If you’ve read the previous Skulduggery books then you know what the Faceless Ones are — and if you know what the Faceless Ones are, then you can probably take a wild guess that things in this book are going to get AWFULLY sticky for our skeletal hero and his young sidekick. If you haven’t read the previous Skulduggery books then what are you doing reading this? Go and read them right now, so that you know what all that stuff in the previous paragraph was about. Done? Good. So now you’re on tenterhooks too, desperately awaiting the answers to all your questions, and instead you’re going to have to wait to read the book. Sorry about that.
Thoughts: This summary is actually on the copy of the book I picked up from the library. Yup, it's very much written for the fans and I like it!
Also, fun point, despite being titled 'The Faceless Ones' the image inside the crystal...is a face. Just thought I'd point that out.
Anyways, this was another fantastic installment in this hilarious series! From beginning to end it's all action, humor and adventure and I loved every bit of it! You really can never get tired of well-meaning but totally snarky characters. And that's just about everyone in this book. Not to mention how unique and enjoyable they are.
The plots are a little bit generic and can we refer to Tanith getting stabbed at some point in every book as a trope? Not yet? Oh well. Even so, they never get too predictable and boring doesn't stand a chance!
The writing really carries everything through. i mean, writing such a fast paced series and still developing a plot and great characters is hard and yet, Landy does it with ease (and snark) and I love it!
Content: Language mostly: D***, H***, and a few others of about the same sort. Then there's plenty of violence and it gets a little gruesome. Magic. And an uncomfortable description of Tanith's chest not being fully covered; this insight comes from an older, and very disgusted, woman and is not necessarily offensive but it is an unnecessary description. It's only a brief scene though and doesn't come up again. All in all, another great and fun read for (almost) all ages.