Yes, everyone! I've finally gotten (mostly) out of that cave I was telling you about, so it's time to FINALLY do a MMGM!
I'm getting back into this blogging thing, so please bear with me as I brush the dust off and get back into the swing of things. I'm trying to post multiple times a week now, and I'm doing more giveaways, so please, PLEASE check back! :)
So here we go...
Greetings, Puny Humans:
your hands, you are holding a tome of staggeringly evil genius. It is
not for the faint of heart or for the whining masses. It is for those
willing to serve as my devoted minions while I plan my greatest feat
yet: surviving life as a human boy and returning to my rightful place as
the ruler of the Dark Lands. Before I can exact my revenge, I must
infiltrate this world and learn its ways.
How, you might ask, is
it possible that I, the Dark Lord, the Master of the Legions of Dread
and Sorcerer Supreme, could be reduced to human form? And how is it
possible that the Lord of darkness could be forced to attend school and
befriend such pitiful life forms?
Only by reading my tale will
you learn the truth behind the cataclysmic defeat that left me stranded
on this accursed planet, Earth. But make no mistake, revenge will be mine... as soon as I finish my homework. Mwah, hah, ha!
(aka the Dark Lord)
Why I'm singing praises:
The writing style is similar to that of WIMPY KID, but the story is in a class of its own. I have not yet found a book that I could compare to this one.
The story is not overtaken by Dirk's search to discover if he really is the Dark Lord. There is other stuff going on as well- school, a few bullies, a maybe-crush, and the regular pains of being thrown into a world where magic either doesn't exist or isn't working.
There are lots of great scenes where Dirk is totally in control and showing his Dark Lord-ness and other scenes where you doubt how he could be anything other than a boy.
The writing is in a simple style and there are lots of fun pictures places throughout the book. I would recommend it to children in late elementary school or early middle school who like a little bit of a darker fantasy and comedy. I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5.
So is he really the Dark Lord? You'll just have to ready this great book to figure that out!