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Derek Landy - Author

About the Author

Derek Landy is the author of the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series. He doesn't like to brag about all the awards he's won, such as the Irish Book of the Decade, or the Red House in the UK, or all the other awards that he humbly displays on his mantelpiece. He is also far too modest to mention things like the first book being a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year, but would like to extend an invitation to Oprah to pop around one day for tea, in thanks for selecting his book for the Oprah's Book Club Kids Reading List. Derek plays too many video games, reads too many comics, and watches too many movies. He lives in Ireland with too many cats and too many dogs. Occasionally he talks to real people, but only when he absolutely has to.

Featured books by Derek Landy

The Dying of the Light

The Dying of the Light

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

The FINAL shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come...The War of the Sanctuaries has been won, but it was not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder. And so he draws together a team of soldiers, monster hunters, killers, criminals...and Valkyrie's own murderous reflection. The war may be over, but the final battle is about to begin. And not everyone gets out of here alive...

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Seasons of War

Seasons of War

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2020

The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light...

Seasons of War

Seasons of War

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light...

Bedlam

Bedlam

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The 12th explosive novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, BEDLAM will blow your mind - and change everything... On a desperate journey to recover her sister's lost soul, Valkyrie Cain goes up against the High Sanctuary itself, and there's nothing Skulduggery Pleasant can do to stop her. With Abyssinia's grand plan about to kick off in a night of magic, terror, and bloodshed, it falls to Omen Darkly to save the lives of thousands of innocent people. And as the madness unfolds around him, as hidden enemies step into the light, and as Valkyrie is sucked into a desperate, lawless quest of her own, he has no choice but to become the hero he never really wanted to be - or die in the attempt.

Seasons of War

Seasons of War

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light...

Seasons of War

Seasons of War

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light...

Bedlam

Bedlam

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

The 12th explosive novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, BEDLAM will blow your mind - and change everything... On a desperate journey to recover her sister's lost soul, Valkyrie Cain goes up against the High Sanctuary itself, and there's nothing Skulduggery Pleasant can do to stop her. With Abyssinia's grand plan about to kick off in a night of magic, terror, and bloodshed, it falls to Omen Darkly to save the lives of thousands of innocent people. And as the madness unfolds around him, as hidden enemies step into the light, and as Valkyrie is sucked into a desperate, lawless quest of her own, he has no choice but to become the hero he never really wanted to be - or die in the attempt.

Bedlam

Bedlam

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2019

The 12th explosive novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, BEDLAM will blow your mind - and change everything... On a desperate journey to recover her sister's lost soul, Valkyrie Cain goes up against the High Sanctuary itself, and there's nothing Skulduggery Pleasant can do to stop her. With Abyssinia's grand plan about to kick off in a night of magic, terror, and bloodshed, it falls to Omen Darkly to save the lives of thousands of innocent people. And as the madness unfolds around him, as hidden enemies step into the light, and as Valkyrie is sucked into a desperate, lawless quest of her own, he has no choice but to become the hero he never really wanted to be - or die in the attempt.

Black Order: The Warmasters Of Thanos

Black Order: The Warmasters Of Thanos

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2019

Midnight

Midnight

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2018

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off - and runs. For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved ones safe from harm, plunging into battle - time and time again - by Skulduggery Pleasant's side, and always emerging triumphant. But now the very thing that Valkyrie fights for is in danger, as a ruthless killer snatches her little sister in order to lure Valkyrie into a final confrontation. With Skulduggery racing to catch up and young sorcerer Omen scrambling along behind, Valkyrie only has twelve hours to find Alice before it's too late. The clock is ticking...

Midnight

Midnight

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2018

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off - and runs. For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved ones safe from harm, plunging into battle - time and time again - by Skulduggery Pleasant's side, and always emerging triumphant. But now the very thing that Valkyrie fights for is in danger, as a ruthless killer snatches her little sister in order to lure Valkyrie into a final confrontation. With Skulduggery racing to catch up and young sorcerer Omen scrambling along behind, Valkyrie only has twelve hours to find Alice before it's too late. The clock is ticking...

Midnight

Midnight

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2018

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off - and runs. For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved ones safe from harm, plunging into battle - time and time again - by Skulduggery Pleasant's side, and always emerging triumphant. But now the very thing that Valkyrie fights for is in danger, as a ruthless killer snatches her little sister in order to lure Valkyrie into a final confrontation. With Skulduggery racing to catch up and young sorcerer Omen scrambling along behind, Valkyrie only has twelve hours to find Alice before it's too late. The clock is ticking...

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2018

The best-selling return of skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant, out now in paperback. A lot has changed. Roarhaven is now a magical city, where sorcerers can live openly. Valkyrie Cain has been out of action for years, recovering from the war against her alter-ego Darquesse, which nearly destroyed her and everyone else. Some things never change though: bad people still want to do bad things, and Skulduggery Pleasant is still there to stop them. When Skulduggery learns of a plot to resurrect a terrifying evil, he persuades Valkyrie to join him for just 24 hours. But they need someone else on their team, someone inconspicuous, someone who can go undercover. Enter Omen Darkly. Student at the new Corrival Academy. Overlooked. Unremarkable in every way. 24 hours to save the world. One sharply-dressed skeleton. One grief-stricken young woman. One teenage boy who can't remember which class he's supposed to be in. This cannot end well...

Demon Road 3 - Finale infernale

Demon Road 3 - Finale infernale

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2018

Wenn ihr glaubt, ein Sonntagsausflug mit euren Eltern sei die Holle, dann solltet ihr euch mal mit Amber unterhalten!Amber Lamont ist die neue Stellvertreterin des Leuchtenden Dmons. In seinem Auftrag reist sie ber die Demon Road, um die Tribute einzunehmen, die seine Anhnger ihrem Herrn schulden. Jetzt ist also sie auf der Jagd nach ihren Eltern, nicht mehr umgekehrt. Aber Amber hat selbst noch einige Rechnungen offen. Und natrlich denkt sie nicht im Traum daran, bis ans Ende aller Tage einem so durchgeknallten Typen wie Astaroth zu dienen. Warum soll sie den Leuchtenden Dmon nicht noch ein letztes Mal reinlegen knnen? Schlielich hat sie in ihrer neuen Stellung uneingeschrnkten Zugang zur Hlle ... Derek Landy, Bestsellerautor und Gromeister des humorigen Horrors, treibt mit diesem Band seine Trilogie um die Dmonin Amber Lamont in ein infernalisches Finale. Aber anschnallen und festhalten: Es kreuzen wieder jede Menge Monster die Demon Road!"e;Finale infernale"e;ist derdritte Band der Demon Road-Reihe. DieTitel der ersten beidenBnde lauten "e;Hlle und Highway"e; und"e;Hllennacht in Desolation Hill"e;.

Skulduggery Pleasant - Auferstehung

Skulduggery Pleasant - Auferstehung

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2017

Die Kultserie geht weiter! Denn eine Kleinigkeit wie das groe Finale seiner Reihe um den zaubernden Skelett-Detektiv konnte Bestsellerautor Derek Landy nicht aufhalten, sich weitere Geschichten ber Skulduggery Pleasant und Walkre Unruh auszudenken. Alle Neueinsteiger knnenproblemlos auchmit diesem Band starten! Omen Darkly ist nur ein mittelmiger Schler an der Corrival-Akademie in Roarhaven. Anders als sein Zwillingsbruder Auger, der Auserwhlte, der schon fast genauso viele spannende Abenteuer erlebt hat wie einst die Toten Mnner. Dennoch ist es Omen, der von Skulduggery Pleasant einen Auftrag erhlt. Einer seiner Lehrer hat einen Geheimbund gegrndet. Und da soll Omen sich mal umhren. Nur kurz! Und ganz unauffllig, versteht sich. Und anschlieend soll er schn brav weiter zu Schule gehen. Na, wenn Skulduggery seinen neuen Schler da mal nicht unterschtzt hat!

Secret Empire: United We Stand

Secret Empire: United We Stand

Author: Derek Landy, Jim Zub Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2017

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