Skulduggery Pleasant is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods for company. Can he possibly survive? (Yes, all right, he's already dead. But still.)
Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior.
Oh yes. And dead.
Pleasant is gone, sucked into a parallel dimension overrun by the
Faceless Ones. If his bones haven’t already been turned to dust, chances
are he’s insane, driven out of his mind by the horror of the ancient
gods. There is no official, Sanctuary-approved rescue mission. There is
no official plan to save him.
But Valkyrie's never had much time for plans.
problem is, even if she can get Skulduggery back, there might not be
much left for him to return to. There’s a gang of villains bent on
destroying the Sanctuary, there are some very powerful people who want
Valkyrie dead, and as if all that wasn’t enough it looks very likely
that a sorcerer named Darquesse is going to kill the world and everyone
Skulduggery is gone. All our hopes rest with Valkyrie. The world’s weight is on her shoulders, and its fate is in her hands.
These are dark days!
Thoughts: Part two in the miniseries "Books I Read Last Year and Forgot to Tell You Guys About!"
I love this series so much! While the beginning of the story seemed to move a little fast, the pacing evens out by the middle. The plot thickens and slowly things start coming together, secrets are revealed but only when more are unearthed.
The characters develop, relationships change, so do people. We're left unsure of anything...which is a way I rather like the middle of my book series to be.
And the writing, always funny. Always great. Always fun! I was laughing at loud by chapter two...again.
Content: This book lived up to it's name, Dark Days, it was dark and even creepy. There was quite a bit of violence and some gore. A little language (D***, C***). Lots of magic. Kissing. Some mature themes. Definitely not for younger readers but a riveting and exciting read for teens and older!