Happy book birthday to author Kenneth B. Andersen ?
Today marks the release of book #4, The Angel of Evil in his hugely popular series, The Great Devil War! Read on for an excerpt and a chance to win a digital copy of the book!
The Angel of Evil (The Great Devil War #4)
Publication Date: October 20th, 2019 (Today)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Multi-award winning series, published in 10 countries, movie rights optioned!
Continuing the dark adventure that begins with The Devil’s Apprentice, The Die of Death and The Wrongful Death.
Nothing will ever be the same. Satina is gone, kidnapped by the enemy. Disobeying Lucifer, Philip heads out to find her, journeying into the deep darkness of Outer Reach.
But nothing can prepare Philip for the horror that awaits—or the demons he will face.
Meanwhile, Lucifer’s kingdom is threatened as the Great Devil War draws closer. All Hell is about to break loose…
THE GREAT DEVIL WAR is a gripping, humorous and dark tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective, making the reader laugh and think. It’s filled with biblical and historical characters and set in a world beyond your wildest dreams. Or nightmares.
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My Review of The Angel of Evil:
Kenneth B. Anderson brings us yet another enthralling addition to The Great Devil War series, The Angel of Evil. This tale is just as absorbing and action-packed as the first three novels.
Philip reunites with Lucifer and Satina once again, but this time Sam comes along. The dangerous antics that Philip engages in are heart-stopping. I was on the edge of the couch through the entire book. I couldn’t get enough.
We get to visit another underworld this time. Aziel has taken up refuge in his new kingdom Enoch or New Hell. To say that the place is scary is an understatement. I can tell you that as much as I would love to visit Lucifer’s Hell, there is no way you could tempt me into New Hell. However, Andersen has an incredible imagination, and this new world is just as wonderfully detailed as the rest.
There are many new creatures in this book, and we get to meet a few new people as well. As always, the author brings us to the brink of disaster and then gives us a happy moment; only this time, the end is not a happy one. At least it wasn’t for me.
Luckily, I found out that there is another novel on the way, and I will be able to get back to Philip and see where this story goes from here. I am going to admit to my greed and hope that there will be many more stories to tell for Mr. Andersen and the depths of Hell.
Once again, I am happy to award The Angel of Evil a full 5 out of 5 stars. Please read this series. Even if the concept of Hell, the Devil, and evildoing is something you wouldn’t usually read, this series presents it in a way that weaves stories from every religion imaginable and does so spectacularly.
His eyes grew more and more accustomed to the dark. After a few hours the vague contours around him became visible. The surroundings took shape and Philip saw the fragments of Outer Reach’s shadow-draped landscape. It made him feel sick to his stomach and he wished he could bring back the darkness, because what he saw… In some ways it was much more terrifying. It was insanity.
There were trees, but something had happened to them. It looked like they’d been pressed inside out and the trunks were nothing but a tangle of splinters. The warped plants seemed to writhe in pain and reach out for him. Something had ploughed the barren land, leaving vast furrows filled with a darkness more intense than the sky above. Through these deep ravines blew an icy wind and the constant sound of a distant storm. A slow-running river filled with a concoction of mud and blood flowed through the distorted landscape until it reached the edge of a bottomless pit. But instead of draining into it, the river rose like a gigantic snake, stretching into the black sky as far as the eye could see. Everything was hideous and dead, but it was more than that. It was pure chaos and it hurt to look at. It hurt your mind.
Then he realized he was wrong. The land was definitely hideous, but it was far from dead. Here and there something unsightly slithered past him. Silhouettes of creatures as awful as the world they inhabited.
He could feel them staring from their hiding places. Could feel their hunger. Their bloodthirst.
But they didn’t attack and he knew why.
They didn’t dare.
Finally the everlasting darkness was punctured by little spots of light. His heart started racing. He was almost there.
The ruins of Enoch.
Aziel’s New Hell.
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The Great Devil War 1 – 3
The Devil’s Apprentice
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.
The Die of Death
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.
The Die of Death is volume 2 in The Great Devil War-series.
The Wrongful Death
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 Wrongful Death is volume 3 of The Great Devil War series.
If you would like a chance to win a digital copy of the book, click the link below! The giveaway will be open today and will run until October 23rd. Good luck!
About the Author
I WAS BORN IN DENMARK ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT IN NOVEMBER 1976 …
… and I began writing when I was a teenager. My first book was a really awful horror novel titled Nidhug’s Slaves. It didn’t get published. Luckily.
During the next 7 years, I wrote nearly 20 novels–all of which were rejected–while working as a school teacher. The rest of the time I spent writing.
In 2000 I published my debut fantasy book, The Battle of Caïssa, and that’s when things really took off. Since then I’ve published more than thirty-five books for children and young adults in genres ranging from fantasy to horror and science fiction.
My books have been translated into more than 15 languages and my series about the superhero Antboy has been adapted for film, which is available on Netflix. An animated tv series is currently in development.
A musical of The Devil’s Apprentice opened in the fall 2018 and the movie rights for the series have also been optioned.
I live in Copenhagen with my wife, two boys, a dog named Milo and spiders in the basement.
About THE GREAT DEVIL WAR: The Great Devil War was published in Denmark from 2005-2016, beginning with The Devil’s Apprentice.
Even though the story (mostly) takes place in Hell and deals with themes like evil, death and free will, it is also a humoristic tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective. A tale that hopefully will make the reader – young or old, boy or girl – laugh and think.
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