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The Devil's Apprentice by Kenneth B. Andersen - Book Tour

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Multi-award winning series, published in more than 10 countries, movie rights optioned!

Welcome to a world like no other!

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.

Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training Philip in the ways of evil. Philip is terrible at being bad, but when he falls in love with the she-devil Satina and experiences the powerful forces of love and jealousy, the task becomes much easier.

Philip finds 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?

The Great Devil War is a gripping and humorous tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective, making the reader laugh and think. It's filled with biblical and historical characters and set in a world beyond your wildest dreams. Or nightmares ...  

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In front of the desk, which was littered with stacks of books and yellowed paper, stood an old electric chair. Behind the desk sat the Devil. His dark gaze was directed at Philip.
“No one enjoys irony as much as fate does,” he said. “I chose the most rotten and mean-spirited brat that I could find, and what happens? The boy spoils it all by being rotten and mean-spirited! That globe over there.” Lucifer pointed at the black orb, which glowed weakly. “In it you can see every single evil deed that has ever been committed. And do you know what I just saw?”
Philip shook his head.
“You being hit by a car. Pushed by that vile twerp who had no idea of the consequences of his actions. What he ruined! Because he was the one the car should have hit. Not you.”
“I’m… I’m sorry,” Philip said, thinking how odd it was for him to apologize for being run over by a car. But he didn’t know what else to say, and the Devil looked like someone who didn’t tolerate objections.
“Who are you, boy? That’s the first thing we need to know.” Lucifer stood and walked to the ladder that was fastened to the bookshelf so that he could climb to the topmost shelves. “What is your full name?”
“Philip Engel,” Philip responded.
“Engel,” the Devil echoed, rubbing his forehead. “I wanted a Samuel and I get an angel? This isn’t promising.”
He pushed the ladder into position, then climbed to the seventh shelf and pulled out a fat book. ENGD–ENGF was written on the cover. He set the book on the desk and began riffling through the pages as he mumbled to himself.
“In these books you see here, you can read everything about every single person,” Lucifax whispered, pointing his red paw at the many shelves. “Who they are, what they are like, where they come from, their strengths and weaknesses, good deeds and bad. Everything you know about yourself, and everything you don’t know, is chronicled in them.”
At his desk the Devil bellowed, “Oh!” and clutched his head as if it had suddenly become too heavy to hold up.
“You’re a number one,” he moaned, staring at Philip with a grimace. The little tic under his eye had returned. “It’s bad enough we got the wrong boy. But this…” He tapped his quivering finger on the page. “It couldn’t get any worse! A number one, Lucifax! Do you hear me? A number one! It’s not just that his name means angel—he really is an angel! Just listen to this: ‘Sweet, nice, dutiful, conscientious, non-judgmental, never lies, and is kind to animals!’ And there’s more, Lucifax. The list goes on and on! He’s a Boy Scout. Do you know what that is? They are those awful creatures that go around protecting nature and helping old ladies cross the street without asking for money!” The Devil exhaled loudly. His slicked-back hair stuck out in every direction. “Good Philip always does his homework, even when he’s sick. At home he helps with the dishes, he cleans his room, he makes dinner. And not because he wants his allowance, either, but because he wants to. Because he likes to be helpful!” The Devil sank lower in his chair and yammered softly to himself. “The boy is so devilishly good that Jesus himself was a menace in comparison.”

Author Bio

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 Ca├»ssa”, and that's when things really took off. Since then I've published more than thirty-five books for teens 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 turned into three movies.

A musical of The Devil's Apprentice opened 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.

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