The Die of Death is the second book in Kenneth B Andersen’s The Great Devil War series.
I was lucky enough to review the first book in the series, The Devil’s Apprentice, towards the end of last year and I absolutely loved it so I was thrilled when Dave over at TheWriteReads reached out and asked whether I wanted to jump on board this tour!
Thank you to Dave (and the gang!) at WriteReads for giving me a spot on their Ultimate Blog Tour. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Title: The Die of Death
Author: Kenneth B. Andersen
Page count: 327
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
A trip back to one of my favourite universes.
As in The Devil’s Apprentice, The Die of Death is incredibly imaginative. The descriptive content is just exquisite – I was once again transported into Hell in a very few chapters.
This time, I was greeted with a wonderful sense of familiarity.
The world building was again fantastic. This time, we not only see more of Hell and it’s various “zones”, but also we get to explore Death’s neck of the woods. The concept of how life and death is controlled by Mortimer is another brilliant piece of imagery (to be added to my absolute favourite, Maim Street).
Philip’s grown up a bit – and he’s better for it.
In the Devil’s Apprentice, Philip was definitely sidelined in comparison to the supporting characters. In this instalment, Philip has definitely grown up.
It’s not like I wasn’t rooting for him last time, it’s just that this time I really cared about him being successful. Was he going to find the dice? Is he going to survive a vampire? I got anxious when he started pushing his previous boundaries. It definitely added another level to this wonderful series.
There’s breadcrumbs sprinkled throughout the book for upcoming books.
I’m loving the questions that are now being raised due to the expansion of the world. For example, there are factions now: those who adore Philip for saving Lucifer, and those who aren’t his biggest fans. There are also different types of beasts that are introduced that I’d love to learn a bit more about. (I haven’t read them yet, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed)
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.