Kingdom of the Wicked

Kingdom of the Wicked

Book - 2012
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Magic is a disease. Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. One of those is Kitana. A normal teenage girl, who, along with her friends becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they're set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012
Description: 606 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780007480241
0007480245
9780007480227
Branch Call Number: j Land

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ChristchurchKids Dec 28, 2014

Kingdom of the Wicked is the latest installment in the very popular Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy. I had been very eager to read the seventh book, and so as soon as I got my hands on my new copy, I sat down and began to read feverishly.

From the very first page it is obvious that this book is going to be even better than the previous one. Skulduggery and Valkyrie have got their hands full, as numerous mortals across the city are suddenly gaining magical powers, and are dreaming of a man named Argeddion. They start to investigate, and so begins a new adventure, full of hideouts, evil teenage sorcerers, and lots of fighting.

Valkyrie is still struggling to keep control of her evil half, Darquesse, and her reflection is becoming more life-like by the day. When Valkyrie is given a temporary power (or perhaps curse), the trouble- and adventure- increases. The plot thickens and twists as the book progresses, more challenges being thrown at Skulduggery and Valkyrie as they strive to defeat the evil Kitana and her friends, Doran, and Sean.

Kingdom of the Wicked introduces you to many new characters and takes you to various new locations, such as the magical gaol (fit with the ultimate security system), the Alps (home to not-so-friendly Abominable Snowmen) and a couple of different dimensions (really). It is packed with the humour, adventure, and originality that made us all fall in love with the Skulduggery Pleasant series in the first place.

I was intrigued by Mr. Landy’s development of the magical world, overjoyed to have new characters to love or hate, and ecstatic to be reunited with my favourite characters. As usual, Mr. Landy’s wit and humour had me rolling on the ground laughing. One of my favourite “funny characters”, Desmond Edgely (Valkyrie’s dad), continues to amuse readers with his antics.

Vaurien Scapegrace returns, providing even more laughs. If you haven’t read the series, Scapegrace is (at this point in the series) the head of a zombie, who was once a murderer wannabe. I’m sure you can already tell that Scapegrace, like so many of the characters, is a very unique person, who adds even more flavour to the addictive taste of the book.

All of this is just a hint of the experiences promised, should you choose to read the latest Skulduggery Pleasant adventure. I will warn you though; once you begin reading, you will never want to stop!

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Local_Bookworm
Nov 04, 2014

I love these books! My favourite part about this one is that Argiddeon isn't exactly evil.

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h19175507
Jan 13, 2013

awesome series every on e read these books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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leshi123
Nov 13, 2012

a wicked book great series i strongly recomend to the ages between 10-15

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niteshkhanal981
Nov 06, 2012

HOW MANY PAGE DO BOOK HAVE LOL

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doompoo564
Jul 17, 2012

I have read the whole series,
they are great books and I have read them 5 times!
By the way if you are also a skulduggery pleasant fan you should check out the website:http://www.skulduggerypleasant.co.uk/

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Nov 04, 2014

Local_Bookworm thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Oct 17, 2012

AmaanKhan thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and over

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Anaktiga3
Oct 20, 2014

"What are we looking for?"
"Seriously? I gave you the file half an hour ago."
"Yes, you did."
"Did you read it?"
"No, I did not."
Ghastly sighed. "It's called an Accelerator. It's a big machine type thing."
"Great. What does it look like?"
"I don't know."
"Is that it?"
"No. That's a wall."
"It could be disguised."
"You're really not very good at looking for things, are you?"
"I'm good at looking for walls. Look, I found another."

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Anaktiga3
Oct 20, 2014

"I think I've worked it out," he said. "I just need to disconnect the Emergency Valve Regulators one at a time. Once that's done, removing the helmet shouldn't result in any significant trauma."
"Emergency Valve Regulators," she repeated. "Sp you DO know what you're doing?"
"Not really," he said yanking another wire."I made that term up to keep you happy. I'm just pulling all the red wires because they're the pretty ones."
Before she could protest, he yanked another three, then nodded.
"That should do it."
"Oh dear God."
He started undoing helmet straps. "If this works, you're going to be mightily impressed with me."
"And if it doesn't work, you could kill him"
"For the chance to see the look of sheer awe on your face, Valkyrie, I'm willing to risk it."

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winner2345
Jul 10, 2014

“He could be a butterfly dreaming he's a man."
"Well, he's not. He's a big fat man dreaming he's a big fat butterfly. What the hell am I supposed to do?"
There was another hesitation. "I'm not sure. You don't happen to have a large net handy, do you?"
"I want to hit him. I want to hit YOU, but I also want to hit him.”

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winner2345
Jul 10, 2014

Skulduggery and Valkyrie are working in a case again but this is an unusual case because humans are getting powers to be able to do strong magic.

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