Book Review: The Wrongful Death by Kenneth B. Andersen

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Synopsis: An unfortunate chain of events makes Philip responsible for the untimely death of the school bully Sam—the Devil’s original choice for an heir. Philip must return to Hell to find Sam and bring him back to life, so that fate can be restored. But trouble is stirring in Lucifer’s kingdom and not even Philip can imagine the strange and dark journey that awaits him. A journey that will take him through ancient underworlds and all the way to Paradise.The Wrong Death is volume 3 of The Great Devil War series.

Review: The Wrongful Death is the 3rd instalment in the Great Devil War series/ Blog tour, so  thank you to both The Write Reads and Kenneth B. Anderson for both providing the book and organising the tour!

The book picks up with Philip enjoying his normal(ish) human life and the relationships within it, However, things quickly take a turn for the worst when Pills that Satina (Philips devilish love) gave to Philip so he can return to Hell are accidentally taken by Sam. We follow Philip as he returns to the underworld to retrieve Sam and discovers lost worlds in the process. The book progressively takes a darker turn which I really enjoyed and there is some major twists and turns that provide the shock factor!
I feel like I need to note that as someone who read the bible growing up I appreciate the fact that the author researched well enough to use God’s names which is rare in literature. I think I would have preferred if just the title (God) was used as some of the representation made me feel uncomfortable, which I think stems from the use of the name in that way. Also one more teeny thing, is that I wish the main character isn’t called Philip, I’ve never known anyone under 50 with this name so it feels quite dated (this could be intentional?).

That said its very much a personal preference and doesn’t take away from the brilliant writing and well paced plot. This story is definitely hotting up in terms of Philip and Satina’s relationship and the progression towards the Great Devil War!
This is a brilliant fantasy series and I’ve been loving all the character developments so far! I’m especially looking forward to seeing Sam’s development and Philips character evolution. If you’ve enjoyed the the earlier books in the series then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this instalment!

Author: Shami Stovall 
Publisher: Capital Station Books
Series or Standalone: Book 1

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
 Provided for Blog Tour Review
Goodreads Rating: 4.11

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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