Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant Book CoverSkulduggery Pleasant is a Young Adult Fantasy series by Derek Landy that so far consists of the books, The Scepter of the Ancients, Playing with Fire, and The Faceless Ones.   The premise is that a twelve year old girl  named Stephanie Edgely is saved one day by a talking skeleton detective. That day she discovers that magic is in fact real.   However, unlike most people upon having their world view turned upside down her response isn’t ‘Waaaah I want my life to be normal again!’

No, her response is, ‘CAN YOU TEACH ME TO  THROW FIREBALLS WITH MY MIND?!’

Well, that’s her response after she passes out.   No one’s perfect.

Skulduggery Pleasant is one of the best book series I have ever read. I sincerely hope that it’s able to one day rise to Harry Potter level of fame.   It more than deserves it, and is a beacon of light to anyone who yearns to read about a heroine who kicks  butt and doesn’t appear to have an emo bone in her body.

This episode is meant for those who already know and love the series. We discuss and analyze the plot of the first three books and theorize on the plot of future books.   So please, come back to this episode after you have read the books.   Otherwise, you’ll be cheating yourself out of one amazing ride.

If you haven’t read the books already, you must check them out.


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2 thoughts on “Skulduggery Pleasant

  1. Hey, just want to say your so right Skulduggery is one of my favorite books, and i can’t wait for the 4th to come out (around me ) in April.

    I also hope that Skulduggery will in fact be as famous as harry potter but not pathetic like twilight (don’t get me wrong the book were great till everyone read then after watching the film) anyway just wanted to say I agree, and your summery of the books is brilliant and so true 😀

  2. Hi, I was just listening to your podcast again, and remembered while you were discussing Skulduggery’s name. It actually means something like mischief or something, although it also really fits since he’s a skeleton 😛

    posted by: Sylvía on 2010-05-29 22:22:00

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