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Part 2 in the DEMON ROAD trilogy

by Derek Landy



It’s a HELL of a place…



Published by HarperCollins Children’s on 7 April 2016

Hardback £14.99, also available as an ebook/audio


Desolation is the thrilling second part to Derek Landy’s spectacular Demon Road trilogy, the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller series from the number one international bestselling phenomenon Derek Landy, whose Skulduggery Pleasant series has sold over 5 million copies and is read in 36 languages. Demon Road was the must-read YA sensation of 2015 – and the second instalment promises to repeat that success, with the third instalment following in six months to satisfy Landy’s insatiable fans.


Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City, Amber and Milo flee north. On their trail are the Hounds of Hell – five demonic bikers who will stop at nothing to drag their quarries back to their unholy master.


Amber and Milo’s only hope lies within Desolation Hill – a small town with a big secret; a town with a darkness to it, where evil seeps through the very floorboards. Until, on one night every year, it spills over onto the streets and all hell breaks loose.


And that night is coming.


Derek Landy said: ‘I was brought up on thrillers. At first, it was the Universal and Hammer movies, played in black and white and glorious technicolour on my TV screen when I was a kid. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. The Fly. The Wolfman. Once bitten, I was ravenous – much like the zombies in Dawn of the Dead that I first watched on late night TV. I was ravenous, and so I devoured. Demon Road was born out of this lifelong love and incorporates elements from slasher movies, Stephen King novels, modern urban legends and that classic sub-genre: the killer car.’


About Derek Landy…

Derek Landy was catapulted into publishing stardom in 2007 by the sensational success of Skulduggery Pleasant. This epic nine book series, in addition to selling millions of copies and topping the book charts around the world, has picked up many awards including Irish Book of the Decade, Red House Book Award, Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year and was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club Kids Reading List.


Landy has become a ‘golden god’ to his 80k Facebook followers, a fandom unparalleled for its feverish devotion and hungry for the next Derek Landy adventure.


Derek plays too many video games, reads too many comics, and watches too many movies. He lives in Ireland with too many cats and too many dogs.


Praise for Demon Road


‘With an engaging story, weird and wonderful characters and a dash of teenage angst,

Demon Road is one highway you’ll want to go down.’ SciFiNow


‘Landy’s done it again.’ SFX Magazine


Praise for Derek Landy…


‘This is a writer at the height of his powers and Landy is getting better with every book…Whatever your age, read them and enjoy the ride.’ Irish Independent


‘Fast and funny’ The Times


‘A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour’ 5 star review, Sunday Express


Twitter: @DerekLandy

Facebook: Facebook.com/OfficialSkulduggeryPleasant

Website: www.skulduggerypleasant.co.uk


For more information, to request a review copy or interview with Derek Landy,

please contact Mary Byrne, PR Director HarperCollins Ireland

mary.byrne@harpercollins.co.uk, m: 087 281 7961



Notes to editors


  • HarperCollins UK publishes a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction, to block-busting thrillers, from fantasy literature and children’s books to enduring classics. It also publishes a great selection of nonfiction titles, including history, celebrity memoirs, biographies, popular science, dictionaries, maps, reference titles and education books, and its digital business is thriving. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins publishes some of the world’s foremost authors, from Nobel prize winners to worldwide bestsellers. In addition it publishes the works of Agatha Christie, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. It was the first major UK trade publisher to go carbon neutral in December 2007.


  • HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s books, recognised for nurturing new talent as well as boasting a reputable list of established best-selling authors. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many children’s classics, including The Chronicles of Narnia, Hello Kitty, the Paddington stories, The Cat in the Hat and The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and to some of the biggest names in children’s literature past and present, including J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, David Walliams, Derek Landy, Louise Rennison, Lauren Child, Judith Kerr, David Baddiel and Michael Morpurgo.