Skulduggery and Valkyrie are facing a new enemy: Baron Vengeous, who is determined to bring back the terrifying Faceless Ones and is crafting an army of evil to help him. Added to that, Vengeous is about to enlist a new ally (if he can raise it from the dead): the horrible Grotesquery, a very unlikable monster of legend.
Once Vengeous is on the loose, dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland. Now pretty much everybody is out to kill Valkyrie, and the daring detective duo faces its biggest challenge yet.
But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home?
Look for Scepter of the Ancients
ISBN: 9780061240881 Publisher: HarperCollins Publication date: May 6th 2008 Pages: 389
The second in this series. I’m not usually a series reader but this will be one I shall continue to read. I also have a feeling that the reviews for the books in this series are going to be saying the same thing over and over again.
We once again meet up with Skulduggery and Valkyrie in another detective adventure. Valkyrie is proving to be seen as a threat to the monsters of the world that she now is involved in. We are introduced to yet more monsters out to get Valkyrie and Skulduggery. Landy managed to have me laughing in spots purely because of what he wrote. Skulduggery is a wonderfully nonchalant and doesn’t seem to be bothered that much by being captured and tortured. He seems to take it all in his stride while he waits for Valkyrie to come and rescue him. This is truly a great introduction to fantasy that is a step up from Harry Potter. This is truly a series to be experienced and not just spoken about. I look forward to the next installment.
Recommend for: Adults Rating: 5 stars