Author Topic: The Skulduggery Series in the United States  (Read 483 times)

Kribu

  • Moderator
  • Sorcerer
  • *
  • Posts: 6861
    • View Profile
    • Kribu @ LJ
The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« on: January 22, 2018, 02:14:18 PM »
Looks like there will be a new (and proper, one can hope) effort made to bring the entire series to American readers.

Quote from: Derek Landy
In May, we'll be re-releasing the first three in the States with brand new covers, and by the end of the year, all nine will be available.
https://twitter.com/DerekLandy/status/955205380249915392

The first three covers are now out:
https://twitter.com/DerekLandy/status/955442380781576194

'What's wrong with being childish? I like being childish!' - The Third Doctor, Terror of the Autons

ExtraterrestrialGuy

  • Global Moderator
  • Ancient
  • *
  • Posts: 10822
    • ETGuy
    • View Profile
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 05:40:46 PM »
This will most likely go beyond most uneducated folk... But... To us enlightened few... These covers are outlining a situation...

A situation, you see... Is a story without conflict...

What I see is the sequence of such a situation; whereby the gentleman is in fact making a gesture... With his digits and his headwear.


(click to show/hide)

Keilax

  • Archmage
  • *
  • Posts: 1659
    • Pronounced: KEE-Lacks
    • View Profile
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 06:37:36 PM »
It bothers me more than it should that they changed the colour order from red/orange, green, blue to blue, red/orange, green. It's truly madness.

Icarus

  • Writer
  • Apprentice Mage
  • *
  • Posts: 530
    • View Profile
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 07:20:20 PM »
I agree with Keilax


They are beautiful though

Dregran Entropy

  • Administrator
  • Ancient
  • *
  • Posts: 16016
    • Dregran Entropy
    • View Profile
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 08:51:56 PM »
Why doesn't the first book have "Scepter of the Ancients" on it? That's the name of it in the US, right?
It doesn't matter where we go, there's always someone that doesn't agree with us.

Skulduggery Forums Rules
Character Profile Rules | Character Index
Ask Me Anything

Keilax

  • Archmage
  • *
  • Posts: 1659
    • Pronounced: KEE-Lacks
    • View Profile
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 10:12:15 PM »
Why doesn't the first book have "Scepter of the Ancients" on it? That's the name of it in the US, right?

I'm okay with it being the normal/non-American title. I never saw the point of adding it anyway. Maybe they just decided against it.

Dan North

  • Writer
  • Grand Mage
  • *
  • Posts: 2286
    • View Profile
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 03:38:20 AM »
As a Skulduggery diplomat in the US, I'll do my best to proselyte new readers.

Nexiras

  • Artist
  • Mortal
  • Posts: 24
    • Nexiras
    • View Profile
    • My DeviantArt page:
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 08:11:10 PM »
The first one looks nice but the poses of the other two look stilted. I like the overall style, though.
Beware the Blood Red Rose's thorn.

ravenrune

  • Global Moderator
  • Grand Mage
  • *
  • Posts: 3459
    • Aurelia Webb
    • View Profile
    • Goodreads
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 08:30:19 PM »
these covers have super grown on me. also i LOVE that finally the books are being properly released in the us. i can't believe they haven't been released there before? seems bizarre.

Frequently found on Discord.

ExtraterrestrialGuy

  • Global Moderator
  • Ancient
  • *
  • Posts: 10822
    • ETGuy
    • View Profile
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 09:33:10 PM »
The first three were released around the same time we got them here (with the horrible covers).

There was an ebook push a few years ago with original artwork.

We'll see if they go beyond The Faceless Ones this time.

ravenrune

  • Global Moderator
  • Grand Mage
  • *
  • Posts: 3459
    • Aurelia Webb
    • View Profile
    • Goodreads
Re: The Skulduggery Series in the United States
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 08:08:55 PM »
i think there's already release dates set for the remaining six!! i can't recall them off the top of my head but i think that the later ones might be closer to 2019

Frequently found on Discord.