Dark Lord : The Teenage Years
Written by Jamie Thomson, Dirk Lloyd
Part of the Dark Lord Series
Lovereading4kids Price £5.59
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 - aged seven to fourteen. This is wonderfully original, completely mad but according to a 10 year old boy we gave it to is one of the funniest books he's read all year. Bring together the thought that there is a 13 year old school boy who thinks he's the Dark Lord reincarnated and yet trapped in a puny schoolboy body; that he must survive the drudgery of life on earth as we know it whilst at the same time find a way of returning to his homeland. Don't miss it!
Dark Lord : The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson, Dirk Lloyd
Thirteen-year-old schoolboy, Dirk Lloyd, has a dark secret - in fact he is a dark secret. Dirk - according to his own account - is the earthly incarnation of a Dark Lord, supreme ruler of the Darklands and leader of great armies of orcs and warriors, intent on destruction and bloody devastation. Following a colossal final battle between the forces of good and evil, the Dark Lord was defeated and hurled by his arch-foe's spells into the Pit of Uttermost Despair. At the bottom of the Pit lies...a supermarket car park in the municipal town of Whiteshields, somewhere in modern day England. And when he is found, and tries to explain that he is the Dark Lord, people think he means Dirk Lloyd. The fact that he's trapped in the puny body of a schoolboy doesn't help. And so begins Dirk's battle to recover his dignity, his power, and his lands...Along the way he faces the inconvenience of being fostered by a do-gooding family, the Purejoies; the torture of endless hours of drudgery at the Whiteshields Brainwashing Centre (aka school); a vengeful Headmaster; two interfering Psychotic Persecutors (psychotherapists); and constant laughter and disrespect when he attempts to marshall his lackeys and lickspittles (friends) to do what he wants them to. Dirk makes friends with the son of his foster family, Christopher, and the local Goth Girl, Sooz, and together they attempt to cast a spell that will transport Dirk back to his homeland. Inevitably, not everything goes to plan...But that's for book 2.
'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
‘There are lashings of fantasy and adventure but what makes Dark Lord The Teenage Years tick is the humour. "Dark Lords don't wear clothes that smell of fabric conditioner," is one typically wry aside. And, space creature or not, young adult readers will identify with a hero who hates being told what to do, "especially in a patronising manner". Adults better watch out.’ The Telegraph review of Dark Lord
"It's funny-clever as well as funny-silly," added fellow judge, broadcaster Mel Giedroyc, of Great British Bake-Off fame.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
Jamie Thomson, Dirk Lloyd
More books by Jamie Thomson, Dirk Lloyd
Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
6th October 2011
I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.Harriet Cunningham
We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!Tracey Chorley
It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods
We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!Rachel Bridgeman
It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!Alice Horncastle, age 14
It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.Sam Bateman and family
We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!Emily Jacques