Skulduggery Pleasant 02. Playing with Fire
Winner of the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year
Just when you think you've saved the world...With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start 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 biggest challenge yet. But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home...?
Derek Landy, geb. 1974 in Lusk, ist ein irischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor.
Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his childrens story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a little thriller in which everybody dies. As a blackbelt in Kenpo Karate, he has taught countless children how to defend themselves, in the hopes of one day building his own private munchkin army. He firmly believes that they await his call to strike against his enemies (he doesnt actually have any enemies but hes assuming theyll show up sooner or later). The reason Derek writes his own biographical blurb is so that he can finally refer to himself in the third person without looking pompous or insane.