LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Derek Landy - Author

About the Author

Derek Landy is far too modest to talk about any awards or accolades his books may have won. He will not, for instance, mention the fact that his first book, Skulduggery Pleasant, won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Decade Award AND the Red House Children's Book Award, or that his second, Playing With Fire, won an Irish Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, or that his third, The Faceless Ones, is his mother's personal favourite. He could go on, all the way to The End of the World, which is the title of the story he wrote for World Book Day 2012, but he won’t.

He lives in Ireland with a variety of cats, a German Shepherd, and two geriatric Staffordshire Bull Terriers who keep peeing on his kitchen floor because they think it's funny.

Featured books by Derek Landy

Resurrection

Resurrection

11+ readers

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

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.

ebook of the month
American Monsters

American Monsters

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback 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.

ebook of the month
The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy - now in paperback.

ebook of the month
Death Bringer

Death Bringer

9+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes. And dead. 6th in this superb series.

ebook of the month
Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer

Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer

11+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2011

The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you've seen anything yet? You haven't. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise! See below for links to all the series books: 1. Skulduggery Pleasant 2. Playing with Fire 3. The Faceless Ones 4. Dark Days 5. Mortal Coil 6. Death Bringer 7. Kingdom of the Wicked 8. Last Stand of Dead Men 9. The Dying of the Light

ebook of the month

Other books by Derek Landy

The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy - now in paperback.

ebook of the month
The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire

The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

An unmissable paraquel to the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire is at once a thrilling recap of the books so far, a reference guide to characters, and a treasure-trove of bonus content. As the Skulduggery Pleasant series nears its end (again), relive the adventure in this lavishly illustrated compendium of all things Skulduggery. Featuring a unique run-down of the books so far, it also includes an invaluable reference tool for the dizzying cast of characters, as well as bonuses, surprises, and a dark story all of its own. The Grimoire is an essential book for any Skulduggery fan. The cover of this edition uses special inks and debossing to represent the age and magic of the Grimoire. Pages inside are designed to represent each archivist's actual papers, and are filled with brand-new information and illustrations from a group of carefully selected artists, including illustrator-extraordinaire Tom Percival as well as brand-new names working in multiple styles, to represent the incredible and broad world of Skulduggery Pleasant.

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Skulduggery, Valkyrie and Omen return in the 14th and penultimate novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series - and their most epic test yet... In a matter of days, the world will change. Billions of lives will be wiped away in a final, desperate search for the Child of the Faceless Ones - she who is destined to bring about the return of humankind's ancient overlords. To prevent this, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain have one last - terrible - option: the assassination of Damocles Creed. With protests stirring in the magical city of Roarhaven, with riots and revolutions on the horizon, Valkyrie must decide who she wants to be: the hero who risks everything for a noble ideal, or the killer who sacrifices her own soul for the fate of humanity. The decision must be made, and time is running out.

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Author: Derek Landy Illustrator: Federico Vincentini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Apocalypse Kings

Apocalypse Kings

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

A brand new Skulduggery Pleasant novella for World Book Day: a hilarious and thrilling standalone story in the internationally bestselling series - perfect for new readers, and essential for Skulduggery fans... Three ancient gods are freed from their prison with only one desire: to destroy the planet and everyone on it. To save us all, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must go undercover in a Dublin school. Skulduggery has to blend in with the teaching staff, while Valkyrie has to pass for an ordinary schoolgirl. Above all else, no matter what happens, they both must act completely and utterly normal. We are so dead.

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Author: Derek Landy Illustrator: Federico Vicentini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2021

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
CHECK OUT OUR INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE    Read More
×