Based on Ali Shaw's novel, One night, when 44-year-old English teacher Adrien Thomas is alone in his flat sleeping off a lot of beer and a nasty takeaway, giant trees push up through the ground destroying the surface of the earth and everything on it. The trees crush buildings, vehicles and their occupants in scenes reminiscent of catastrophic earthquakes. Britain, and perhaps the rest of the world, returns in a few late-night minutes to its forested state. Electronic devices are just toxic metals; oil and petrol merely pollutants. Adrien bumbles around the wreckage looking for the police and the army ...
What if Dune had been made a decade earlier?
The third outrageous adventure of Valkyrie Cain and her snappy sidekick—Skulduggery Pleasant. As skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkryie Cain (aka fourteen-year-old Stephanie Edgley) attempt to solve a rash of murders, a trusted friend has a vision that the apocalypse is on its way and the Faceless Ones will return—all by Friday!
The Caithnesses are members of the Family, immortal vampires who wield secret power around the word, a family of aristocratic and highly intelligent vampires. Andrew Caithness is their candidate to rule America. Restraint is, however, always a Family characteristic and security is byword- a state of mind easily come by since twentieth-century Others refuse to believe in the supernatural. Only when Catriona, Andrew's niece, begins to fall genuinely in love with a New York Times political reporter is the Family's security and political ambition threatened.
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…?
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