Landy Reveals Paperback Last Stand of Dead Men Back Cover

Darquesse will be gracing the back cover of the paperback version of LSoDM!

Landy revealed the back cover art yesterday on his blog with a release date of the 27th March for the paperback. He has also said that the paperback version of The Maleficent Seven will be released on the 8th May, despite happening before LSoDM.

Derek Landy reading Chapter 3 from Last Stand of Dead Men

So, as if I haven’t posted enough videos of Landy reading and talking about Last Stand of Dead Men, HarperCollins Children’s Books have published yet another on their YouTube channel. So, I’m posting this one too:

I have also found a video of him introducing Last Stand too, from the Waterstones YouTube channel:

I can’t remember if I have posted it before so I figured I might as well post it again.


Video: Derek Landy reads Chapter One of Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men


SpWeeklyNews ( over on YouTube have posted a video of Derek Landy reading the first chapter of the eagerly awaited Last Stand of Dead Men, the next book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series. Here’s the video:

The video cuts off the end of the chapter but here’s the end of it:

“…who tried to kill who. My days are devoted to my granddaughter and my nights are spent making multiple trips to the toilet. I don’t have time for anyone’s grandson.”
“The Warlock is someone’s grandson?”
“I never said that.”
“Actually, you sort of did.”
“Oh, I see. You’re one of those, are you? You like to play around with words to get to something out of me? Well, it’s not going to work. With age comes wisdom, have you ever heard of that?”
“I did. But I’ve found that wisdom has a high point around a hundred and twenty years. Once you reach that, you’re really wise as you’re going to get.”
“I’m wise enough to say nothing more on the subject.”
“So you know I’m telling the truth.”
“I didn’t say that!”
“The Warlock you spoke of had been hired by the Necromancers to kill. He said he owed them a favor. Why?”
“Why does anyone do anything?”
“What did the Necromancers do for the Warlock? Did they give him something?”

As well as this chapter, don’t forget that I posted another video of Derek Landy reading another chapter from the next book back in May. The blog post with that video can be found here.

Last Stand of Dead Men is due out on 29th August, 2013.



Okay, I just wanted to post quickly and apologise for the lack of posts lately. A mix of real life issues to deal with (including starting my voluntary job) plus having been waiting for books and films to come out for me to read, watch and review has meant that I have not had anything to really post about it.

Hopefully, I will be getting back up and running this week as I have The Lone Ranger and Black Butler Volume 14 to review plus I am also working on some concepts for a couple of articles on writing fantasy and what inspires and keeps writers writing. I’m doing bits of research and working on those articles as I am not fully clear myself on what exactly I am going to do with those topics for the articles. I just know the basics. I won’t be posting both of those reviews and articles this week. Instead, I am aiming to post them over this week and next.

I am also working on developing some other ideas for articles whilst waiting for Last Stand of Dead Men, the 8th Skulduggery Pleasant book, by Derek Landy and the 4th Alex Verus book, Chosen, by Benedict Jacka to come out. As soon as I can get my hands on them and read them, I will be posting reviews up here.

So again, sorry for not posting much lately. I will be aiming to begin posting again this week (in theory) and I thank you all for being patient with me.