Title: The Devil’s Apprentice
Author: Kenneth B. Anderson
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?
Hello dear readers! I know this week has been a bit different in terms of my posting, but today is finally the day.
I joined a Blog tour for the first time, and the pleasure of getting to read The Devil’s Apprentice, which turned out to be much more enjoyable than I was expecting it to be.
Before I start, I just want to thank TheWriteReads for giving me this opportunity. If you don’t already follow them on Twitter, then you are definitely missing out!
They gave me an ecopy version of this book in exchange for an honest review of it…and honestly I liked it.
Now let us get into the review.
The first thing that came to mind when reading this book, was the writing style. It took maybe three pages before I realized how unique the writing style was.
As I was reading through it, all I could think about was how immersed I felt into the story.
It was as if I was the characters in the story, I was feeling anxiety, stress, and whatever other emotions they might have been feeling.
It was a different experience than I am used to, but it was definitely enjoyable.
I also found this book was a nice mix of seriousness and humour. It’s a refreshing break when you can find both of those in one book, especially in a book that does it as well as this one.
The whole premise of the book is pretty funny if you think about it. Philip, a good boy that is being bullied at school is probably the last person you’d imagine running Hell, but he is the one that is chosen to be The Devil’s Apprentice.
Going back to the writing of the book, I found the characters to be very well developed. It’s not often I am rooting for the “bad” guys, (though I have on occassion) but I found myself rooting for a Demon or two through this book.
The main character Philip changes at a nice pace through the book. As the book continues, he realizes he has committed many of the seven deadly sins.
I never felt like this change of character was forced, or out of place, or moving too fast. It all seemed to fit pretty well into his character.