Guest blog from Derek Landy


Derek Landy is the author of the internationally bestselling series, Skulduggery Pleasant, and we’re honoured to have a guest blog from him.

If – like most people on the planet – you’re already a huge fan, you’ll be thrilled to know that Bedlam, Book 12 in Derek’s epic series, publishes on 30th May!

Skulduggery Pleasant hasn’t had it easy.

I mean, he’s been through a lot in the last 450-odd years. As a wise-cracking sorcerer and a battle-hardened detective, he’s been on many thrilling adventures, and on one memorable occasion, he even died!

He came back as a living skeleton, of course — as you do — and went right back to work. There were, after all, always enemies to fight and monsters to defeat and evil plans to thwart. It’s called a work ethic, kids. And Skulduggery has a good one.

So it hasn’t been easy for him — but then he met Valkyrie Cain, and it all got so much worse.

She may have started out as a young girl with no idea that magic even existed, but she’s grown to be a formidable warrior, and she’s walked right into the lion’s den by Skulduggery’s side. Repeatedly. Without scarcely a thought. Just walked straight into the most unimaginable of dangers, time and time again.

For smart people, they are also incredibly stupid.

But whether they’re going up against insane gods or sorcerers from another dimension or merely their own world-killing dark sides, they’re always ready with a joke, with an insult, or with a sharp cry of pain (because someone’s hitting them).

(That happens a lot.)

So come along! Dive into a world of oddballs and weirdoes and incredibly ill-advised heroics! These books are guaranteed to make people like you!*

(*These books may not make people like you. These books may, in fact, make people regard you warily. Be warned, you might lose all your friends.)

(But did you really need them?)


(You need only Skulduggery Pleasant.)

Guest blog from Derek Landy
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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.


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