Book Review: The Fallen Angel by Kenneth B. Andersen (The Great Devil War #5)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

An intriguing premise and shocking conclusion.

Book CWs

  • Child endangerment/death
  • Torture (physical and psychological)
  • Paranormal Creatures
  • Negative Depictions of God
  • Cheating

Premise (From Goodreads)

It’s been almost two years since Philip left Hell and returned to life—this time for good. But things have changed and so has Philip. He’s haunted by terrifying nightmares and has never felt so lonely. Lonely and angry. Then one day the impossible happens and Philip is brought back to Hell. Not by the Devil, but by the Almighty himself. Although the Great Devil War ended a long time ago, the battle is far from over—and the worst is yet to come.

The Fallen Angel is volume 5 of The Great Devil War series.

Review (No Spoilers)

Thank you to Kenneth B. Andersen for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a review! I’m scheduled to be part of a blog tour for this book later this year so you’ll probably be seeing this review more than once on my blog. If you would like to read my reviews for the previous installments, please click on the following links!

The Devil’s Apprentice
The Die of Death
The Wrongful Death
The Angel of Evil

If you read my review for the Angel of Evil, you probably remember that I had no idea where the series was going as I felt that Angel of Evil wrapped everything up pretty well. I still had these same feelings when I first started reading the Fallen Angel, but as I made my way through the first chapter, my excitement for continuing the series grew.

From the very start of the novel, we are introduced to a completely new side of Philip, one that I really enjoyed seeing. I do wish that we could have seen the progression of how he got to this point because the change seemed a bit drastic, but I was nonetheless curious as to where this new personality would take him.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed when I got to the “meat” of the book. Although the initial chapters seemed promising, not much actually happened throughout the novel. The story picked up a LOT when I got to around the 80% point, when the real action begins. This might be because we’re kind of starting a new story arc and so maybe this book is simply setting the groundwork for that. For me, too much time was spent on the “why was Philip really brought back?” storyline and as a result the middle seemed to drag a bit.

I will say that because not a lot happened in the middle of the book, the readers were introduced to even more historical/biblical characters and for me, these are some of my favorite aspects of the series. I absolutely love seeing how Kenneth B. Andersen interprets some of the more well-known parts of the Bible. I think it adds a fun little element to these stories.

Because the ending of The Fallen Angel was so thrilling, I am extremely excited to read the next (and final) installment of this series, scheduled to come out later this year. I can’t wait to see what comes next for our beloved Philip Engel.

The Fallen Angel was released TODAY in e-book and paperback so be sure to pick up your copy soon!

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