Title: The Die of Death Author: Kenneth B. Anderson Pages: 327 Publisher: Høst & Søn Published: 31st August 2007 Rating: 3/5 stars
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.
Thank you so much to Kenneth B. Andersen and Dave (@The_WriteReads) for sending me a copy to review for this Ultimate Blog Tour!
The Die of Death follows Philip’s journey back to Hell-where they desperately need his help. Death’s die has been stolen by a mysterious thief and without it, the people living on Earth will become immortal (which will have disastrous effects for Hell).
During a day out with his friends after school, Philip begins to notice strange things occuring… very close calls to death that his friends deem him lucky to be alive. From a near car accident to a potted plant falling from an upstairs window inches from hitting him to a terrifying death horse that seems to be following him around town, Philip begins to get worried.
Turns out, it was Death all along… trying to call him back to Hell. He needs Philip’s help. His death die has been stolen. When a person is born, Death rolls the die and the age of their death is assigned to them. Without it, every person born on Earth will be immortal.
With the help of his close friend Satina, she and Philip begin their investigation to find the thief and restore the die… As Philip has made a deal with Death. If he finds to die, he can roll them-only once-for his mother, who’s time is running out. It’s a race against time to find the die and save his mother… before it’s too late.
I really enjoyed reading The Die of Death! It was great to see all these characters again, however I didn’t get to see Lucifax as much as I did in the first book. I love that cat 😂 I felt that the story went a little to quickly near the end. After discovering who the thief was, there was barely enough book between the discovery and their defeat. That being said I still thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend picking it up! 😀
Hope you all enjoyed my review 😀 Have you read The Die of Death yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments 😀 Bye guys, happy reading! x
About the author
Kenneth B. Andersen (1976) is an award-winning Danish writer. He has published more than forty books for children and young adults, including both 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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