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Blog Tour: Kenneth B. Andersen - The Devil's Apprentice [ARC]

"If Hell was shut down, the world would go to hell."

Intruguing and exciting, Kenneth B. Andersen begins The Great Devil War with a good start. What would happen if heaven and hell made a mistake when someone died? Read this and find out...

[ Taken from Goodreads ]

Philip is a good boy, a really good boy. So he doesn’t understand why he’s suddenly in Hell, handpicked to be the Devil’s successor. The Devil, too, quickly realizes that a mistake has been made, but he still needs to begin Philip’s training in the ways of Evil—and to bring out his dark side. Philip quickly makes friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy world. Meanwhile, he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne…


This book is a secure 3 stars, and I shall explain why in the section below...

Philip (poor lad) is a good boy who is accidentally sent to Hell -- it almost seems comical and ironic in that sense! Typical!

I didn't really connect with any of the characters that much - perhaps this was because this is slightly different from what I usually read (this is a middle grade fantasy and I normally read young adult and sometimes new adult fantasy). Despite this, I was still fond of them.

I quite like the narrative and the moral of this story: that even the purest/the most morally correct of people can be contaminated with sin. I won't say how it happens but Philip's perfectly excellent good nature becomes more and more unbalanced at the book progresses. There are numerous hints throughout the book that Philip's goodness gradually deteriorates without him realising.

But he's in Hell. So of course this would be expected. In my opinion, I think the ending how easily predicted due to the foreshadowing however, how Philip came to that ending was not as obvious straight away.

Overall, this was a nice and easy read which helped me to relax when I was stressing with sixth form work and other additional projects but something that is definitely more suitable for reader of a similar age to the protagonist, Philip.

Probably not as I think this book wrapped up quite nicely, and I have other books that I would prefer to read.


Thank you all for reading! What did you think of this book? If you haven't read it (yet), would you be interested in doing so? Either way, let me know below in the comments!

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Hi, I'm Hannah. This is my blog.

Adventuring into fictional universes is always something that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Now, as an aspiring author, I get to create them too.