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Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Thoughts: Last Stand Of Dead Men, By Derek Landy

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (29 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000748920X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007489206
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.2 x 5.6 cm

"War has finally come.

But it's not a war between good and evil, or light and dark - it's a war between Sanctuaries. For too long now, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster, and the other Sanctuaries around the world have had enough. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they're going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making. 

But while this war is only beginning, another war rages within Valkyrie herself. Her own dark side, the insanely powerful being known as Darquesse, is on the verge of rising to the surface. And if Valkyrie slips, even for a moment, then Darquesse will burn the world and everyone in it."-Goodreads

My Thoughts: 
Okay, you know those books that are just great? They meet all your expectations, captivate you, everything. Yet despite that, you stare at your computer screen, wondering what on earth to ramble on about? Yeah, Welcome to my current situation. 

When Derek Landy revealed the tagline to his latest piece of work,  I was a bit skeptical. "No one is safe"? I've heard that line a hundred times before, but not quite like this. People die in Last Stand of Dead men, main characters and nameless characters alike. At this point, my only worry is how many people will die in the last book of the series... When everything comes crumbling down.
But alas! Derek Landy still maintains his witty humour, laugh-out-loud scenarios, and signature combat choreography. (Which you can expect a lot of, considering the war that this novel revolves around). If you were expecting this series to "bog down" before the end, you''ll be sorely disappointed. 

Oh, and Mr. Landy did one more amazing thing in Last Stand Of Dead Men that made it special for us minions. What exactly you ask? Well, he included some of us in his book. Yep, some of the names you'll hear in LSODM are real fans! (No not me, but some of the people I know)

To put it in a nutshell, LSODM was amazing. I raced through all 164,729 words of it in exactly two days. Somehow, amidst my frantic preparations for school, I managed to find some time for this gargantuan-sized thrill-ride.
Rating: 4.9/5
What to expect?
  • War
  • Death
  • Secrets
  • Betrayal


  1. PHAHAHHA. I'm sorry but I am stealing that GIF and whenever I don't know what to write I will think of this blog as I stare at it. It is AMAZING.

    Fabulous review, also! Maybe should have lead with that. <3

  2. Anonymous1:11 PM

    it looks awsome