We’re back on the blog with yet ANOTHER TheWriteReads blog tour! Dave is truly killing it this year! And not only that: There are so many more amazing tours to come and I’m so excited for each and every one of them… now, how to fit all of them and my own reading AND review requests AND readathons AND my book club reads into my schedule??? Well, I think that’s a problem to solve another time… (If any of you sell extra hours for the day, please let me know!!!)
Back to the reason we’re here though: The next Kenneth B. Andersen book in The Great Devil War series! To be honest, months ago when I saw the first book of this series I didn’t think I would like it very much. It looked too scary for my taste, too dark, too neagtive. A book about hell, the devil? No, thank you. But I like broadening my horizon and also trying to read books outside of the comfort zone of my favourite genres, and look what happened: I joined the blog tour and found a new series I LOVE! So, let me tell you what I thought about this fourth book in the series! But first, big thanks to Dave from TheWriteReads and the author Kenneth B. Andersen for the ebook in exchange for my honest review! And second, here comes the synopsis…
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.
The Angel of Evil is volume 4 of The Great Devil War series
Well, what can I say? This is STILL a great series! Normally, I often find that in multi-books-series, the books tend to lose grip – they often seem to become less deep, less engaging. However, this is not the case here. It’s book 4 in The Great Devil War series and yet, here I am – still as entertained as I was with book 1!
So, what are you in for? You get fantasy. Dark fantasy. Even darker than before. You can expect a battle between good and evil – and not just metaphorically: This is actually the battle between heaven and hell, God and the Devil, angels and demons. However, it’s not AS easy to classify all the characters into categories good and bad. They’re just not as clear-cut.
I have always loved Philip’s character, and I still do. He is so passionate about the people he loves, as he has been from the start, and he tries to keep them safe, no matter what it takes. Unfortunately – and I really hope this isn’t too much of a spoiler – we lose some beloved characters in this one. (Isn’t that what authors alway do to us though??). Since I don’t want to give too many spoilers I’ll leave it at that.
We’ve seen plenty of the Devil, Death and many, many demons previously, but this is the first instalment in which God makes an appearance. I used to think books about such religious characters would make me uncomfortable, and sometimes I caught myself wondering – should I feel uncomfortable now? – but I never really did. This is truly great fiction.
I’m trying not to give any spoilers for people who haven’t read the previous books in the series, so I won’t say more about the individual characters. I used to wonder – where will this series go? Will it be able to entertain me after so many parts? And now I can say: Yes. Yes it did. Once I started it, I had a hard time putting it down. A slight negative I have to mention though is that sometimes there were sequences where Philip is experiencing things that made me go WHOA! or OMG!, and then they turned out to be dreams or daydreams or visions only. Even though I usually like this literary measure, I sometimes found myself quite confused this time, not quite understanding if what happened had actually happened or not.
Other than this slight negative I certainly recommend this book – and with it, the whole series – to all fantasy lovers, especially to those who like darker fantasy, but also to those who want to try out something new! As you can see, I found myself surprised by how much I enjoyed it! 4 stars from me!
A gripping tale of good versus evil that will leave you wondering if who you thought was evil does not maybe have some pretty positive character traits too.
If you want to give this series a go, I recommend you start at the beginning. Here are all my reviews of the previous books:
Check this series out, you won’t be disappointed!!
Thank you all so much for reading!