Demon Road

Demon Road - Derek Landy's New Series

FROM THE CREATOR OF SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT COMES DEMON ROAD Harpercollins Children’s Books sign new Derek Landy Series (LONDON - 4 MARCH 2015)

Derek Landy
Derek Landy

HarperCollins Children’s Books is delighted to announce a mind-blowing new YA trilogy from Derek Landy, the genius behind the #1 bestselling international genre-busting sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. UK and Commonwealth rights in three titles were acquired by Nick Lake, Publishing Director, from Michelle Kass at Michelle Kass Associates. The first book in the DEMON ROAD trilogy will publish in hardback in September 2015 with the second and third following at six month intervals.

Full of Landy’s trademark wit, action and razor sharp dialogue, DEMON ROAD kicks off with a shocking opener and never lets up the pace in an epic road-trip across the supernatural landscape of America. Killer cars, vampires, undead serial killers: they’re all here. And the demons? Well, that’s where Amber comes in...

Sixteen years old, smart and spirited, she’s just a normal American teenager until the lies are torn away and the demons reveal themselves. Forced to go on the run, she hurtles from one threat to another, revealing a tapestry of terror woven into the very fabric of her life. Her only chance rests with her fellow travellers, who are not at all what they appear to be…

Derek Landy says, “Having completely indulged myself whilst writing Skulduggery Pleasant, I needed my new series to be as frenetic, as frightening, and as fun. I am having an indecently splendid time writing about Amber and Milo and the 1970 Dodge Charger they drive (that may or may not have a murderous mind of its own). I am excited that our six-month publishing schedule means that the books will be moving almost as fast as the car itself, as we get them into the hands of our voraciousreaders. Nick Lake and the entire team at Harper Collins Children’s Books have nurtured Skulduggery Pleasant to success with unheard-of care and attention. I am thrilled beyond measure that we get to take this journey on the Demon Road together.”

Nick Lake says, “We first published Derek Landy in 2007 and are so delighted that he’s now taking us to a whole new realm. A filmic thrill-ride, DEMON ROAD is a journey that all of Derek’s fans will want to take – and legions of new readers will