The Devil’s Advisor

by Chandra Sundeep
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The Devil’s Advisor by Brad Abdul is a satirical take on Hell, and what happens there? Abdul’s version of hell is unlike anything we have seen or read.

Brian, a Business Advisor, is a workaholic who feels his job has become monotonous. His co-workers hate him and he doesn’t have any special feelings for them either. One day, someone comes to his office and takes him for a job interview. Intrigued by the visitor’s unexpected arrival, Brian goes along. Much to his surprise, he finds himself in Hell, facing Lucy, the Devil herself. His new job requires him to get the place running efficiently and cost-effective.

Brian finds himself accepting her tempting job offer. If he can increase productivity in Hell, he could become the Devil’s successor. Of course, the job is anything but simple!

The writing is pacy, even wickedly humorous at times. I enjoyed the world-building and exploring this unique version of Hell. Abdul views the relationship between God, the Devil, and Death through an unusual lens, and I found it interesting.

Conceptually, it was interesting and creative. The excessive foreshadowing removed any and all elements of surprise.

The Devil’s Advisor is a short fun read. It has a blend of drama, romance, sex, and humour. Pick it up if you are looking for a fast-paced fantasy.

 

Wordsopedia Rating 3.45/5

 

Title: The Devil’s Advisor Author: Brad Abdul
Publisher: Flame Tree Press Publication date: Feb. 21 2023
Genre: Fiction—Satire Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1787588455 No. of Pages: 224

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About the author

Brad Abdul is a Canadian author of fiction. He enjoys the geekier side of life, and can be frequently found playing Magic: The Gathering or reading the latest chapter of One Piece. He is happily married and a father of two boys. He will, one day, successfully perform a Kamehameha.

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