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Paul Dale lives in Bath, England. When he's not writing, he's cycling, which means he doesn't get much writing done. The Dark Lord's Handbook is his first published novel. The arrival of the sequel to The Dark Lord's Handbook is highly dependent on Team Sky, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, and the Tour de France, 2012.
Paul has a BSc in Physics with Applied Physics from Bath University and a Master of Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.
on Jan. 23, 2013 :
It's an incredibly good book. It has action, adventure, magic and destruction in abundance but what really catches your attention and forces you to keep on reading it is the humour. There are so many surprises throughout the novel that by the end of it you think what now. There could not possibly be any more surprises then WHA BANG! The most surprising of all thing happens. I love the fact that Good is like a spoiled bratty kid and Evil is like a exasperated grandfather that can not understand where he went wrong. I love the fact that the lines between good and evil are blurred or in many cases non-existent. From the start to the end it's riveting and unlike any other novel I have ever read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 02, 2012 :
What a great story!! Funny, witty .... Morden is the ant-hero you love to hate or hate to love. A totally different take on the usual heroic fantasy about saving the world from the dark. In this story there are "unwitting heroes", political power hungry mongers, and of course a bad guy : the Dark Lord. the story is fast paced, with some well described battles .... there are good chefs, aka Baron Fanfaron-- always ready to feed those who need it most .... the ones on the battlefield .... with pate de foie gras and God knows what else ... A 4.5 star rating is well deserved. Can't wait to read the next installment.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on June 04, 2012 :
I am about half into the story. And so far I absolutely love it. It is really, really good. Funny, witty, and well written it is everything I expected it to be when I discovered the title ..... SO far i will give it 4.5 stars .... Even though it looks like 4 stars .... :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)