Summary: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are facing a new enemy: Baron Vengeous, who is determined to bring back the terrifying Faceless Ones and is crafting an army of evil to help him. Added to that, Vengeous is about to enlist a new ally (if he can raise it from the dead): the horrible Grotesquery, a very unlikable monster of legend.
Once Vengeous is on the loose, dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland. Now pretty much everybody is out to kill Valkyrie, and the daring detective duo faces its biggest challenge yet.
But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home?
Thoughts: This is quickly becoming one of my new favorite series. The writing is hard to beat with it's hilarious back and forth banter between characters!
The characters themselves are great! You really can't beat a snappy Skeleton detective and his sassy thirteen year-old sidekick in levels of cool. Especially when they're both magic wielding, action-loving, crazy.
And the plot was a lot of fun too. A new villain, bigger and badder, and the beginnings of a steady plot lurking in the shadows. After all, someone has to be pulling the strings somewhere, right?
Content: Language such as H***, D***, and a few others, all about the same level. These are all pretty sparse and scattered but still there. Lots of violence. Vampires (the evil kind). And magic, lots of that. Really though, it's mostly clean, just maybe not great for small children, some of the scenes get a little intense and even creepy. But a great, fun and easy read for all fantasy/action lovers!