Tonight I am bringing to you a little review for The Angel of Evil by Kenneth B. Anderson for #TheWriteReads Blog tour! This review does come a day later (whoops) because I am a literal idiot. But if you have followed me for a while, you know that I am quite a big fan of this series, The Great Devil War, and have reviewed all of the previous books (i think) because I enjoy them so much.
The Angel of Evil is the fourth book in the series and it takes place directly after the events of the third book, The Wrongful Death. Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
This might be my favourite book in the series so far. Do I say that every time I review a book in this series? Possibly. But it is still true nevertheless.
I was expecting the series to get slightly more darker and mature as it goes on. The Angel of Evil begins, already, slightly darker than The Wrongful Death. I would characterise Philip as feeling heavy with guilt as the events of the last book catch up to him. I really do enjoy the fact that the story of each book naturally follows on into the next, either directly or a few months after. Philip himself has a great character development in this book even though he spends most of it thinking that his kindness is a weakness so he swears an oath to himself to never be kind again. Instead, he lets anger fester. This becomes a slight problem as – hello, demons. But it was incredibly interesting to see this side of Philip as it is one that we have not seen before, to this extent.
Philip really struggles with the notions of good and evil. It is actually a central theme in this particular book. I do have to highlight that Anderson explores morality, evil and goodness, guilt and justice, so effortlessly. This would be such an incredible series for middle-grade readers – which is the target demographic. Because it explores these sorts of issues which are so important for readers.
I can’t really talk or review this book in depth because then I would spoil the previous three books which i really don’t want to. I want you to read them instead.
CAN AZIEL STAY DEAD PLEASE – he is such a despicable villain.
Overall, I gave The Angel of Evil by Kenneth B. Anderson 4.5 stars out of 5. This was a really fantastic instalment to the The Great Devil War series and I am so looking forward to the next book!
Until next time, happy reading.
All the love,
About the Author:
I was born in Denmark on a dark and stormy night in November 1976. 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 opens 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