The End of the World


by Derek Landy (Author)

Book Cover for The End of the World

Companion book
Pages: 128
Hey, punks! Skulduggery and Valkyrie are about to make your day...

15-year-old Ryan is running away from home, looking for escape and adventure. But unfortunately, sometimes people DO get what they wish for. Ryan hasn't gone far before he is set upon by a bunch of scary, nihilistic punk-sorcerers who need him to set off a doomsday device that will destroy the planet and everyone on it. Fun!

Riding to the rescue, however, is a certain skeleton detective and his teenage partner/combat accessory. Now Skulduggery and Valkyrie only have a few hours to figure out what's going on, while saving Ryan and – incidentally – the whole world. And all that time, the punk-sorcerors are closing in...

This novelette was written to celebrate World Book Day in the Year of Reading! The story takes place just after the events of 'Death Bringer,' so technically this is book number 6.5 in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, though it bears no effect on the series as a whole.

Skulduggery Pleasant Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Skulduggery Pleasant
Reading level: 10+
Books in series: 16
Read in order? Yes
Website: www.skulduggerypleasant.com
Tags: fantasy  mystery  adventure  crime  magic 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Skulduggery Pleasant (Scepter of the Ancients)  (2007)
2.   Playing with Fire  (2008)
3.   The Faceless Ones  (2009)
4.   Dark Days  (2010)
5.   Mortal Coil  (2010)
6.   Death Bringer  (2011)
7.   Kingdom of the Wicked  (2012)
8.   Last Stand of Dead Men  (2013)
9.   The Dying of the Light  (2014)
10.   Resurrection  (2017)
11.   Midnight  (2018)
+   The End of the World  (2012)
+   Tanith Low in the Maleficent Seven  (2013)
+   The Lost Art of World Domination  (2007)
+   Gold, Babies and the Brothers Muldoon  (2008)
+   Armageddon Outta Here  (2014)