Skylanders reviewed

May 28, 2012 6 Comments »

Skylanders: The Machine of Doom has been out as an ebook for a couple of weeks now and the response has been amazing. I’ve had emails from a host of Skylander fans telling me how much they’ve enjoyed it and asking me questions about the book. Reviews have started to crop up and its already being discussed on Skylanders forums. It even has its own spoiler-tastic entry at Spyrowikia.

Over on Amazon reader Alison Scott says:

Loved it! Before I read this novel, I was really expecting The Machine of Doom to give us some insight on the characters featured, especially Spyro, and give us an exciting story. And it did! The story was intriguing and keep me on edge all the way through. I recommend this novel for fans of the Skylanders series. I hope there will be sequels! ūüôā

Sequels? We’ll just have to see Alison.

Meanwhile, Bob Fulman wrote:

My two boys read this book today, and recommend it for fans of Skylanders. They both thought the book was a great read. Their main complaints were that it was a little short, and Trigger Happy is not in the book (except for one of the illustrations). It’s not available until September in paperback, so grab it now for Kindle!

Don’t worry. You haven’t got to wait until September for the paperback. It’s out in August. And as for Trigger Happy, hmmmm, that gives me an idea…

While I ruminate on that, here’s a chance to check out the amazing illustrations to the book. Over on YouTube, Travis8316 has put together a video of the wonderful artwork by Daniela Geremia. Have a gander:

If you like the look of those, why not pick up the ebook. Alternatively, if you wait for the paperback edition you’ll be treated to even more of Daniela’s fab art.

And if you have read The Machine of Doom let me know. You can leave comments below.


Cavan Scott
Bestselling author Cavan Scott is a writer of novels, comics, audio dramas and non-fiction books for adults and children. He has written for Doctor Who, Star Wars, Tekken, Star Trek, Penguins of Madagascar, Skylanders, Adventure Time, The Beano, Pathfinder, Angry Birds, Judge Dredd, Blake's 7, Warhammer 40,000 and more.
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  1. Imani May 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    I looked at the Penguin website and it said that in January 2013 there will be a new Skylanders book, the first in the Mask of Power adventure. Are you writing it or someone else?

  2. Cavan Scott June 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Imani,

    I’m afraid I can’t reveal more than what’s already on that website… yet. More when I can.

    In the meantime, I’m impressed. You Skylander fans would make great detectives! I thought that book was top, top secret!



  3. Alison Scott June 23, 2012 at 12:01 am - Reply

    I noticed on the english version of, they set the release dates of The Machine of Doom and the Annual is set to be released on September 6th.

    • Cavan Scott June 23, 2012 at 6:25 am - Reply

      Hi Alison,

      I believe September 6th is when the American editions come out. The books are released in the UK on 2nd August.

      All the best,


      • Alison Scott July 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

        Oh well that explains it. ^^ I already preordered the Skylanders Annual 2013 that is said to be released on August 2nd on for the US. I can’t wait to read it!

        • Cavan Scott July 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

          Fab! Hope you enjoy it! Saw the proofs the other day and the designers have done an absolutely cracking job.

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