Read between: 24th November- 2nd December
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
Synopsis: 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 one catch. There’s a reason the Necromancers don’t need her anymore. And that’s because they’ve found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between light and death.
And that’s a very, very bad thing….
Review: Okay, so the character development in the sixth installment of the series is amazing! Both Val and Skulduggery go through some major changes of character!
The main thing to note in this story is that Solomon Wreath was not able to convince the Necromancers that Valkyrie is the Death Bringer. They have their own now.
Melancholia St Clair is a young Necromancer, although older than Valkyrie, tortured by another Necromancer, Craven, in order to enhance her power so she can open the Passage and save the world. Save the world from death, that is.
Valkyrie not only has a baby sister to watch over, she also is having trouble with her love life- she dumps Fletcher because of Caelan, dumps Caelan because he’s a stalker and a vampire, and then gets back with Fletcher???? All whilst fighting the fact that Darquesse is very much still part of her.
Teenage girls and their struggles eh?
However, it was the revelation about Skulduggery that really shocked me. Derek Landy, I hate you for giving me these conflicted feelings. It turns out Lord Vile- super evil Necromancer, and the lovable skeleton detective are the same person.
That being said, this was probably my favourite of the series so far! There’s so much happening, good and bad! If ever there was a dull moment- something happened to make it interesting again.
I’d totally recommend this series.
5/5- Creepy, dark but a great read!
Thanks for reading!