The Devil's Apprentice

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The Devil's Apprentice
Age Group
12+
Published Date
October 05, 2018
ISBN Number
9788763861625
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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. Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training Philip in the ways of evil. Philip is terrible at being bad, but when he falls in love with the she-devil Satina and experiences the powerful forces of love and jealousy, the task becomes much easier. Philip finds 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 book 1 in The Great Devil War series and it can be read as a stand-alone story. The Great Devil War is a multi-award-winning series, published in more than ten countries, and the movie rights are optioned. A gripping and humorous tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective, set in a world beyond your wildest dreams. Or nightmares ...

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The Devil's Apprentice by Kenneth B. Anderson Book Review
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4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
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5.0
This was actually a pretty interesting story. At first I really wasn't sure how it was going to go so I was curious from the beginning. The beginning of the book though was a little slow. It took me a little bit to get into the story but once it started to really develop, the pacing picked up very quickly. Each sequence was a little monotonous but still kept me engaged. This book really picks up halfway through as events really started to unfold. I did find the story unique and perfect for the age group it is intended for. This is definitely a fun story and really dives into the good versus evil.

The characters were definitely interesting for this book. Typically characters go from evil to good but it was different in this case. I really liked that and the author did a great job turning Philip from an angel to a devil. Each depiction of Hell's creatures were great as well. The detail was just enough to really get the whole image without overwhelming the reader. Each of the sider characters fit perfectly into this story and I liked how some of Philip's goodness rubbed off on these evil beings. While some of the actions the characters did were a little obvious, it was still really easy to connect with them - even the Devil himself.

Final Thoughts
The Devil's Apprentice by Kenneth B. Anderson was a fun read. I really liked the uniqueness of this story and each of the turns it took. While the beginning was a little slow, it picked up rather quickly and kept my engagement. The characters were fantastic for this book. Each one was very well written and I really enjoyed seeing Philips influenced Hell's monsters, and how he was influenced by them as well. I highly recommend this book for those in the age group it is intended for, but also for anyone else who is looking for a quick, fun read about an honest good boy who is mistakenly taken to Hell to become the next Devil.
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