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C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps

C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on "The United Federation of Charles".

He's written Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer's Star, and The Supervillainy Saga.

Broken Nights (Broken Nights #1) by Matthew Davenport Book Review 17, Feb

4.5/5

BROKEN NIGHTS opens with a pair of petty crooks breaking into a store in order to steal a bunch of iphones when they're confronted by a shadowy cowled figure. They jump across a pair of rooftops when the figure jumps to catch them and misses the roof before smashing into the ground a couple of stories below. Wannabe Batman, Jason Night, does not begin his career in an auspicious manner.

Damoren (Valducan #1) by Seth Skorkowsky Book Review 08, Feb

4.5/5

DAMOREN by Seth Skorkowsky is the first volume of the Valducan series of urban fantasy novels. Urban fantasy has become something of a winding road in recent years as it has become deluged with endless knock-offs of the same basic character types: a snarky wizard with a bad attitude or a beautiful (but doesn't know it) spunky paranormal heroine. Call them the "Harry Dresden" or "Mercy Thompsons" of the world. They're awesome but it's nice when a series adds something new to the genre.

The Heresy Within (The Ties That Bind #1) 08, Feb

4/5

THE HERESY WITHIN is my first grimdark novel and was a book which introduced me to the idea that fantasy could be more than just good guys, bad guys, and magic swords. Well, no, actually it was GAME OF THRONES but this this was my SECOND grimdark novel that told me such things weren't just one-off products which couldn't be replicated. This is a novel full of sex, swearing, blood, and morally repugnant but somehow still likable anti-heroes