Magic is a disease.
Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Somehow infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary, which is having problems of its own. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever – not only to find out what is causing the infection, but also to prevent the take-over of the Sanctuary by a consortium of international sorcerers.
And then there’s the small matter of Kitana. A normal teenage girl who, along with her normal teenage friends, becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they’re set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them.
Looks like it’s going to be another one of those days …
Derek Landy revealed the cover for Kingdom of the Wicked on his blog on Friday. I can’t wait for this book! I’m a huge fan of the series and even had the pleasure to interview the very funny Derek Landy a couple of years ago. Tom Percival is the illustrator of all of the Skulduggery Pleasant covers and deserves a huge amount of praise. I think he’s probably just as responsible for Skulduggery’s huge following as Derek is.
Kingdom of the Wicked (book 7 in the series) is due out in New Zealand in August and you can look forward to Derek Landy’s NZ tour in August too (more details to follow).