Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What's Christian Reading? Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire

This week, Christian returns after a long hiatus to give us his thoughts on an interesting book; Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire, by Derek Landy. Let's see what he's got to say about it.

Here's what Christian says the book is about.

"Skulduggery Pleasant, the skeleton detective, and his apprentice Valkyrie Cain, once known as 12 year old Stephanie Edgley, have gone up against another one of Mevolent’s high ranking generals, this one much more powerful than Nefarain Serpine.

“His name is Baron Vengeous and like Serpine he would love to see the Faceless Ones come back to the world that we know and call home. Skulduggery and Valkyrie know that the return of the Faceless Ones would mean the destruction of Earth and would plunge the world into darkness.

“Baron seeks to wake the grotesquery, a monster that is made from the most harmful creatures of fable the world has to offer. It could make a portal that could let the Faceless Ones back into the world. Will Valkyrie and Skulduggery complete Valkyrie’s training or will the world be plunged into the reign of the Faceless Ones?" 

Here's what Christian liked best about the book.

"I liked the part when Valkyrie strode out of China’s bedroom and said, 'Here I am.' I think it was funny to read about the look on Baron's face."

Was there anything he did not like about the book?

"Was there anything I didn’t like? I have to say no. I loved every part of it."

So, how did Christian rate Playing with Fire (don’t try this at home) by Derek Landy?

He gave it five out of five flaming monkey heads.

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