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The Wrongful Death

(The Great Devil War #3)

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An unfortunate chain of events makes Philip responsible for the untimely death of the school bully Sam—the Devil’s original choice for an heir. Philip must return to Hell to find Sam and bring him back to life, so that fate can be restored. But trouble is stirring in Lucifer’s kingdom and not even Philip can imagine the strange and dark journey that awaits him. A journey t ...more
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published April 19th 2019 (first published April 30th 2009)
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Anita Reads
This is the third installment in the Great Devil War series, which is in the progress of being translated into English.
As this is the third in a series, it’s difficult for me to talk about any specifics of the goings on in this book, so as to avoid spoilers.
A lot of interesting things happened in this book, and one of the things I really like about these books is that you never really know where Kenneth will go with the story. You might think you do, but then he does something completely differ
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Regitze
I liked how serious and darker it got as I got closer to the end and the cliffhanger. We are getting very close to the great war and I am really excited. I enjoy Filip as a character immensely, both when he’s good and when he’s bad, both seem to really work. I found this particular story to be a bit slow at times and hinging on some very small details but overall I definitely enjoying this and I am moving on to the fourth book very soon. I hope things turn out well for Filip, but I can’t say for ...more
KitKat The #BookNerd KBbookreviews
Another epic addition to a phenomenal series. Equally comical and witty as the previous installments and with a darker tone that throws you into an amazing adventure.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.5 Stars

May Contain Spoilers For Books #1 and #2 in The Great Devil War series. Previous Review Links here: Book 1 The Devil’s Apprentice; Book 2 The Die Of Death.

Synopsis: When Philip becomes a part of some unfortunate circumstances that result in the early death of school bully, and friend, Sam, Philip must return to Hell, f
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Elizabeth Tabler
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Again, Kenneth B. Andersen has written an exciting story.

Phillip was getting along pretty good on the alive side of things. He was making friends and finding a balance between being 100% good and 100% bad. But through an accident, Sam winds up in Hell, and it is Phillip's fault. What transpires is exciting, and includes some of the great characters from history. How is he going to help Sam?

Furthermore, hell is in peril. Many demons, new to mortality after the last book, have abandoned Hell for
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Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
How I read this: Free ebook copy received through blog tour

I’ve been having so much fun with this series – and finally it’s time for another review. The Wrongful Death, or The Great Devil War #3, sequel to The Devil’s Apprentice and The Die of Death was a really nice read. What’s interesting about it is that it puts the old fun style adventures together with something much more serious and darker – these books grow along with Philip, the main character – and so we see him embrace his darker side
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Esther
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This series is starting to be a favorite for me. I'm always excited to start a new book and I'm never hesitant to pick it up again when I had a reading-break. This series reminds me a bit of Harry Potter, in the meaning that the main character is aging and the story is getting darker in the meantime. This book felt different from the other books, the previous two books felt lighter, the third book is
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Didi Oviatt
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Wrongful Death is the third installment of the Great Devil War series, and could possibly be my favorite so far. That’s saying a lot too because if you’ve read my previous reviews of books one and two, you already know how much I enjoyed them. Kenneth B. Anderson has a way of tying together lighthearted banter and the brushing off of fears in order to capture the fun and creatively light things, right alongside everything dark and violent and nasty… somehow he’s managed to make Hell, the out ...more
Olga Miret
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy from the author but that has in no way influenced the review I freely chose to write.
I have read and reviewed the two previous books in Andersen’s series The Great Devil War and I loved them. I was more than happy when I heard the next book was ready and due for publication early in April. So, in case you are in a hurry, yes, I loved it as well. I have to add two caveats, though. The first one is a warning for readers who hate cliff-hangers. There is a big one at the end o
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Anca Antoci
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Summary
Following the events in the previous two books, The Devil’s Apprentice and The Die Of Death, Philip accidentally plays a part in the wrongful death of Sam, the school bully. Actually, if Sam had asked instead of helping himself with Philip’s stuff, the crises would have been avoided.

Being the good boy that he was, Philip returns to Hell to fix this mistake and bring Sam back and restore fate. If you expect a smooth journey with a happy ending, then you haven’t been paying attention to the
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Theartsyreader
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
Part 3 in The Great Devil War series and another great read!
For his relatively young age, main character Philip has been through quite a lot already – through heaven and hell, so to speak – and not just figuratively speaking. It makes more than sense that he has had enough of these adventures for a while and just craves a rest. However, nightmares haunt him (but really, can you blame him?) almost every day, making him awake in cold sweat and horror often.

He dreams of his friend – and former bul
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Lel Budge
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
In The Wrongful Death, Philip is now settled with his role in Hell, but now is able to come and go.

But when Sam (who Philip had been mistaken for in Book 1 and is the reason he is now Satan’s right hand man) accidentally arrives in Hell the mayhem begins.

Satan is busy with Hell’s ‘issues’ and wants Philip to find Sam……

There’s mystery, intrigue, betrayal and even a visit to Heaven. With humour and great characters this is another great read from Kenneth B. Andersen and I’m already looking forward
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
4.5

Book source ~ Tour

Philip Engel has died twice. The first time was a mistake when the boy Lucifer picked for his heir is supposed to die, but Philip does in his place. After he’s restored to life he dies a second time when Mortimer (or Death) needs his help to find his lost Die. Now, Philip is back on Earth (again) when he has to die (again) in order to save the school bully (now his friend) from a death that he caused. So, Philip dies and when he goes to the Underworld he has to find Sam. Exc
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Devyani
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My Rating : 4.5 stars

This Review is part of #TheWrongfulDeath #UltimateBlogTour hosted by The WriteReads

Thanks a ton, Dave from @TheWriteReads and the author-Kenneth B. Andersen, for giving me this opportunity and providing me with a free e-book copy of ‘The Wrongful Death’ on exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

I enjoyed The Wrongful Death as much as I enjoyed the previous book in the series. KB Andersen has been exceedingly successful at living up to the readers’ expectations!

Philip th
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Billie
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An unfortunate chain of events makes Philip responsible for the untimely death of the school bully Sam—the Devil’s original choice for an heir. Philip must return to Hell to find Sam and bring him back to life, so that fate can be restored. But trouble is stirring in Lucifer’s kingdom and not even Philip can imagine the strange and dark journey that awaits him. A journey that will take him through ancient underworlds and all the way to Paradise.
The Wrong Death is volume 3 of The Great Devil War
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Mary Brannian
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Philip Enger is a young boy, almost a man, that has gone through HELL both literally and figuratively. Once mistakenly considered for the role of Lucifer's apprentice, Philip is doing his best to just get along.

But Fate has other plans for Philip. Sam, one of Philip's friends, accidentally ingests a summoning pill, and is swept away to Hell. Philip, desperate to save his friend, embarks on a journey to find and retrieve Sam, only to discover all is not what it seems... Not at all... There's a re
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Brittney
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
UGH I hate when they leave you hanging. I am so in love this this series. Next book come out October 2019 can I wait till then?
I love the dark humor and whimsical portrayal of the afterlife. Not just in hell but in all afterlife's that have been thought up but different religions.
Jackie
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being responsible for a death isn’t great. Having to find a way to undo it , is even worse. Fabulous , from a new author for me.
Sara Avrams
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh My!

What twists and turns. There are a few here. Quite exciting! Some good, some sad, some scary, but all of them dramatic.
Dini Kamayana
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a ride! Philip is really the boy with nine lives considering how often he dies and goes to hell 😂 Granted, most of the time he's actually summoned to hell so I guess these deaths don't really count! In book three we finally get to venture way out of hell and visit Paradise and another underworld, Tartarus. We finally get to meet the almighty, all-knowing Jehovah and experience the wonder that is the Garden of Eden (it's beautiful). We also get to meet two very famous mythological Gods, Pers ...more
allieereads
3.5 stars.

Every time I read these books, I have so much fun.

In the third book of The Great Devil War series, Philip is once again right in the middle of the politics of Hell. We meet Philip when he is finally feeling as though he is getting things right – balancing what he believes is good and/or evil, making friends and just being a happy teenager. But, like what always seems to happen, there is an accident in which Sam takes one of Philip’s pill (thinking it was for headaches) which is meant f
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Jolie
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review is going to be challenging to write because I can’t give too much away without spoiling this book. That frustrates me because there is so much that I want to write, but I can’t!! But I will try.

The Wrongful Death is the 3rd book in The Great Devil War series. The Wrongful Death is not a book that can be read alone. To understand what is going on in The Wrongful Death, you need to read the first two books. I can’t stress this enough for this series. You will get lost!!

The plotline for
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Kimberly
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Philip finds himself back in the presence of Lucifer after a misunderstanding and a tragic accident. However, this time, we don’t just get to see Hell or Death’s strange home, but we get to visit the Garden of Eden and Hades as well. I am always surprised by how much the author can describe these places and make you want to visit them as well.

Who in the world would want to visit Hell? Well, after this series, I do.
We also get introduced to some new characters, such as Hercules and Adam and Eve.
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Kerry https://likeherdingcatsblog.wordpress.com Robinson
This book is the this in the series and I would highly recommend reading them in order as the back story is very relevant and important to each book.      

The most enjoyable thing about this series is taking the journey with Philip and being part of his personal growth.  Just as his life is beginning to settle down (he has friends and a love interest) things go drastically wrong.  His friend Sam accidentally takes one of Phillip's pills (used to get him in and out of Hell) and is now dead and lo
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Tavleen Kaur
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
4.5/5 stars

The story of Phillip and his submersion into the supernatural world continues. He once again returns to Hell but this time, by his own choice to save Sam, the school bully who dies an untimely death. He finds Hell to be slightly different than how it was when he left.

This series keeps on getting better and better! The Wrongful Death was definitely the darkest and most intense book in the series so far. This book moves away from just Hell and Phillip and Satina embark on new adventures
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Tricia Varosky
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can certainly understand why Philip didn’t want to go out of his way to remember the events that took place in The Die of Death. I, too, wouldn’t want to continue to relive some of the scariest moments in my life – and they’re nothing compared to what Philip had to go through! While he proves time and time again that he’s an incredibly brave boy, he’s also human and shouldn’t have to be brave every second of every day. Everyone is allowed a little weakness.

That being said, in this novel Philip
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Misty's Book Space
4.5

Thank you so much to the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review in exchange for my honest review.

This is the 3rd installment of The Great Devil War series and it takes place 6 months after the events in the previous book.

We once again end up in Hell with Phillip but this time we all get glimpses into other realms like Hades and The Garden of Eden and I have to say the world that this author has created is so imaginative and very unique.

I have to say that with each book
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Leah Butler
May 01, 2020 rated it liked it
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Liliyana Shadowlyn
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
It's almost strange how much Philip has changed over the course of the books. He's gone from a good kid who's only worry was avoiding the biggest bully in school, to an eighth grader who has seen more than his share. In his latest adventure Phillip must save Sam, his former mortal enemy turned protector. Another engaging adventure is in store, and if you haven't read the first two books, I highly recommend you read them all!
Janice Drake
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Phillip is back in Hell. He is trying to resolve teen problems and supernatural ones at the same time. It is not an easy life and things take a turn for the worst as he struggles with the devil in himself. It is an engaging read and the emotional roller coaster is exciting. You will need the next book in the series to finish the story tho.
Wendiewinther
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shit is going down!
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