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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

Black Order: The Warmasters Of Thanos

Black Order: The Warmasters Of Thanos

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

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.

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

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;.

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.

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