Review: The Devil’s Apprentice or a lighthearted reading

Hello people! How are you? And how are your reading going? March is revealing itself as a month full of surprises, not all of them good, but… Oh well, I am hopeful I would soon find a magnific new read! Anyway, today I am here with a review that is overdue, so let’s begin!

I received a copy of this book but the opinions on this review are mine and completely objective.


Title: The Devil’s Apprentice
Series: The Great Devil War #1
Author: Kenneth B. Andersen
Page count: 311

You can buy it here: Amazon

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 think that we need a “shame on me” moment here before going to the real review. I received this book back in the days because I was to take part in the blog tour for this book, in December. But then the big bad slump and the worst hiatus ever happened and I have dropped it. I was reading it in November but I wasn’t into it, but this was not its fault. It was just the wrong period all around.
I wasn’t interested in reading in the first place, so I just dropped it because it wouldn’t be right for it. And then I waited for the right moment. So finally I am here with a review.
I am way too late for the blog tour, sadly, but I can share with you all this book and that’s what it is important.

So, let’s proceed with the review! It is true that the beginning was quite slow, and I think it was so because it is all quite cliché here. But it is not a bad thing, because it eases you inside the story, and the pace picks up as you continue with the reading. And the story even if simple, is slowly captivating and you find yourself enjoying the Hell with Philips. Philips is a good MC. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to like him so much, but he is coherent, he is a good guy (and a really really good at that) and he grows up while the story progresses.
And I liked all the other characters, too. Lucifer and Lucifax were just so “in character” and Satina and all the demons that befriend Philip are, in some ways, cute or sweet. You could find good fellow even in Hell, and this was much appreciated.
And then we have Death, who was just great! The story is fun, interesting and we get a touch of mystery too. I enjoyed myself and I had some fun, so, all in all, it was a very good reading, even if it started slow!


So have you read this book? Or do you have it on your TBR? Let me know!!

Happy reading!

7 thoughts on “Review: The Devil’s Apprentice or a lighthearted reading

  1. waytoofantasy says:

    Glad this one picked up in the end. I know what you mean about feeling bad because of commitments though–I think we all have that happen with blogging. Try not to feel too bad about it, life happens! Hope your March starts to look up.

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