Paul  Dale

more photos (1)

Kath Mi...
448 books | 254 friends

Chaz El...
0 books | 74 friends

James D...
63 books | 816 friends

Mark Ha...
260 books | 4 friends

Kate Jo...
30 books | 38 friends

Kate Frost
19 books | 700 friends

52 books | 31 friends

Laura B...
28 books | 2 friends

More friends…

Paul is following 1 person

Paul Dale

Goodreads Author


in The United Kingdom


twitter username


Andrew Marshall, John Lloyd, Terry Pratchett, author:Iain M. Banks|762...more

member since
February 2012

About this author

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.

Average rating: 3.72 · 291 ratings · 43 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Dark Lord's Handbook
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dark Lord's Handbook: C...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Today Morden hit a landmark with over 10,000 sales of the two books that cover his rise to being a Dark Lord being reached. In truth, I'm quite flabbergasted.

When I published the first book in February 2012, I was ready to give up writing and turn my hand to something else. I had been at it for ten years, and had a Master's Degree and a pile of rejections for two novels to show for it. I put Th... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
1 like · like  • 
Published on October 16, 2014 01:15 • 4 views • Tags: dark-lord, fanucci-editore, incandescent-phoenix, jaka-prawira

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Tour de Franc...
Rate this book
Clear rating


Paul's Recent Updates

Paul Dale wrote a new blog post
It’s been just over two weeks since The Dark Lord’s Handbook: Conquest was released and I’ve been doing some conquering of my own on the bicycle, r... Read more of this blog post »
Paul Dale rated a book 4 of 5 stars
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Rate this book
Clear rating
" [image]

So here is the sequel to The Dark Lord's Handbook. I have the members of this group to thank for encouragement and support along the way. Ever...more
Paul Dale added
The Dark Lord's Handbook by Paul  Dale
Rate this book
Clear rating
Paul Dale rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross
Rate this book
Clear rating
"For more pricing guidance,

I've had two custom covers done, double spread for POD (take front cover for eBook). Working with the artist to discuss comp...more
Paul Dale made a comment in the group UK Amazon Kindle ForumKilling off Characters... topic
"I don't have a problem with it, if done right. For me, the counter question is, how do you feel about false jeopardy?

This probably applies to film mo...more
Paul Dale joined the group Ask the Author
Paul Dale rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Ace on the River by Barry Greenstein
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Paul's books…
“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.”
Paul Dale, The Dark Lord's Handbook

“(Democracy: a brilliant invention, that Penbury wished he had thought of, whereby citizens could voice their political will on pieces of paper, which actually gave them little or no choice, that were then deposited in a sealed box which, when opened elsewhere, were emptied onto the nearest fire and ignored while the politicians brokered real power between themselves. Genius.)”
Paul Dale, The Dark Lord's Handbook

“Do not spare a building because it is beautiful or old. Think of what it can do for you, and if the answer is that it can demonstrate your Will, then it must be pulled down to its foundations. Be an iconoclast. You’re doing these people a favour. They may realise life is more than stone and sculpture, and the gods don’t give a damn.”
Paul Dale, The Dark Lord's Handbook

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Making Connections: 141. THE DARK LORD'S HANDBOOK by Paul Dale 18 60 Mar 28, 2012 09:49AM  
Near & Far: Shelfies! 2 6 May 05, 2014 02:06AM  
SciFi and Fantasy...: Indie books 29 36 May 23, 2014 07:34AM  
51445 UK Amazon Kindle Forum — 4278 members — last activity 1 hour, 12 min ago
Somewhere else for those who hang around on the official Amazon Kindle Forum to slouch around.
10915 Fantasy Book Club — 7288 members — last activity 1 hour, 37 min ago
For readers of adult Fantasy, monthly book discussions and other fun stuff! Look for our sister group - Fantasy Book Club Series for series discussio...more
53792 Indie Book Club — 1312 members — last activity 7 hours, 21 min ago
This group is a book club to compliment the blog I maintain at We will focus on group reads of indie/small pub au...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 18337 members — last activity 10 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit...more
57055 The Humour Club — 780 members — last activity 7 hours, 5 min ago
A group for readers and writers of humorous fiction.
60696 Making Connections — 7847 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
Over 1000 books listed to Read & Review.....come join us. This is a place for Authors, Bloggers, Publishers, Reviewers, Book Tours, Giveaways, and Int...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 5943 members — last activity 2 hours, 34 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Author Q&A Groups, the newsl...more
1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 12886 members — last activity 51 minutes ago
Welcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club! Czar: Kim Czarina: Penny Originator: Nick PLEASE NOTE: From now on we will delete any post from an author want...more
62450 The Nexus — 1076 members — last activity 2 hours, 12 min ago
Book Group - All Genre's: Action and Adventure,Chick Lit,Fiction, Contemporary,Crime,Fantasy,Horror,Humour,Women's Fictions,Literary Fiction,Mystery,Ro...more
1218 The Next Best Book Club — 14215 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
Are you searching for the NEXT best book? Are you willing to kiss all your spare cash goodbye? Are you easily distracted by independent bookshops, big...more
More of Paul’s groups…

No comments have been added yet.