Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The German Tour... and Paperbacks!


Minions.

First of all, most of you have been very good about posting no spoilers in the comments section, so thank you for that. But a few of you have let some things slip, which is bad. BAD MINIONS!

Ahem.

Got the German schedule. It’s only two days, I’m afraid- not the week or two that I usually spend travelling around. The Australia/NZ tour and then the UK/Ireland tour at the start of the year meant a LOT of time away from home, so I told them I wanted everything condensed for this one. Astonishingly, they listened... probably because they realize I’ll have to start the new Skulduggery book before Christmas, and they want to keep me happy.

But I am NEVER happy.

Anyway, the German schedule --

Thursday 9th September:
11 AM
Museen Dahlem, Kunst und Kulturen der Welt, Lansstr.8, 14195 Berlin

6 PM
Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, Friedrichstr. 90, 10117 Berlin 

Friday, 10th September:
4 PM
Katharinenschule in der Hafencity, Am Dalmannkai 18, 20457 Hamburg


Jammed in between these three events are the usual amount of travel time and media stuff, but as usual I just list the events that the public can pop along to.

With all of the signings, of course, in Germany, the UK and Ireland, I am happy to sign whatever you bring with you- time permitting. Obviously if the queue is insanely long and we have to run off to the next event, I won’t have the chance to do so, so we’ll tell everyone that I’ll only be able to sign one or two things. But usually there’s enough time for me to sign everything.

Oooh, and a few of you have seen the new design for the Dark Days paperback. The whole idea behind this new design is basically to have fun with the covers. The hardbacks will continue on as before, but the paperbacks will have a brand new image, every time, featuring Skulduggery in a cool pose. We figure most of you will be buying the hardbacks- or trade paperbacks, which are hardback sized but with the softer covers- and so you can keep that consistent cover design for your collection. But when the smaller paperbacks come out and replace the hardbacks on the shelves, we wanted a new approach to entice the readers who have never picked up a Skulduggery book.

And for the next few weeks, the only place to find these covers is over with our friends at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=188386&id=54064762985

By the way, for those of you who miss Valkyrie’s presence on the covers, I completely agree with you. I miss her too. Which is why Mr Tom Percival is working on a series of cool Valkyrie images for the backs of the books. I can’t wait for these, because we’ll really be able to see how much she grows up and changes in Tom’s artwork. And I'll also be able to get a few framed. Yay!

Alright then, I will blog once more before I head off on tour, and then I’ll do my best to blog again once I’m actually ON tour.

I swear.

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Kallista Pendragon said...

1st comment! Yeah!

Kallista Pendragon said...

Derek, Sir. I have been a good minion. Really I have! But I'm sad that you are never happy. Now I can never be happy either. :(
I hope you have a great tour. In the meantime, I thought maybe if some of your minions in Canada and the U.S work to promote your book, maybe just maybe you will come to North America one day. Soon. I hope.
If we all join together and bug the bookstores to promote his books, that will help us achive our goals!
Who's with me! :)

Waymer Bailslisk said...

Hello, haven't posted in a while, but I too agree about the spoilers on the post. That was very bad minions, very bad! Us peoples in Irelandy still don't have Mortal Coil yet. We have to wait til the release date til we get it. It's not fair. We're Irish, we should get the books first. All the Australians on the Skulduggery forums are spoiling everything in there comments, and on facebook, and here. Please stop it.

Ok, rant over.

Back to school today. It was confubbling. We didn't know where to go, the teachers didn't know where to go. We were all running around like headless chickens. I'd wish they sort it out.

Ok, other rant over.

Thank you for posting again Derek, and listening to my rants.

Waymer.

conormcneill said...

Derek if i order the books on amzon well any off them be sighned? and does scapegrace have a power?

Lenka said...

hi. I think i've been a FAB minion, purely because although i could run into tescos today and get Mortal Coil, I'm waiting for the proper release date on the 2nd of September :)
Anyway, me and my BFF will be at your book signing in MK on the 5th of september, by which i am expecting her to have read the series so far :L she has her orders <3

Bye, from Lenka and Ludi
(Ludi is my crazy friend if you haven't worked it out. She's currently glaring at me while i write this) ;)

Darkane Claw said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
School tomorrow. We have a new principal and apparently she wears a robe. Ha. She's going to be Weird.
Athletics in half an hour. AWESOME. ATHLETICS ROCKS!!!!!!!!

simaramorgana said...

Would like to come to the Germanthing, but my teacher wouldn't let me, couse he want me in class, but I wish you a good time in germany ;)

LambChop said...

I feel special because I am the admin on the page that put the covers up on it =3 And I think they are GREAT!

Geckogirl said...

9th comment!!!
...i think

Wonka said...

omg i am actually commenting before the hundredth!
Derek why do you tour so far away from where I live?
now to read the blog...

SP_Horselover said...

OMG!!! I LOVE THE COVERS SO MUCH!!! I AM SOOOO GOING TO BUY ALL THE NEW PAPERBACK SAND KEEP ALL THE HARD BACKS!!!! WHY AM I WRITING IN CAPS??? IKD BUT ITS AWESOME!!! WE BOW DOWN TO YOU GLODEN GOD!!!!! :D :D :D

p.s. Will there be horses in the books? I'm dying to know. :D I've done a fan fic about horses and I've drawn some fan art. the Art, if you interested, is on Facebook. On like, one of the very last pages because I was an original member. :D

Wonka said...

YAYYYYY! MORE VAL PICAS!! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!
oops on caps lock :)

Wonka said...

o yh pepols who do spoilers are EVIL.
ive been a good minion!! will you reward me with a tour in Somerset? please oh please oh please!

skyril said...

Oh my goodness! Those covers are insanely epic! I want them!!! I HAVE to convince my parents that I NEED all the Skulduggery Pleasant book's different covers! I want ALL of them!!!!!!!!!!!

skyril said...

If you think don't have time to blog, imagine all of your loyal minions practically dieing to hear your voice. :-]

skyril said...

I'm with you Kallista!! I've already bought two more!

littlepsychobunny said...

big whoop, I don't care

AlexAlexAlex said...

Fighting the urge to read online spoilers.. so.. difficult. I'm the type of person who peeks at the last page of the book before I even start at the beginning.

littlepsychobunny said...

-sit quietly in corner reading Harry potter book, because i am booooooooooooooooooooooored-

Georgina said...

Hi there Mr. Derek. I too have been an excellent, well-behaved munchkin.
However...
You're not touring anywhere near me... it's so sad. I would have been able to go if I didn't have school... also if you were anywhere near. It WOULD be nice to have an author visit my town/city - we're boring and never have any...

So if you get to choose where you sign, think of Leeds! It's nice up here... when it's not raining, of course.

I love the new cover, and I can't WAIT for Mortal Coil! (You should have seen me prepare, I danced, I sang, I read all four of the released Skulduggery's... and now there's only two days remaining to wait :D

... You know, I hope you actually read this. If you don't I can't see why I typed all of this message...

Oh, and by the way... do you accept author fan mail through your publisher? (Harper Collins) I wrote to you once... you never wrote back.

Anyway, I'll stop using up this comment, stretching it beyond my own imagination... and yours.

George

Dragona Pine said...

Right, the next part of the story is up. This is not Fanfiction, it has nothing to do with Skulduggery in any single way, it has nothing to do with magic or anything like that.

I am a good minion, I have not read any spoilers or anything which tells me a single thing about the story. Me, Sarthacus, bunny, Kallista, Skyril, Darkane, Lizzy, Hellboy and a few others are good minions, SAY SORRY!!!

flaring rhythm said...

Derek! *Pokes*
Hello there! ^^ The book covers are amazing! I printed them all off and used *ahem* quite a lot of ink up in the process. Oh dear. Can't wait for the ones with Valeh Waleh on 'em! ^^
That's really all I have to say...except GO ON BEBO! Please? Pretty please?

Flare-bum
xxx

Benjamin said...

I am proud to say that I have been a good minion. I'm so loyal I should get a free ticket to camelot (by the way, camelot is a camel riding place, not the castle in the middle-ages, that would be crazy)

littlepsychobunny said...

*doubles back in mock shock* were you just nice about me Dragona? lol YES DEREK SAY SORRY IM A GOOD MINION!!! ALONG WITH OTHERS!!!

Dragona Pine said...

Yes I was nice to you. I am a nice person.

Derek, you should write an auto-biography, and it should be called "The Man Behind Skulduggery"
That would be good, I would buy it if I didn't spend my money in CEX like a day before it came out.

The story series is well under way, it has nearly ended, except there is another series with John in, which you will learn about in the last part.

littlepsychobunny said...

I would by it too, if I don't spend all my money on art supplies that is ,lol

Dragona Pine said...

lol Art supplies?

Mary Hiashi said...

I refuse to say I'm a minion, because yep. I'm a follower and a fan but not a minion. And why would anyone post spoilers for the book when others have not hade the pleasure to read it themselves. 'Tis ludicrous and dis-respectful. Pity that you can not carry out a favor. Not all of you of course but some. And Derek wasn't harshing on everyone, just those who spilled the beans. (Does anyone know why it's beans of all things?)

And I know that I sound a little heartless but I'm not.

Again if anyone does know any myths, legends, stories, I'd forever apprieciate it if you could tell me. Especially if it is different. I really need some more stuff for my story. It's going to be a very... different one. Oh, and if anyone knows anything about Grolochs and Fear Gorta's that too would help.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Dragona Pine said...

Fear Gorta


In Irish mythology, the fear gorta (Irish: Man of hunger / Man of famine; also known as the fear gortach) is a phantom of hunger resembling an emaciated human.

According to Yeats' Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry the fear gorta walks the earth during times of famine, seeking alms from passers-by. In this version the fear gorta can be a potential source of good luck for generous individuals.[1] Harvey relates a myth that the fear gorta was a harbinger of famine during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, and that the spirit originally arises from a patch of hungry grass (féar gortach).[2]

Dragona Pine said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legendary_creatures


Read that, click on each letter and you will get information about most mytholigical creatures.

Dragona Pine said...

And If you need inspiration, read my stories.

http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2010/08/story.html

And then read the other ones (the ones above it on the blog list.)

littlepsychobunny said...

i take art in school, and its also a hobby. decent art books and a folder cost a lot

Aquila Felis said...

@ Mary Hiashi:
here´s a legend from Esslingen (Germany):

Once there was a market in Esslingen, and the devil visited it. After some time he wanted to buy an apple, so he asked a lady to sell him one. But the lady noticed that he had feet like a horse and smelled like sulphur. So, instead of giving him an apple, she actually gave him an onion. The devil bit into it, and he shouted:"That´s ment to be one of your apples? That´s pathetic. It´s an onion, a hot one. Because you did this to me, you´ll not be namend Esslinger (inhabitants of Esllingen) anymore, but you´ll be namend onions!"

Well, the people living there are sometimes really called onions, and they celebrate each year an onion-party because the devil left their city. ^^

littlepsychobunny said...

hmmm im trying to think of a good one

Mary Hiashi said...

Thanks! Dragona Pine and Aquila Felis, that is more helpful than you may or may not know. And I again apprieciate whatever you have to share.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

littlepsychobunny said...

hmm damn it sorry I cant come up with any

Dragona Pine said...

Arnold Paole was a hajduk who had moved to the village from the Turkish-controlled part of Serbia. He reportedly often mentioned that he had been plagued by a vampire at a location named Gossowa (perhaps Kosovo), but that he had cured himself by eating soil from the vampire's grave and smearing himself with his blood. About 1725, he broke his neck in a fall from a haywagon. Within 20 or 30 days after Paole's death, four persons complained that they had been plagued by him. These people all died shortly thereafter. Ten days later, villagers, advised by their hadnack (a military/administrative title) who had witnessed such events before, opened his grave. They saw that the corpse was undecomposed "and that fresh blood had flowed from his eyes, nose, mouth, and ears; that the shirt, the covering, and the coffin were completely bloody; that the old nails on his hands and feet, along with the skin, had fallen off, and that new ones had grown". Concluding that Paole was indeed a vampire, they drove a stake through his heart, to which he reacted by groaning and bleeding, and burned the body. They then disinterred Paole's four supposed victims and performed the same procedure, to prevent them from becoming vampires.

Is that ok?

Dragona Pine said...

that is true, I got it off Wikipedia

littlepsychobunny said...

that was the one i was trying to find, SO NOT FAIR lol

Mary Hiashi said...

My internet sucks! And my arm hurts! But I am proud to say that I am getting better at this song on the piano. For my book thing that I'm writing, I wanted to throw some alchemy in there but it just won't fit. :( But maybe I can throw in the mention of the ouroborous for something or other. (I like alchemy and science and the like. And fairytales.) And I'm going to have some fun twisting history in my third chapter, I just have to figure out how to start... A random quote that I like:
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." or something close to that by Anton Chekhov
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Mary.Jo said...

Oh my... I love thd covers! I shall buy them. :)

I have also been a good minion! ;o

I deserve a hug :}


Derek, do you want a picture of a dino-squirell? ;o! I will give you a drawing of my dino-squirell when I see you! ;D


Mary, I would give you a myth or legend, but I don't know many. I only really know the story about how the kiwi lost it's wing's if that means anything. it's a new zealand story.

http://www.kiwinewz.com/html/losewing.htm

Other than that, no. :( x


xDBx

Mary Hiashi said...

And yes Dragona that is wonderful thank you. And Mary Jo (I kinda want to call you Morgan, but don't ask me why because I don't know.) thank you to.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

littlepsychobunny said...

Ouroboros the dragon swallowing its own tail
the Wheel of Time
sorry i wanted to show off

Dragona Pine said...

lol

Where's Sarthacus, he's normally posted by now.

@littlepsychobunny, if you add a 'a' onto the first one:

Ouroboros the dragona swallowing its own tail.

I didn't swallow my tail lol.

Mary Hiashi said...

Very good psychobunny *claps proudly* and if you can't come up with anything that's fine.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

littlepsychobunny said...

blessed be Miss Mary

hmm fine serpent swallowing its own tail
and I don't think your a fully grown dragon Dragona I picture you as a hatchling fresh out of the egg . foolish and young.

Dragona Pine said...

Why'd I take the mick out of my taken name, why did I do that?

Dragona Pine REALLY suits me, as soon as you saw me, even if you don't know me, that no one on this blog does, then you would say "That's Dragona Pine" really you would.

littlepsychobunny said...

hmm oooooooookay
I have yet to take a name, I hate to admit it but I cant come up with one. I know my first name would be Jinx because for some reason i have seemed to of been called that since primary school

littlepsychobunny said...

is this any help
its to do with alchemy , and its one of my favourites
The trickster is an alchemist, a magician, creating realities in the duality of time and illusion.

The trickster deity breaks the rules of the gods or nature, sometimes maliciously (for example, Loki) but usually with ultimately positive effects. Often, the rule-breaking takes the form of tricks (eg. Eris) or thievery. Tricksters can be cunning or foolish or both; they are often very funny even when considered sacred or performing important cultural tasks. In many cultures, (as may be seen in Greek, Norse or Slavic folktales, along with Native American/First Nations lore), the trickster and the culture hero are often combined. To illustrate: Prometheus, in Greek mythology, stole fire from the gods to give it to humans.

He is more of a culture hero than a trickster. In many Native American and First Nations mythologies, the coyote (Southwestern United States) or raven (Pacific Northwest and coastal British Columbia) stole fire from the gods (stars or sun) and are more tricksters than culture heroes. This is primarily because of other stories involving these spirits: Prometheus was a Titan, whereas coyote and raven are usually seen as jokesters and pranksters.

Frequently the Trickster figure exhibits gender variability, changing gender roles and engaging in same-sex practices. Such figures appear in Native American and First Nations mythologies, where they are said to have a two-spirit nature. Loki, the Norse trickster, also exhibits gender variability, in one case even becoming pregnant; interestingly, he shares the ability to change genders with Odin, who despite being nominally the chief Norse deity also possesses many characteristics of the Trickster.

The Trickster is an example of a Jungian Archetype. The Fool survives in modern playing cards as the Joker. In modern literature the trickster survivors as a character archetype, not necessarily supernatural or divine, therefore better described as a stock character.

In later folklore, the trickster is incarnated as a clever, mischievous man or creature, who tries to survive the dangers and challenges of the world using trickery and deceit as a defense. For example many typical fairy tales have the King who wants to find the best groom for his daughter by ordering several trials. No brave and valiant prince or knight manages to win them, until a poor and simple peasant comes. With the help of his wits and cleverness, instead of fighting, he evades or fools monsters and villains and dangers with unorthodox manners. Therefore the most unlikely candidate passes the trials receives the reward

shewhofallsupstairs said...

derek i apoligize for being sooo off topic on your blog and have banned myself for ever commenting here again.

Mary Hiashi said...

Bright blessings friend. And hey, I have a taken name. *Raises hand* Pick me! As I've said before, my name isn't really Mary, its my alias.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

littlepsychobunny said...

hey shewhofallsupstairs
how are you?

Mary Hiashi said...

Grazie! Yes it might actually. Off the record, kind of, have you ever seen the t.v. show Supernatural. If not you might want to check it out.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

littlepsychobunny said...

Yes I've seen the episode with Paris Hilton as a demon, which I found very funny
Blessed Be

Raven said...

Looks like somebody's starting to like blogging! Have a good time in Germany, Derek! And when are you coming to America? Preferably Florida?
Also, when is Dark Days coming out in the U.S.? It still hasn't been published here!!!! :^(
Love the pics! Can't wait for Val's!

Mary Hiashi said...

Mmmmmm... Good times. Yes that was one of the funnier ones. The last episode though, the season finale, Swan Song... *Starts to get all teary and is now on the brink of tears* was really REALLY sad. :( Because Sammy... and then Dean went to Lisa and he was all... *Cries*
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

littlepsychobunny said...

*gives you giant cookie* please don't cry

Mary Hiashi said...

To Raven.
WHAT???!!! Dark Days hasn't been published over there? That is horrible. You've read it haven't you. This is deeply concerning. And thanks for the cookie psychobunny. Hopefully it's white chocolate chip macadamia nut. (M
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Mary.Jo said...

Giant cookie? ;o I wants one :(

littlepsychobunny said...

lol its what ever you want it to be and soooooooo not fair , all the books shops were i live are sold out of SP dark days
*gives Mary Jo cookie*

littlepsychobunny said...

bye people and Blessed Be!!

Mary Hiashi said...

I was putting down (my favourite) by the way. It was added. Also I don't knos why I start going so off topic. Like yeterday for example, I was giving someone a review on their fanfic and then I started telling them about the scariest moment of my life. *Shrugs*
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Kallista Pendragon said...

The only way I could get the last two Skulduggery books: Faceless ones and Dark Days was through Amazon. I think that is the same way I will get Mortal Coils. I will do extra jobs and put up with cranky family members if I have too. I will NOT WAIT any longer for Mortal Coils.
And I want to pester the area bookstores. They are not doing a good job of geting books from Britian and elsewhere. It's frustrating as there are awesome authors from these countries. I wish I had the power to change things! *grumbles.*

Mary Hiashi said...

Arrividerci! Psychobunny.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Mary Hiashi said...

See, I live in Canada and they are usually, fairly (it's kind of iffy) good at getting the new books for stuff in. But Mortal Coil comes out October 24th here, so I think that I might just order it online 'else I'll die from that emotion you get when you want something but can't have it.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Mary Hiashi said...

Ciao! I must do things! Such as research and writing, and maybe eat something for dinner. I might also order Mortal Coil but I'm not sure.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Skyril said...

May I have a cookie too?

P.S. that other Skyril without the picture is me too, just so you know. I have 2 accounts and it keeps logging into THAT one even though I haven't really done anything with it...

Claguey the wannabee said...

ummmmmm. . . Hello Mr Landy.
i only want to say 3 things

1: you rule
2: skulduggery Owns
3: and finnaly i admire you. you are dfinately top of my fave authors list

but i have one favour to ask you oh mighty king of comedy and suspense and lord of all that is written

ruler of many and gatherer of admiration

(thats enough of butterring him up claguey)
(shhhhhhhhhhh my comment go away)

could you please check out a novel im writing its on my blog at
http://claguey.blogspot.com/2010/08/prolouge.html

OH did i mention YOU RULKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claguey the wannabee said...

oops typo's galore sorry

Mary Hiashi said...

I have a rather odd question or two. Derek Landy, sir. Question one isn't too odd, but for that picture of you that's on this website for your profile thingy, the one that's always in the books. Where did you take that picture? I mean when I got my picture taken for the little piece thing that I wrote, so they could put the "author's" picture beside the story type deal, I did it outside. (It was windy that day and I was told that I was getting my picture taken, like, 5 minutes before the photographer arrived.) Anyway, question two. And this one's a little odd I guess but hey I'm curious. What are your three top favourite video games and why? Again, just curious. Ooooh, and have you seen Alice in Wonderland (the new one). I loved it personally. (MAD HATTER!) And I loved Laura's random choices for a good portion of the people she'd pick if there was ever a SP movie.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Ebony Elektra ;3 said...

Dear Mr. Landy,
Would you prefer it be Derek Landy, Derek, Mr. Derek Landy, Derek Landy Sir, Mr. Derek, Ect...?
Just wondering.

Angel Prince said...

Hey Derek. Mortal Coil was awesome.
Let's leave it at that.

Gemma said...

i have not slipped anything execpt you can read the first few chapters of Mortal Coil with the other SP website, spoilers on wikipedia.
opps...

~Hellboy~ said...

i wonder if derek can speak german....


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~Hellboy~ said...

please

Valkyrie said...

hey can people who like Skulduggery Pleasent follow my Blog
http://valkyriecainblog.blogspot.com/
please!!!!!
and vote dor your fav baddie from the book...

JustMe said...

I finished mortal coil a moment ago in fact and I have to say, trying extremely hard not to spoil anything, that I admire the references to 'monty python' and 'the princess bride' you included. I have to say the parrot sketch is a hilarious monty python moment.

Just thought I would add that these books are fantastic. My friends and I have been waiting for mortal coil to come out since Dark days and when the local book shop had them on the shelves a few days before september I bought a copy straight away.

On a completely unrelated topic, I would like to know what advice would you have for someone who wants to be a writer?

On an even more unrelated topic, I can't believe you haven't had timtams. They do exist and the next time you are in Australia you must get some.

That's all.

Wonka said...

oh yh i didnt post spoilers bcuz i havent read the book yet because i live in ENGLAND!!! and i wouldnt anyway because i hate spoilers myself

Dragona Pine said...

I live in england aswell wonka, I have read no spoilers, I am a good minion.

Alexzz said...

Yes, Sir Derek i concur with the comment by JustMe, the book is amazing and has landed on the top of my favourite books, you are an AMAZING author, (That is an extreme understatement)

As said in the comment by JustMe, would you have any advice for anyone planning to become a writer/author

if you could email me, or just comment on my profile or something, my email is : megaflare95@msn.com

and my short stories are at:
http://alexzz-stories.blogspot.com

anyone willing to check them out please do and tell me what you think :) - Please respond Derek! :P

Dragona Pine said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Theres only one day to go!!! I have it on order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



thats how excited I am.

lilian.thigh said...

Those covers are jaw-droppingly epic. They are the awesome sauce drizzled all over the pizza. Some of the hands are slightly iffy, and Skulduggery doesn't appear to change his clothes when he chooses to pose...but awesome sauce on the pizza. 8D

SkulduggeryPleasantRulz said...

Wow... U Germans have really long, funny names for your cities and bookstores or wherever it is Derek is going... No offence. I've just neva seen names as long as that... Friedrichstr? Wat's that mean. Who's heard the German song 'Mitternacht'. IT'S AWESOME! Mitternacht is midnite.

Derek! I have [umm... sort of] created Ghastly for that movie thingo I wanna do. I will try and go through with it as much as I can. I got the animation program, I've got a recordy thingo for voices, I have awesome music for background, I have a music mixer and cutterer outerer thingy, I have the 1st Skulduggery Pleasant audiobook, I have the images of what I wanna put the scenes as in my head, I am doing drawings of the characters so I can create the on Blender (Ghastly still needs facial features and clothes...) and I have other stuff I might need.

Does NE1 know how long it takes to make a 10min animation movie? (I want the chapters at least 10mins long).
Derek! I really wanna make this movie!
If I succeed... I will B very happy.
I hope I get through with it and that it doesn't look like absolute crap...
Wish me luck people!

Read my blog!
B a follower!
It's about Skulduggery [of course, my life almost EVOLVES around that book... and the Bible].

http://skulduggerypleasantisawesome.blogspot.com

Also, I want my SP movie to B awesome... So if NE1 has NE tips or NEthing for the Blender animation program PLEEEEEEEEEEZ lemme know. Thanx. But don't get UR hopes up, I might not B able to do it until I get quite a bit more training. And that might take a while. And it might end up looking like crap.

If no1 has NE idea wat I'm talking about, don't worry, hopefully I will finish 1 bit of it and put it on YouTube... if I finish! I WANNA DO IT AND FINISH!

READ MORTAL COIL!!
IS!
THE!
BEST!
BOOK!
EVA!!!!

lilian.thigh said...

Wait a minute...good gods, the colour behind the titles have been switched...!

*makes wallpaper regardless*

bradleyz said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK TO AUSTRALIA THIS YEAR. And maybe pay a visit to St Agnes Catholic High school in Rooty Hill, NSW. I really really really want to meet you and I want to get as many people interested in Skulduggery Pleasant as possible.

~Hellboy~ said...

EVERYONE! LYNITH, SKYRIL, DRAGONA, INSANITY, KALLISTA, GECKOGIRL, EVERYONE!

THERE IS A PRODIGY AMONG US! (no, thankyou, but not me) Alexzz, who has started a blog at:

http://alexzz-stories.blogspot.com/


HAS SOME AMAZING STORIES I'D LIKE YOU TO READ! MWHAHAAHHAHAHA! I AM GOING TO LOOK AT EVERYONE'S BLOG NOWW!!!!

maddyfearn said...

AHH LOL U MENTIONED THE SKULDUGGERY FANCLUB! (Wich I think is awsum) Did u no that theres a facebook sanctuary and Diablerie? With a better grand mage than annoyin Guild. U shud check it out!
-Gerren Hiyx

littlepsychobunny said...

*gives everybody cookie*
hmm i am bored

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Hi.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Bye.

littlepsychobunny said...

that was odd

ImWritingABook42 said...

Those new covers are amazing! Seals of approval to Mr Percival!
I agree most strongly with my fellow minions posting spoilers. Once you've seen or heard a spoiler, that's it- the book is spoilt for you.
I HATE them.

OK, my very unintelligent rant is over.
I haven't really got much to say, other than thank you so much for writing the Skulduggery series- they are a great inspiration whilst I am writing my own book at the moment.

Oh, and by the way, I am Lucas, a friend of Bekky's, the one who drew the picture of Valkyrie she showed you on deviantart, with the small top. (Sorry.)

~Hellboy~ said...

soooo.....tiredd....it's like...11:00 at night....so...tired...finally....got first part of my novel up...

read it...here....*snore*


http://susurrusofstories.blogspot.com/


soo...yeah...read it n stuff...just dont bother me while i sleep...*grumble grumble music test grumble grumble*


hellovob.akfpoeeroap *face just mashed keyboard*

Odile said...

DEREK PLEASE!!
Come to The Bookcentre in Waterford!!
PLEASE PLEASE!!!
You have LOADS of fans here!!!!
PLEASE!!
I am not allowed to go to Limerick because it's to far away!!
PLEASE!!!!


Also REALLY annoying news! I rang the Bookcentre to see if they had Skulduggery Pleasant yet because I didn't want what happened in April to happen again. You see, in April I went to the Bookcentre 2 days before Dark Days was meant to come out. It wasn't there so I presumed that they weren't getting any copies of it yet. But THEN I was told that they were SOLD OUT!!!!! So that's why I rang the Bookcentre yesterday, and of course they didn't have it X-( ! They said the date was shifting around and they mightn't hve it until next week. I was told to ring them on Friday and if they didn't have it by then they would order it. I NOW HAVE TO WAIT AN EXTRA DAY FOR IT TO COME OUT!! AAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!


PLEASE COME TO WATERFORD!!

Odile

Mary.Jo said...

Golden God ;o I have a question.
Or maybe two, I havn't decided yet.

Do you like strawberry laces? I do.

and

Have you watched any of the more recent doctor who/ torchwood series's ;o?? I have.

And.. HAI! *HUGS* ;D *runs away*

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Hello, all.
I'll be back in a while; I have to to homework.

Kallista Pendragon said...

Hi Everyone, Hi again, Sarthacus! I'm glad you are back. I was worried we would not see you for a while because of your dad. Has he changed his mind? I hope so. I can't be on for long. By the time I can come back on the computer all of you will be off! Lol
So I'm leaving it to you Sarthacus, to keep Bunny from getting bored. Later I will be able to come aand read the newly posted stories. Can't wait!
I'm feeling to antsy to write anything myself. I think after I've ordered Mortal Coil, I'll feel better, more relieved.
Talk to you all later!

Lenka said...

100th comment!
woo! :P

Lenka said...

Ok, sorry, couldn't resist :L
Anyway, in exactly 17 and a half hours i will be holding Mortal Coil in my hands!woo! Plus, pinch punch first day of the month no returns to whoever is reading this x
Also, anyone have any fanfiction websites or Blogs for me to read? I'm trying very hard not to start a new book until after Mortal Coil
xD xxx

Mary Hiashi said...

Hey! Since everyone else is practically saying that they want you to come to their city, I will too. Why not, I say. So. Derek. Come to Canada would you. 'Tis a nice place we have. Lots of scenery and stuff. AND you could visit the West Edmonton Mall. It has everything. Like an indoor theme park if your interested. And a zoo type deal. Or you could visit Niagra Falls. See some haunted houses, visit the museums, eat stuff. OR you could go to Toronto, visit Canada's Wonderland; ride the Behemoth, and possible scream if your into that sort of thing. Go on the drop zone. Sounds like oodles of fun, no? And if you want some coffee, or doughnuts, or whatever, you can go to Timmies (Always fresh at Tim Hortons. Or whatever the phrase is.) You should, if nothing else, consider it.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Johanna said...

Oh cool!^^°

That's very cool.
I won't be there.
I'm sorry, but HAmburg is the nearest city.
But it's too far away, 5 hours to drive.
But you can't be overall

But the cover are cool.

Mary Hiashi said...

I said city but I kind of meant country. My brain slipped city in when I wasn't looking.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Um... OK.
Grr, homework again.
Yes my Dad changed his mind: He made us all pancakes!
Ahh...
Tasty.
Be back in 20 mins.

Bethany said...

I half don't want to know how the tour goes, purely because I'm not able to go to any of the signings. Gutted.

Nicolette Croga said...

ohhh there emmence ... but still porr valkiyre she must feel so abandoned ..

MORTAL COIL TOMMOROW :D *jumps for joy*

heheheh Derek I have been a good munchkin ninga penguin so am happy for getting praised by our god but at the same time sad because your sad :3

I think I might be able come to your hall signing saturday .. me and my mum are negotiating on that one but If I come I will tell you Im from the blog (p.s if your reading this my names nicole fudge)

:D cant wait till read your book and hopefully talk to you saturday .. I might faint .. haha joke got you though

Dragona Pine said...

the next part of my story is up for people who haven't read it yet.

Dragona Pine said...

there is 7 hours, 40 minuites until mortal coil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dragona Pine said...

Sarthacus, where are you?

Dragona Pine said...

@Leneka (sorry if I spelled it wrong) read mine:

http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2010/08/story.html

Then there's more parts to it.

Skulduggery Skellington said...

OMGoldenGod Those Paperback coveres are awesome! :D

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Dragona, what is it?
I'm just about to read the blog.

Dragona Pine said...

The new part of my story is up.

Dragona Pine said...

COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON COME ON

READ MY BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarthacus Bolt said...

I READ IT!
And it's really good Dragona, I'm trying to finish Tendrils myself.

Dragona Pine said...

4 hours, 20 mins until Mortal Coil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait, although it is definate that I am going to get it because I have it on order.

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Thats how excited I am.

Derek, can you turn the word verification thing off please?

Sarthacus Bolt said...

NNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Derek, You HAVE to put the cool new covers on the games and downloads bit - I MUST HAVE MORTAL COIL NEW COVER AS MY DESKTOP!!!

Dragona Pine said...

Sarthacus, you haven't read the NEW one called Death, or if you have you haven't posted.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

My favouritre new covers are : The Faceless Ones, Mortal Coil and Playing with Fire!
THEY JUST LOOK AWSOME!!!

Mary Hiashi said...

I agree with Dragona (concerning the word verification) and what the heck is up with those words? There not words at all. And Derek, if you are never happy, my conclusion on your outlook on life is pretty shoddy. Anyway, I wonder if this thing could turn into a religion. I'm not a religious person by any means (*Snorts* And I go to a catholic school. Says she.) but heck, I'll join. And then all us, quote on quote, "minions" shall follow our golden lord into the depths of amazing literature. So, we quoth (in english accents for no reason at all) "Our golden lord, our god. We beseech your blessings and wish to hear you speak. Please our lord. We, mere minions, humbly ask for only moments of your precioous time and..." And other equally odd things like that. Imaginations sure are entertaining. Yep *pops the p*. That is some lovely randomness if you ask me. And remember folks, don't take any wooden nickles. I mean it.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Mary Hiashi said...

Spelling mistake alert. "They're not words. Not There not words."
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Mary Hiashi said...

Ya, I'm still commenting. Anyway... See if I were Derek Landy I'd turn the sixth book into the most cheesiest and most sappy romance possible. Just to screw some people up. It'd be a hell of knee slapper. Thousands of dissapointed fans. But they'd buy the book after that because they'd be hopeful. And they'd still have to buy the sixth to see what happens. You just can't do that with the first book.
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Darkane Claw said...

Hey people of the universe,
I started school today but we get a day off tomorrow because the 1st years are coming in so I can get Mortal Coil!
We have a new principal this year and, seriously, I kid you not, she weas a cape. A CAPE. It's black and trails along the floor.

Lizzy said...

eh-hem, i must have missed the tour times for the USA because i cant seem to find them. COME TO THE USA MR LANDY!

Kallista Pendragon said...

Looks like you will have an interesting school year, Darkane. Lol Have fun reading Mortal Coil!:)
Lizzy has a point, Mr. Landy. If you don't come to the USA, your minions there will come and kidnapp you! Bwaa haaa haaaa!

acblundell said...

It's Alex (Girl)

Heyy i think talk and BREATHE Skulduggery Pleasant, and thats why i'm coming to the book signing in Bristol on Friday!! I can't wait to see you! And i'll bring a book!! (duh) i'm gonna bring the first book although it's in paper-back, and on Friday i'll buy Mortal Coil so you can sign that one too!!! Hopefully i'll get a picture with you but i won't keep my hopes up(i'll just have a little hope that dabbles in my head :) ) By the way is there a movie coming out?? If so.... WHEN!!!

Your trusted minion Alex :))

jakoparsons said...

i have a paperback of dark days exept it has the hardback artwork

Brian said...

Speaking of spoilers,

Why oh why did you place a HUGE spoiler on the back of Mortal Coil? I hadn't finished book 4 when I picked it up the other day and was rightly pissed off...

Lenka said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH it's the 2nd of September!!!!!!
Right, I'm off to grab my Buddy Ludi so we can go get MORTAL COIL!
bieeeeeeeeeeeee x

Alexandre Requiem said...

Ah, good.
Now all you other minions can get the book, and then we can post as many spoilers as we wish.
But not till the 10th, hmmm?

On the subject of me, I would like to say...WHY OH WHY AM I MOST LIKELY GOING TO FAIL YEAR 8!!!!!?!?!?!?
I can't do maths.
I can't do science.
BUT I can do English.
In fact (or so the teachers keep telling me) I'm brilliant.
BRILLIANT?
ME?
I'm not brilliant.
Derek is brilliant.
And they say "Lynda is a very gifted writer"
PFFT.
DEREK is a very gifted writer.
All I can hope for is getting a job cleaning Derek's boots.
Oh, by the way, what kind of shoes do you usually wear?
Or a you one of those weird people who wear the same pair for a decade?
...

Shakra and Flaring are US?
Not...not, specifically us, but your minions?

But I'M special, yes?
My awesome dude is...YOU CAN KILL HIM OFF, JUST PUT HIM IN IT!!!
PLEASE!


No?
Okay.

-Lynda

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

one last pot, i have loked, nobody cared in the least bit, the people who posted spiolers are to blame.n i am leaving, i might come back in a few months after i get over it (IF)

Kallista Pendragon said...

Hi Insanity Nova! Nice to see you here again. Please don't let the spoilers ruin your time here. We do miss you, but with school starting for many of us, things have been busy. I have not been on as much as I like either. Will you be getting Mortal Coil? I hope you can get it! :)

Kallista Pendragon said...

I'm wondering where Littlepsychobunny and Thor are. ??????

Gemma said...

hello

Gemma said...

where is everyone?

Darkane Claw said...

MORTAL COIL IS OUT TODAY OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! Me and my friend are getting it together but I've called and texted and she hasn't replied. WHERE ARE YOU?

~Hellboy~ said...

CAN YOU ALL PLEASE READ PART ONE OF MY STORY?

INCLUDING YOU, DRAGONA.

http://susurrusofstories.blogspot.com/


READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT!

Alexzz said...

Hey guys, sorry i cant be on around the same time XD - (i live in australia) uhmm thankyou for following my stories, and thankyou SOOOOOO much for all the kind words :O i am amazed ( and am truly sorry that i had to rush those stories)

any way any advice or anything that you have that could be beneficial to an aspiring author in any way would be more than appreciated, and any of you who havent read my stories feel free they're at:

http://alexzz-stories.blogspot.com

thanks again guys :) - i should get started on a book soon. and will try and post chapter by chapter up :)

Gemma said...

Aus rocks!
on the 8th of september I am getting Mortal Coil!! Sooooooooo psyched!!!!

Janice said...

You guys are really lucky. I bet I have to wait at least a month to buy the book. It's Singapore.
The Skulduggery Pleasant pics are good, and I like reading the sample for Mortal Coil. When I grow up, I will go UK to get a book signing when Im 20, and derek you'r around 40+.

mary_joj96 said...

Okay, I'm a good minion so no spoilers. But.. so far out of the people who have read it.. they've said how they felt-ish about it, and none of them have said this so far I don't think.

I dunno if it's because I'm weird, sapppy or whatever. But I have been and still am crying since near finishing that :'( It's amazing, and witty as always but I'm crying XD

I can't wait till I get it signed on sat :} then I can have a go at you for making me cry :'(


xDBx

Odile said...

YAY!! I AM GETTING THE BOOK 5 TODAY!!!!

Sarthacus Bolt said...

*Sniffle*
I didn't ge Mortal Coil with the post.
Be back in a while guys; more homework.
Who agrees that the cool new covers should be put onto games & downloads?

Nathan said...

hey golden god or derek or watever i have just bought mortal coil and im enjoying it so very much.just want 2 know is book 5 the last book in the series.I DONT REALY WANT 2 TURN TO BACK COVER JUST TO HAVE A LOOK.
yours sincerly
happydude2464 (A.K.A nathan paul thwaites.BIGGEST FAN,in london presumably)

sweetnaeema said...

to be honest the covers look a bit weird.

sweetnaeema said...

can't find mortal coil in my local bookstore!!!! and my dad's not taking me to WHSmiths. :( he said he'll take me on Saturday. SATURDAY!

Kallista Pendragon said...

I agree with you, Sarthacus! Covers should be put onto games and downloads!
For everyone else, it's Merry Mortal Coils day! Let's celebrate! Don't have my book ordered yet, but am sure it will happen soon. :)

Skyril said...

Happy Merry Mortal Coils Day everyone!!!!!! :3

Dragona Pine said...

I HAVE MORTAL COIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT IS HERE ON MY KNEE NOW, I AM READING IT OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.

MARY said...
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Sarthacus Bolt said...

For all SMSD game wanters go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPAaYvL5Vpw&feature=PlayList&p=E1DE63B344895D24&index=0&playnext=1
for a walkthrough!

Skyril said...

AHHHH I'M SO JEALOUS!!!!!!! Oh I do WISH it came out today in the USA!!!!!!!!

Kallista Pendragon said...

I'm so happy for you, Dragona!*Dancing around for joy* And a Merry Mortal Coils Day to you, Skyril and Dragona!

MARY said...
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Skyril said...

Why, thank you Kallista! :3

Kallista Pendragon said...

We probably won't be hearing from Dragona for a while! Lol

Skyril said...

Yeah lol devouring Mortal Coil. :D
I noticed you haven't posted another part of your story yet.

Kallista Pendragon said...

I know! I've been bad! I'm so anxious for Mortal Coil that I can't post another story until I have it ordered.

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nicola-minnie-winnie said...

Mr. Landy Sir, I am having skulduggery related withdrawls, WHY MUST MY POST MAN BE SO CRUEL! And When I read your comment about your ex gf and the whole, 'SUPRISE! Give me cookies!'Thing, I laughed SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard I actualy cried.
I swear my post man and the WHOLE amazon company have it out for me, I realy do. (4 months I've been waiting for 1 book, seriously)
Your AWESOME. and I'm going to stop now because you have enough to read :P

Stupid evil postmen.....

Skyril said...

Sorry for the late reply.
Oh I know the feeling! I SO want to know it's ON the WAY!

Dragona Pine said...

This is probably my last post for a while, while I read Mortal Coil.


Does anyone else love Doritos?


I loooovvveeee them. Although my mum hardly never lets me have them. :(

Derek, you have done an brrrillliiiaaannnttt job on mortal coil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although I've only read a couple of chapters, and say thanks to tom percival and everyone who's done work on your book cos it is AWSOME!!!!

Skyril said...

I LOVE Doritos! My dad hates them though so we virtually never get them as well. I especially like the spicy cheddar kind.

Dragona Pine said...

Tangey Cheese mmm...

Darkane Claw said...

OMG I JUST FINISHED MORTAL COIL! IT TOOK ME 8 HOURS TO READ IT! My mum said I should have made it last a week and I was like WHAT. I won't post any spoilers because that would be evil and although I love being evil I won't be evil to you guys. Read faster people who have it and deliver faster post men so we can all scream about it.

Kallista Pendragon said...

Hi Darkane. You should start a secret blog for people who have already read Mortal Coils. To be able to find out what it is and get access, they should be asked a question from the book. If they have already read the book, they would know the correct answer. That way all the people who read the book can scream about it to one another without worrying about those who have not read the book.
Don't know if this would work or not. Just a suggestion. :)

littlepsychobunny said...

fuck fuck FUCK!!!!! i cant find my school badge, i need to sew it onto my blazer and i am dreading telling my mum, SHE WILL EAT ME ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kallista Pendragon said...

Ohmygosh, Bunny! I hope you find your badge. :o

littlepsychobunny said...

so do i, its £15 for a new one , I don't wanna be eaten

littlepsychobunny said...

thought y'all like to know for no particular reason, I have never read Dark Days and I am most likely never going to read Mortal Coil because I cannot afford to buy the books and I know no one who likes skulduggery pleasant

vampirefreak said...

i agree with Kallista Pendragon we, your minions, will never be happy.*sniff*

and why cant you do a tour to the fricken US and why cant we enjoy your books without having to order them on ebaaaaay.

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Mary Hiashi said...

'Tis not a great Merry Mortal Coil day pour moi. I did get Mockingjay today if nothing else, although its kind of like receiving mini bite sized chocolate bars on Halloween. Your like "Great and all but...". And my arm still hurts! I should just cut it off and have done with it. My dad has a saw or two so I think I'll be fine. *Laughs evilly but then slaps self* "No causing bodily harm to yourself, if its someone else... fine. But we need that arm." "For what? It's useless." "Have you seen that arm? It's beautiful. From that pale creamy skin, to those nails as long and almost as sharp as a cat's. You simply cannot." *Splutters* "Fine we'll keep the damn arm. But I still think..." "Shut up." *Mumbles unintelligably then laughs nervously.* I wasn't talking to myself I just...ummm...erm...CHEESEY NACHOS!! Yep. That'll disract anyone, I'm sure of it. I hope. Anyway, not being able to read Mortal Coil, I feel like I'm missing out on a visit from a very dear friend. I don't like that especially since I don't really know how that feels. I also don't know what it feels like to be angry anymore. I can't seem to remember. (I also don't have close friends. Maybe because I stopped caring a loooonnnngggg time ago, but hey. I do have me. And me books.)

I watched Bridge to Terabithia last night and hade myself a big ol' cry fest. Whooo!

And Alexzz, "My soul echoes and my heart catches it. My eyes close but my mind spreads its arms open, waiting to embrace whatever comes its way. Words drip from my tongue and I know that the echo will be loud enough. To all those who listen with their eyes." Make of that what you will. And don't ask why I put this.

Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Mary Hiashi said...

And also, I claim that quote that I just said. I just made it on the spot so I say "dibs".
Blessed be,
Miss Mary Hiashi

Irresistably EVIL!!! said...

RAUGH!!!!!!! IT'S TIMES LIKE THESE THAT I HATE LIVING IN THE U.S.!!!! IF ITS SOOOOO GREAT, Y CANT U LIVE HERE DEREK. its a load of bull crap. ha ha me and my friend have been going to barnes and nobels almost every weekend to check and see if Dark Days has been delivered. sadly,the answer is no. >:I the employees know us by name now and i think i can get them to read your series. now for all th people going "well u can just order it from ebay," the answer is NO!!! NO I CANT!!!! trust me, i soooo would've done it already. we dont have any money rite now. America's economy sucks ass and the rents got laid off twice in the past year. bleg. the only way i can buy Dark Days is with my barnes and nobels gift card i've been saving since last October. *sigh* is this not a SAD SAD story??? dont u pity me??? .............. i thot not. anywayz, i hope that Dark Days is as good as i hear.
Kuriyami, out

Molly said...

BLEH! What about TEXAS!!!!!!!!!! You have minions down here too! (puppy dog face) "PLLLEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEEE???????'

If that dosent work, then.... I'll have to send my relatives in Ireland after you. be afraid..... oooohhhhhhhhh......

And if THAT dosent work..... then I dont know what else. I'll have to consult my cohort as to plan Z.

hmmmm.... none of that will work.... sigh. back to searching irish phone books....

YAY!!!!!! MORTAL COIL!!!!!!! I cant wait for it to arrive! I even put the front cover in my notebook and wanted to put the back cover as well, but i lost the picture. ahwell!

stuck in a mortal coil of homework,

- Molly

Jimmy said...

i read your book and i loved any you thinking about making a movie

Gemma said...

stop swearing plz? my life would suck without SP, may all who are mean and horrible people who can't except their hippocrypts be damned to hell, the people who follow SP rule and will be blessed to heaven. didn't have a good day today with a hippocryptic SP *gulps* hater *almost faints if the floor didn't hurt*

Odile said...

I now have SP 5 and it is the best one yet (so far). I am not gonna do any spoilers just say some opinions on it. First of all, finally SP has gotten bigger. Normally books get longer as they go but this book is like twice the size of "dark Days" (I am not complaining!). The cover is awesome! So far my favourite chapter so far is chaper 7 Blood. When I went to buy it yesterday I was lucky I had reserved a book because the rest of them were already sold out!

~Hellboy~ said...

Yeah, littlephsycobunny, can u please keep the lanquage down. and dont go yelling at me for saying this, but ITS JUST A BADGE!

geez. no need to swear.

Gemma said...

hellboy is soooooooo right crazy bunny

Nicolette Croga said...

MORTAL COILS BRILIANT !! *may contain slight spoilers*

started reading it yesterday at 3 woke up at 9 today and finished it 20 mins ago ..AMAZING

I honoustly can't see why you were so mean about valkyrie, but I feel very sorry for gastly. and the end for those of you who have read it this may seem weird but I felt tears coming to my eye in the last few sentences.

also it turns out my freind was right with his predictions and now I must wait untill he recives his book in the post and reads it ... when he does I can see it now an "I told you so" is on the horizion

-munchkin niga penguin says peace out

Nicolette Croga said...

Odile I went into town at 10 and the Lady had loads of mortal coil book behind her that were reserved but I had the only one in the entire store that wasn't ... I was incredibly luck ..

oh and golden god you will defently like this she said to me " this is the first one of these I have sold today but if it's anything like the other relese dates you certainly wont be the last and were going to have to reorder by the end of the day" !!

thats amazing considering my towns TINY! :D

Amanda said...

Mr. Landy,can you pleasepleaseplease tell me when Mortal Coil is coming out in Malaysia?You have fans here too, you know.

-Despreately seeking Mortal Coil

Nicolette Croga said...

GOLDEN GOD I NEED YOU NOW WHATS WANSTED HALLS POST CODE :S !

Nicolette Croga said...

never mind we found it .. I can't go :[

khalida said...

HI GUYS! I"M BACK!!!!
GOOD GODS I MISS U GUYS!
oh, there's soooo much 2 tell u guys!!!!!!
and 2 think i was just bout 2 ask if there r any malaysians here but would u look at that!
hi amanda! finally! a malaysian!
DEREK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DONT U TELL ME WHAT 2 DO!like i said....
I WAS'NT, IS'NT AND NEVER WILL B UR MINION!!!!!
IF U EVER DARE, 4 EVEN 1 SECOND THOUGHT THAT I WAS UR MINION, THEN I SWEAR 2 GOD THAT I"M GONNA FIND U AND DRAG U TO HELL MYSELF!
by the way, even though i havent been commentin for the past few weeks, dont think that i wasnt watching(or rather, reading) ur comments.
about my test..... mayb i'll tell u guys the next time i have time b'cause right now, and i mean RIGHT NOW,u guys r probably asleep and bsides, i'm at the CIBER CAFE. so i cant chat long.
darek,(cant belive im askin nicely) what do u mean by ur never happy?
alright guys, i'll try 2 chat with u guys as soon as i can. Darek's not the only one who's busy and havin problems...BYE!!!!

littlepsychobunny said...

fuck fuck fuckedy fuck fuck fuck. It doesn't hurt anybody!don't get me wrong I only swear when im annoyed or cant come up with anything to say

and the rules of my school are incredibly stupid and strict if I was to walk into school, without my badge I would be excluded! for hells sake I got wrong for wearing a HAIR CLIP!

rant over

I am sorry about my language and I will try to keep it to a minimum

~Hellboy~ said...

kk littlephyscobunny. but just remember, every time u swear, another pycho bunny like urself dies of sin-tri-ficalus disease. and don't laugh. its a serious disease.

just thought you should know.



THE NEXT PART OF MY STORY IS UP! READ IT HERE:

http://susurrusofstories.blogspot.com/



COME ON READ IIITTT!!!!

littlepsychobunny said...

yes but i am the only one true psycho bunny lol i will read your story

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Gemma said...

khalida,
I scared saying this but one day Golden God will rule the world and I want to be on the good side when he goes enslaving every1, he will be be like a faceless one. creepy.......

Gemma said...

just went on the other SP website, went up and kissed my aunt... FREE GLOW IN DARK WATCH WITH EVERY MORTAL COIL PURCHASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* squeal* i am not ashamed for the squealing of Mortal Coil

Aimee =] said...

*Begins to applaud*

Wow, Mortal Coil is amazing Derek :)
And the fact I get to tell you that is spectacular...

Valkyrie said...

Mortal Coil is so awesome. I have 3 followers YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flying-sheep said...

*Joins in applauding with Amiee*

I have to agree with Amie, i bought mortal coil last night and finshed it in 4 hours, that's pretty good for me. And well yeah, the book was AMAZING!

Some spoilers here:
At some points i cried, others i laughed so hard till my stomach hurt. BUT, how could you do that to Ghastly and Tanith! *Sobs in corner* Tanith was my favorite character, and i'm hoping that something will happen to make her normal again xD.... and even though you did make that happen to Tanith, i'm glad you put her toghter with Ghastly *sigh* i just wish you could have more of them together!

The other thing i LOVE! Is the caelan and valkyrie relationship, Caelan is another of my favorties and i'm so pleased with what you did! I just hope Valkyrie does in fact choose him.

Ehem, my rant is other, i love Mortal Coil - so much that i'm lost for words.

*sobs again* I wish you would come somewhere near Hull for signings, it would make my day.
*Sobs harder* And another fact! I NEVER GOT A FREE SP WATCH!! it upset me.... really it did.

Hmmmm sorry for the longness of it all my 'Golden God' - i love the name by the way.

Your faithful minion :D

Valkyrie said...

I need more folowers at http://valkyriecainblog.blogspot.com/ even though it says Valkyrie doesn't mean it is. Vote for your fav book out of the 5 and enjoy reading on.

Nicolette Croga said...

Flying sheep i know how you feel .. I never got a free watch either all I got was a usless excuse for a book mark :/

*cointains spoilers*
anyway I completly agree with you on the whole tanith gastly match they were so adorible together It was so fuuny when gastly asked her out.. "don't die" LOL I cracked up

as for calean and valkyrie I like what you have done there golden god but I sooo want her to stay with fletcher but it is sweet what calean was doing I have to admit. it's just at the end her anf fletcher where so sweet and funny together and I was so touched :]

all we need to do know is find skulduggery a girl freind :D lolumz...

*spoilers over*

-munchkin niga penguin says peace out

Nicolette Croga said...

slight spoilers ..

WHY .. WHY I SAY! ... swhy do that to Tanith :[ poor gastly :[

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