: Well I love Fletcher. I thought he was annoying and dumb at first, but NO. He's incredible. He's matured a LOT since we met him, and...gah. I just really love him. I guess I don't ship him with Val so much anymore, but I really hope he finds friends and things. (view spoiler)[I HATED the love-triangle in her. I think it was cliche and stupid...made double worse since Valkyrie KNEW it was so stupid. But Fletcher was so adorable and nice and wonderful and I can't believe she treated him like that. It did make me like Val less, tbh. (hide spoiler)]-Celaen: Okay, don't panic: the love-triangle is a teeny tiny part. It's not even a big deal. It gets like 2 chapters in the 600-page book. SO. I do think it's there purely to be a mockery of Twilight. And I kiiiinda hate that. I'm not a Twilight-fan, but I don't like it when books ridicule other authors/books, okay? It's not nice. So I really don't like Cealean and however you spell his name.- Melencholia: Who has a villainous name so dum dum daaaaaa, you can GUESS she sucks in this book!! YAY. I do like her character development, though, because psychopath is always intriguing. (not.)-Alice: AFJDAKLFDJSLFASd VALKYRIE'S BABY SISTER IS NAMED ALICE AND AFJKDLAFDSAFSDJL. IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO ALICE I WILL PUNCH SOMEONE.- Wreath:...should be slapped.- China:....let's slap her too, yes? (view spoiler)[Since she helped murder Skulduggery's family?! ZOMG. WHAT EVEN CHINA. YOU ARE SO MEAN. I TRUSTED YOU. (hide spoiler)]-Craven: ...well, we all knew HE wasn't going to end well. - Nye: I'm kinda annoyed that he's being used like the next Kenspeckle...but Nye is a) not a human, b) not sane, c) an it. There is so much wrong with Nye. Plus, you know, that whole thing where he tried to dissect/murder Valkyrie last book. I kinda hate him and I MISS KENSPECKLE SO BAD.-Scapegrace: OMG I LOVE SCAPEGRACE. He's such a loser. He's so dumb and bad and hilarious and he just SUCKS at being evil. I ship him and Thrasher, btw....aaaand, there are a million characters, so, these are ones I remember, like, um, NOW. I do still get a bit messed up with the characters. I always mess up Wreath and Ghastly WHICH IS DUMB BUT I CAN'T STOP. I'm kind of glad some characters (like Tannith and omg, I've forgotten the American's name..HIM) weren't in, because there was SO SO much to keep a track of. But I still love these characters and I'm so enjoying their journeys and development. I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELS. Ohhh, and I HATE how this book ended. That last chapter hurt. me. bad. It makes book 7 be soooo dangerous for Val...on a whole new level. *cries and collapses*Basically, THIS IS AN INSANELY GOOD SERIES. It's like right up there with...with ANY series I read an love, and it absolutely excites me to the core that there's so many books. (I may or may not have just gone and reserved the next THREE from my library. Um, this is the girl who never reads series, okay?! So we know I'm pretty badly addicted.) It's magical and dark and BLOODY and perfect. And hilarious. Did I mention how darn funny it is??!! Okay, okay, lemme prove it.NOTABLE QUOTES OF AWESOME:[Skulduggery] "We know how it goes. He says something that annoys you, you get angry, all of a sudden he's lying dead and you're wondering where did the time go.""Dude, I'm sixteen.""I love you.""That doesn't make me any older."Skulduggery came back out, shutting the door behind him. "I'm not very good at being pretentious. It's one of my few flaws.""I don't need to be kept safe all the bloody time.""I see," Skulduggery said. "Well, you make a very good point and I can't argue with your logic. Except I'm not trying to protect you. If I try to open the door and I fail, then I'm going to need someone else to do it once they've killed me. You see?""Oh," said Valkyrie. "Oh right.""Now if I fail, the odds are that you'll fail too. And if they can kill me, they can most certainly kill you, in an undoubtedly horrible manner. But by then I'll be past caring."" really aren't trying to protect me.""Not even remotely," he said warmly."I can't believe you dropped me.""Neither could the people around us. Some crazy woman stormed up and roared at me for five minutes about how I shouldn't be putting my child in danger.""That was me," Valkyrie's mum muttered. "I don't like our chances.""What are our chances?""We don't have any," Skulduggery admitted."I'm not going to just stand by and do nothing," she said through gritted teeth."You can, as I said, cheer my name, if you want."Valkyrie hesitated, then picked up Scapegrace's head. She'd never liked him. The first time she'd met him, he'd tried to throw her off a building. Time and time again, he'd tried to kill her, until his failures actually started to endear him to her. She realised she had begun to view him as a dumb little puppy who would always turn up, sooner or later, to chew on her sock or poo in her shoe. She was going to miss him.(That ^^^ is exactly how I feel about Scapegrace. :')"But look on the bright side. Nobody died."Valkyrie frowned. "Lots of people died.""But nobody you like."

  • Hina
    2019-05-22 09:12

    So I bought this book on September 3rd when I went to Derek Landy's book signing. I had a brilliant time talking to him; he is such a nice person. So when I came home eager to start this book, I was definitely not disappointed. Melancholia St Clair, an average Necromancer, who has been announced as The Death Bringer, brings shock to the Necromancers, especially Solomon Wreath as he had thought that Valkyrie Cain was the one. The Death Bringer would've been the person to join life and death together by opening up 'The Passage'. But what exactly is this 'Passage'? All the rest of the Sorcerers know is that it will save the world. Or will it? The book is excellent, it maintains it's five star record with a gripping plot and brilliant characters. You can definitely see the growth in the characters, especially Valkyrie's who is now more confident, hormonal, egoistic and far from perfect person. We are told of her brilliance numerous times, but it is balanced out by Fletcher's argument with her which pinpoints all the things that's wrong with her. I thought her character as Darquesse was brilliant, it shows her at her full potential, a very dark and disturbing person indeed. The new characters were slid in very well. I found myself enjoying China Sorrow's manipulation from her old friend, Eliza Scorn. You definitely end up seeing China's subtle side in this book which still includes her smug attitude, but her feelings for Valkyrie develop into something more.I thought that Caelan's character fell, and wasn't the same standard as Derek Landy kept him in the previous books. He was very obsessive over Valkyrie, proposing to her at one point and offering to watch her sleep which reminded me of Edward Cullen. At first I was very disappointed but towards the end I realised that Derek Landy wrote it to take the mickey out of all the Paranormal Romance books that are out there, even having Valkyrie mention Edward and Bella at a point. I was honestly grinning like a fool, but it still doesn't mean that I don't want to throw Caelan off a cliff. There are many twists and turns, many questions get answered, but new ones are also brought up, especially that cliffhanger at the end.

  • Kimberley doruyter
    2019-05-23 07:11

    some books don't servive a series past book 3, this series stays soooooo good.

  • Bilbo Baggins
    2019-05-05 10:09

    Another Amazing reread!!!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-28 04:34

    Oh my God. I just finished this book and it is one of the best in the series, right next to Dark Days.I finished it in 5 days, I could not put it down! Valkyrie has grown up so much. And we discover some SERIOUS stuff about Skulduggery's past! Both of them are ambidextrous mages (so far, at least) and both of them are/were potential Death Bringers. Both of them have a dark alter ego, they even tried to kill each other! But they're best friends, and neither of them can bear to see the other die.Ships have sunk: Valkyrie/Fletcher, Valkyrie/Caelan, Skulduggery/China. All of this is paving the path for Valkyrie/Skulduggery! And this is the first book without Tanith in it, except for mention by name. I feel so sorry for poor Ghastly, he was SO CLOSE to being with her! There's not much of him in this book, sadly, but he DID say some of the most important lines, to Fletcher.The Requim Ball was definitely for all those fans who have written fanfiction about a Sanctuary Ball! Valkyrie was amazing, and boy, Skulduggery can DANCE! With China... ewww....Lots of shocking revelations and events happen in this book. The final trilogy will be something that is very different from the first two.

  • Elevetha
    2019-05-23 05:28

    2.5 stars.Val, Val, Val. I liked you. What happened? Hanging out with Caelan, cheating on Fletcher, dumping Fletcher, dumping Caelan(or...kind of) and then coming back around to Fletcher, relying on his awesomeness and love for you to save your sorry bitchy self, along with a multitude of head-banging stupid decisions and treating everyone horribly. I desperately wanted Tanith to show up and slap her. Or Skulduggery to tell her off. Or Fletcher to realize that's he much too good for her.Or something, anything, to make her see. That one comment to Fletcher at the end does not excuse her satisfactorily.

  • Nikki
    2019-05-07 07:33

    Another excellent addition to the series. This one is a bit of a turning point, propelling the series to a bit of a darker place. The character development blows me away! First read 2013Second read July 2014

  • Amanda
    2019-04-29 08:32

    This is where things get so intense and twisty. Characters' backgrounds are revealed and the world is coming to an end AGAIN. So good!

  • Robert
    2019-04-24 10:08

    Skulduggery 6 represents a return to form for Landy, mainly because he shakes things up quite a bit; Tanith and Sanguine are no-shows, other characters are bogged down in bureaucracy and there are quite a number of surprising revelations.At the end of the previous volume I thought I had worked out quite a bit of what was going to happen next; none of it played out the way I expected, though some of it still might...because the Reflection subplot still hasn't paid off...which is getting a little irritating...I also thought vol. 6 was going to wrap things up; no more Skeleton Detective stories. How wrong can I be? There's already a World Book Day novelette following on from this book...With Kenspeckle also out of the picture, Landy needed to find another approach to the, "Skulduggery is a bad influence on Valkyrie," voice. This he manages by working it into the story via the protagonists' actions and hidden aspects. This works much better than another lecture by the good doctor would have. In fact Cain behaves pretty unpleasantly in various respects during the course of the book and only retains sympathy because of the previous five books. It's brave on the part of Landy and I applaud it. It's a shame, however, that one of the ways Cain behaves badly is during the Anti-Twilight plot-line. I could have lived without it; it's not even remotely subtle and I certainly don't need a warning about the unwisdom of a teen having a "romance" with a stalker-over-protector-controlling older man... Maybe the target audience (i.e. actual teenagers) do need such a warning but I'd like to think they don't, even if they are rabid Twilight fans. I could tell life and novels apart when I was a teen.But is this series ever going to end? At least could Landy write something else between Skeleton Detective tomes? I want to believe he has more than one idea.

  • xmekalux
    2019-05-07 04:33

    Mit Abstand der beste Teil der Reihe bis jetzt!Bei der Skulduggery Pleasant Büchern handelt es sich ja, nach meiner Einschätzung, um Kinder/Jugendromane. Bei den ersten 5. Teilen hat man das "Kind" deutlich beim Lesen bemerkt. Die Handlung folgte immer einem ähnlichen Schema und am Ende kommt dann der Showdouwn. Charaktere entwickelten sich auch, aber nicht wirklich spektakulär und eigentlich nur positiv. Halt ein gutes KINDER/Jugendbuch.Im 6. Teil allerdings werden auch viele unschöne Dinge behandelt, besonders was Walküre angeht. Bei ihr hatte ich wirklich das Gefühl, dass es zu einem Lerneffekt gekommen ist. Gleichzeitig entdeckt sie auch die positiven Seiten, wenn man Macht besitzt. Und ich glaube, es würde kaum jemanden anders ergehen. Es hat nun mal seine Faszination.Was mir aber besonders gut gefallen hat, war, dass viele Geheimnisse und Probleme endlich aufgelöst wurden. Ich hasse es ein Buch zu lesen und mir zu denken: "Redet doch einfach miteinander!". Dieses Gefühl hatte ich bei diesem Teil gar nicht. Endlich hat jemand auch mal Walküre gesagt, dass sie manchmal etwas egoistisch handelt. Aber nur ein wenig ;) Schlussendlich hat mir der Teil aber deswegen so gut gefallen, weil es sich mehr um ein Jugendbuch als um ein Kinderbuch gehandelt hat. Es war wirklich spannen und ich hatte durchgehend Lust, dass Buch zu lesen!Ich hoffe, die Reihe geht so weiter!

  • Darren Hartwell
    2019-05-20 10:32

    I have spent some time agonising over how to write this review without giving away any spoilers, and the only thing I can think of is to make it shorter than most of my reviews. There is just so much happening in this book that it is nigh impossible to say much at all about the story without giving something away that may spoil the book for the few die-hard fans out there who have not yet read it. I will do my utmost however, although if you have not yet read Mortal Coil, the fifth book in the series, then I suggest you navigate away from this page now.Mortal Coil was an incredibly dark book, and as I mentioned in my review last year, one of my favourite in the series so far. There were so many great revelations, and the climactic scenes had me gasping for breath, especially regarding the fate of one of my favourite characters, Tanith Low. However, Death Bringer may have just usurped Mortal Coil and could now be my favourite book in the series, although the complete absence of Tanith from the story was a slight disappointment. So what makes it so good? I think the best way of doing this without giving away spoilers is in list form, so in no particular order:The dialogue. It's brilliant, and there seems to be so much more of it in this book. In fact, I think the increased dialogue between Sulduggery and Valkyrie is possibly the main contributing factor to the book's length. Derek Landy has created so many great characters, but what makes them stand out so much is the banter between them, and especially between his two main protagonists. It is consistently funny, occasionally poignant, and shows the deep bond that has grown between these two over the course of their adventures together.The action. There are some amazing action scenes in this book, and they are some of the best we have seen from the author. There was one scene where I suddenly started choking as I had not realised that I had been holding my breath and my lungs need to breath suddenly caught up with my brain's fixation on the story I was reading.More character development. Some of Landy's characters have remained pretty much on the sidelines of the main plot so far in the series, and although ever present we still do not know a great deal about them. One such characters is China Sorrows, and in Death Bringer we find out a great deal more about her history, and it is far from being good.More revelations. I don't think I am particularly stupid so I hope I wasn't the only one who did not see one particular revelation about Skulduggery coming. In fact, I was so surprised that I think my brain went into shut down, and I spent a good five minutes just staring at the page in shock.I've saved the best until last..... Valkyrie and Skulduggery. There will be moments in this book when you may actually find yourself disliking these two, and Val in particular. It is easy to forget that she is just a teenager, and yet she has achieved so much and seen so many horrors at such a young age. What kind of effect would that have on a teenager? In Death Bringer we really start to find out. We see her ego, her selfishness, her betrayal of trust, her moodiness - at times she becomes a thoroughly unlikeable young lady, and the story is all the better for it.Another great addition to the Skulduggery series, and it continues to be one of my favourite series around at the moment. It is just a pity that we will probably have to wait another year for Book Seven in the series. However, SP fans, make sure you hit the book stores in March 2012 as Derek Landy is contributing a Skulduggery Pleasant novelette for World Book Day, called The End of the World. This book will be set after the events of Death Bringer, but whether Tanith will feature I do not know. Whatever the outcome, I have a feeling that she will feature quite heavily in Skulduggery Pleasant Book Seven, and I am sure it won't be good for Valkyrie or Skulduggery.

  • Conor McHugh
    2019-05-02 09:11

    I borrowed the first Skulduggery book a few years back, when i was on my fishing trip to Ireland. (My family have this house in Donegal, which has been passed down the family). When i started reading it of course, i realised that it was actually SET in Ireland, how friggin' awesome....So there i was in Ireland, reading Skulduggery Pleasant, as you do. And i thought it was pretty snazzy.Then i read "playing with fire". Meh."Faceless ones" Kinda good."Dark Days" amazing."Mortal Coil" Wow.And then i saw Death Bringer. I'd almost forgot about Skulduggery, but i nabbed the book off the shelf at TESCO'S ASAP. And my god, this series has FINALLY, officially, completely won me over. Everything about it, the characters, dialogue, story, is brilliant, beyond comparison. I haven't been able to relate to the previous books as well, i think this is because it took this book for me to finally tune into the right wave length. Next time i read the previous books, ill probably love them more.This book has so many awesome quotes that i'll never forget.The romance is hilarious. Constantly laughing in Bella and Edwards face. Taking the Mick out of Paranormal romances, iv'e never smiled so much whilst reading. Here's a couple of epic quotes:Valkyrie to Caelan - "were not Buffy and Angel, or Romeo and Juliet, or those two from west side story. Were not even Edward and Bella, OK? You're far too freaky for me."Fletcher to Caelan - "Just listening to you makes me want to top myself, you self-pitying paranormal romance reject"AAAH GAAD EPICNESS.If i am ever in a fight with someone, right before i punch them, i will make sure i say "the Sparrow flies south for winter"Read the book, then you will understand.I mean it though. Read it.Now.Read the others before though, or you won't have a clue what you're reading.This is almost the first series to come along that i can say has NEARLY replaced that little gaping hole that the end of the Harry Potter books left. Bring on more Derek Landy, you genious.5 stars!

  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon
    2019-05-04 09:15

    A decent edition to the series, even darker and more dangers than before, but not one of my faves. Was disappointed that not much about the situation with Tanith was really dealt with.While I enjoyed the book well enough overall, there were a few issues. For one, the pacing was off and definitely dragged in places - and some of the fight scenes, especially the last one... ye gods. The snark and humor is still good when Valkyrie and Skulduggery are bantering, but seemed sadly lacking any other time.But my main issue was that Valkyrie isn't really very relatable. While I enjoy some of the snark and whatnot, she's just not very likable a lot of the term. You need to have a good side and qualities to counter the dark ones, and in this one she's mostly dark.And I'm sort of tired of the whole insta-heal stuff. It just doesn't give the events a whole lot of suspense and immediacy.I was torn about the one reveal, namely (view spoiler)[that Skulduggery was/is Lord Vile. (hide spoiler)] While it puts him in a unique position to understand the Darquesse situation, it also had a bit of a "really?" vibe to it. Like how much can possibly be wrapped up in these two?Still fully plan on continuing with the series, and I'm nowhere near wanting to give up on it, but I'm also still hoping it gets better. It seems like it's kinda circling the airport at this point, so to speak.

  • Kristy ▪ The Reader Dragon
    2019-05-18 09:17

    I forgot how intense those last 70 or so pages were. Like holy heck, I cringed so much and nearly had to stop reading. IT WAS GREAT!I honestly think that the best thing about this series is that there are practically never any low points. Like sure, some (*most*) characters have their lows, but the series itself never has a dull moment. It just... goes. And goes and goes and goes. Do ya get me? This series will be the absolute death of me, but it'll be a good death.

  • Abigail
    2019-05-18 05:18

    read it all so kl love the twists OMG romance parts were heart stoping

  • Maddie
    2019-04-25 06:34

    On the September 1st, at the end of school, I had Mum take me straight to the bookstore, to buy a copy. I had been waiting for Deathbringer for so long, and when I finally found it, I was ecstatic. I stayed up into the early hours of the morning finishing it, and all I can say is... Wow.So in the beginning of the book, I actually found myself getting extremely annoyed with Valkyrie. She was running off the rails, she didn't have Tanith or Ghastly to rein her in. She was completely oblivious to what she was doing to Fletcher with Caelan, and, despite his ego, I really like Fletcher. She was then consumed with self-pity for a bit, but thankfully, the action in the book soon caught up with her, and she was soon forced out of her more fickle problms when confronted with many new and more important ones. When she pulled her head in though,she proved to be the same character ere as in the past five books. you could see growth in her character, but I can't tell if it's beneficial or dangerous yet. Midway through, I found that her thoughts were darkening, and the Darquesse mindset was emerging, however she redeemed herself at the end, and proved that she was still Valkyrie. For now, anyway.As the book progressed, I was somewhat dumbfounded. I liked that China was being manipulated for once, instead of the other way round, and I like how she confronted it, in her increasingly cold and calculating manner. Despite this, she also seemed to grow emotionaally in this installment; she was showing more affection towards Valkyrie, and the two seemed to be growing closer.Caelans character, on the other hand, seemed to deplete. In Mortal Coil and Dark Days, he was a deep and somewhat mysterious, but in Deathbringer, he became Edward-esque, losing a lot of his mystique, and becoming very animalistic and melodramatic. It made me wonder what the hell Valkyrie saw in him. Seriously, he was creepy, stalkerish, and increasingly undesirable. Then I remembered, it was looks. Yeah, still not really feeling it. I don't expect Valkyrie to be perfect, but I DO expect her to have some common sense.Skulduggery. Lord Vile. At first, I didn't get it. It took a while for things to click when Tenebrae was speaking, I had to re-read it a few times to grasp what the hell was going on. Slowly, it really dawned on me. They had never fought during the war, and it was common knowledge that Skulduggery vanished for a few years after the death of his family. It was amazing to see the darkness he had within, it showed how similar he and Valkyrie really were, and why he was so understanding about the Darquesse stuff. It was a bombshell, that's for sure.All in all, it was everything I had expected, and more. I can't wait for the next trilogy to begin.

  • Lipsy
    2019-05-03 03:18

    I feel exactly the same way about this 6th instalment than I have about the last 3. I could almost write the exact same review as I did for Mortal coil ( because nothing has changed. I still love these books. They are definitely flawed and seem to be a bit slack on proof reading of late but they are just so entertaining. Like the last book, Landy's sarcastic humour that he originally planted in Skulduggery's character has seeped through to almost all the characters. It starts to annoy me a bit but then he comes out with something hilarious and all is forgiven. The main thing I loved about this book was the blatant mocking of Twilight and Valkyrie's relationship with vampire Caelan is the furthest from a Twilight romance you can get. I also loved how Landy has created a realistic character in Valkyrie as a girl who is going up with all this power which would naturally result in her becoming a bit too over confident and narcissistic. As much as I love her, I'm kind of looking forward to her being taken down a peg or has to happen doesn't it???

  • Христо Блажев
    2019-05-19 08:35

    Вестителят на смъртта възвестява задълбочаване на поредицата за Скълдъгъри Плезънт:Много е трудно да се пише за шеста поред книга в поредица – не искам да издавам нищо от “Вестителят на смъртта”, което би развалило четенето на хората, които не са чели още първите пет, а и да се опитваш да вадиш някакви изводи за поредица, която още не е завършила, ми се струва упражнение безсмислено.Дерек Ланди продължава да става все по-сериозен и вече нямам идея за каква възрастова категория е книгата – първите части уверено се позиционираха около 10-16, но след четвъртата и петата нещата вече отиват сериозно в посока хорър и никак не знам как едно хлапе, което се е запалило по магиите и хумора, ще приеме това продължение.Студио Арт Лайн

  • Kyra (Blog of a Bookaholic)
    2019-04-27 09:23

    Secreeettttssss, so many secrets! I really teared up at times during this book. We're finally told what Skulduggery did, we finally see the terrible toll Darquesse is taking on Valkyrie, we finally see and understand a (view spoiler)[lot (hide spoiler)] of the characters' pasts and understand them better. And Fletcher and Valkyrie?! DARN IT, Valkyrie, don't mess with the poor boy's feelings!And the part that made me tear up really badly? Thiiiissss:"No,"said Valkyrie. "What do we do now? We're partners. You're my best friend. I love you. You were my...I looked up to you. What am I supposed to do now?"He [Skulduggery] turned away. "You need to find yourself a new hero."*sobs*

  • Jameelah L
    2019-05-23 09:24

    OMW LIKE THIS WAS AMAZING I WAS IN Tears with what happened to Val and Fletc.. okay i am not gonna ruin the suspense for the future readers i am just gonna say its highly recommendable and its amazing one of its kind welll xcept the series itself ofcourse >>okay thats it cuz i mite blabber out the whole series

  • Miriam Joy
    2019-05-15 11:11

    THEMES. METAPHORS. TOTALLY LEGIT RESPONSES TO ADVANCES FROM CREEPY VAMPIRES. DRAMA. BADASSERY. And a bit of sass.Also a really gross scene involving an eyeball.

  • Hadlai
    2019-05-04 11:19


  • Petrucha
    2019-05-01 04:28

    Aaaaah, Derek, Derek, Derek. Where do I start... You hate Twilight. We get it. But was that really necessary? I believe not. This book would otherwise deserve full 5 stars... but the Calean thing was just way too obvious for my taste. And it’s not that I like Twilight (which..I kind of do, but that’s beside the point), it’s just the way it’s all turned around. While Derek Landy is usually great at satire and parody, this was a thinly veiled attempt (I’m not even sure there was one), which is why I’m going with four stars...OK, 4.5 stars, if I forget that irksome part of the plot, this might have been my favorite part. The Deathbringer business, Lord Vile, Darquesse... that was all done very well and I enjoyed every bit.

  • Sam Whale
    2019-04-30 06:15

    This was nearly the best book so far, following up on the same expanded interesting themes and threats and characters that mortal coil gave us. However the 50-100 pages spent wondering through the caves (never a good location in these books) with one long running fight and chase which was of very little consequence really let the side down. However, I love Kenny as a new edition and think many of the side characters such as Fletcher, Wreath and even Clarabelle have really had a chance to come into their own as characters over these past two book which has massively elevated the series as a whole.

  • Emily
    2019-05-04 05:27

    Wow. These books. That one did strike me as being a bit slower in the early part. Of course, I would read Skulduggery/Valkyrie banter for literal chapters and not care if absolutely nothing happened, but there's also everyone else's POV, too ... I think it also didn't help that I knew a couple of the big things before they happened. I wish I had the experience of discovering those things again for the first time! However, the book really picked up in the later section, and I am gutted that I have to wait till Saturday to go home and pick up the seventh! (I seem to remember REALLY enjoying the seventh. Oooohhh!)

  • Ivz Andonova
    2019-05-03 03:31

  • Ariana
    2019-04-29 06:07

    Another enjoyable read. There was some great action in this book 6 and some big things happening. There was some teenage romance that I could have done without, but this is geared for teenagers so I will look past that on my rating. Flew through this book for how long it is. For being book 6 in this series it still held my interest and had me excited to read it.

  • Darcy (Daydreamingofbookdragons)
    2019-05-03 06:30


  • Olga
    2019-05-16 03:11

    The final fight!I will write some coherent thoughts on this when I get past my current state of pure love and amazement. As for now, still out of reach.

  • Waldläuferin
    2019-05-03 06:31

    Awesome dialogues and tension and plot twists.The fighting scenes are exaggerated sometimes, so that they are hard to imagine.