Countdown to Skulduggery Pleasant Book 8

The wonderful people at HarperCollins New Zealand sent me a very exciting email today about Skulduggery Pleasant.  Only 219 days until the, as yet untitled, Skulduggery Pleasant Book 8 is released!  Read on for more info and to view Tom Percival’s temporary cover.

If you’ve been following Derek’s blog, you’ll know that he has written a third of Book Eight already. In fact, he’s cracking on with it at such an amazing pace that we can now officially confirm that Skulduggery Pleasant Book Eight will publish on 29th August 2013.

Yes, that’s just a little over 7 months away. Or a mere 219 days. Only 5,256 hours. And if you want to know the minutes, you should get a calculator.

Only kidding: it’s 315,360.

Derek will reveal the title on his blog soon ( – just another reason to check the blog page regularly. That, and he sometimes posts funny pictures of cats.

Nor will that be the last exciting reveal of the spring, because the jacket will be revealed sometime after that, once artist extraordinaire Tom Percival has worked his usual magic.

In the meantime, here’s a lovely holding image, to keep you going:

Skulduggery Pleasant 8

Stay tuned for further developments.

And start counting down the minutes.

2 thoughts on “Countdown to Skulduggery Pleasant Book 8

  1. Hello! Can you recommend a selection of other books in the Skulduggery vein that will keep us going until Book 8 is published? August seems a long way off! I am struggling to keep ahead of my 10 year old. He has read all the Eoin Colfer books, all the Rick Riordan, all the John Flanagan, the Hobbit etc. Not sure where to go next without the books getting too old/ too scary?

    • Sure. He could try:
      – Invisible Fiends series by Barry Hutchison
      – Shiverton Hall by Emerald Fennel
      – The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
      – The Billionaire’s Curse series by Richard Newsome
      – The Spook’s Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney

      If you need any more I’m only too happy to help.

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