Friday, August 27, 2010

The Mortal Coil Tour


I have returned!

And just time, it appears. The comments section from the last entry is close to spilling over into our first THOUSAND count... 852 when last I checked. You people are INSANE.

I, on the other hand, am completely normal, and as such I have been going about normal things for the past week. Normal things such as scheduling TV appearances, radio appearances, newspaper interviews, heading over to London to sign 1250 copies of Mortal Coil in two hours, organizing tours and generally making sure everything is running smoothly on the run-up to publication day.

Of course, SOME of you don’t have to WAIT for publication day, do you? There are some of you, apparently, who already HAVE Mortal Coil. Try as we might to ensure that every bookshop releases it on the same day, some of the little scallywags do like to sneak a few copies out ahead of time. And so it is probably wise, at this point, to make a rule about NO SPOILERS in the comments section until, oooh, at least the 10th of September. After the 10th, let’s all agree to label the posts CLEARLY with SPOILER WARNINGS- but even so, try and refrain from being TOO blatant...

Because I know, oh how I know, that there are those of you, out there, who will see a spoiler for the book and you will READ it, despite knowing that you’re going to pick up a copy of your own the very next day...! You just can’t resist it, can you? But you must TRY! Promise me you’ll at least TRY, because I assure you, finding out what happens is much more fun when you read from the BOOK, and not from a spoiler...

Now then, this tour business. Whenever I tour, we always pick a certain section of the UK to focus on. Last time I was down the south, this time I’m... er... somewhere else. Details below!

UK

Friday 3rd September, 
4pm, Public Signing
Waterstones Bristol
Tel: 0117 925 2274

Saturday 4th September
11am, Public Signing
Waterstones Bluewater, Kent
Tel: 01322 624 831

5.30pm
Public Event at Wansted Hall
Tickets £2.50 – to book tel: 02087087400 

Sunday 5th September
11am, Public Signing
Waterstones Milton Keynes
Tel: 01908 395384

6pm, Public Event
Waterstones, Worcester
Tel: 01905 731726

Monday 6th September
5pm, Public Signing
Waterstones Liverpool One
Tel: 0151 709 9820

Tuesday 7th September
12 - 1pm, Public Signing
Simply Books, Cheshire
Tel: 0161 439 1436

5pm, Public Signing
Waterstones Trafford Centre, Manchester
Tel: 0161 749 8623

Wednesday 8th September
12.30 – 1.30pm, Public Signing
Waterstones Birmingham
Tel: 0843 290 8149

IRELAND

Monday 13th September
4pm, Public Signing
Easons
Foyleside Shopping Centre, Londonderry
Tel: 028 7137 7133

Tuesday 14th September
4pm, Public Signing
Dubray Books, Galway
Tel: 00 353 91 569 070

Wednesday 15th September
4pm, Public Signing
Easons, The Pavilions, Dun Laoghaire
Tel: 00 353 1 663 7678

Thursday 16th September
4pm, Public Signing
Easons, Limerick
Email limerick@easons.com

 
On September 9 and 10, I’ll be in Germany, and I’ll post details of that when I have them.

If you’re coming along, make sure you tell me what name you use on this Blog, and then we can start sharing private jokes that nobody else understands...

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Avotica said...

Sounds exciting.

Good for you, with all those NORMAL things to do.

Because we people are all abnormal...

which makes what you're doing strange, as abnormal is normal to us...

Confusing

Hehe

Funsize said...

I've taken this opportunity to point out that we've read your books, we follow your blog so yes, in all reality we probably are more than a little bit insane. Fun, no?

Bethany said...

The Easons in town usually has a copy out early.

I'm actually gutted that you're not coming to Belfast... again. Even though I'm positive you said you'd be visiting our lovely city.

Robyn said...

You are a brilliant writer :)
hope you'll be on the gold coast again sometime soon

Mr Connor said...

I will try not to read the spoilers Golden God and i Too and sad that you are not visiting wondeful Belfast

Alexzz said...

hehehe *smirks* I am incredibly fortunate to have a copy of your book early, i actually bought it two days ago. It seems, luckily enough, that Down here in Melbourne it was released earlier, which is an extreme pleasure to me :D - I will refrain from posting any spoilers (i wouldn't dream of such a thing) but the book is GREAT. If there is any way to get in contact with you Derek i would like to ask for some advice :) - feel free to contact me, my email address is: megaflare95@msn.com , thankyou for the amazing stories :D

Grey said...

Definitely going to Manchester 7th September! This blog rocks! I still remember when it first came out... No longer do you mention Ninja Leprechauns or being forced to blog. Good times...

littlepsychobunny said...

My life sucks ! I cant get to any of them , Derek why don't you come to Durham at least I would be able to get there -cries in corner-

littlepsychobunny said...

and hell yes we are insane , and i am sorry but anyone who calls them selves "the golden god" is also insane

Gemma said...

10th comment yes!!!!!!!!!

Gemma said...

although upsat thet your not coming to NSW,Australia I am pleased to announce that wikipedia has the first 2 chapters description. I might be getting it for my birthday so that will be a good day. yet still Golden God rocks and SP will always be my favourite book series. And I still push on to gey Golden God to write the SP movie script. all you guys and girls rock
Gemma

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littlepsychobunny said...

Derek will you please read my story "the elementals" and tell me what you think

Angel Prince said...

Oh, Derek, come back to AUSTRALIA! We love you here! And I cannot wait until Mortal Coil. I'm counting down the days, trust me... And if you can't come back Down Under for Mortal Coil, maybe the next book? That would be brilliant!

littlepsychobunny said...

Hmmm -tries to write new chapter- DAMN IT I CANT DO IT I HATE WRITERS BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Molly said...

ERRRG!!!!!!!! at the end of JULY i came back from IRELAND feeling like a FAILURE. (yes, im still going on about this.) because i COULDNT find you..... :*( And now you go on signing books at places I could have easily made it to. That is mean. To make it up to me and my friend who I was going to get a book signed because I missed her birthday, you need to come to Texas. Yes, Texas. You would like it here- in the winter- but you would like it. And I could get a whole welcoming party for you because I singlehandedly made Skulduggery Pleasant the favorite book of many.

And so, I have stated my reasons, so obey me and do a USA tour. or I will kick you in the head. I will find you and kick you in the head.

-Molly :)

KoolKat said...

I don't normally comment here, but I'm coming to the Bluewater one with two friends. We're trying to get on of us to dress as skulduggery, but still need the hat xD
Anyway we should be pretty easy to spot

volcaneo-gods said...

I'll be at your visit and sighning at the dunamaise, portlaoise. May I ask do you sighn the whole collection of books r just one.

littlepsychobunny said...

DAMN THIS INFERNAL WRITERS BLOCK!!!!

Bethany said...

littlepsychobunny, heres a tip.

Read other peoples' stories and listen to good music and generally forget that you're trying to write s chapter. Inspiration will come eventually. Complaining about it won't help you out. No offence intended.

Mr Connor, are you also from the beautiful city?

aoife said...

Whats wrong with Cork!!!!!!!!!!

Dragona Pine said...

People Please Post On My Story




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




I might come to the manchester one, although I live like 20 miles away from it. But I have a book on order from waterstones for £6.49 but I still don't get it until the release date, but still I get money off.


And Derek, can you read the story as well (hopefully you'll think it's good and post something)

Derek Landy said...

Hi guys,

Regarding fanfiction and other stories, my policy is not to read. I don't want to read fanfiction for obvious readings- I don't want it influencing, even unconsciously- the writing of the books, and I don't read other stories because if I start to read ONE person's stories, I'll get sent a hundred, and I simply don't have time. When all the Skulduggery books are written, I plan to take a week off and go and read every story I can find online, and smirk when people get close to the truth...

For those who are planning on coming along to a signing, I will sign whatever you bring with you- time permitting, of course! Bring all the books, we'll have a chat, I'll sign them, we'll go away happy...

And as for why am I not going to Belfast- well, see, I am, but it's a huge school event. The stuff I listed in the blog are the public events that anyone can come to- but there are LOADS of other stuff in between them all that have been organised with schools and book clubs.

For those of you living in the States, I cannot WAIT until I can go and visit you! Unfortunately, we're going to have to hold off until the sales pick up... sorry!

And as for Cork... hmm, good point. Why am I not going to Cork? I don't know, actually. The closest I'm going to get is Limerick! Sorry!

Sarthacus Bolt said...

I'M BACK!
Derek, could you do the "short" story, with 200-300 pages in it set on us?
PLEASE!?

Sarthacus Bolt said...

... Does everyone leave when I come?
I feel sad.
-Stands by wall and bashes head off it untill others comment-
"Depressed, Depressed, depressed..."
OW!

amelielea said...

Germany????!!!!!!!!!!!
Yesss! My country :D
I hope it will be in Leipzig or something. Not in berlin...

Sarthacus Bolt said...

-Stops bashing head off wall, realises no one will direct a comment to me and starts again-
"Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow..."

SP_Horselover said...

AAAAAHHHHHHH DEREK!!! NOOOO!! PPPPPLLLLLEEEEAAASEEEE COME TO THE STATES!!! Every time I see that you aren't or that the newer books won't be released here, I want to cry. then I vent to my penpal in England and she sympathizes (sometimes) and even when she offers to send me a signed copy, I refuse because I want to meet you in person. :(
PLEASE come to Central Oregon! Its only fair because you mentioned my state in book 2 chapter 1.
So Every year because I refuse to wait. I support the UK and buy my books from amazon.uk because I'm not waiting an entire year before the book comes out here. PLEASE come! I was your VERY first American fan. I read it THE DAY it came out in America and have been a loyal fan ever since drawing scenes from ever book (wich i think are quite good), laughing or nearly crying depending on what scene it is and writting crossovers because I'm challanged when it comes to creating my own characters and plot lines. XD Have a great time touring and don't forget to come here. :)

SP_Horselover said...

Sarthacus, I really don't see how banging your head against the wall will help anything. XD just don't hurt your self to bad.

Lizzy said...

Golden god! You are back!! yayyyyy!! i'll read the blog now

katya.rocks said...

OH MY GOD! YOU'RE SIGNING NEAR ME! YAAAAAY! Can't wait! :D If I have to, I will DRAG a parent out of the house to drive me there!

Lizzy said...

DEREK LANDY!! WHY AREN'T YOU COMING TO THE USA?!! WE LOVE YOU HERE TO!

Lizzy said...

hey bolt you there?

tymcon said...

What time does the public sighning in Dubarrys end? Because my school ends at 4, so i coudl get the bus but i probably wont be there till five. Lol i'm not asking you to stay longer, just what time will the sighning be over?

Sarthacus Bolt said...

-Stops killing my head- LIZZY!
Thank God (Golden God as well), I don't think I can take much more pain.
OOOOOOWWWWWW!!!
What is it?

Rebekah said...

Bluewater got it..... now to persuade my paraents *plans a plan*

Darkane Claw said...

I"M BACK. I caught 8 fish. Told you I would. And you doubted me. Can't wait until the 2nd. I'm so going to the singing in Dun Laoghaire. And when I was gone I got my other brother to read SP. He hates reading but he is devouring al the SP's and he likes them.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Hello, Darkane!
How was The Shannon?
8! WOW!
I'm going to Scouts in a few hours or so, so when I stop commenting I'll be at Scouts.
Darkane, Have you read Tenndrils?

Darkane Claw said...

Hey Sarthacus,
No I have not read them. Were are they?

Darkane Claw said...

Found them. They're good. Why are all the bullies called Drake. In the book gone the most evil guy is called Drake. He's so annoying. He just won't die. I mean, he got radiation thrown at him and he exploded but he didn't die. If you haven't read Gone read it now.

Dragona Pine said...

People post on my story (and for people who need inspiration for writing stories this may help) When I have more comments I'll post part 2.

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

Nevala Morose said...

yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayay!! YAY! You are coming to Bluewater !!!At last! somewhere near where i live!!
Oh noo. oh nooooo. Last time I pre-ordered my book it was LATE. and if it is LATE. then i won't have it when you come to Kent. Oh nooo.
I hope I have Mortal Coil when you get here .

Good Luck with the Tour!!

xevax

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Bye, Going to Scouts.
See-ya!

Dragona Pine said...

Damn I can't come to the Manchester one, as I don't know where the Trafford Centre is, and there is no more near us, and that Manchester isn't what you could call close.
Derek can you come to Huddersfield? Then I would be able to come, although it's still quite a while away, its not as much as Manchester, I need to travel 15 miles to get to huddersfield, and 30 to get to Manchester. Pllleeaaasseee come to huddersfield, although it's not a city or anything, its a pretty big town.



Post on my blog please people.

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



Mortal Coil is on order, although I need to wait until the release date, I do get it for half price.

Mella said...

I'ts so sad that youre going to Germany but not to Cologne!!!!!Is there a possibility of you coming someday to Cologne!!!?Berlin is just so FAR AWAY and not everyone is FLETCHER(thank god)

barmybex said...

I'm coming to your signing on September 5th at Milton Keynes, can't wait to meet you. I LOVE your books. they are AMAZING.
Can't wait to read the next book, so excited.

I work in a library and am always promoting your book to anyone who will listen. :D

see you in Milton Keynes.

Lenka said...

Hiya!
And i will definitely see you at Milton Keynes. I'm dragging my BFF along too: i let her borrow my books today, and i am forcing her to read each book before the book signing xD

No, it's not evil. It's making the world a better place xxx

Lenka

p.s: i will tell you my blog account name too, and i know that you'll remember it because you gave me a blog mention once due to my horrific English teacher for taking my notebook x I'm still thrilled with that blog mention, you know.
:)

randomistdd said...

I am in dublin right now!!! I HAVE RECORDED SOME OF THE SITES ACTUALLY IN SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT!!! OH AND I WILL BE THERE DEREK WHEN YOU COME TO WORCESTER! OH AND SOON MY FINDINGS WILL BE ON YOUTUBE FOR ALL TO SEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Last thing... I LOVE DUBLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Derek Landy said...

Sarthacus- a short story with 200-300 pages in it? That there is a BOOK you're talking about...! The fact is, over the next few years, a few of you might find yourselves in the books or any short stories I might write. I did it with Mortal Coil, including two fans in the story as a surprise... but I can't promise anything!

Tymcon, signings usually take over two hours, so you should have plenty of time.

SP Horselover, I would LOVE to visit Oregon! A ex-girlfriend of mine came from Portland, and I've always wanted to turn up on her doorstep and go "Surprise! Give me cookies!"

Derek Landy said...

Randomistdd- welcome to Dublin!

goodyfiveshoes said...

I'm so totally going to go all the way to Southampton to get one of those watches. They sound EPIC. And I totally can't wait for Mortal Coil! I really want to read about the contest winning character, (even if I didn't win.) And hopefully Clarabelle will get a little more attention this time? She's my all-time favourite Skulduggery character.

maddyfearn said...

AHH I HOPE I CAN COMMEEE!!! If I doooo My names Maddie Fearn (Known occasionly as Gerren Hiyx to most people...) ahh I wanna be dere id give up cookies to come!!! *looks at cookies hugs cookies* well as long as they wernt my cookies.

sarah wilkinson said...

im soo ANGRY >:( somebody spoiled mortal coil for me. they didnt warn it was a spoiler allert! im so ANGRY >:( boohoo :( its been spoiled. but im still gona read my signed copy from you. ( i pre ordered it from a website) thankyou so much for that! i mean u ACTUALLY touched and SIGNED the copy! u are so AWESOME oh golden one. im gona cherish that copy and protect it like it was the last copy in the world. and cookies are good :D

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Ahh... I'm back from Scouts, and we cooked sausages, made smores, and drank jusice...
Mmmmm...
Wow, thank you Derek!
And yes, a book is what I meant... I mean, of course, you could put 400-500 pages in it... but I doubt you will... or will you?
You have put some of us in Mortal Coil? Hmmm. And what of book 6? Can we be in that?

Kallista Pendragon said...

Hi, Derek! Hi, everyone else! I really hope know one will put spoilers up after reading Mortal Coil. I'm afraid I don't have enough will power to keep from reading. Lol
Hellboy- Do you have a blog for your stories? If not please start one. Your stories are good! :)
Also, it would be so cool if my name was in one of your stories, Derek. But I'm not going to beg. At least for today.

Kallista Pendragon said...

Derek, I also want to say that you should make this series really long. I mean, don't stop at book nine! My world will end if you end the series!!!!!!

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Yes, keep writing untill you die... Which you won't as you're a god... or are you?

Have you heard red right hand yet? It really fits Serpine's tune.

Kallista Pendragon said...

Sarthacus, glad to see you. Quit banging your head, I need your advice!
I followed your previous advice and started a story. I wondered if you could read it after your done with your math homework. :p
Remember, this is my first time writing so please don't judge too harshly.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

OK, I will: POST AWAY!
Um... where is the post?

Sarthacus Bolt said...

OK, people who read Tendrils: should I switch to 1st person:(I did this, I did that) Or keep with third person( He did this)?
1st person will mean I can postquicker, making it easier for me to write, 3d person will make it faraway, and harder for me to write.

Aimee =] said...

Derek, I cant believe you have not had Tim Tams, what is wrong with you?!?
When in NZ you should have gone shopping for our crazy food and feasted, gained a few pounds to show for it too ;)

Have you ever had Pavlova? I just made one and its cooking in the oven as I...Type.

Delicious desert on a Sunday afternoon, what more could I ask for?

Did you know that Whitcoulls (Pretty much the only good stationary and book store in NZ) voted you as their top 50 in the kids section?

Aghhh, curse having an empty wallet >.< Wish I could but Mortal Coil


I am amazed that there are hard cover books of SP, I never even knew that until last week Hahaha, in NZ we only have the soft cover books, nothing wrong with that though :P

Have you noticed the length of the books change? Like the first books was way taller than the others, its make my book case look wonky ;)

Kallista Pendragon said...

Sarthacus, do first person if it's easier. I think it's easier for me too. But I found that I have to becareful as I started to write in third person halfway through the last story! Lol

Sarthacus Bolt said...

OK, if no one posts in a few minuits (Didn't spell it right, I know) that I should do it in 3rd p or in 1st p I'll do 1st!

Sarthacus Bolt said...

1st PERSON IT IS THEN! NEXT BLOG IN ABOUT 10 MINS!

Kallista Pendragon said...

Hey, Littlepsychobunny. I like your stories. Sorry you have writer's block. Can't wait for the next post, though.
I'm forced to be at the library at this time as my family computer is in use by OTHER people more important than me! BLAH!
Someone brought in this old dog and it's making all these gross noises! Lol

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Almost done Tendrils 6...

Kallista Pendragon said...

It looks like the library is closeing. :(
I'll have to read your story later, Sarthacus. I hope to post some more stories as well.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

What library?

Darkane Claw said...

I had a really important question but I forgot it!
I hate forgetting things, my question is sitting right at the edge of my mind and I can't quiet think of it. Most annoying feeling EVER.
GOT IT. What car will Skulduggery have now that his Bentley is smushed. (Still can't believe you did that).

Kallista Pendragon said...

I'm at a public library. Oops. They are shutting everything down. Talk to you all later! Bye!

Bethany said...

Thanks for explaining the Belfast thing. I mean, we have a lovely Waterstones there, but y'know...


Which school is it you're going to? Just so I can figure out if any of my friends go there so I can send them some stuff to get signed for me (:

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Tendrils The Escape is up and running for those who want to read it.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Good night.

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Lizzy said...

in the words of Insanity Nova Moonshine:
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Skyril said...

OH Yeeess Master Landy of COURSE you're normal. :3 Fortunately, that is completely untrue.

Awwwwwwwwww!!!! You're not coming to United States AGAIN!!! I was Desperately wishing I would be honored with your presence, but no, again, I am let down. *Sticks out bottom lip and pouts profusely*
Will you EVER come here?????

Skyril said...

Ooooh so you just need sales to pick up in the States?? Ok!! I'll help alllllll I can!! :3

Ybs said...

Aw, not Australia again? Oh well, I suppose that it IS way way down under, (the only other thing down here is New Zealand and Antarctica... btw did you go in the end to visit your penguin friends? Evidently not, I'm passing on their disappointment Mr. Landy, their extreme disappointment... BEWARE THE PENGUIN'S DISAPPOINTMENT!)

ahem, anyway, if I was a kid with a couple of spare dollars hanging around, I would fly over but as it is, I'm poor... TT-TT = sadness.
Hope to see you soon down here again!
Peace out and keep smiling!
-Ybs

Skyril said...

Thanks Kallista! I was just reading the comments I missed from the other blog. ^.^ I'll keep working on it soon.

Thank you too Claire!!

Aw Thanks Nicolette! I did say I couldn't write...I guess I just hadn't really tried. Thanks y'all for encouraging me to try!!!
:3

Gemma said...

I read new spoilers on wikipedia. I am ashamed. I could not resist. The glory of Golden God's writing was soooooooo good!!!!!! I am not spoiling anything!! THOSE SPOILERS WERE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ybs said...

oh yeah!! Question for Derek! You know how you say that you don't know EXACTLY what will happen in each book, just the general plot line, have you ever had to delete a substantial amount or start over since it wasn't going anywhere? do you just sit in front of the computer, with no notes or anything about plot and just type away? or do you outline the plot on paper then fill in the gaps with hilarious and witty conversation? just curious is all... have a nice day!

Ybs said...

no! gemma! you're gonna make me wanna go on too. I need to run from the computer now so I don't get tempted... BYE!

Valkyrie said...

Come to Australia you are so awesome.

i have a blog but have no followers can anyone interested in following a Skulduggery Pleasant blog please follow.

Derek you are so cool

Valora Destry said...

haha i've got mortal coil and finished in a day! :D it was so exciting and now i really want the next one! ergh... and im not gonna say anything about mortal coil, even though i really wanna...

Valora Destry said...

oh im gonna say something but it does not effect the storyline in any way. Derek remember when fletcher and val went teleporting to a certain country for an hour holiday? yer well the parrot they saw wasn't a cockatoo it was a lorikeet... just keep that in mind...

Raven said...

Does anyone happen to know when Dark Days comes out in the US? I want to read it so much! Please?
Anyway, Derek Landy, your blog has cured my boredom! Sorry if you are being forced by a man with an arrow but it's still a wonderful blog... hehe sorry about that.

Gemma said...

Australia rocks so Golden God will come here. 1 day I was invited to a writing camp. here's somthing I wrote:
the sky was glittered with diamonds and the pearls began to fall as it got colder; the white ballet.
hope you like!!

Gemma said...

p.s
thats not copyright
use it if you need!! :)

Sarah said...

Why, oh why can you not come to the USA? Is it because Skullduggery Pleasants not actually in our book stores? (Because if thats it, you should still come anyway. Maybe to our college park book festival....?)

Raven said...

Oh, and by the way I do believe I am slightly insane if not half crazy. Ha, ha (just kidding... sort of).
By the way, are you starting to enjoy writing your blog Mr. Landy?

SP_Horselover said...

YES! What Insanity Nova Moonshine and Lizzie said!!!! OMG!!!! SCREAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!! DEREK! YOU MADE MY DAY! YOU ACCTUALLY REPLIED!!!! *Squee*
Oh, don't bother going to Portland. Its big and all, lots to do there. But the BEST city in Oregon is Bend. which is like, the dead center of Oregon and my all time favorite place. I wen't to the Barns and Noble book store today and got to hang out there for over an hour. It was awesome because I only get to do that "Once in a blue moon" :D
Please come! Oh! and another question i've haven't had answered yet. My dear british friend asked you for me if horses would appear in any of the books. You said maybe. Is it still a 'maybe' now? or a yes? *prays yes*
As you can tell. I love horses, and my horse is the best because she's absolutely HILARIOUS!. :D

SP_Horselover said...

God I love "Bruce all Mighty"...

Troy Cavalieri (FireBrand Sleuth) said...

From the words of Insanity Moonshine and Lizzy:

COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA PLEASE

Gemma said...

hi

Gemma said...

bye

Acacia Volt said...

well……damn it….missed out on australia….maybe you should come back when there are 9 books…yes…that would be pleasing…so..you know please….oh by the way i love how clarabelle acts in book 5 :D but there is no Springheeled Jack that i can recall….maybe he died…i'll have o read all 5 books again…yeah…that'll work :D

sincerely a fan who is really, very dissapointed that she read Mortal Coil before it was even supposed to come out and now has to wait another year…bollocks.

P.S. if you come to australia i shall bring you a packet of TimTams …they are, after all, quite delicious

Kaeldra said...
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Kaeldra said...

So when are you coming to Australia next? You ARE coming back here right?!?! Please tell me you are!!

Oh, by the way, Mortal Coil is AWESOME!!!!!!

And like Acacia says, you HAVE to try TimTams when you come back!!! AND Milo!!

Ybs said...

and vegemite too!! While you're at it, just try anything Australian that you can get your hands on!

Angel Prince said...

Derek! I was wondering around today,. and just happened to wander into Riverbend books. And they had Mortal Coil. I almost screamed.It's awesome.

Angel Prince said...

100th COmment! Whoo!

Bethaann said...

hello :)

i am truly gutted you're not coming to wales.
tis a crying shame, as it's a lovely country..

oh well.

Dragona Pine said...

Second part of the story is up.

http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-who-you-think-story-part-two.html


And Kallista your following my blog!

Gemma said...

Golden God,
Look how many Aussie fans you have!!
When you do come maybe com to a town in New South Whales... Armidale perhaps???

Mrs.Red said...

OMG i pre-order a copy of mortal coil on the computer and then when i went shopping to day i went to a book shop looking for a book to read while i wait for my copy of mortal coil to come and they had it on sale and it was only $13 dollars right i felt like my head was going to explode (but i didn't because it would ruin all the books. I so can not ruin books) because i had pre-ordered book like when i first heard about it. I wanted to by it because i really wanted to read it but my mum said no because i had already brought it.

Dragona Pine said...

Derek, who were the two fans?


http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-who-you-think-story-part-two.html

Second part of the story, a bit of a twist though, if you have read the first one then you will understand.

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

thats the first part, please comment. (on the 2nd one, just read the first one.

Darkane Claw said...

Morning all.
Can't talk for long because I have to go to athletics soon.
ATHLETICS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!
Do vampires have last names? Because it's just Dusk or Caelan.
I can't believe some of you have Mortal Coil. I am going to the nearest Waterstones and checking for it.
Gotta go to Athletics, Bye

Anna said...

Can't wait for the signing! Have to think up a good taken name. Any suggestions?

~Hellboy~ said...

Nice, derek! but u could of let us reach the 1000 comments mark. :(

plus could u PLZ change the clock? we would love it if u did.

thankyou, kallista! i might start my own blog, but im not sure u guys would all follow it. hey, ill give it a try, ok?


thats about all to say now, so cya all later.


hellboy

~Hellboy~ said...

wait theres something else.

i forgot to post these 2 comments ages ago.

comment 1:


LETS REACH 1000 COMMENTS!!!



a big and welcome thanks too:

shewhofallsupstairs
gemma
kallista pendragon
dragon pine-ill check ur blog
skyril


im so glad u all read it! mwhahaha!



shewhofallsupstairs and gemma, ur rite, i should be given a contract. and i will be PAID!mwhahahahaha!!!!



im so happy! i just entered another competition with a story (not the one i showed u guys) and i WON 30 DOLLARS!! w00t!!!!!!!!!!



YESSSS!!!!!!


plus no more swearing peeps this is landy's blog, not ours. swear on ur own darn (see,im not swearing now) blog..



c u all later

hellboy



so yeah


and heres comment 2:


( this is my character )




i think i would be israel matteus. (love that name)
i think i would be adept, and also i would have a lever-action rifle with embroided designs in a leg-holster. every bullet is pretty much an explosive, but explodes with blue energy. it leaves a trail of blue energy in its wake.
but thats just my weapon. my power would be almost like a seer. i could see the many different possiblities of the next five minutes, and then choose the best one.
eg. confrontation with enemy: i look into the future and see...
a) if i hide, the enemy will not find me, give up, and go away.
b) try to reason with the enemy (depending on what i say, the enemy will leave or stay)
c) i fight the enemy and then get shot. :-\
many more variations, like if he shoots at me, then i'd have the choice of dodging left, right, up, down, or simply taking the shot. then it would be virtually impossible to kill me. ;D

it would almost be like a tree (like a family tree, rlly) with all of the different choices.

Example:

An intruder in my home____
/ \ \
Fight hide escape__
/ \ / \ / \
gun knife bed upstairs on foot car
/ | \ | | \
enemy shot me killed Can't find me! | can't catch me!
I am
hunted down
and killed :'(



and in my mind it will go through all of these variations, and i can choose the best one at my leisure.

plus, this will take place in less than a second, so that i dont have to sit there thinking about it. mwahahhaha...



hellboy


yep thats it now. bai bai,


hellboy

~Hellboy~ said...

just realized how crappy those slashes n dashes look. dont even try reading it, folks. dont even try...

MidnightSun said...

oh, cant wait to read ur new book. i promise i wont read the spoilers...no, sorry i will. im proud of my insanity and so should everyone else. unless ur insanity is really bad, in that case you might want to get urself a straight jacket.

bradleyz said...

MORTAL COIL IS EPIC!!!!
Oh almost forgot...
please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please come to Australia, more specifically New South Wales. More specifically Mount Druitt, or Penrith, they both work for me

Gemma said...

hellboy and anna are sooo right!!!
My character
name:Rebella Christmas( couldn't do Valkyrie Cain)(haha)

power:elemental/ necromancy(Skulduggery said you can change powers in Dark Days)

transport:awesome shoes that can turn into skate board and both skates(pull the wheels out, turn to the blade side, push in and you have both skates in one shoe)

weapon:elbow blades



what about everyone else?

Gemma said...

come to australia plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

katya.rocks said...

Barmybex- I'll have to fight you for first place in the line! *scuttles into my cave and makes a plan*

Sarthacus Bolt said...

People, I have bad news.

I was buying a new blazer for school, when I went up the street an old lady had fallen directly on her face. Her husband had given her a tissue, and a man called the Ambulance. They should be coming along my street any muinite now.

katya.rocks said...

Oh, and I will see you there too, Lenka! :D *scraps plan and makes it bigger* *evil laugh*

Sarthacus Bolt said...

And Gemma, I say:
Character: Sarthacus Bolt
Gender: Male
Visual Description: Long dark hair, tall, blue eyes like sapphires, elf like ears
Type of magic: Elemental/Perfect balance
Accent: Scottish (And no, I'm not Scottish)
Age: 58 Looks like 19
Body type: Slim
Fat or skinny: Skinny
Agility: Extreme

Yup, that'll do.

Gemma said...

well done

Gemma said...

what about everyone else????

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Hmmm...
Who else wants to read Tendrils: Escape?

Mary-Ellen said...

Come to Wexford! Please! Im begging you. Thats where I live. I have all the books and dreamt of them being signed. Please......

~MaryEllen Sugden
11 years old

Darkane Claw said...

Anna, are you who I think you are? Starting school on wednesday, glasses, Song school, I'm one of your friends, you live in Ireland too? If it is you guess who I am! I'm seeing Scott Pilgrim today!!!! Can't wait! I got Rebel Prince! OH MY GOD I THOUGHT IT DIDN"T COME OUT TILL OCTOBER OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Must go read!

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Hrmph!
I'll see you guys in a while; I've got homework.
Why don't you read my blog, Darkane?

Alexzz said...

Hey Derek, would you please come to Melbourne :D, i would love to get my books signed and maybe have a little chat and gain some much needed insight :D - if there is any way to contact you by email or mail or anything really, i simply would like to ask a few questions, which may be beneficial to the outcome of my life in the future really :P - just drop me an email, my address is: megaflare95@msn.com :D

Lenka said...

yes i will definitely see you there katya.rocks! Mawahahahahahaaaa x

Anyone else going to the Milton Keynes book signing? (Besides- hopefully - Derek Landy of course)

Lenka xxx

~Hellboy~ said...

mwahahha *makes even bigger plan than katya.rocks+lenka combined* YEEESSS!!!i will beat u all to the front of the line!!!MWHAHAHAHAHA!

Sarthacus, nice character, but wots his power? u never mentioned. or did u...?


i rlly need to start a new blog. like REALLY.




AUSTRALIANS FOR THE WIN! (meaning "yay, go aus" in laymens terms) i am from adelaide!


gtg now its 10:00 at nite. XD this clock needs to be fixed.

katya.rocks said...

Oh great...*scuttles back in cave and makes the HUGEST plan ever* Great, now I'm gunna have to get out Scapegrace...thanks for that... :L

Sarthacus Bolt said...

OK, Homework done.
Hellboy; Sarthacus is an Elemental with perfect balance.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Derek, about the private jokes that no one else understannds; you alread know who I am... don't you?
2 trailers? Get get need need?
I bet you already know who I am, so what jokes are there to tell?

Lenka said...

oh no, now i've got to grab Finbar and his pet Rock. *huge crashing sound* uh-oh. Rocky has gone walk abouts. AGAIN.
Thanks Hell-Boy, you frightened him. Now Finbar is a emotional wreck, or 'rock', as the case may be... :L
*Because her plan can't get any better than Katya.rocks's, she adds a new item for the survival of the cue... must... go... to...shakeaway...* :P
Lenka xox

charliejames perriss said...

I will definatly be coming to the bluewater signing even though Bluewater is about half an hour away from me, mabey even longer!

I have not finished reading Dark Days yet so i look forward to finding out what happens. After that, i can get reading mortal coil for school!

Hopefully by the start of school my book will be signed and i would be ready to bye and read Mortal Coil before my friends. I look forward to the book signing, see you then!!!

Charlie P :D

katya.rocks said...

Why doesn't Finbar get a big sign, and then pick up Stony instead of Rocky? ^-^

doublenat said...

AAAHHH!!!! Your coming to the trafford Centre!!!! I WILL BE THERE!!!! :D

Lenka said...

lol, sounds like a plan katya.rocks :L are you taking Scapegrace as a ______________ (if you've read dark days you know what goes in the space) or as he was in the rest of the books? the Killer Supreme will strike again!

εїз - random butterfly ^_^

Ⓛⓔⓝⓚⓐ xox

katya.rocks said...

I'm taking him as he is in the rest of the books :3

Lenka said...

good, he was always better like that ◕ ‿ ◕

katya.rocks said...

I know :D

Johanna said...

Aaaaah!
You're going to come to Germany!!!!!!!!

Yes, that will be soo great!!!
I'm so happy now^^° :D :D

Johanna said...

And I will be there!^^°

Johanna said...

I'm so poor, I can't made a trailer for your competiton, 'cause I'm from Germany!

It's so unfair, but I've got a cousin in Irland!!!

But that doesn't work too...
I promise my parents that Irland is soo cool, and in the next week we move to Charrick on Shannon, to my Cousin!^^° :D :D

But that wouldn't work too. D: D: :( ;(

Johanna said...

Mhmm, I'm writing a book and it is finish and...

I Like it...
Aaand are you a fast tapper?
to tip or to tap??
I don't know , im slowly, but fast^^°

And, I found the perfect actor for Skullduggery, okay, he is scottish and he has got red hair, and the photos of him in google are horrible, but hes good!^^°

His Name is (Yes, it's a men!^^°):

Tony Curran^^°
I love him^^°

Here is a link to a Tribute Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlRwhaG_IwY

He wear skirts^^°

Johanna said...

And have Skullduggery not wear Suspender?

I hope, I havn't wrote some silly embarrassing shit (sorry), because I googled that word, because I didn't know that word.

Because a belt is very difficult to wear and an suspender are cooler!^^°

mangoman212 said...

This is ridiculous why in the name of fraun do I have to scroll all the way down past hundreds of comments to find the place where i can finally post my own comment surely it makes more sense to put this at the top?

Can't wait to read mortal coil! I am sooo going to get a job at a book store purely to be one of those people who get sneak peeks at the books!

Please I beg of you come to Glasgow or better yet Braehead I swear we'll all be nice to you we'll even give you a cup of tea!!

Alexandre Requiem said...

(PLEASE NOTE, THIS MAY INCLUDE SLIGHT SPOILERS, SO READ ON AT OWN RISK)



Hello.
Sadly, for just a moment in time, I thought I was the only one to have read Mortal Coil.
Ah, but alas, I am not.
I am 301 pages through, and I must say, I love Big Russian Man.
Yes, his power is a tad...ick.
But interesting.
I thought I'd seen the worst with the Baron, but oh no.
This guy gives "Pokey Pokey" a whole new meaning.
Um...Derek...Caelan...is kinda...
(spoiler)




VALKYRIE, DEREK?!
Please, please, please don't make this into a bloody Twilight...
I'll kill mahself. (See, you can tell I'm not serious 'cause I used "mah" as apposed to "my")

But, seriously now...PLEASE KILL HIM.
If he continues his useless infatuation, I may have to shoot each page he appears in.
OH, AND YOU KNOW I WILL.
Also, do you have something against Americans?
You seem to hate them.
Billy-Ray, Davina Marr, Pennant, the American Sanctuary...

And hey, you mentioned Australia in Mortal Coil!
It's Winter here now, which I find wonderful, but completely stupid for you Irish folk.
I mean, don't get me wrong, I like rain and clouds, but don't you like to escape the rain and come to a hotter, drier place?
I apologize greatly if I'm getting the stereotype Irish mixed up with the real Irish...
And now I may have insulted many people...so...sorry.

Uh, question.
Will you have an Australian character in the books who doesn't say mate or g'day every five minutes?
It'd be great to be appreciated down here in the Great Southern Land...
You know, Australia is called Terra Australis, which means Southern Land.
Everyone probably already knew that...but oh well.
Great book, Derek. Though it's 1:31 AM, I'm gonna go read more.

-Lynda

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Tendrils Part 7 (Freedom For Now) is up.

Dragona Pine said...

Right people who are creating there own characters, I wanna do it!

Name: Dragona Pine
Power: Extremely Powerful Elemental (and has a family tree which uses "A Voice" To control people's minds)
Favourite Weapon: Twin Katanas
Gender: Male
Description: 6ft 2 (I am, and am 13 years old, so that is like me), Brown spikey hair (like me) Brown Eyes (like me)
Accent: Yorkshire (like me)
Age: 80 (looks like 20)
Body Type: Slim but big muscles (like me)
Agility: Awsome

That's alright.


No one forget to read my story:

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


And then part 2 (post on this one):

http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-who-you-think-story-part-two.html


Hope you enjoy...

Kallista Pendragon said...

Hi Everyone! Just got on. I managed to get out of going to a family reunion today. Sooo happy! I thought of how I was just like Valkyrie with her family reunion. I even have twin cousins. Only they are nine years old and really adorable. I wish they were my little sisters! Lol
Other then those things, I don't think I have anything else in common with Valkyrie. Hmmm....I'm pretty sure there won't be any vampires at my family reunion.

Dragona Pine said...

Oh good, no vampires.

We don't have family reunions is it an american thing?

Kallista, we have the same star sign (SCORPIO RULES!!!)

Kallista Pendragon said...

I like the characters that you guys are creating! I'll have to think up something. Thinking.....thinking....
Doh! Can't think up anything right now!
Sarthacus, I am so glad you liked my story. I hope to continue it later today. I have to leave for now and do some shoppin, but look forward to reading the latest on your story and that of all the other talented writers! (You must start a blog, Hellboy! Of course people will read it!) :)
I'm not sure when I will get my copy of Mortal Coil, but until then, reading your blogs really helps.
Oh! One more thing. I'm so happy for all of you lucky people who have already gotten your books. Have pity on the rest of us, poor things. We are like starving thirsty people in the desert...dying....dying...until we can get our own copy of...gasp.....Mortal Coil!

Darkane Claw said...

I just saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. AWESOME MOVIE WATCH IT NOW! I also bought Mocking Jay. It's the last book in the Hunger Games. READ THE SERIES NOW!! How does Skulduggery wear sunglasses if he has no ears?

Kallista Pendragon said...

I was going to watch that movie yesterday, Darkane! But the theaters took the movie down! Aurgggg! They have been doing that on all the good movies....just when I get the money to go.
Okay, I'm going now for real! Really!

Lenka said...

God, you leave the computer for a few hours and the comments section goes berserk. You have quite the fan club xD

Lizzy said...

I was going to watch Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to! but my mum said it was "inappropriate" :p

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

*facepalm* darkane, joanna, jail. now. andnot to be rude, but please come to america brfore going back to australia. it would be unfair if you went back there before even considering comeing to america. also, you might get so many comments from angry americans and overload your blog, thus making it a horrid, horrid day in the history of this blog. also, here is how we get derek to come to america: E VERY AMERICAN BUY A THOUSAND COPIES OF EACH BOOOK! please derek, come to the USA!
COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME TO THE USA COME

Lizzy said...

Hey yall new blog post! its funny!

Dragona Pine said...

First Part Of Story:

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


Second Part:

http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-who-you-think-story-part-two.html



You have got to read these people (but post on the second)

Liliana Pitchblack said...

Oh, I'm really tempted to come and see you in Germany but it will simply be too expensive...
Please tell me, will you be in germany an other time by any chance?

Dragona Pine said...

People please post on my story (I have hardly any posts except for Sarthacus and Hellboy)

First Part :

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



Second Part :

http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-who-you-think-story-part-two.html


Please post on the second one (just read the first)


Kallista, I know you follow my blog so you might want to read the second part.

Darkane Claw said...

It's not inappropriate, it's just really funny. It's my favorite movie now.
I am ashamed. I read the spoilers for Mortal Coil.
My friend has Mortal Coil. I will crawl all the way t her house if I have to to get it off her. And her house is a half hour drive from mine.

Sarthacus Bolt said...

I've started writing Tendrils: -----.
And due to Dragona's request I have made the text smaller, and will try to make the page longer.

CharlieLamia said...

Will people stop posting crap on here that has nothing to do with the blog?!! seriously I might as well comment: I got a pet fish today, it's called fishy. Oh wait. It just died.

The closest tour to me is birmingham, which is about 40 mins away, but there must be sacrifices!!! Whenever I even see "ooh mortal coil is brill" I get annoyed cuz I think someone will right a spoiler without warning. I think i may be slightly paranoid.

jessica said...
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Kallista Pendragon said...

Sorry Charlie, but this is a fun way for Derek Landy fans to meet each other. Sorry about your fish. Will you be able to go to Birmingham to see Derek?

Kallista Pendragon said...

Dragona and Sarthacus: I have read your stories and loved them. Going to check on Hellboy to see if he has finally put up a blog. :)
Anyone know where Littlepsychobunny is? I hope she is not in the corner, still crying over writers block! :o

Sarthacus Bolt said...

Night all.

Dragona Pine said...

Yeh Night going to bed in a few minuites, my sister is watching something about the saturdays, my mum is doing a jicsaw and I am on the laptop. I am quite tired but I am going to read Dark Days for like the millionth time. But I will be on the laptop in the morning sometime, oh wait I get to go to bed at 10 o'clock now oh good, this is going to be my last comment of the night, I getting tired so sorry I miss out a couple of words during comments because my brain get tired it just goes in shutdown mode and slowly turns off. But I am not too tired to read Dark Days again, I am not. Ok maybe I am but I will read it. My eyes are slowly shutting. I woke up at around 7 this morning and I had a headache and stuff like that so I wonder what I will be like at school if I need to get up half 6. Slowly shutting down now really want to go to bed but I don't want to going to go to bed going to fall asleep before bedtime no I am not yes I am my mum is asking me to turn off the laptop so I will do now... Night Night.

Nicolette Croga said...

ooh cant wait for mortal coil.. :D hmm brb just seeing which of those places is closed to where I live

Nicolette Croga said...

okaii im back the closest one to me is Hall at 5.30pm ... its 31 mins away must go there :D ..

MUST !

I have to admitt I was wonderinging where all the comments were I was sat at the last blog all by myself whilst you guys moved her and left me .. oh well

now let me read the other 100 odd comments

derek I will tell you my blog name if my mum agrees to go let me see you :D my real names Nicole Fudge

Faceless One said...

Grabbing the book today! In a couple of hours. Cant wait!

Lizzy said...

hey yall! does any one have a OC that there really proud of? i do, here's a bio.

NAME: Amaya/Lady Umbra/Arisca Roundhouse
HAIR: dyed, current shade: purple
EYES: silvery green
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: tall/slim
MAGIC TYPE: necromancer, uses the right hand gauntlet of Lord Vile's armor to chanal her power

eep! the lap tops almost out of batterys ill continue on my blog, one last thing...
ARISCA IS SKULDUGGERY'S KID! mawhahaha, this twisted plot line is brought to you by a crazy girl.

Lizzy said...

night-night *yawn*

Valora Destry said...

heres my character!! :

NAME: Valora Destry
HAIR: Long, goldy-red
EYES: green
MAGIC: Some sort of sensitive - has precognitions of people who will die in the near future in order to try and save them ( im sorry- i liked supernatural to much so i stole sams power...)
WEAPON: two badass daggers

And thats it!!

SkulduggeryPleasantRulz said...

I FINISHED MORTAL COIL L8 LAST NITE! DEREK! HOW COULD U DO THAT 2 TANITH!!!?? IT IS DEFINITELY THE BEST BOOK YET!! IT IS SOOOOO HILARIOUS! Ha... I bet mah friend in reading it, and mah other friend! SERIOUSLY! THAT BOOK WAS OFF THE HOOK! IT ROCKED! NO MATCH AT ALL! I'LL READ IT AGAIN! NOTHING LIKE IT! SOOOOO ORIGINAL!!! DEREK LANDY IS A.W.E.S.O.M.E!! I NEED A WORD BETTA THAN AWESOME 2 DESCRIBE U AND UR BOOKS MR LANDY!!!!!

SkulduggeryPleasantRulz said...

Hoe come Mortal Coil came out early in Australia? I don't care though coz that's AWESOME! YEAH! WHOO!

Also, MORTAL COIL IS THE BEST BOOK 2 EVA, EVA B WRITTEN!

SkulduggeryPleasantRulz said...

And I much prefer Fletcher over Caelan. Caelan's creepy

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

what. something happened to tanith. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT?!?!

Skyril said...

Hey Hellboy he said he didn't know how to fix the clock. Technically, the clock IS right, but only for those in....Los Angeles, I think.

You've got that right, Kallista! Desperately thirsting for Mortal Coil!!

Oh my goodness, Dragona Pine stop talking about sleepiness and...shtuff. I've been having to get up early for the past few days then going to bed late because I want to be on the computer, and catch up on comments and...shtuff...I'm so tired...NO! I will NOT fall asleep yet! I have to...to...what was I talking about?...Oh right! I have to finish the comments and....and...check Kallista's blog out...and other people's....and I have to post my newest section of my story...so pleeeaaase stop making my brain think it's shut down time.

Ok caught up on comments.... :]
Time to post my newest story part. Ok...I'll be back and tell you when it's posted. ^.^

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

OC:
NAME:Insanity nova moonshine
HAIR: mouse brown with purple streak
EYES: hazel
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: average/average
MAGIC TYPE:adept. she has the power to make pictures come to life and carries a cupcake book that has tons of magic cupcakes. she has also made one permanant one, so she can fly.
ABOUT: she is insane, fun, tons of smarticles
( but no spelling smarticles) and is as awsome as the color purple. awesome

Gemma said...

in 6 days i will go downtown to buy mortal coil(or less) I could squeal.in fact... I will.
just did. I am Ashamed, total tomboy just squealed, happy because it was for a good cause.spoilers every where I look, mainly wikipedia. too hard to resist, I am sorry. too good spoilers. Golden God made it sooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!! Cealan and Valkyrie's conversation is intriguing, IT SOOOOO AWESOME, another squeal. sigh

Skyril said...

Mm-kay ^.^ next part is up on my blog.

http://skyrils-story.blogspot.com/

Skyril said...

Name: Skyril Oblivion
Height/Weight: 5.7, average
Hair:Black with purple streaks
Eye color:Green
Speed:Quick
Weapons:Finger Knives
Magic:Adept, can make people temporarily blind depending on how long she focused and how many people

Skyril said...

Grr how DO you fix the time on your blog???

~Hellboy~ said...

insanity that is one INSANE character. XD

I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO PUT UP A BLOG ! AAAAAAHHHHH!!!11! HELPHELPHELPHELPPPP!!!


if u guys tell me how to make a blog, i'll make it skulduggery-friendly and maybe i'll make a couple of fan-fictions. ive never written one before.....


oh, so u guys did tell me about sarthacarus' characters balance. i thought u might have mentioned elemental but i wasnt sure. (y didnt i just re-check your comment? *duh*)


anyway, im pretneding to do homework rite now, with my older sister in the same room. she doesnt even suspect that im doing this blog. mwhahahahh. *quiet manical laughing*


hellboy

Genesisnx said...

Bah, you need to come somewhere closer to Lowestoft in the future! Or maybe come to Lowestoft itself! That or Norwich. :'D

It's actually my brother Jordan's birthday on the 1st, which is awesome, though I feel sorry for him since he has to go back to school on the same day. lmao. Wish him a happy Birthday though for me will you Derek? I've already got him a copy of Mortal Coil, all wrapped up nicely... that just means I can't read it now though. boooo :(

~Hellboy~ said...

btw hi skyril.

i checked this like 2 mins ago and nothing was there and then skyril just posted, so i know ur on the computer. TALKKKKK!!!

Skyril said...

Ok. :] I can't believe I'm making a story!!

Skyril said...

Oh yeah and creating a blog. I'm not sure if this is the RIGHT way to do it, but I figurd it out this way soooo...
First, go you profile then click 'edit profile'.At the very TOP RIGHT! There are, like, 4 options. click on 'my account'.There are three sections of stuff. look at the 3rd section entitled 'my products'.Click 'blogger'.
You will then see, like, a box with your name in the top right of it. On the right side of that box there is a thing that says 'create a blog'. Click it. Then you can probably figure it out after that. :3

Faceless One said...

Derek, how you managed to make Mortal Coil the length it is is way beyond me.

Allanah said...

why cant you come to australia

Faceless One said...

Yeah, come back to Australia. Go to Adelaide and Perth this time!!! PLEASE!

Kailz said...

OMG DEREK!! MORTAL COIL IS AH-MAZ-A-ZING!!!! IT'S EPIC, FLAWLESS, DRAMATIC, HILARIOUS, ACTIONY AND HAWIEUFHPFUIWH!!!! SEE? I SPAZZED OUT ON THE KEYBOARD OF MY LAP TOP COZ I CAN'T DESCRIBE ITS EPIC AWESOMENESS!!!!!!! OH. MY. GOD. HOW ARE YOU SO AMAZING!!!?? REALLY, IN ALL HONESTY IF YOU'RE NOT INSANELY PROUD OF YOURSELF FOR ACCOMPLISHING ALL THIS, ALLOW ME TO YELL AT YOU THROUGH MY LAP TOP FOR A MOMENT.... ok, I'm done yelling. But no, really Derek. Your mind is amazing for everything you've given us, your little magical world that you share with us that provides us with an amazing and surreal escape from reality. I could not put Mortal Coil down. Honestly, I read it in under 10 hours non-stop. And now I've finished and I'm very sad. Coming to the sad part, tell me we do NOT have to wait til September next year for the sixth book. Pllleeeeeassseee. Can you do the whole "two books in a year" thing again next year?? Just an inquiry, it's not like I'm pressuring you to write faster or anything like that....ahem. And you know what would make us love you even more? If you wrote more than 9 Skulduggery books, in fact if they never ended that would also suffice. I'm not joking here when I say, the day that the Skulduggery series comes to an end will be a really sad time for all of us fans. But when that time comes (which won't be for a while, coz if you stick with your 9 book plan for Skulduggery, I'll be 20 by the time the 9th book comes out), you can be sure that all of your Minions will be awaiting more Derek-tastic adventures in book form...

Gemma said...

aussie fans say Golden God is just sooo awesome he has to com to australia next book and come to nsw, plz. it would be soooooo awesome!! Right now i am green with envy because some people have read Mortal Coil! Soooooooooooo jealous!! I've read the series over 4 times and coming to a 5th once I've reread Dark Days. I'm going to time how long it takes. my wager is under 5 hours.

Gemma said...

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Gemma said...

lets have a moments silence for the americans,

Dark Days comes to American shelves January 4th, 2011.

That was on wikipedia

Laila and Raverny said...

And I still haven't read Dark Days, despite the fact there are so many copies and it's so shiny and purple. But it's too expensive for me to buy with my own money so I need to hunt for department stores that have a cheaper price! XD I can't wait to read it...

Acacia Volt said...

gemma: thats really sad and i agree….he we should charge them extra and send over copys…yeah that should work :D

Acacia Volt said...

Dear Mr Landy,

what are your movies called? i'm sure everyone else and I would absolutely love them…they are about zombie raids where everyone dies right? aw well. as another point i would like to say ….. HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO GHASTLY?!?!?!?!?……. well i'm sure you have a plan and if you don't ….i will… uh..ummmm….you know…throw stuff..at you :D 1 more thing, there is absolutely no Springheeled jack.. yes i said it before but i just want to make it clear.

from… well i think i have used to many metaphors so i will just say Acacia Volt :D

Acacia Volt said...

ah character, right.

Name: Acacia Volt
Gender: Female
Powers: Elemental with an adept defect which causes my eyes to change colour according to mood.
Appearance: long dark brown hair with an emo-ish side fringe, pale skin, delicate features, short black overcoat, long white t-shirt with a skull on it, grey leggings, knee-high laceup boots and fingerless gloves.
Weapon: Titanium scythe with the middle of the blade replaced with light blue glass.
Accent: light english crossed with irish
Strength: HELUVA FIGHTER!
Weakness: over protective of others

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