I've recently started a new young adult piece of writing - I don't know if it'll become a fully fledged novel just yet. I've kind of fallen at the first hurdle with this one though. Long story short, I created a really cool character - a centuries old undead mage/wizard who sold his soul to have magical powers, but was trapped as a skeleton for the rest of eternity when he died. He'll be acting as a kind of reluctant secondary antagonist in that he doesn't want the MC to die or fail, but he was the one who 'got him into this mess'. Anyway, even though I've never even picked it up, the thought of googling Skullduggery Pleasant came into my head last night - I think maybe because he's quite a popular 'skeletal' character - and I can tell just from reading the wikipedia entry that there are similarities. Anyone who's read the book(s): what do you think?