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"All the previously published short stories, the rare short stories, The End of the World, and brand new stories featuring the Dead Men, Gordon Edgley, Valkyrie and vampires, and a story-that-turned-into-a-novella, Get Thee Behind Me, Bubba Moon. Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress"
Armageddon Outta Here

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Armageddon Outta Here
Author Derek Landy
Cover Artist Tom Percival
Date Published 3 July 2014 (hardback), 29 January 2015 (paperback) [1]
Date Set In Various time periods spanning 1861 to 2012
Publisher HarperCollins
No. of pages 432
ISBN ISBN-10: 000756211X

ISBN-13: 978-0007562114

Publication Order
Preceded by
Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men
Followed by
Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light

Armageddon Outta Here[2] is a collection of all the previous short stories and novellas published in the series along with 3 new short stories, 1 new novella and a sample chapter from the final book. It was released on the 3rd July 2014[3]The paperback edition was released on January 19th 2015 with a slightly updated cover. It featured 3 more new stories: two concerning Billy-Ray Sanguine and the third a heavily edited version of the Theatre of Shadows story.

Official Summary

One AMAZING new novella.

Three GRIPPING new stories.

In the ULTIMATE story collection.

We all know that doors are for people with no imagination so smash the glass, climb through the window and enter the awesome world of Skulduggery Pleasant with this ultimate story collection.

For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story – plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette – is collected into one magnificent volume. But that's not all…

Written specially for this collection, there is an entirely new novella that will drag you into a nail-biting American horror story, Skulduggery-style, and three brand-spanking-new stories spanning the last 150 years. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties like it's 1985, watch Valkyrie Cain face a vampire in a fight to the death, and see the Dead Men as you've never seen them before. And then read the exclusive chapter from the final book

Introduced by Derek, this is the hidden history of the skeleton who saves the world… and the girl who's destined to destroy it.

Included Stories

[4] [5] The order below represents chronological order as opposed to their original publication date.

Across a Dark Plain

1861: The Dead Men traversed South Dakota on the hunt for their quarry, Nefarian Serpine.

The Horror Writers' Halloween Ball

1986: Gordon Edgley and Skulduggery Pleasant attend the party of the enigmatic Sebastian Fawkes.

The Lost Art Of World Domination

Sometime after Book 1: Scaramouch Van Dreg manages to capture Skulduggery Pleasant.

Gold, Babies And The Brothers Muldoon

Sometime after Book 2: The Muldoons kidnap babies and hold them to ransom.

The Slightly Ignominious End To The Legend Of Black Annis

Sometime after Book 3: Tanith Low encounters Black Annis for the first time.

Friday Night Fights

Sometime before Book 4: The story of Valkyrie Cain and Caelan met each other.

Myosotis Terra

Sometime after Book 4: Skulduggery and Valkyrie search for Myosotis Terra.

The Wonderful Adventures of Geoffrey Scrutinous

Sometime after Book 5: Geoffrey Scrutinous and Skulduggery Pleasant search for Elwood Satchel.

Just Another Friday Night

Sometime before Book 6: Tane Aiavao and Hayley Skirmish meet with a cursed family.

The End Of The World

Sometime after Book 6: Skulduggery and Valkyrie attempt to solve a mystery surrounding Deacon Maybury, Ryan and the Doomsday Machine.

Trick Or Treat

Sometime before the Maleficent Seven: Tanith and Billy-Ray Sanguine continue their quest to destroy the God-Killers.

Theatre of Shadows

Sometime after Kingdom of the Wicked Skulduggery and Valkyrie track down Silas Nadir.

Get Thee Behind Me, Bubba Moon

Takes place in 1990's America and after The Button. The haunted house of Bubba Moon is investigated by a group of friends.

The Button

Sometime after Theatre of Shadows: Skulduggery and Valkyrie attempt to avert the cause of the world's destruction.

Death and Texas

Sometime after The Faceless Ones: Billy-Ray Sanguine saves some hilbilies whilst on a job to collect his employer's money.

Eyes of the Beholder

Shortly after the events of The Maleficient Seven: Billy-Ray Sanguine runs into some old acquaintances and ends up having to fight them.

Theatre of Shadows

A heavily edited version of the story originally released to Operatives who took part in the event.

Refuted

Story Treatments

In addition, Derek gave a number of unused possible ideas for stories:

Quotes

"Planning. I have two short stories to write for various things. I want to do a lot more for the Skulduggery short story collection coming out next year. "
Derek Landy on this book. Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress

Gallery

References

  1. HarperCollins official page about the book.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Short Story Collection", Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress, 16 November 2013.
  3. "BEHOLD, MINIONS!!", Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress, 28 March 2014.
  4. "KOTW Paperback", Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress, 13 November 2012.
  5. "The Button", Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress, 24 December 2012.
  6. Derek Landy on Twitter, 22 September 2013.

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