The Dark Lord

The Dark Lord’s Handbook (2008)
The Dark Lord’s Handbook #2: Conquest (2014)

by Paul Dale

It’s not easy being evil. To become a Dark Lord is hard. The simple ambition to hold dominion over the world and bend all to your will sounds straightforward but it’s not. There are armies to raise, fortresses to build, heroes to defeat, battles to be fought, hours of endless soliloquy in front of the mirror – it’s a never ending job.

So starts this second book of Morden’s rise to dominate all. It’s all from the point of view that ‘evil’ is just another valid point of view. Having someone in charge is the natural way of things. The only question is – who will that be.

There was a great deal of wit and sarcasm in this story, and the author uses many of the classic fantasy swords and sorcery cliches. At 161,000 words the second book is long, but worth the length (5/5 evil laughs).

Quotes from ‘The Dark Lord’s Handbook’
The enemy of my enemy is also my enemy. A dark lord has no friends.
Keep your friends close and your enemies dead.