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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.

The Blood of Whisperers (The Vengeance Trilogy Book 1) by Devin Madson Book Review 19, May


4/5

Non-Medieval fantasy is something which remains as rare as rooster teeth. Despite the fact we love samurai, kung fu heroes, and ninjas--the simple fact is we mostly set our stories in the High Middle Ages rather than deviate from that practice much. Steampunk and urban fantasy have somewhat alleviated it but we're still dominated by stuff which takes place in variations of Europe. This isn't bad, mind you, but it's nice when someone breaks the patterns and sets a story in mythological China. Well, what seems to be a mythological China which conquered Europe as there's a lot of mashup going on.

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1) by Laurie Frost Book Review 11, May

4/5

THE BLACK WITCH is a novel which I wanted to read earlier and wish I had since I would have liked to have thrown my thoughts on the book into the ring when it was suffering a surreal controversy regarding its content. For those unfamiliar with it, basically it was accused of being extremely racist by Goodreads reviewers who created a Twitter war regarding it with those who believed it was an anti-racist book. People on the sidelines viewed the entire controversy as silly because, to outsiders, it looked like a harmless YA novel. Somewhat removed from the controversy, I've decided to give my own review.

The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1) by Jonathan French Book Review 09, May

4.5/5

I struggled for a long time to figure out how to describe THE GREY BASTARDS in a way which really managed to explain what is so great about the book while also warning people of what they're going to do. In the end, the best way I could figure out how to do it is to compare it to Unforgiven or The Searchers to fantasy. Grimdark is a genre which pulls no punches with language, sex, racism, classicism, violence, and more. This is grimdark, friends.