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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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Other books by Derek Landy

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: 15/10/2017

Demon Road 2 - Hollennacht in Desolation Hill

Demon Road 2 - Hollennacht in Desolation Hill

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2017

Der zweite Band von Derek Landys neuer Trilogie ist wieder ein schwarzhumoriger Hollenritt durch die Klassiker des amerikanischen Horrorkinos. Haarstraubender Lesespa fur alle Fans von Skulduggery Pleasant, Supernatural oder Stranger Things. Wenn ihr glaubt, Dmonen knne man nicht reinlegen, dann solltet ihr euch mal mit Amber unterhalten! Desolation Hill ist nur scheinbar ein friedliches Stdtchen. Jedes Jahr findet hier ein groes Festival statt. Alle Fremden mssen die Stadt verlassen und die Kinder werden in Panikrumen eingeschlossen. Nur die Erwachsenen wissen genau, was in der Hllennacht passiert. Und sie knnen gar nicht erwarten, dass es endlich losgeht. Als kurz vor Einbruch der Dmmerung ein kleiner Junge verschwindet, ist Amber Lamont eines klar: Hier hat mal wieder jemand einen Pakt mit Dmonen geschlossen und eine unschuldige Seele muss geopfert werden. Aber da schaut Amber nicht lange zu! "e;Hllennacht in Desolation Hill"e; ist derzweite Band der Demon Road-Reihe.Der Titel des ersten Bandes lautet "e;Hlle und Highway"e;.

The Dying of the Light

The Dying of the Light

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

The ninth book in the original, jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkyrie. 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...

Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 10)

Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 10)

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2017

The skeleton detective is coming back to life... again! It's the tenth, triumphant novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world.Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series - an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world.We can't say much but we can say this: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are going to team up with beloved characters from the first 9 books as well as an all-new cast, including new teen co-star Omen Darkly, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions... while answering questions that go right back to the beginning.And Derek says this: "e;I was halfway through Last Stand of Dead Men, I think, when I realised that I had more stories to tell. I told myself that if Skulduggery and Valkyrie survived the series, I would leave the option open of returning to their world. There were still secrets I need to reveal, after all, and there were still horrors they had to face. They survived the first series. But they're really going to wish they hadn't."e;

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

The skeleton detective is coming back to life... again! It's the tenth, triumphant novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world. Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series - an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world. We can't say much but we can say this: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are going to team up with beloved characters from the first 9 books as well as an all-new cast, including new teen co-star Omen Darkly, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions... while answering questions that go right back to the beginning. And Derek says this: I was halfway through Last Stand of Dead Men, I think, when I realised that I had more stories to tell. I told myself that if Skulduggery and Valkyrie survived the series, I would leave the option open of returning to their world. There were still secrets I need to reveal, after all, and there were still horrors they had to face. They survived the first series. But they're really going to wish they hadn't.

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

The skeleton detective is coming back to life... again! It's the tenth, triumphant novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world. Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series - an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world. We can't say much but we can say this: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are going to team up with beloved characters from the first 9 books as well as an all-new cast, including new teen co-star Omen Darkly, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions... while answering questions that go right back to the beginning. And Derek says this: I was halfway through Last Stand of Dead Men, I think, when I realised that I had more stories to tell. I told myself that if Skulduggery and Valkyrie survived the series, I would leave the option open of returning to their world. There were still secrets I need to reveal, after all, and there were still horrors they had to face. They survived the first series. But they're really going to wish they hadn't.

American Monsters

American Monsters

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face. For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

Demon Road Trilogy: The Complete Collection: Demon Road; Desolation; American Monsters (The Demon Road Trilogy)

Demon Road Trilogy: The Complete Collection: Demon Road; Desolation; American Monsters (The Demon Road Trilogy)

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

AN EPIC NEW TRILOGY.The creator of the number one bestselling SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series returns with the story of a girl on the run from everything she loves... and the monsters that await her.Demon Road:For anyone who ever thought their parents were monsters... Amber Lamont is a normal sixteen-year-old. Smart but insecure, she spends most of her time online, where she can avoid her beautiful, aloof parents and their weird friends.But when a shocking encounter reveals a horrifying secret, Amber is forced to go on the run. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers and red-skinned, horned demons - Amber hurtles from one threat to the next, revealing the terror woven into the very fabric of her life. As her parents close in behind her, Amber's only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be...Demon Road: Desolation:Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City, Amber and Milo flee north. On their trail are the Hounds of Hell - five demonic bikers who will stop at nothing to drag their quarries back to their unholy master.Amber and Milo's only hope lies within Desolation Hill - a small town with a big secret; a town with a darkness to it, where evil seeps through the very floorboards. Until, on one night every year, it spills over onto the streets and all hell breaks loose. And that night is coming...Demon Road: American Monsters:Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face.For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

Skulduggery Pleasant: Band 7-9 inklusive eShort

Skulduggery Pleasant: Band 7-9 inklusive eShort

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2017

Dieses eBundle beinhaltet die Bande 7 bis 9 der Spiegel-Bestsellerreihe um den Skelett-Delektiv Skulduggery Pleasant: "e;Duell der Dimensionen"e;, "e;Die Ruckkehr der Toten Manner"e; und "e;Das Sterben des Lichts"e;. Auerdem ist eine exklusive Kurzgeschichte von Derek Landy in diesem Bundle enthalten. Duell der DimensionenWarum haben ganz normale Sterbliche pltzlich magische Fhigkeiten? Die wenigsten knnen damit umgehen. Wie zum Beispiel Jerry, der sich fr einen Schmetterling hlt. Aber einige dieser Neu-Magier entwickeln so starke Krfte, dass sie eine blutige Spur der Verwstung durch das ganze Land ziehen. Nur ein sehr mchtiger Zauberer kann ihnen diese unglaubliche Macht gegeben haben. Einer, der seinen wahren Namen kennt. So wie Walkre selbst. Und er muss unbedingt gestoppt werden!Die Rckkehr der Toten MnnerEs herrscht Krieg! Doch diesmal stellen sich die Sanktuarien der Welt gegen das irische Sanktuarium. Denn Irland ist eine Wiege der Magie und das weckt Begehrlichkeiten. Und so kmpfen nun Zauberer gegen Zauberer, whrend im Verborgenen Hexen und Warlocks nur darauf warten, die Gemeinschaft an ihrer verwundbarsten Stelle zu treffen. Aber Irland hat eine Geheimwaffe - die Toten Mnner. Und mitten unter ihnen ein neues Mitglied: Walkre Unruh. Niemand ahnt, dass Walkre selbst die grte Zerstrung bringen wird. Das Sterben des LichtsDer Krieg der Sanktuarien ist beendet. Doch der Kreis der Freunde um Skulduggery Pleasant ist kleiner geworden, und Walkre Unruh ist verschwunden. An ihrer Stelle kmpft nun Walkres Spiegelbild. Aber es hat etwas entwickelt, das ein Spiegelbild niemals verspren darf: Gefhle. Derweil steht die ganze Zaubererwelt unter Spannung, denn es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, wann Darquise zurckkehrt. Die mchtigste und schrecklichste Zauberin, die mit der Welt spielt wie ein Kind, das sein liebstes Spielzeug zerstrt und dann achtlos wegwirft. Nur wenige kennen ihre Identitt: Denn in Darquise steckt niemand anderes als Walkre.

Skulduggery Pleasant 9 - Das Sterben des Lichts

Skulduggery Pleasant 9 - Das Sterben des Lichts

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2016

Der Krieg der Sanktuarien ist beendet. Die Kinder der Spinne sind besiegt und die Gefahren durch Warlocks, Restanten und Totenbeschworer sind vorerst eingedammt. Doch der Kreis der Freunde um Skulduggery Pleasant ist kleiner geworden, und Walkure Unruh ist verschwunden. An ihrer Stelle kampft nun Walkures Spiegelbild an Skulduggerys Seite. Aber es hat etwas entwickelt, das ein Spiegelbild niemals verspuren darf: Gefuhle. Und es erhebt den Anspruch, die echte Stephanie zu sein. Derweil steht die ganze Zaubererwelt unter Spannung, denn es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, wann Darquise zurckkehrt. Die mchtigste und schrecklichste Zauberin aller Zeiten, die mit der Welt spielt wie ein Kind, das sein liebstes Spielzeug zerstrt und dann achtlos wegwirft. Nur wenige wissen, wer sie wirklich ist. Denn in Darquise steckt niemand anderes als Walkre ... Bestsellerautor Derek Landy fhrt seineBuchreihe um den zaubernden Skelett-Detektiv zu einem groartigen Finale. Packende Actionszenen und schwarzer Humor machen Skulduggery Pleasant zur coolsten und witzigsten Urban-Fantasy-Reihe des Genres und zu einem echten All-Age-Klassiker.

Demon Road 1 - Holle und Highway

Demon Road 1 - Holle und Highway

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2016

Derek Landy, Autor der weltweit erfolgreichen Bestseller uber Skulduggery Pleasant, gibt wieder Vollgas. Demon Road ist ein irrwitziger Roadtrip, eine auergewohnliche Coming-of-Age Geschichte und zugleich eine groartige Hommage an das amerikanische Horrorgenre, von Stephen Kings Klassikern bis zur Erfolgsserie Supernatural. Wenn ihr glaubt, eure Eltern wren schwierig, dann solltet ihr euch mal mit Amber unterhalten! Amber Lamont ist gerade 16 Jahre alt, als sie feststellen muss, dass ihre eigenen Eltern sie gerne zum Abendessen verspeisen mchten. Nur so knnten sie ihre "e;Krfte"e; wieder aufladen. Alles klar: Ambers Eltern sind waschechte Dmonen. Seitdem ist Amber auf der Flucht. Quer durch die USA ist sie auf der Demon Road unterwegs, einem magischen Straennetz, das unheimliche Orte und schauerlichste Wesen miteinander verbindet. Sie trifft auf Vampire, Hexen und untote Serienkiller und erfhrt nach und nach, was fr teuflische Krfte in ihr stecken ... "e;Hlle und Highway"e; ist der erste Band der Demon Road-Reihe.

American Monsters

American Monsters

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face. For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

American Monsters (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 3)

American Monsters (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 3)

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face.For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

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