Dark Lord: The Teenage Years

Thirteen-year-old Dirk Lloyd has a dark secret. He is the earthly incarnation of the Dark Lord, supreme ruler of the Darklands, bent on death and bloody ruin. Following a colossal battle, the Dark Lord was defeated and hurled into the Pit of Uttermost Despair. And at the bottom of the Pit lies… a supermarket car park in the town of Whiteshields, England! Whenever the Dark Lord tries to explain his true identity, everyone thinks he means Dirk Lloyd. The fact that he’s trapped in the body of a puny schoolboy doesn’t help. And so begins Dirk’s battle to recover his dignity, his power and his lands. But with a do-gooding foster family, a vengeful headmaster and two interfering psychotherapists standing in his way, will he ever get back through the portal to his homeland? What’s an evil god to do?

“This is hilarious, and is set to have us inferior puny humans laughing out loud… It really is a work of ‘evil genius.’” LiteraryLoves.com

“Very funny, very silly… brilliant concept.” Bookseller

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  • It’s a nice story, i found it interesting.

    9 March 2014

  • i like the cover

    5 March 2013

  • okay

    This book is about a lord of another world who was falling from a cliff and when he landed, he landed on earth, although just not as himself.

    Instead he has turned into a human being, a boy. When two policeman find him lying in a car park they ask him what his name is, the dark lord says his name and the policeman think he says dirk lloyd.

    My favourite bits was when the dark lord thought that people were trying to torture him but actually they are doing human things.

    This book is as dark as Harry Potter. 4/5.

    Ben, age 11

    I found this book well written but the storyline didn’t catch me. For me it was too mystical and riddled with fairy tales but it should appeal to those who like Terry Pratchet. The plot was concerned with a 12-year-old boy who thinks he’s a dark lord from a magical realm, who is transported to earth by a wizard. The book is filled with references to what he did when he was a dark lord, which I found too random, and distracted me from the main story line, however I can see this book would appeal to those who like fantasy stories.

    George, age 12

    18 October 2011

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    Jamie Thomson won the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize for Dark Lord: the Teenage Years.

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