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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 (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.

American Monsters

American Monsters

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2016

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.

Desolation

Desolation

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2016

THE EPIC NEW THRILLER CONTINUES. Book two in the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City at the end of Demon Road, 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...

Desolation (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 2)

Desolation (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2016

THE EPIC NEW THRILLER CONTINUES.Book two in the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City at the end of Demon Road, 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...

Skulduggery Pleasant 8 - Die Ruckkehr der Toten Manner

Skulduggery Pleasant 8 - Die Ruckkehr der Toten Manner

Author: Derek Landy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2016

Es 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 kampfen nun Zauberer gegen Zauberer in einem sinnlosen Bruderkrieg, wahrend im Verborgenen Hexen und Warlocks nur darauf warten, die Zauberergemeinschaft an ihrer verwundbarsten Stelle zu treffen. Aber Irland hat eine Geheimwaffe - die Toten Manner. Jene unerschrockene Truppe von Helden um Skulduggery Pleasant, die schon gegen Mevolent gekampft haben. Und mitten unter ihnen ein neues Mitglied: Walkure Unruh, Skulduggerys erwachsen gewordene Gefahrtin. Niemand ahnt, dass Walkure selbst die grote Zerstorung bringen wird ... Spiegel- Bestseller-Autor Derek Landy mit einem weiteren actiongeladenen Fantasy-Abenteuer ber den coolen Skelett-Detektiv Skulduggery Pleasant. Spa und Spannung garantiert.

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