Soon after 12-year-old Stephanie's eccentric Uncle Gordon dies, she attends the reading of the will, and realizes that she will inherit her uncle's mansion. During the reading, a mysterious man, bundled in an overcoat, scarf, sunglasses, and a hat, also shows up, and introduces himself as her late uncle's friend, Skulduggery Pleasant. Skulduggery Pleasant, a walking, talking skeleton, who rescues Stephanie when she is attacked while alone in the house, teaches Stephanie a whole new world - the world of magic. Follow the adventures of Stephanie and Skulduggery, as they fight off the evil, Serpine. Will they survive, and keep evil at bay? Read this action-packed book to find out.
Date read: 3/27/2009