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Paul Dale

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Paul Dale lives in Bath, England. When he's not writing, he's cycling and can be found struggling up the hills around his home.

The Dark Lord's Handbook is his first Indie book. The sequel, The Dark Lord's Handbook: Conquest, was released in September 2014.

Paul's other interests include film, baking, physics, sport and Buddhism.

Paul has a degree in Physics from Bath University and a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.

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“The lessons Morden had learnt when he had broken Billard’s finger were that not many understood the real nature of pain, and even fewer understood that true power does not come from indiscriminate acts but calculated demonstrations of Will.”
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“approaching monologue, as a novice there are certain aspects of the art that need to be made clear. Monologue is fundamentally a melodramatic art. Everything about a great Dark Lord monologue will be big. There should be big ideas, big emotions and a big performance. Big ideas should be no problem. If you don’t have big ideas you should think about a change in career. A Dark Lord without big ideas is like a poet without a bleeding heart. Common big ideas are world dominion (a little tired but popular with your armies), challenging the gods (may defy instead of challenge), overthrowing oppressors (the irony fits the form well) and naming months of the year after yourself (Mordenuary?).”
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“They are raised as a family’s own but sooner or later the six-foot giant with flaming red hair is told by his dwarf parents that he is not their actual offspring.”
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