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The Angel of Evil by Kenneth B. Andersen

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Title: The Angel of Evil
Series: The Great Devil War IV

Author: Kenneth B. Andersen

Published October 20th 2019
(first published in 2010)

Genre: Fantasy

Source: Author

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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…

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I feel like I start every review in this series the same way … but I really loved this book so much. They just keep getting better and better and better! And even though this one definitely got dark, it still made me feel so at home? Like you’re snuggled in a fuzzy blanket and a cup of hot tea?

That said, the beginning immediately hits hard! I mean, it was to be expected after how The Wrongful Death ended but wow. It was just so well done! The scene where all the devils go to the church to burry Grumblebeard … I had tears in my eyes. I loved him so much! He didn’t deserve this!

Philip has changed a lot. So much actually that even Sam is scared of him. He is angry; and scared but he pushes his fear back in order to be able to help. I loved seeing how everyone reacted to Philips change differently. It really showed more about who they are and their relationship with him.
But not only Philip has changed. Hell is different, too. We started to see this already in the last book, all the devils leaving to go to Aziel …

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So, The Angel of Evil picks up were The Wrongful Death ended. Philip is still in Hell and he is determined to get Satina back, risking everything in the process. I love how he learns a bit each time he is in Hell. This time he can lie right in Lucifaxs face without a problem about not going after her. He is patient even though it’s incredibly hard and I appreciate that so much you don’t even know! Because yes, he goes out and does the most dangerous stuff but he thinks it through, he doesn’t go in with high expectations and knows about the cost and is willing to pay it because he simply can’t bear the alternative. And it’s so heartbreaking and raw.

The scenes with Ravine and Lucifer broke my heart. I love them all so dearly! The little scenes in between all the dark stuff going on are everything! And I feel like I sound incredibly cryptic but I can’t help it. There is so much going on in this book that I don’t want to spoil for you!

Another thing that I adore is that Philip manages to find friends or at least kind people everywhere (also Hornmones!! 🥺). He is also quite clever and I was pretty impressed with everything he did. I actually really like his devil self. He is willing to do things he would have never done before in order to save the people he loves. He tricks people, manipulates and lies. But he still has a conscience.

The book is action-packed and you’ll be at the edge of your seat! Many questions that didn’t get answers in the previous book are resolved here and all clicks into place. And I think this is another thing I mention in every review of this series … but I love the attention to detail. How common saying get tweaked a little bit so they fit Hell, the additional info we get about the world and how everything started. The memory of the first war … and omg, I love Lucifer with all my heart! The battle scene was … just brilliant. It’s such a great sequel and I’m really hyped for The Fallen Angel!

 

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Kenneth B Andersen Kenneth B. Andersen (1976) is an award-winning Danish writer. He has published more than forty books for children and young adults, including 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.

 

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