Although suggested for readers aged 12-15 years-old,
is likely to be enjoyed
by many younger readers from about 9 years up. We
read it as a family and, from 11 to 47, enjoyed it
immensely! From the moment Skulduggery appears the
action heats up and drives the reader relentlessly
through the book. While comparisons with Harry
Potter seem inevitable, this book has more in common
Artemis Fowl novels - lots of action, snappy
dialog and magic.
Despite most of the action taking place in Ireland,
the writing has a distinctly English flair.
Conversations between the principal characters
sparkle with dry wit, sarcasm and understatement.
Skulduggery has more than a little James Bond in his...
Beyond the Book
lives near Dublin,
Ireland; the setting for
his first book. After working on
a farm and deciding that life
was not for him, he started
writing for horror movies, two
of which were produced by the
Irish Film Board: Dead Bodies
(2003), and Boy Eats Girl
: The second in the Skulduggery Pleasant series,
Playing With Fire