Synopsis: Philip’s adventures as the Devil’s apprentice have changed him—in a good way. Although he misses his friends in Hell, he has made new friends in life.
But when the future of the underworld is threatened once again, Philip’s help is needed. Death’s Die has been stolen and immortality is spreading across the globe.
Philip throws himself into the search—and discovers a horrible truth about his own life along the way.
Review: The second offering offering in the great devil war series kicks of months after the 1st book when Philip dies, again. This time he has been brought to hell to find the Die of Death, the only thing keeping the “curse” of immortality at bay. Death rolls the die at the beginning of every life and that determines the length of their life, visually represented by sand in a magical hourglass. I have to praise this book series again on its originality, the creativity of the author shines through every page.
With regard to the plot I did find it interesting but just a little less compelling that the first novel in the series, the main antagonist was a little predictable. On the bright side I really enjoyed the relationship developments between Philip and Satina, their budding romance is just adorable. Further, it was really fun seeing some characters from the last book including Ravine, Grumblebeard and Lucifer up to their usual antics. Hell itself was also really well fleshed out as we got to see parts of purgatory and other methods of punishment for the condemned. The use of real history and biblical facts (even God’s name) was a cool addition and really wove another layer into
Overall I would recommend reading this novel as it is a nice follow on from the excellent Devils Apprentice and there’s definitely plenty of directions this series could follow. Would like to finish off by saying a massive thank you to both The Write Reads and Kenneth B. Anderson for making this tour a reality.
About the Author:
Kenneth B. Andersen (1976) is an award-winning Danish writer. He has published more than forty books for children and young adults, including both fantasy, horror, and science fiction. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages and his hit-series about the superhero
Antboy has been turned into three movies. A musical adaptation of The Devil’s Apprentice, the first book in The Great Devil War series, opened in the fall 2018 and film rights for the series have been optioned.
Kenneth lives in Copenhagen with his wife, two boys, a dog named Milo, and spiders in the basement.
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