Derek Landy – The Faceless Ones (Skullduggery Pleasent #3)

Skulduggery Pleasant – Die Diablerie bittet zum Sterben

© Loewe Verlag

publisher: HarperCollins/
Loewe Verlag (German)
published 2010
pages: 432


Valkyrie screamed, sprinting toward Skulduggery.
He looked up and reached out to her, but it was too late. . . .
If you’ve read the other Skulduggery Pleasant books by Derek Landy (and you really should have read them by now), you’ve seen it all before: Some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie fight valiantly to stop it from happening. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything’s all right in the end.
Well, not this time.

In (Very) Short:

+ the third book in the series
+ fast-paced, sarcastic, fun, thrilling
+ not everything is black and white

My Opinion:

Well, since this is a third book in the series, I will refrain from summarizing the story in order not to spoil the previous books.

I listened to this as an audiobook and really enjoyed the story. It was fast-paced, sometimes a little predictable and than other times it was full of twists and turns that I did not see coming. I reconnected with old friends, I met new characters, I saw the toll this was taking on Valkyrie and I enjoyed the wit and sarcasm of the skeleton detective.

The books never lack action and fun, likeable characters and witty lines, and good old butt-kicking action. I also like that not everything is simply painted black and white, and of course the conspiracy aspect because it keeps you at your toes.

Bottom Line:

Another great adventure in the series.


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