Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light Trailer and Back Cover

With just two days left before the final book is released, Landy has posted on his blog the back cover and the trailer for The Dying of the Light!

The back cover, drawn by the fabulous Tom Percival, features Darquesse destroying a skyscraper and could be indicative of the amount of destruction that is about to be rained down in the final book!:

On top of creating the fabulous back cover, Tom Percival has created a teaser trailer indicating that a final showdown between Skulduggery and Darquesse is on the cards. You can watch that here:

So what do you think is going to happen in this final book? Is their anything you really want or not want to happen? Comment below!

Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light is released on 28th August 2014 and don’t forget about the special Black Editions of the book which will be hidden in the children’s sections of various Waterstones branches, all across the country!

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Doctor Who “Am I A Good Man?” Teaser Trailer

The BBC have released a new teaser trailer for the next series of Doctor Who on YouTube. According to the video description, the next series of Doctor Who, with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and Jenna Coleman as companion Clara Oswald, will début in the UK on 28th August 2014, and the first episode will be a feature-length called “Deep Breath”.

Watch the new trailer here:

Camp NaNoWriMo Pre-Jitters

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More something out of curiosity here.

Why is it, in the hours, days and weeks before any NaNoWriMo session do myself and other participants I have spoken to start reconsidering their projects and have a desire to change it?

Is it nerves? Jitters at having committed to doing a full novel/script/rewrite/short story collection/etc. in just a month? Genuinely better ideas or something else? For me, especially lately, I always seem to get onto a Sly Cooper kick and want to write crime fiction with my thief characters. (My current kick I am blaming on the fact that I have found within the last week the teaser trailer for the movie, due out in 2016). You will know which characters I am talking about if you were following me in July last year. Have a read of my word count updates from that month by clicking on the July 2013 link in the side bar if you want to find out more. Maybe it’s something inside telling me I ought to go back to them and write more with them or maybe it is nerves at having committed myself to such a big project.

So is this phenomenon, if you will, isolated to me and my friends or is it something more widespread? If anyone who reads this blog does do NaNo (Camp or otherwise), can you tell me if you or anyone else you know have ever experienced it? If you don’t do NaNoWriMo but do commit to big projects (not necessarily literary) for whatever reason, do you experience something similar?

I’m really curious now about any replies I get back. For now though, I think I need to get listening to the Wicked soundtrack. It might quell the rebellious crime fiction thoughts that are plaguing my mind so I can focus on my project for next month. More details, if you are interested, are available by visiting Camp NaNoWriMo Planning.

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Sly Cooper Movie?

The Sly Cooper game series is getting  a movie it seems. Slated for a 2016 release, the film is being developed by Rainmaker and Blockade Entertainment but other than that, very little is otherwise known about the film.

Have a look at the trailer here:

What do people think? What are your hopes for the film? Is there anything you would hate to happen in it? Comment below.

First Doctor Who Teaser Trailer

The BBC has posted the first teaser trailer for series 8! Peter Capaldi’s first series as the Doctor, the trailer reveals that the series will begin in August this year. The trailer reveals very little as it is only a teaser but have a look here:

What are you hoping will happen in this next series? Is there anything you didn’t like in the earlier series that you hope will be improved or not seen in series 8? Don’t be afraid to drop a message below.