Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

eBook - 2008
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When the evil Baron Vengeous escapes from prison, Detective Skulduggery Pleasant and his apprentice, Valkyrie Cain, have just two days to recapture him or the Baron's creature, the Grotesquery, may summon the Faceless Ones back to their world.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2008.
ISBN: 9780062043863
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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violet_wolf_276
Dec 04, 2015

Such a great book! I am reading it for the second time! I absolutly love the first sentence! How often does a book start with people fighting on a rooftop?

joshuaChuang Nov 24, 2014

This book is amazing

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h21867055
Dec 03, 2013

just amazing!!!!!!!!!! you should check it out......

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JihadiConservative
Oct 21, 2013

Playing with Fire is a magnificiant book. I love the charecters and the story. Book 2 is wild and even better than book 1 also ups up the violence level.

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DragonLord_1
Jun 04, 2013

Continuing the series' air of magic, good vs. evil, and walking, talking, undead skeletal sorcerers, Playing with fire is one of the best books I have ever read (which is a lot!).

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Bearskito
May 27, 2013

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire is very similar to the first book, alternately titled Skulduggery Pleasant: Sceptre of the Ancients or just Skulduggery Pleasant. It has the same dark, sarcastic humour of the first book. Valkirye Cain can now do magic, and has more experience as a detective. The Villain of the book is Baron Vengeous, one of Lord Malevolent Generals. His plot involves reviving an ancient creature made of parts of many creatures, including the body of a faceless one, known as the Grotesquery. The Grotesquery is able to call the faceless ones back to earth, if it is brought back to life. The Baron’s plan also involves the armour of Lord Vile, a necromancer. Necromancers put most of their power into an object, which allows anyone else that has the object to use their power. It has many of the same characters as the first book, but also many new ones who are carried over into the next book including Billy-Ray Sanguine, an evil mage who has the power to travel though the earth. This is a very good book.

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alexandred
Sep 22, 2012

must read this book but i prefer the first one

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Green_Panda_46
Aug 10, 2012

A great novel. Confusing in some areas, but nonetheless, I recommend this vivid story!

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MaximumRainbow
Jun 20, 2012

This book made me try to use magic... too bad magic isn't real!!

Goodbook, not my favorite out of the whole sieries, but still a very good book none the less! If you liked this one, you are going to love the next one "The Faceless ones."

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Krain
Aug 28, 2011

I can't stop reading right from the first page!!!!!!! (same with all the other books in this series)

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RobertELPL Mar 04, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Dec 03, 2013

h21867055 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and under

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Oct 21, 2013

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samcoughlan
Oct 07, 2014

Coarse Language: just kidding!!!!!!!

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JihadiConservative
Oct 21, 2013

Violence: Actually way more than one would expect for a kids book.

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JewelMcLatchy Apr 22, 2012

We're not retreating, we're advancing in reverse.

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