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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 28. Chapters: List of Skulduggery Pleasant characters, Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days, Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer, Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked, Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil, Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire, Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones, Skulduggery Pleasant (series). Excerpt: The rather Notorious 'skulduggery pleasant' books have taken the world by storm thanks to Derek Landy and his vivid imagination. There are many books in the series including: This list comprises information on characters who exist in the following fantasy novels: The Skulduggery Pleasant novels are written by Derek Landy. The premise of the novel is that magic is real and those with the ability to wield it live among us. Magic is split into many "Schools" or disciplines, the two main groups being Elementals (which concentrate on magic involving the classical elements of fire, earth, air and water) and Adepts (which is split into many other disciplines, some more obscure than others, examples being Sensitives (similar to traditional psychics or mediums), Teleporters, Shapeshifters, Necromancers etc.). Many years ago an evil sorcerer named Mevolent attempted to conquer the world and was opposed by a resistance movement led by a powerful magician named Skulduggery Pleasant who was later killed by Mevolent's forces but came back to life as a living skeleton and then defeated Mevolent. In the book Skulduggery meets a strong-willed girl named Stephanie Edgley whose uncle, an old friend of Skulduggery has died under mysterious circumstances and together the two of them must defend the world from various evil beings who seek to destroy it. Stephanie subsequently adopts the name Valkyrie Cain which she retains for the rest of the series. She and Skulduggery have a good relationship....