Skulduggery Pleasant #2: Playing With Fire Award-winning by Derek Landy (author) (UK edition)

Playing With Fire

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With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. That’s what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think. But when the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, dead bodies and vampires are suddenly showing up all over Ireland! With Baron Vengeous after the deadly armour of Lord Vile, and pretty much everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their toughest challenge yet. But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is much closer to home? This bone-chilling sequel to Skulduggery Pleasant reunites brave Valkyrie with Skulduggery, the wise-cracking dead detective!

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Skulduggery Pleasant (book 2)





Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.9; Middle years plus; 9.0 points

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  • 320 pages



UK edition

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Derek Landy

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  1. bookaholic202
    on 9 March 2014

    There is a huge secret about Lord Vile and Skullduggery In the later books so this is why he hates that armor.

  2. AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    Amazing book, i enjoyed reading it.

  3. Nashdasher
    on 8 March 2013

    This book grips you and is not to scary I also like the adventure.

  4. Ruhiie
    on 28 April 2012

    i loveee this book got me gripped since the first book!!!!

    5 out of 5
  5. dashernasher
    on 7 March 2012

    quite simply one of the best books ever i loved it.

    5 out of 5
  6. Updown
    on 25 October 2011

    It is a fantastic book about skulduggery Pleasant, who is a magic detective and is dead, and Valkyrie Cain ( Stephanie Edgley ) who is his kind of side kick.

    5 out of 5
  7. ace97
    on 25 November 2009

    this book is awesome! quite simply one of the funniest books ive ever read!