Dark Lord: The Early Years review by Ravette
Dark Lord: The Early Years
by Jamie Thomson
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy
Five Star Award

LitPick Review

Profile Picture
Age at time of review - 16
Reviewer's Location - Tucson, AZ, United States
View Ravette's profile

The main characters are Dirk Lloyd, Susan (or "Sooz"), and Chris. This story follows the life of the Dark Lord, Dirk Lloyd. It starts when Dirk falls to Earth after having lost the battle against Hasdruban. Now trapped in the body of a 12-year old boy, the Dark Lord begins to search for a way to get back to the Darklands. Except for one problem. No one believes that he is the Dark Lord. Everyone has come to believe that he instead is a boy with serious psychological problems. With the help of his new friends, Sooz and Chris, he can only hope that they can help him open the portal to get back home.


I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. What I liked about the book were the very distinct characters. I liked how they each had a very different personality and each had a different point of view on any subject. I also liked that even though they were different, they were very close friends. What I didn't like about the story was the confusion Dirk had with his own identity.

Content Rating:

Content rating - nothing offensive

Explain your content rating: 

The book didn't contain explicit material of any kind, and I would recommend this to anyone of at least 12 years of age.

Read more reviews by this Litpick Book Reviewer: Ravette
Recommend this book and review to your friends on Facebook