The second HATER trilogy

I’ve got some more HATER news for you: I’m writing a new HATER book. Actually, I’m writing three.

For me, the original HATER series was nicely self-contained. Although the whole world had gone crazy and imploded, the books were first and foremost Danny McCoyne’s story. I resisted even thinking about writing other books for a long time because I’d told all of Danny’s story and without a damn good reason to go back to the world of HATER, I thought any additional novels would just be a cynical cash in.

Enter Ed Barratt.

I introduced you to Ed last week. He’s the producer of the new HATER movie, and over the last few months he and I have talked extensively about how, if the first movie is successful, we’d want the rest of Danny’s story to be adapted for screen. The second HATER trilogy is a direct result of those conversations.

Details are pretty sparse at the moment, but click the link and I’ll tell you what I know.

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As I’ve already said, in HATER I turned the whole world upside-down, but we only really ever saw what Danny McCoyne saw. What’s unique about this series, I think, is that we’re watching things from an unusual perspective: we’re rooting for the ‘bad guys’. But what keeps drawing me back to the HATER world is the fact we don’t really know who those bad guys are. Pretty much everyone – Haters and Unchanged alike – believe they’re doing the right thing for the right reason, no matter how vile or inhuman their actions might prove to be.

I guess what I’m saying is there’s two sides to every story. It would be easy for me to retell the story from the perspective of the Unchanged, but it always felt like that would be a cop-out (still, rewriting the same book from a different viewpoint clearly works for the occasional unfathomably popular shit-peddler). The new HATER books WON’T just be a rehash of the first three.

I don’t know when they’ll be released or by whom. If I decide to take the Infected Books route, expect to see the first novel sooner rather than later (early 2016, I hope). Whatever happens, I’ll keep you updated.

So having already told you that I can’t tell you much, is there anything I can say? The short answer is yes, but I don’t want to go into too much detail for fear of giving away too many surprises. For today I think I’ll just leave you with the titles of the upcoming books and a fact about each one:

ONE OF US WILL BE DEAD BY MORNING
The first new book feels to me like a cross between HATER, a slasher movie, and THE THING. It’s very claustrophobic. It’s also very different to HATER.

THE OTHER HALF
Is a parallel sequel to DOG BLOOD (same place, same time). The title has a double meaning.

THE LAST SUMMER
Bridges a gap between DOG BLOOD and THEM OR US. Danny McCoyne (probably) won’t appear, but you’ll definitely recognise a few other names and faces.

Exciting, eh? I’ll tell you more about the books as things progress. And in the next couple of weeks I’ll also update you on my other new series, THE SPACES BETWEEN.

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  • Melissa Gisher

    Awesome news!

  • Gareth Cook

    Cannot wait. I hope you do some more book signings. I keep missing you :(

  • Aaron Rayner

    I’ve read a few of your books. I might be tempted with this ;-)

  • twistedsista74

    davidjmoody Fantastic news! Keep us updated!

  • Jose Cantu

    This is great news hater was my favorite series of yours.

  • Bryan Hetherington

    Joanne Norwood

  • Mario Ulibarri

    Can’t wait! ETA?!?!

  • Lucy Jenkinson

    Hell fucking yes U0001f64cU0001f3fb

  • Mandy Klement

    them or us in german please !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashleigh Jane DeeDee Stubberfield

    U fucking wot m8
    I HAVE THREE NEW REASONS TO LOVE LIFE

  • Rachel Cole

    Yaaaaaaaaasssss!!

  • ChipFehd

    Holy Hell, thats awesome! Congrats Sir!

  • Amber Jane Wride

    This is so awesome!!!!

  • Brittiney Vogt

    Ahhh shit Rob Adams

  • Cara Lewis

    Yes!!!;

  • Kerry Spiller Loughrey

    :-) :-) excellent!

  • Petra Hammer

    This news made 2015 for me.

  • Stella Frost

    This is amazing news, I can’t wait U0001f600

  • Lorna Finegan

    Brilliant!

  • Maddie Hendren

    Jason Vinson

  • Rob Adams

    Hell yeah! A movie and a new series! Awesome! Thanks brittiney :)

  • Darren Woolf

    Yes!!!!!!

  • Jason Vinson

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet!!!!

  • James Nelson

    Great news followed up by more great news. 2016 is looking to be good.

  • Jeannine DeBellis

    This is certainly exciting news! I hope that you will be exploring more the world of the children and also future generations. I am so glad the creating Hater juices are flowing!!!

  • Ashley Stegall

    Stormie Harley

  • Taši Koser

    I’m reading strangers at the moment and it is excellent as all your other books David Moody.

  • Kieran Smyth

    Woo hoo! I love these books!

  • David O’Dea

    Really looking forward to this.

  • Mona Ccam

    GREAT!

  • David Duplessis

    Fantastic news!

  • Claire Fanson

    Brilliant! Can’t vote don’t know why but it’s brilliant as always!

  • Katie Rachelle

    Omg yes!!!

  • Samantha Hayes

    Sabrina Hayes-valenzuela

  • James Plumb

    Excellent news!

  • Debbie Martin

    Oh wow! Fab news!!! I will be adding that to my collection as soon as I can!

  • Alan Hood

    Like.
    Then unlike so I can Like it again

  • Nick Van Houten

    Awesome

  • Roxanne Duty

    Awesome

  • Bill Weaver

    Great..

  • Ian McDonald

    This is great news, Dave! As a fan of the Hater Universe, does that make me a Hater Lover?

  • Helen Louise Murphy

    Geoff North

  • Jerrod Schembs

    THANK YOU MR. MOODY!!!! The first Hater trilogy resparked my interest/passion for writing. which I’m sad to say was put on the back burner after I finished high school. Since I finishing reading Them or US I’ve been writing like crazy, creating my own extended universe of interconnected dark urban fantasy/horror stories. I’ve loved everything I read that you’ve written and can’t wait for the Hater movie(s) and this new trilogy of books.

  • Amanda Jill

    Great news! I loved those books :D

  • Stevie Hankison

    Erika Floyd Toni Godwin Wildonger Billy Godwin Jeff Wheless

  • Allison Layne

    Shut the front door. U0001f603

  • Andrew Minard

    William Minard

  • Kimberly Thompson

    Love all his but but I need to red Them or Us

  • Tristan Dukes

    Mark Lewis Jacob Campbell Brad Sharber

  • Jon Berntson

    This seriously just made my freaking week! I am so stoked Mr. Moody.

  • William Withaspoon Minard

    No fucking way Andrew Minard

  • Kristine Ekle

    Yay!!!!!

  • Brendan Cooney

    YESSSS – Fuck, this is awesome news!! Cannot wait for this.

  • Bmcooney

    davidjmoody This is the best thing I’ve heard in a long time. I cannot wait for this. One of the best book series I have ever read.

  • Bmcooney

    davidjmoody I’d make a great secondary character lol

  • Andrew Minard

    That’s wat I said William Minard

  • William Withaspoon Minard

    I’m literally shitting my pants

  • Andrew Minard

    Haha I’m buying them when they come out and I think I’m gonna buy the rest of Charlie parker

  • William Withaspoon Minard

    The rest of Charlie Parker was on ur computer

  • Andrew Minard

    Heh god dammit oh well I’m not about that digital shit I’m about killing trees

  • Kevin Brooks

    WOOHOO!

  • Stevie Bremner

    Michelle

  • Abigail Hoffman Davis

    I CANT LIKE THIS ENOUGH!!!

  • Jeremy Jenkins

    I was hoping you would. I wondered how the UK looks after Danny McCoyne’s (I think that was his last name) experience.

  • Gaby C. Müller

    wow sounds soooo great :D

  • Patricia Ellis

    Yes!!!!

  • Nathan Alan Wachtel

    Feed me!!