Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men

The rip-roaring final instalment of Derek Landy’s lightning-sharp series – a must for anyone who likes to laugh or scream!

War has finally come. Not a war between good and evil, or light and dark. But a war between Sanctuaries. For too long, the Irish Sanctuary has teetered on the brink of world-ending disaster. Now 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 as they hunt for the root of a vast conspiracy. But another war is raging within Valkyrie herself. Her own dark side, the insanely powerful Darquesse, is rising to the surface. If Valkyrie slips, even for a moment, Darquesse will burn the world and everyone in it…

“This is a writer at the height of his powers and Landy is getting better with every book.” Irish Independent

“More kick-ass than a box set of Buffy.” Bookzone4Boys

most of you liked this

Fun Stuff


Recent reviews

  • Valkyrie is not strong enough to handle Darquesse and Stephanie aka the reflection is turning into an actual person.

    9 March 2014

  • Its an epic conclusion to a great series.

    8 March 2014

  • loved it

    It was a really interesting book. It had a lot of action and contained a lot of detail. Derek Landy is the best.

    4 March 2014

  • liked it

    this an brilliant book. i think everyone should get it

    28 August 2013

See all reviews

Who's reading this?

We want to read this book

All people who want to read this


  • Photo of Derek Landy

    Derek Landy

    Derek Landy is the author of the bestselling Skulduggery books – the funniest dead detective ever!


    Derek Landy has won multiple awards for his Skulduggery Pleasant series, including the Richard & Judy and Red House awards.

Look inside

  • Preview 0
  • Preview 1
  • Preview 2
  • Preview 3
  • Preview 4
  • Preview 5

Rate this book

  1. loved it
  2. liked it
  3. okay
  4. not for me
  5. rubbish
Write about this book