The Die of Death by Kenneth B. Andersen – Blog Tour

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A huge thanks to Dave and crew over at #TheWriteReads for organising one mammoth book tour and to Kenneth B. Andersen for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Synopsis

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 way.

The Die of Death is volume 2 in The Great Devil War-series and winner of the ORLA-Award.

The Great Devil War-series is a humorous and gripping tale about good and evil, filled with biblical and historical characters, such as Judas, Goliath, and Pontius Pilate, as well as modern figures such as Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, and many more.

The Great Devil War-series is a Danish bestseller, topping library and school reading lists among teens and young adults. The books have been published in more than ten countries and have won numerous awards.

My Thoughts

If you haven’t seen this series around the I urge you to check it out.  Click here to read my review of Book 1 – The Devil’s Apprentice.

So far, The Great Devil War series is lighthearted and fun but does open up a lot of moral and ethical thought experiments for young adults to discuss and mull over.  Until a certain age many children and teens see morality as a black and white thing and as we grow older and gain experience we realise it’s not that simple.  Literature and fiction is such a safe and fantastical way of exploring this novel is perfect for some of those discussions – as well as being a whole load of fun to read.

Philip is once again back in the underworld, this time to help solve a mystery.  The Die of Death has been stolen and because of this immortality is prevailing.  Another adventure in hell for Philip.

In addition to the wonderful world oh hell that Andersen built in the previous novel, we are also introduced to purgatory and manage to gain a little glimpse into heaven too.  The description in these books are vivid and so colourful, painting a stunning picture inside the reader’s head.

I enjoyed this book so much and am over the moon that only a few weeks to go for book 3 to start.  A highly recommended series for anyone.

Author Bio – Kenneth B. Andersen

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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.

About THE GREAT DEVIL WAR: The Great Devil War was published in Denmark from 2005-2016, beginning with The Devil’s Apprentice.

Even though the story (mostly) takes place in Hell and deals with themes like evil, death and free will, it is also a humoristic tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective. A tale that hopefully will make the reader – young or old, boy or girl – laugh and think.

Welcome to the other side!

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