Scepter of the Ancients

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Scepter of the Ancients

By Derek Landy; Tom Percival (Illustrator)

HarperTrophy, Paperback, 9780061231179, 392pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2008


Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace DetectiveSnappy DresserRazor tongued WitCrackerjack SorcererandWalking, Talking, Fire-throwing Skeleton

as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.

These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.

The end of the world?

Over his dead body.

Praise For Scepter of the Ancients

“An utterly charming debut, perfect for the Potter crowd.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre, and uses humor to take the edge off.”
-ALA Booklist

“Fun and quirky with lots of humor.”

“A distinctly Horowitzian humor and verve.”
-London Times

“This book is a delight. Full of character, black humor, and great fun.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)

“Expected to take over Harry Potter’s place.”