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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408315122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408315125
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winner of the Roald Dahl 2012 Funny Prize!

Here's the little author biography for my latest series, Dark Lord: the Teenage Years, and Dark Lord: A Fiend in Need:

'Jamie Thomson is the minion and slave of the Dark Lord, Dirk Lloyd. Jamie has been writing books, comics and computer games for his Dark Master for many years now. He lives in the dungeons below his Master's Iron Tower, chained to a desk, where he spends every day writing for his overlord. Or else.'

The Dark Lord series is a comedic fantasy about a Dark Lord trapped in the body of a human boy here in modern day earth. Bit like my own life, really. The first book, Dark Lord: the Teenage Years has won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012, which is awesomely cool!

If you want to know more about me, you can check out my Wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Thomson_(author)

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An hilarious read. (Carmarthen Journal)

Lots of fun... enjoyable and very inventive. (Books For Keeps)

Combining hilarious humour with great suspense and an action-packed narrative. Will be a hit with its readers. (School Librarian)

Boys of 11+ love Jamie Thomson's second laugh-aloud page-turner. (The Times)

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You can call me master.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Pollo on 5 April 2012
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I hugely enjoyed the first book in this series (The Teenage Years (Dark Lord)), but this one is better. In the first novel, which is enormous fun, much of the humour is derived from the development of the story idea - that the demonic Dark Lord of a fantasy land has been banished to Earth in the form of a teenage boy. In this new book, Jamie Thomson gives the characters a freer rein to take the story over, with startling results. The first book was largely driven by the needs of the plot, and sometimes felt a little constrained by it, although this was largely redeemed by the strength of the characters; but in the second you are more completely involved with them. In the earlier book, you see how the characters react to the bizarre sequence of events they find themselves in; in this one, it's the way they deal with events that drives and shapes how those events develop. In other words, if the first book was more plot-driven, this new one is much more character-driven. It's a measure of Jamie Thomson's skill that Dirk and his friends Sooz and Chris (especially Sooz!) engage your emotional sympathies so strongly, and that no matter how bizarre the situation they remain utterly credible and compelling. And it's no mean feat that even the most fantastical situations are somehow completely convincing. An unputdownable page-turner - at least as much fun as the first novel, and with a more involving story that leaves you clinging to the lip of an obsidian cliff. Highly recommended, whatever your age!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 May 2012
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This is the sequel to the Book: Dark Lord, The Teenage Years, although you do not have to have read the first book to make sense of what is happening in the second. Dirk is not your typical teenage boy. He is the Dark Lord of The Dark Lands, who has been trapped in the body of a mortal, teenage boy by his arch enemy, the white wizard, Hasdruban. In the first book we see Dirk struggling to come to terms with our world and the limitations of his puny, human body, with the help of his friends Christopher and Sooz. In this sequel, Sooz has accidentally been sent back to the Dark Lands instead of Dirk, and Dirk and Christopher are left trying to figure out how to rescue her, while Sooz is called upon to keep herself safe in the Dark Lands, surrounded by goblins and paladins who are out to destroy her. This is a funny and page turning book. It has a lot of traditional elements of a fantasy novel but which are turned on their heads because of the element of time travel, and also the fresh approach the author brings to the characters and their personalities. It has elements of a typical teen novel which you don't usually find in a fantasy book. Sooz is a goth chick with more than a passing interest in Dirk. Dirk struggles between wanting to sever heads and enslave mortals, and his new, human personality, and Christopher tries not to be jealous of Dirk's relationship with Sooz whilst shucking off his inner wimp. This book has a lot to recommend it and is perfect for eight years and upwards.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ian Sturrock on 10 Jun. 2012
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Dear Dirk,

I fear that your second tome has somehow ensorcelled my son. Since acquiring it for his birthday yesterday, he's spent almost all his free time reading it, neglecting several previously favoured Xbox games. This behaviour seems quite unnatural for a 12-year-old, especially an obsessive gamer.

Concerned of Wrexham

P. S. He says "If _Dirk Lloyd: The Teenage Years_ was the best book humanly possible, then _Dirk Lloyd: A Fiend In Need_ is the best book inhumanly possible."
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It's immediately after DARK LORD: THE TEENAGE YEARS and Dirk's spell has gone horribly wrong. Not only is he still trapped in the body of a weedy human boy but his friend Sooz has been sent to the Dark Lands instead of him and she's got his ring of power, which he needs to get her back! As if Dirk didn't have enough problems, the white wizard Hasdruban has sent the White Witch to kill him once and for all. Somehow he's got to figure out how to rescue Sooz before the Dark Lands kill her and regain his former Dark Lord glory once and for - but that won't be easy, especially as Goth-girl Sooz is doing better in the Dark Lands than anyone could have anticipated - so much so, that she's beginning to give it a make-over ...

Jamie Thompson's sequel to DARK LORD is a funny middle-grade book that pokes fun at traditional fantasy tropes and deservedly won the 2012 Road Dahl Funny Prize. I hadn't read the first novel, but you don't need to in order to enjoy this because the set-up is explained within the opening chapters.

I loved Dirk, the Dark Lord who hasn't quite reconciled himself to his reduced circumstances. His relationship with best friend Christopher is nicely depicted and I liked his concern and irritation with Sooz (although I could have done without the inevitable hints or romance given they're all supposed to be 13). The best scenes are where Dirk finds his evil instincts being replaced by more mischievous tendencies and I especially enjoyed his battle of wits with the White Witch who has decided to establish herself as his new nanny.

Sooz is a refreshingly strong female character for a book of this type.
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