Thursday, June 26, 2008

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire
When the evil Baron Vengeous escapes from prison, Detective Skulduggery Pleasant and his apprentice, Valkyrie Cain, have just two days to recapture him or the Baron's creature, the Grotesquery, may summon the Faceless Ones back to their world.

2 comments:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...The plot speeds along amid a whirl of chases, last-tick rescues, one high casualty melee after another and plenty of snappy, hard-boiled dialogue. Landy gives the term "deadpan humor" a whole new meaning; readers who prefer their heroes laconic and their action nonstop are in for a wild ride.

Nate said...

Fine dialogue between the heroine and her various counterparts. Unfortunately the real meat and story of the book is fairly repetitive and not very unique. The language is of average quality. What makes it worth reading (the dialogue) also damns it (lack of character development).

Will watch this author in future.