"Somewhere in the distance, a train rattled on its tracks..."
The Button
The Button
Author Derek Landy
Cover Artist Tom Percival
Date Published December 21st/22nd 2012 (Derek's Blog)

Spring 2014 (Short Story Collection)

Date Set In December 21, 2012
Publisher HarperCollins
No. of pages 13
ISBN ISBN-10: 000756211X

ISBN-13: 978-0007562114

Publication Order
Preceded by
The Maleficent Seven
Followed by
Last Stand of Dead Men

"The Button" is a micro-story written on December the 21st 2012 on Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress. It features Skulduggery and Valkyrie trying to stop the end of the world. The story only lasted for two days on the blog before being taken down. It was included in Armageddon Outta Here which is a Novella made up of all the previous short stories throughout the series.[1][2]


Skulduggery and Valkyrie track down the cause of the world's destruction and do their very best to avert it.



  1. "The End Is Nigh", Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress, 14 December 2012.
  2. "The Button", Derek Landy Blogs Under Duress, 21 December 2012.