The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that’s a good thing.
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…
Thoughts: Well, you all probably know by now that I love this series so I'll save you the spew.
Writing, great and witty and always engaging. The dialogue is the best part of these books, the back and forth between characters is priceless.
Plot...okay, not my favorite book in the series for this. We finally get the culmination of Valkyrie's love triangle and that in and of itself is something I normally dislike (I'm not really much for complicated romances). This one was especially harsh in the way it affected (or didn't affect) characters and I actually didn't like Valkyrie for it. But this part mostly blows over in the first half of the book, leaving the second half full of engaging action, plot, mystery and humor. And I really liked the ending.
Characters are, as usual, the best part of this story. Fletcher especially goes through some developments that really brought out his character and made me like him even more! And of course the relationship between Skulduggery and Valkyrie is always fun.
Content: This series gets darker with each book and this one is no exception. There is excessive amounts of violence and gore ranging in scenarios like zombie attacks to a simple but brutal fight to an all out magical/super-powered battle. There's the usual language (H***, D***, and C***). And then a scene that included a forced kiss and threatened to push too far but it was brief and quickly turned into a brawl. All in all, definitely for an older audience but still a good installment into the series.