Celebrated children’s author Derek Landy will be in Kilkenny this Friday at 4pm for a book signing in Dubray Books in the Market Cross Shopping Centre.
Author of the Skulduggery Pleasant series, he is touring Ireland and the UK to coincide with the publication of the seventh instalment in the series, Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked.
This latest instalment in the comedy-horror-adventure series follows on from last year’s chart-topping bestseller, Death Bringer. Skulduggery Pleasant also took over this year’s World Book Day, with a quarter of a million copies printed of a special story, “The End of the World.”
In this book, “Magic is a disease. Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. 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. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever.
“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.”