Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy.
Philip is terrible at being bad, but Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training him in the ways of evil. Philip gets both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne?
The Devil’s Apprentice is volume 1 in The Great Devil War series.
I love this book! It was easy to read and to follow what is happening in each chapter. The Devil’s Apprentice is definitely a highly entertaining read for me this month!
This novel tells us the story of Philip, who was mistakenly thought to be the evil boy named Sam. In Hell, he met Lucifer, who trained him to be the successor to the throne after discovering that he was not Sam, the supposedly chosen heir. There, I saw the changes in Sam from being the good boy to becoming a deserving heir, and next Lucifer of the Hell.
I love the theme of this novel, especially when it was mixed in with stuff about demons and darkness. I’m one of the readers who like reading dark stories featuring demons and devils, so expect that I really enjoyed reading this one.
Another thing that I like in this book is how the setting was described. I can really visualize Hell and what is happening there. Thinking about the punishments being delivered to each sinner makes me want to repent to every sin I did. LOL! There is also occasional information that was included like something about Jesus, and such.
I also feel like that many kids would love reading this despite it having demons and devil as characters. The journey that Philip went to deserve being the heir of Lucifer was amazing. I didn’t expect some of those scenes to unfold like it.
The author really did an excellent job in writing this novel. I am recommending this
devilishly good story to everyone! I am looking forward to reading the second book as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the author via The Write Reads.
Publication Date: October 8, 2018
Series: The Great Devil War, 01
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
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 of 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.