If you have not added the Devil’s Apprentice to your TBR list yet, well you are missing out! This was a fabulous read! Keep reading, cause I cannot wait to share what I thought about this book with you!
Star rating: 5/5
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.
Phillip is a good kid. He is always the one to tell the truth, help out before he is asked, and always does his homework on time. He is also the target of the week of the school bully. As he is doing his best to hide from Sam, something seems off. As he heads home, he finds a kitten stuck in a tree, and after helping the cat, he realizes the cat spoke to him. Phillip goes in search of the cat, wanting to know if he was hearing things, or if the cat really spoke.
On the way to find the cat though, Phillip is attacked by Sam again, and while attempting to get away is struck by a car. He doesn’t find himself in Heaven, however, but in Hell. At first, there seems to be a mix-up. He should not be there, but after some back and forth, it seems he was expected, but not for the reason he first thought.
Lucifer is sick, and he needs someone to take over. Phillip was brought to be that person. But again, it was a mistake. It was Sam they were after, not Phillip. But now, there is nothing to be done, but to teach Phillip what he needs to know to take over for Lucifer when the times comes. However, since Phillip is so good, he struggles with the lessons in being evil, until something happens to turn his thoughts another way…
Oh my goodness, I really enjoyed this book! It was such a fun read and held my attention the entire way through. I found myself laughing at Phillip, trying so hard to be bad, but instead sowing some good deeds and kindness along the way. The Devil’s Apprentice has fully developed characters that you can relate to, and find yourself thinking back to when you were in school and some of the shenanigans that went on there. While Phillip has to learn to navigate through hell, he is also trying to solve a mystery and figure out who is trying to kill Lucifer.
This one of those books that needs to be read, and was a lot of fun. You are going to meet an entire cast of characters, some of whom will capture your heart, and the others you are just waiting for something bad to happen to them…
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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.