Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil is the fifth book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, released on 1 September Mortal Coil. Home · Mortal Coil Author: Landy Derek. 64 downloads Views Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil (Book 5) · Read more · Immortal Coil. Read "Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 5)" by Derek Landy available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first eBook.
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However, while the key is recovered successfully, the plan comes to a halt when Fletcher is possessed.
Valkyrie is rescued from her boyfriend by Billy-Ray Sanguine , who has been hired to bring down the remnants, and who asks after Tanith, hinting he has a crush on her. Valkyrie discovers that Clarabelle has been possessed and murdered Kenspeckle, and is later attacked by Fletcher. The group drive to the Soul Catcher, and Skulduggery reveals to Valkyrie that he suspects that one of their group is possessed. This suspicion is proven correct when China turns on the group, launching a surprise attack on Ghastly, incapacitating Skulduggery, and attacking Tanith using symbols.
She orders a Remnant to possess Ghastly instead of Tanith, and kidnaps Valkyrie. However, before she escapes, Sanguine steals the key for the Soul Catcher from her. While the group find the Soul Catcher, Valkyrie is possessed by a remnant in an effort to spur their messiah's coming, bringing out Darquesse.
However, Darquesse is not the remnant in control - instead, it is a part of Valkyrie which hates everything. It overpowers the remnant possessing Valkyrie, and sets about killing all bystanders with pleasure, with no regard for whose side they are on.
Skulduggery arrives after a few minutes and explains that Darquesse is what Valkyrie will become if she refuses to fight back against the apathy, bitterness and hopelessness, and she finally destroys the struggling remnant in her body, which returns her to normal.
He then holds Valkyrie hostage threatening to kill her to force the remnants to release their bodies, which allows the Soul Catcher to retrieve them.
However, the one possessing Tesseract escapes and possesses Tanith.
Valkyrie and Tanith fight, but Valkyrie is unable to get her to the Soul Catcher in time: the possessed Tanith escapes. As the sorcery community recovers from several deaths, a new Council is chosen, with Ravel as Grand Mage, and Ghastly and Madam Mist as Elders - Madam Mist being a close friend of the Torment, who insists she is accepted before allowing the use of the Sanctuary. Ghastly wasn't keen on taking the job, but was keen on finding a cure for Tanith. Skulduggery tells Valkyrie that there is no cure for removing a remnant after it has taken over someone for more than 4 days.
Fletcher takes Valkyrie to Australia to apologize for his actions while possessed, and she tells him that she loves him, but she finds herself unwillingly interested is Caelan. Tanith arrives at Valkyrie's house, after the four-day period before a Remnant fuses itself to a host, and explains that she does not plan to attack Valkyrie, but rather to lead her subtly towards her "destiny" as Darquesse; Tanith leaves with Sanguine, her new boyfriend. Skulduggery attempts to arrest Tesseract after Tesseract kills the Torment, but during the chase Tesseract is mortally-wounded by a man claiming to be Lord Vile, who says to Skulduggery that he has returned and is building up his strength, and that he plans to kill Valkyrie, who he thinks may be the Death Bringer, and all of the Necromancers.
The Sanctuary is now a pile of ash, those responsible are on the run, and a russian assassin has just arrived to clean house and eradicate the conspirators.
Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain have their hands full dealing with a bone-breaking hitman and on top of that the Remnants have escaped, a swarm of the most evil spirits in the world that have finally found something to strive for. The story is the first thing that has improved.
The story links nicely with events from Dark Days and contains events that will carry on into the next novel, and of course answers some questions that have been around since the first three books and poses many more, a speciality of the SP series. The key plotline of the second trilogy becomes a bit more clear in this book, and one or two events in the story will have a big effect on the third trilogy as well.
And the reveal at the end of the last novel is expanded upon greatly in Mortal Coil, allowing you to understand what is coming and why its completely awesome. No other word describes this cover adequately. Mortal Coil not only features many of the characters we know and love but introduces the most new characters of any novel so far. We of course have Skulduggery and Valkyrie, the latter of whom is still dealing with events of the fourth book and which motivates a lot of her actions in this novel, and the former is as insane as ever.
Tanith Low and Ghastly Bespoke are present as well and both characters, the former in particular, find themselves in very new situations that give their characters new plotlines, and the return of the curmudgeonly Kenspeckle Grouse is a nice addition.
And plenty of new characters are introduced including the vampire Caelan, the russian assassin Tesseract, and the eerie Dr.
Nye, all of whom are great additions to the series that really add to the book in different ways. The action is one of the most standout things of this novel because in the first few chapters you can tell the difference in power.