Ultimate Blog Tour – The Die of Death
Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the ultimate blog tour for The Die of Death by Kenneth B Andersen! Thank you so much to the author and Dave from The Write Reads for setting this up and giving me the opportunity to participate!
The Die of Death: The Great Devil War II
by Kenneth B Andersen
Series: The Great Devil War #2
Release date: August 31st 2007
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
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.
This is the second book in The Great Devil War series (if you want to see my review for book one check it out here). I really enjoyed the first book, and the second book was no different! I still stand by my opinion that this reads on the younger side of YA even though it’s a little dark. In this installment, Phillip has to help Mortimer (death) find his die and save the underworld again. It was nice to return to this world and see these characters again, especially Satina who I really enjoyed from the first book! It was also nice to see Phillip’s character development – he went from a goody-two-shoes to completely evil and back in the first book, and here we see him finding a middle ground and really coming into his own.
This is a very quick series to read, and was really enjoyable. My only complaint would be that Phillip seems a little juvenile, especially when you look at what kids are really like today but at the same time it’s refreshing to have a kid be so….well, childlike!
The mystery aspect of this book was fun as well, and overall this was a fun, engaging, and fast paced read! It’ll be interesting seeing where this series goes next!
Sorry for having this review up late, so much has been happening lately that time got away from me!