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A hilarious fantasy adventure in which a young woman, who is stuck in a time loop, decides the best way to defend the kingdom from the Dark Lord is to become the Dark Lord herself.

Davi has done this all before. She's tried to be the hero and take down the all-powerful Dark Lord. A hundred times she's rallied humanity and made the final charge. But the time loop always gets her in the end. Sometimes she's killed quickly. Sometimes it takes a while. But she's been defeated every time.

This time? She's done being the hero and done being stuck in this endless time loop. If the Dark Lord always wins, then maybe that's who she needs to be. It's Davi's turn to play on the winning side.

How to Become the Dark Lord and Die Trying by Django Wexler

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9780356518985

    Imprint: Orbit

  • 'Twisty, pacey and full of reverent irreverence for fantasy. I can't get enough', – Max Gladstone

    'A brash swords-and-satire romp that draws you into its rollicking adventure even as it pokes fun at the whole genre. Gamers in particular will appreciate the irreverent upending of classic roleplaying tropes' James L. Sutter

    'Lord of the Rings crossed with Groundhog Day, narrated by a gender-flipped Deadpool,' – Mike Brooks

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