Tuesday, November 13, 2012

KOTW Paperback

Laydeeeez an' gentleminions, I present to you, the KOTW paperback cover.


And Tom isn't even FINISHED it yet...! There's going to be some colour stuff happening, and some cool silver effects added and things, but even as it stands now, this is a cover that's going to pop out at you on the bookshelf. For Tom is awesome.

Speaking of paperbacks, we're going to start gradually removing the short stories from the reprints, with the aim of collecting everything (including the Tanith novella) into one big book in the spring of 2014. There'll be lots of brand new stories in there as well, covering the entire series. So will we see a short story starring Mr Bliss, back when he was alive? Will we see Val and pre-Remnant Tanith fighting side by side once again? Will we even catch a glimpse of Skulduggery and the Dead Men at war with Mevolent...?

To be honest I haven't a clue. I'm just making things up as I go along.

Be here on Friday for the Tanith cover...

EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT

Annnnnd apparently I won't be revealing the Tanith cover until Friday the 23rd... bah!

3,271 comments:

1 – 200 of 3271   Newer›   Newest»
BananaMinion said...

First!

BananaMinion said...

Omg i cant believe it! Im so excited finally all the short stories are going to be in one place!!!! Woohoo!

Kribu said...

Oh WOW. This is beautiful. I wants it... oh yes, I wants it.

There'll be lots of brand new stories in there as well, covering the entire series.

Oh yes. ~drools in a delicate, ladylike manner~

I'm so looking forward to all this. Including the shiny KOTW paperback, in spite of having the hardback and the Kindle book, just because, well, the paperbacks are also so pretty that I can't help myself...

Skye Everard 100 Baby said...

Wow. I'm 4th.

I think.

Amazing cover I guess. And I have nothing more to say really.

Ehehe.

Goodbye.

Colleen McGuigan x said...

Oh My God.
'Tis Beautiful.
*cries* :')

Georgina Howlett said...

oh dear mother of god that is gorgeous

Georgina Howlett said...

also Sir Derek I am sending you a package, to your HarperCollins offices in London, and if you don't receive it before Christmas well I hope you and someone else (not saying who) will just put the things in it out anyway mmkay bye

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

OMFG. ASDFGHJKL; I CANNOT FRICKING WAIT.

also, Tanith&Val yes please. Omg, Valith.

OMG, ASDFGHJKL; TOO EXCITED XD

Sarlia Oblivion said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO CLOSE TO THE FRONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Georgina Howlett said...

also go on bebo again I mean gawsh I sent out a whole ramble on there you need to read

right now

it matters

Sarlia Oblivion said...

LOVE the Dead men idea, and derek, never talked to you, so if you could show up, please, just talk, even for a bit. Pleeeeeaaaassseee

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

omg, help

Cannot anything. cannot life

Asdfghjkl, sgrddsafusviwh

H e l p

Georgina Howlett said...

DEREK LANDY GET YOUR BUTT ON HERE RIGHT NOW MISTER

I HAVE TO WALK THE DOG BUT IF YOU HAVE BEEN WHEN I COME BACK WE HAVE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DISCUSS

YES

Sarlia Oblivion said...

Luciana, hey. And Goergina Howlette, seen your profile picture and I envy you.

Sarlia Oblivion said...

DEEEEERRRRREEEEEKKKKKK PPPPPLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEAAAAASSSSE
CCOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEE

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

OMFGG

FLETCHDUGGERY POTENTIAL, PLS.

AND VILEQUESSE.

OHMYGOLDENGOD, H E L P !

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

HELLO, ANYONE THAT IS HERE!:D

Sarlia Oblivion said...

DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK

Colleen McGuigan x said...

Hello :)

Sarlia Oblivion said...

DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK
DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREKDEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK DEREK

Georgina Howlett said...

hehehe

I've been to three of Derek's events and I've seen him six times

you should see the other photos

DEREK LANDY GET YO BUTT

Sarlia Oblivion said...

hello

Sarlia Oblivion said...

I. AM. ANNOYED. AND. JEALOUS.

Charisma Thorne said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH * Hyperventilates* It's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and I'm new!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

HELLO ANYONE THAT APPEARED

SORRY IF I'M DISTANT. I'M KIND OF SCREAMING AND DYING BECAUSE AWESOME

Colleen McGuigan x said...

*Makes more room on bookshelf for my two new brilliant SP books* :3

Georgina Howlett said...

FOR THE JEALOUS PERSON;

Cheltenham - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.455592831149972.103344.100000977785861&type=1&l=8fa4758fef

Liverpool - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.445234812185774.100634.100000977785861&type=1&l=9ffc3a791f

Bromley - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.242711979104726.59569.100000977785861&type=1&l=4d23af9db0

IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Ieni Lorartè said...

Wow, that just looks amazing:O

NJ Maverick Renn (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

OMG OMG OMG
THAT IS F***KING AMAZING!!
I HAVE THAT PREOREDERED!!
I NEED THAT NOW
OMD
*faints*
*hugs cover*
My Precious

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Brandon keeps reminding me that he bought me an SP book.

And he has the Hb KotW cover saved on his phone to cheer me up whenever I'm down because he downloaded it and sent it me when we first got the cover and, omg, he's awesome.

FIVE FRICKING DAYS, OMGG.

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

he has*

EVERYTHING IS SO AWESOME

I CANNOT CAN

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

OMGG THAT'S SO AWESOME! *screams* SERIOUSLY!!! SO SO SO AWESUMNAL!!!!!

Oh, and hi people. :)

Crystal Darkflair said...

Thats a cool cover !
I cant wait for the short stories book omg sounds awesome !
Tanith Novella I actually cannot wait !!!!!!!!

Ieni Lorartè said...

Hello Staaaar! *hugs*
How's life?

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

IENI! STAR! PEOPLE! HELLO!:D *waves madly*

Lord Vlaedr said...

Hahaha, I love the Yeti cover even more...

YAY Mr. Landy! Make short stories of Bliss, Valith, and The Dead Men!!!! All of them!

I am still humbly requesting that you come visit your Afri~Minions... Considering I am your greatest African Fan!

Ieni Lorartè said...

Clover! *hugs*
How's you?
*waves madly back*

Jed Dark said...

Love the cover!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

IENIIIII(...)!!!!!(...)

Life is awesome coz *points at post* :)

Plus I don't have so much homework today . . . :)

Ashley Hills said...

Friday got it, Skulduggery and the Deadmen please.

Luna Brightside said...

yaaaaay!

Luna Brightside said...

SP SHORT STORIES!
Oh, hai guys :)

Ieni Lorartè said...

Ah, that's an excellent point :D
Omg, I only 2 pieces of homework last week. I was completely amazed. I was prepared to ring up national TV with the news :D
Got to go clean up the cooking stuff I made a mess with :D
Hey Luna! *hugs* How's you?

Melica Frost said...

hey guys!

Ieni Lorartè said...

Melica! *hugs*
How's you?

Don't I feel like I'm repeating myself here?

My mum just said the chocolate custard I made has turned into volcano XD

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI LUNA!

If I only got two pieces of homework in a week, I would die from shock before I managed to contact the media. :)

Luna Brightside said...

I'm good, you?
Gonna go watch How I met Your mother now, and ignore mah huge pile of homework....*hugs all*

Melica Frost said...

hey *hugs* im gd :) except from the ringing in my ears (my friend clashed symbols in my ear during music)! how r u? :D

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI MELICA!

Melica Frost said...

HEY! im watching how i met your mother aswell :)

Ieni Lorartè said...

Aha, I hope you have fun doing that :D

Omg, in English this morning, a load of words kept coming up that made me think of S.P: Vex, cunning, sauve (or whatever) and some other stuff.

I is...me.

Melica Frost said...

really? in my english class today we were tlkin about canadians and being high :O

Ieni Lorartè said...

I had double English this morning. It was something about this story by that Poe guy from the perspective of a psychopath, which caused me to write 'psychopath' all over my hand.
And then this person in my class started teaching and our class behaved better than we did with the actual teacher XD

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

In English we were, once again, doing about violence in the media . . .

I always feel left out coz I don't watch 18 films or horror movies or play violence games - or any games really . . .

I used to play Lego games on my DS, and that's the nearest I've been to violence games. :P

If we were talking about books I could talk forever and a day, but TV and games . . . :/ I don't watch much either.

Ieni Lorartè said...

I don't really watch films or play games that much now.
G2g - dinner.
Byebye + I probably won't be back on tonight :(

Melica Frost said...

i know wat you mean :)

Sarlia Oblivion said...

OOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWw! Carpet burn

Valice said...

The cover is awesome!!
And more stories, that's awesome too!!
my day just got awesome because of this awesome news!! :)

Oh, and
DEREK!!!!! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! VERY, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!

Please tell me: is it true?! Are you really coming to the Lit Cologne??
That would be soo awesome!!!!
I'm going to order the tickets as soon as possible if you are coming so pleeeaaaaseeee...!! :)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*violent

Although I could reference to Gone once when we were discussing what things are unrealistic in the media. I gave the best I could remember of the following section, where Diana was telling Caine (who has the power of moving things without touching them. Telekinesis?) about when he'd been ill, because Caine couldn't remember it:

"Then you smacked Chunk through a wall."
"Is he okay?"
"Caine. In the movies a guy can get knocked through a wall and get up like it's no big deal. This wasn't a movie. The wall was brick. Chunk looked like roadkill. Like when a racoon gets run over and over and over and keeps getting run over for a couple of days."

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

RIM AGREES WITH ME!

ABOUT AUSSIE ACCENTS, THAT IS. ^^

Melica Frost said...

I had the worst day - its raining outside, im partially deaf (from symbols), i was stabbed in the back from a violin bow and my friend dropped my double bass on me :(

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

FOURS IENI! :(

S.C. said...

I would LOVE to have all the short stories together cuz my parents don't let me buy the paperback if I already have the hard back so then I wouldn't feel left out :) I miss Tanith, she was my favourite character although I get the feeling that she'll be killed off... I'll probably cry :'(

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

:( That does sound like a crap day.

Melica Frost said...

it was - I felt like I was being stabbed :( being jabbed in the back with a violin bow hurts a lot more than I thought it would :(

barmybex said...

Awesome!!! And I would love a short story book. :D

Can't wait to see Tanith's novella

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I play cello but as far as I can remember I've never been jabbed in the back with a bow. :/

Georgina Howlett said...

dereeeek *whines*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

OH AND IN STRINGS ORCHESTRA WE'RE PLAYING HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING AND IT SOUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL. *sobs*

Not our playing, just the song . . . I love Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

And It Was On A Starry Night.

And this is slightly off topic, but speaking of church songs, I like Shine Jesus Shine too.

I know Father God I Wonder off by heart, but that's only coz in a church we went to once they used to keep singing the same songs over and over. :P I also know As For Me And My House, and probably others too . . .

Straying back onto the original topic - Christmas carols. <3 Gotta love 'em.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

And We Three Kings Of Orient Are. (One in a taxi, one in car. One on a scooter, blowing his hooter . . .)

No, seriously, it has a beautiful chorus. XD

Star of wonder
Star of night.
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading
Still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect light . . .

. . . Now I've got my taken name, that song seems so funny . . . I really hope we sing it in church or wherever this year so I can come and tell you about the whole church singing of my magnificance. XD

Artemis Blaze said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.
SO PWEETY.

NotACat said...

When you say "everything", does that include the main books or just all supplementary material? Thanks!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

'TIS, INNIT?

HI BLAZE!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I KEEP FORGETTING I AM HERE. .-.

HAS ANYONE TALKED TO EM (AS IN SHELL) RECENTLY? I MISS HERRRRRRRRRRR. Damn Iriminion.

Artemis Blaze said...

I'm just going to say: Derek, if you come on here any time soon, then can you answer this:
How old is Sanguine?
I've just always wondered... I've always though he would be in his 200s, but I don't really know...
Thanks :)

Anyway, HAI.

Artemis Blaze said...

STAR!

I found my taken name today *so happy*.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Bbs - dinner. :)

Georgina Howlett said...

hello bloglandians

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Heya, Gero!

BYE, STAR! :(

BLAZEEEEE!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

You're not a very talkative bunch today, are you? :(

Melica Frost said...

im currently eating chicken :O thats why im not talkin :) and im also trying to heal my back :(

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

BACK!

Artemis Blaze said...

I'm trying to find out who Derek ships.

DEREK!! I'm going to ask my question again but I'm going to try and make it more noticable.
HOW OLD IS SANGUINE?
Is that more noticeable...?
And also: DO YOU SHIP ANYONE?

Artemis Blaze said...

STAR! YAY!

Artemis Blaze said...

And by ship, I mean anyone in the SP series. Like, oh, I don't know, Valduggery...?

CAPCAPSCAPSDEREKCAPSCAPSCAPS (trying to make it noticeable...)

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

All of Derek's ships are in the books. ^^

WHICH MEANS HE SHIPS HARMPINE. c:

WB, STAR!:3

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

BLAAAAAZE! SCATHIOOOOO!

Hi!

Colleen McGuigan x said...

I think I ship Ghanith a bit too much.
Oh well.
GHANITTHHHHHH. <333

Chloe G said...

Hello people, Just finished the first part of my story on wattpad

Georgina Howlett said...

DEREK SHIPS HARMPINE

HAHAHAHA

Chloe G said...

how is everyone

Artemis Blaze said...

I'm good :)

He ships Ghanith, we know that... What aboyut Valduggery? ^.^

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Valduggery isn't canon.. Derek said to me that his ships are in the books. That's the great thing about being the writer. :')

VALITH, TANGUINE, DARQUITH, VILEQUESSE, FLETCHDUGGERY AND DUSKGUINE AND ALL MY OTHER SHIPS ARE PROBABLY NEVER GOING TO BE CANON. XD

Chloe G said...

I love naruto

Georgina Howlett said...

Woo for Valduggery. Lol

Chloe G said...

I like Valduggery aswell

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I feel like a loner. D:

IshipChinduggerysohard.

Chloe G said...

g2g now

Artemis Blaze said...

I don't like Chinduggery... It gets in the way of Valduggery :/

Willow Storm said...

I NEEED THAT COVERR!


Hello :)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

hey, l'm stars little sister, call me dark or dem!

Dark Extremley Midnight said...

HI

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HEY! THIS IS STAR! Dem's on the comp, I'm on my phone . . . And she's just changed to my old account. The one with her display name on it. Yeah.

Dark Extremley Midnight said...

Call me Dem cause there are other darks.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

And now she went. *glares* What a waste of time switching on the computer and logging her on was.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Oh, she's backkkkk.

HI DEM! *throws flaming arrow at her*

Minion said...

Cough*zombieGordon*coughcough* Hm? Did you say something?

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

FIVE DAYS C:

Dark Extremely Midnight (Dem) said...

That hurt!

Dark Extremely Midnight (Dem) said...

*fliies to star with rock in hand smashs it in stars face*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Well, no DUH, I meant it to be completely painless. *rolls eyes*

YAY! FIVE DAYS! That's good. :) Five is a good number. Tomorrow it won't be good, though. FOUR DAYS! DEATH!

^^^ . . . My Artemis Fowl obsession appears to live on . . .

Dark Extremely Midnight (Dem) said...

Hi Minion, luciana

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*collapses and is uncomscious* *thinks: "Dem, hitting people in the face with rocks is SERIOUS. You could've killed me. Y'know, if I wa'n't already dead. :P"*

Dark Extremely Midnight (Dem) said...

May the fours eat the nut

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Hello, Dem.

Feel free to call me L, Lu, Luce, Luci, Lucy, Lucia, Robyn or any other variation of my name. *cannot be bothered to list all my nicknames*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Minion gets a capital and Luciana dunt? O_o

UNFAIRNESS! *attackes Dem with pitchfork*

Dark Extremely Midnight (Dem) said...

:P

Dark Extremely Midnight (Dem) said...

*attacks star with dagger*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*looks at Dem's comment and starts laughing irl*

Dem's whispering about her comment being hilarious and asking if I like it, btw.

(OMGG IT FEELS SO ODD CALLNG YOU DEM. :/)

How's you, Scathio?

Dark Extremely Midnight (Dem) said...

:'( gtg

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*has just had to demonstate to Dem how to make a crying face*

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

*laughs*

Dem, you're very weird. Just thought I'd let you know. ^^

STARRRR, BUBBLES.

I wonder if there are any Minions in Doncaster. I'm going to Doncaster again on Saturday, y'see!^^

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

FOURSIO DEMSIO! *waves as sister walks out of my bedroom irl$

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Bye Dem!

I'm good, Star. HOW ARE YOU?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

^^irl*

@L: YAY! DONCASTER! *rushes to sister's bedroom to show her she's weird* But of course she's weird. She takes after MEEEEEEE. :)

Today the girl I sit next to in Maths told me I wasn't that odd. O_O

Bubbly bubbly bubbles . . . :)

Dem to me: "I'm very offended and tell her that as well! Star, my big sister, is way weirder than me! (joking)"

Me: *shrugs and begins typing*

Dem to me: You forgot to put the angey face!

Me: How do I do that???

Dem: I dunno, you're the one who knows how the faces work! *offers me a chocolate*

Me: Yay!

Jed Dark said...

hey all

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I AM . . .

Burderened with homework but otherwise GOOD. :)

I got my sheet of maths I did yesterday given back to me today and I just literally looked at it and laughed. :) We were meant to explain why this angle was this angle (eg. corresponding angles are equal), and nobody else in the class bothered but I wrote out all the sentences in different parts of the page and drew millions of arrows pointing to the setences. The whole thing was just FILLED with arrows. Looked so confusing. :P

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HEY JED!

The Seventh Magpie said...

...I want that book so badly

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Sister: Why don't we go to Doncaster tomorrow?

Me: Because it's school and it would take too long. Some of us have homework you know.

Sister: *begins inventing fantastical secenario where we bunk off school and steal a car and drive to Doncaster and eat biscuits*

I'm back in my room now, btw . . .

The Seventh Magpie said...

I really want to read all the short stories, but I've only found the Tanith Halloween one, Lost Art of World Domination, and the Geoffrey Scrutinous one

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

LOL, STAR. You're amazing. And, apparently, your sister is too. :P

I really can't wait 'til Saturdayyyyyy! XD

Jed Dark said...

Hi Star

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Hello Jed! Hello, Sev! I really want to call you Mags.. :P

Damn HG obsession XD

The Seventh Magpie said...

Umm... you can call me Mags if you want

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I prefer Sev, tbh. :P

Just felt the need to tell you. ^^

Jed Dark said...

Hello Luciana, Sev

The Seventh Magpie said...

Hi!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I SHOULD PROBABLY LIST ALL MY NICKNAMES RIGHT NOW BECAUSE NEW PERSON BUT I'M TOO LAZY.

SO, HELLO! I'M L, LU, LUCE, LUCY, LUCI, LUCIA, ROBYN OR ANY OTHER VARIATION OF MY NAME. ^^

...

Star, you're brilliant. Strange, but brilliant. Well, Nix is strange (and awesome) but you're also strange, but not quite as strange. ^^

Jed Dark said...

well not completely new been here since april, thanks though

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

New to me. ^^

I FINALLY FINISHED MY HISTORY ESSAYSSSSSS!

The Seventh Magpie said...

I've been on here for two weeks on friday

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I've been here nine months and twenty-two days. My blogversary is almost upon us. :)

. . . Well, it kinda is, if you stretch your imagination a bit. Quite a big bit. But yeah . . .

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Next February will be a year on the bog, for me. ^^

...I think.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Why does my comment keep disappearing?

*sighs and hits the back button*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*is reposting part of this comment for the second time* Grrr. I said:

*growls and reposts disappeared comment for old-comment-readers to see*

:D

THANK YOU SO MUCH, LUSCATHIO.

This was in my Banksy book:

'People who should be shot

· Facist thugs
· Religious fundamentalists
· People who write lists telling you who should be shot'

I could modify that list and say

People who are amazing:

· *insert category of people who are amazing*
· *insert category of people who are amazing*
· People who tell people they're amazing

:)

*is now onto new comment* Of course I'm not as strange as Nix. Nix won the Strangest Minion award, he has to be stranger. :P

But seriously. THANKS. :D

The Seventh Magpie said...

Why are you rewriting all these comments?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I hate poofing comments.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Because it disappeared. *points upwards* Poof. Maybe we're in the comment-FAYZ. O_O

The Seventh Magpie said...

So all the comments under 15 stay here and the comments 15 and older poof?

Artemis Blaze said...

WHY HASN'T DEREK SAID ANYTHING?

I'm going again now though... But, Derek, if you come back on, still pwease answer my questions...
A reminder:
HOW OLD IS SANGUINE?
And...
DO YOU SHIP ANYONE THAT IS YET TO BE CANON?

Thank you :)

The Seventh Magpie said...

OK, I'm feeling dumb here, but what does canon mean?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*guesses* All the way through? Appearing more than once?

@Comment-FAYZ: Yes, I guess so. The poofing comment is longer and been rewritten more times, so it could be older than the others who are staying . . .

Jed Dark said...

must go now, see ya

The Seventh Magpie said...

I'm blanking, what's the name of that guy who starts the McDonald's in Gone, and then becomes all leader-y in the other books?

The Seventh Magpie said...

Bye Jed!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Albert!

Gtg now. :( FOURS!

Zafira Kerias said...

Oh my god Derek....thats epic!!!!! Made my day better! And might I add respect your postman! In drama i learned hat mailmen go through everyday. RESPECT.

Zafira Kerias said...

On a happier note, thank you Derek my day was crappy the cover made me happy!!!

*tacklehugs Derek*

see I can be nice, I mean I am a nice person deep down inside

Adra "The Ducktor" Dark said...

SO DEREK. Uh, I wanted to know if you've sent my book back... *sheepish grin*

Zafira Kerias said...

I would like to know if you got that letter! Curious girls would like to know....

Adra "The Ducktor" Dark said...

Indeed.

Zoe Schulz said...

What? Already paperback?
I'm 2 thirds in for KOTW.
Oh wellz

Thrust Ominous said...

OH MY GOD!!!
That's much better than the hardback

Zafira Kerias said...

*sighs*

i know its late so im not gonna bug but tomorrow and all I shall go CRAAAAZY i must know, least Adra knows her book made it.

The Seventh Magpie said...

Hey Zafira

Zafira Kerias said...

Hiya Magpie!

Zafira Kerias said...

*sings quietly*

man is not one but two he is evil and good and he walks the fine line we'd all cross if we could and he's waiting right behind the facade

*stops*

Hmm....

*sings*

Sympathy, tenderness,
Warm as the Summer,
Offer me their embrace.

Friendliness, gentleness,
Strangers to my life,
They are there in his face.

Goodness and sweetness
And kindness
Abound in this place

I am in love
With the things
That I see in his face -
It's a memory I know
Time will never erase...

The Seventh Magpie said...

This is the moment!
This is the day,
When I send all my doubts and demons
On their way!

Every endeavor,
I have made - ever -
Is coming into play,
Is here and now - today!

This is the moment,
This is the time,
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme!

Give me this moment -
This precious chance -
I'll gather up my past
And make some sense at last!

This is the moment,
When all I've done -
All the dreaming,
Scheming and screaming,
Become one!

This is the day -
See it sparkle and shine,
When all I've lived for
Becomes mine!

For all these years,
I've faced the world alone,
And now the time has come
To prove to them
I've made it on my own!

This is the moment -
My final test -
Destiny beckoned,
I never reckoned,
Second Best!

I won't look down,
I must not fall!
This is the moment,
The sweetest moment of them all!

This is the moment!
Damn all the odds!
This day, or never,
I'll sit forever
With the gods!

When I look back,
I will always recall,
Moment for moment,
This was the moment,
The greatest moment
Of them all!

Zafira Kerias said...

Magpie I offcially love you! Jekyll and Hyde is AWESOME

Read about the 'ideous murder,
Profane, religious murder!

The poor old bishop,
What a shock!

Seen walkin' wiv 'is daughter,
A moment prior to slaughter!

The shepherd tendin' to 'is flock!

'E died in a London slum -
A slave to martyrdom -
'E died without complaint! -
'E should be made a saint! -

'E's gone back 'ome to God! -
It all seems very odd! -
Why should it be,
This mystery? -

Murder, murder -
In the night air!
Murder, murder -
It's a nightmare!
Murder, murder -
It's a right scare,
Bloody murder
In the night!

Murder, murder -
Makes your heart thump!
Murder, murder -
Makes your nerves jump!
Murder, murder -
Makes your blood pump,
Bloody murder
In the night!

Dona Eis, Requiem

Sweet death has taken
This brave man from us!

Requiem Aeternam

Friends, take what comfort
That you can from us!

Dona Eis, Domine...

HYDE:
General Glossop, I'm happy to inform you that you are relieved of your duties, sir. All of them!
Look at this, another murder,
Just like the other murder!
That's poor old General Glossop, dead!

Last week the bishop copped it!
The bloke what done it 'opped it!
That feller must be off 'is 'ead!

That's two in the last four days!
This killer has fancy ways!

A.FOURTH:
To kill outside St. Paul's
Requires a lotta balls!

A.FIFTH:
He hates the upper class!

A.SIXTH:
He must be on 'is arse!

CROWD:
Who could he be?

THE BOY:
Don't look at me!

CROWD:
"Bloody murder
In the night!"

Murder, murder -
Doin' folks in -
Murder, murder -
Is the worst sin!
Murder, murder -
Has me screamin'
"Bloody murder
In the night!"

Murder, murder -
Makes me blood thin!
Murder, murder -
Makes me 'ead spin!
Murder, murder -
Starts me drinkin'!
Bloody murder
In the night!"
In the night!"

HYDE:
Bessie, my love... You really should be more careful...wearing your real diamonds out on the street. You never know whom you might encounter!

UPPER AND LOWER CRUST ON THE STREET:
London has a killer on the loose!
Could be a gang!
Gotta get 'is 'ead inside a noose!
The man must hang!

CROWD:
Maybe his nerve will fail him! -
They've gotta try to nail him! -
They've gotta trail an' jail him,
Now!

Murder!
No matter who we're blamin'
Till they pull wot's-'is-name in,
There's gonna be one flamin'
Row!

Murder, murder -
It's a curse, man!
Murder, murder -
It's perverse, man!
Murder, murder -
Nothing's worse than
Bloody murder
In the night!

HYDE:
Bad news from God, Teddy!

FIRST NEWSBOY:
Read about the worst two murders - !

SECOND NEWSBOY:
Much worse than the first two murders!

CROWD:
That makes it murders three and four!
(VARIOUSLY)
They've murdered dear old Bessie! -
I hear it extremely messy! -
And poor old Archie is no more! -

WOMAN:
They say a lot of blood and gore!

ALL:
That's four in the last eight days!
It's London's latest craze!

SECOND NEWSBOY:
this time 'e was in Perk Lane!
An' 'e may come back again!

WOMEN:
Until the killers found,
There's danger all around!

CROWD:
What can we do?
What can we do?
What can we do?
We wish we knew!

CROWD:
Catchin' such a madman could be hard! -
He'll kill! -
At will! -
Cos they're all so thick at Scotland Yard! -
No brains! -
No skill! -

ALL:
He'll kill us, if we let him!
They'd better go and get him!

I know a way to net him! -
How?

Murder!
No matter who we're blamin'
Till they pull wot's-'is-name in,
There's gonna be
There's gonna be
There's gonna be a flamin'
Row!

Murder, murder -
Or our doorstep!
Murder, murder -
So watch your step!
Murder, murder -
Take one more step,
You'll be murdered
In the night!

Murder, murder -
Once there's one done -
Murder, murder -
Can't be undone!
Murder, murder -
Lives in London! -
Bloody murder
In the night!
In the night!

The Seventh Magpie said...

LUCY:
Look at me,
And tell me who I am.
Why I am
What I am.

Call me a fool,
And it's true I am.
I don't know
Who I am.

It's such a shame,
I'm such a sham.
No one knows
Who I am.

Am I the face of the future?
Am I the face of the past?
Am I the one who must finish last?

Look at me,
And tell me who I am,
Why I am
What I am.

Will I survive?
Who will give a damn,
If no one knows
Who I am?

Nobody knows -
Not even you -
No one knows who I am...




I sang this for the talent thingy at tennis camp, and for the rest of the week people kept calling me "that opera girl"

*facepalm*

Zafira Kerias said...

oh at drama today i started singing Sympathy Tenderness as we were putting mail in the sacks for a prop and well it was fun! Then I started singing Dangerous Game

The Seventh Magpie said...

I haven't seen it yet (I WILL WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE THIS WEEKEND, I WILL) but I've listened to each song a million times

Zafira Kerias said...

oh my god once you watch it you'll be so happy. I love the songs. Favourtie would honestly be tied between Facade (first one) Confrontation and Dangerous Game but omg its just so epic! You will be amazed i mean of course I wanna force Derek to watch it because its just that good and i can then get songs stuck in his head like Sympathy Tenderness

The Seventh Magpie said...

The first time I heard Facade I was like, "YES! Finally a song that expresses my cynical view of the world! I LOVE this musical!"

Zafira Kerias said...

Ikr!!! We did this thing where I picked Facade to express views on the world I mean its true! Just look at the world of SP how many peuple per say Guild are oh this guy is the good guy when really behind the facade they are just this cruel evil killer or the one who supposedly might destroy the world as poor val is

The Seventh Magpie said...

Once I fell asleep with Confrontation on repeat, and I had FREAKY nightmares.

Zafira Kerias said...

Now that would give me nightmares too lol

The Seventh Magpie said...

JEKYLL:
Lost in the darkness,
Silence surrounds you.
Once there was morning,
Now endless night.

I will find the answer.
I'll never desert you -
I promise you this -
Till the day that I...

HYDE:
Do you really think
That I would ever let you go?
Do you think I'd ever set you free?
If you do, I'm sad to say,
It simply isn't so.
You will never get away from me!

JEKYLL:
All that you are
Is a face in the mirror!
I close my eyes and you'll disappear!

HYDE:
I'm what you face
When you face in the mirror!
Long as you live, I will still be here!

JEKYLL:
All that you are
Is the end of a nightmare!
All that you are is a dying scream!
After tonight,
I shall end this demon dream!

HYDE:
This is not a dream, my friend -
And it will never end!
This one is the nightmare that goes on!
Hyde is here to stay,
No matter what you may pretend -
And I'll flourish, long after you're gone!

JEKYLL:
Soon you will die,
And my silence will hide you!
You cannot choose but to lose control.

HYDE:
You can't control me!
I live deep inside you!
Each day you'll feel me devour your soul!

JEKYLL:
I don't need to survive,
As you need me!
I'll become whole
As you dance with death!
And I'll rejoice
As you breathe your final breath!

HYDE:
I'll live inside you forever!

JEKYLL:
No!

HYDE:
With Satan himself by my side!

JEKYLL:
No!

HYDE:
And I know that, now and forever,
They'll never be able to separate
Jekyll from Hyde!

JEKYLL:
Can't you see
It's over now?
It's time to die!

HYDE:
No, not I!
Only you!

JEKYLL:
If I die,
You die, too!

HYDE:
You'll die in me
I'll be you!

JEKYLL:
Damn you, Hyde!
Set me free!

HYDE:
Can't you see
You are me?

JEKYLL:
No!
Deep inside-!

HYDE:
I am you!
You are Hyde!

JEKYLL:
No - Never!

HYDE:
Yes, forever!

JEKYLL:
God damn you, Hyde!
Take all your evil deeds,
And rot in hell!

HYDE:
I'll see you there, Jekyll!

JEKYLL:
Never!

The Seventh Magpie said...

Bless you copy and paste

The Seventh Magpie said...

Anybody there?

*cricket cricket*

Zafira Kerias said...

me here sorry!!!!

Mistical Future said...

AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY AWESOME!!! :D

The Seventh Magpie said...

My friend is right now reading PWF, and she's talking about all the reflection has to go through for Val

Friend: Poor reflection, it has to suffer through so much.
Me: I hate the reflection. It is evil and jerkish.
Friend: Why?
Me: (oh shoot she hasn't read KOTW) ...noooo reason

Zafira Kerias said...

phahahaha

Zafira Kerias said...

should see me its HARD

The Seventh Magpie said...

I'm making a presentation about Scepter of the Ancients for Language Arts class, and I need a passage from the book. The point of this project is to get other people to read the book. Any ideas?

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

OHMYGOSH THAT'S AWESOME, DEREK

The Seventh Magpie said...

Hi Val

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Hi Magpie!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Derek, I'll be honest here - I'm dying to see the Tanith one.


It's gonna be so cool if Tanith's on there...

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Valkyrie V. frowned. She had been sitting in her room, reading, and suddenly, as if she had blinked, she was here. Wherever 'here' was. There were trees. There were some leaves on the ground. There was a scary looking unicorn sitting in front of her. There was... Wait a second. There was a UNICORN sitting in front of her. It was purple. It was giant. It had red eyes, and shadows swirling around its horn. And it was almost as if there was a rainbow trailing behind it.
Val stared. “What?... WHAT?”
She heard a rustling behind her and whirled around. The bush behind her parted and she had to lunge to the side to avoid being trampled by a second unicorn that had just arrived. It looked like someone had been riding it, from what she had seen. She heard some shouting, a weird horse noise, another shout, and another horse noise. The two unicorns dashed off, kicking up dirt behind them.
Dusting herself off, Val got up slowly, in complete and utter shock of what was happening. She tried to blink her focus back, and could only barely manage to pay attention to anything when she heard a groan beside her.
Val walked over to where the man who had groaned was. She helped him up. “Excuse me, but do you have any idea what...” She trailed off and stared. “DEREK?”
“Yes?” Derek Landy answered.
Val stared.
“Who might you be?”
Val stared.
“Uh... Are you okay?”
Val stared.
He waved his hand in front of her. “Er... Hello?”
She blinked. “So... You're... You're DEREK LANDY?”
“Yes, yes I am,” he said with a smile. “And I'm awesome, but I'm sure you already know that. Who are you?”
“Uh... I'm... I'm...” She couldn't think. Everything was a bit too confusing right now. “Oh, wait, I remember! I'm Valkyrie V., from your Blog! The crazy one who had a party for you!
It was Derek's turn to look stunned. “Ivy?”
Val nodded, a grin on her face. She thought for a moment. “Wait... Were you just riding a unicorn?”
Derek thought about it for a second, trying to remember. “Yes,” he decided. “Yes I was.”
Val arched an eyebrow. “Impressive.”
“Well, I AM amazing.” After a few moments they both frowned.
“How did we get here?” they asked in unison, taking a slightly more detailed observation of the place. It was some sort of forest, that was for sure. And it was pretty dark, so it was probably night. As for where they were, they hadn't the slightest idea.
“Maybe we're in another dimension,” Val suggested. “You know, like in Kingdom of the Wicked.”
“No, that couldn't have happened,” Derek said, thinking about it. “We would've had to have been near each other if we were to shunt at the same time. Or we'd need to be sent directly by a Dimensional Shunter. And I know I wasn't.”
“Neither was I.”
“Maybe we teleported here, then.”
“But wouldn't we need TWO Teleporters? If we both got sent at the same time, in different spots, that wouldn't be possible with one. We'd need one to send you, and one to send me. There's only one Teleporter left, and he's, well, an idiot.”
“Well done,” Derek nodded. “My brilliant books have taught you well. Is there any other ways you can think of?”
“Not at the moment, no.” Val looked around. “I wonder if there's anyone else here. Maybe we could ask them. Unless they're evil. Then we should hide or something.”
“Or we could fight them.”
“I doubt we have magic or anything.”
“Ah, good point.” The both paused, then grinned. Focusing, the clicked their fingers.
Fire.
They had just generated a spark by clicking their fingers.
“Okay,” Val said, a grin clear on her face, “fighting them is now an option.”

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Using their flames as light, they wandered around a little. There had to be SOMEONE around. Wherever they were, there had to be some sort of person for them to talk to.
Val pushed aside some bushes and tried to peer into the dark behind it. Nothing there. She sighed. “Are you finding anything yet?”
“No,” Derek replied, turning away from the bush he was observing, “but that's probably because it's only been about five minutes.”
“Five minutes too long,” Val muttered.
Derek looked at her. “You really have no patience.”
She shrugged. They heard a scream behind them and whirled around.
“Hide!” Val said quickly.
They looked around for a place to hide. In the dark, all they could really see was trees and bushes. Putting out their flames, they started climbing the tree. After a bit of difficulty, they both managed to find a way to keep themselves balanced,
A figure came into view beneath them. It was hard to see, but from what they could gather, the figure looked like a purple octopus. In a forest. Running in a way that would remind someone of the word 'squiggly'.
“The Ninjas!” the octopus thing cried. “The Ninjas are coming! They have the lizard as a hostage! Everybody, RUN!”
There was silence, and nobody ran, because there was no one there to run. The octopus gave an exasperated sigh, then looked directly at Val and Derek.
“I told you, RUN!”
They glanced at each other. There was no use trying to hide if the octopus thing already knew they were there. Moving quickly, Val and Derek began their climb down.
However, they must have been moving a little TOO quickly, because Val lost her grip and slipped out of the tree, hitting every branch on the way down. Groaning, she saw Derek arching an eyebrow at her.
“Wow,” he said. “You must really be a fan of the books.”
“Trust me,” Val told him as her helped her up, “I am.”

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Derek, that's a preview of the super long story I'm writing for when I meet you in Ireland! Be prepared!



(Speaking of which, I still need you to arrange that with me...!)

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

*frowns* I don't think I'll be able to fit the new books on my shelf... There's no room...

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Wait... If you're taking out the short stories, that means that now I have to buy the ones without the short stories.


Dang it, Derek, I'm out of money.

Bethany said...

i do miss mr. bliss. and grouse (hinthint)

Thrust Ominous said...

I didn't even realize i missed mr bliss until you suggested a story with him.

fantasyfreak0 said...

i was grinning like an idiot at all those short storysuggestions, and then i saw you were kidding. Curse you, Derek Landy. Curse you for getting my hopes up.:P

Nixion Strange said...

I am so jealous of people who get those covers

Short story book?! Yes!

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 3271   Newer› Newest»