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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 Witness for the Dead (The Cemeteries of Amalo #1) by Katherine Addison Book Review 27, Aug

WITNESS FOR THE DEAD is a spin-off novel, not a sequel, to THE GOBLIN EMPEROR. The Goblin Emperor was a delightful steampunk fantasy about the ascension of a half-goblin, half-elf to the Emperorship of his developing nation. One of the side characters was Thara Celehar, a medium capable of speaking with the dead who assisted the protagonist in securing his reign. Now he has his own book and I was very excited to read it, albeit a bit disappointed because I wanted to read more adventures of the aforementioned goblin emperor.

War of the God Queen (Age of Monsters #1) by David Hambling Book Review 23, Aug

4.5/5

WAR OF THE GOD QUEEN is an indie dark fantasy by David Hambling. I'm a huge fan of his Harry Stubbs series that I reviewed elsewhere. However, I was surprised to hear about him moving from writing occult detective novels and horror to a more fantastical series set during a Hyborian Age-like Bronze Age. This is a direct sequel to The Dulwich Horror but has more in common with Brian Lumley's later Titus Crow novels than the previous occult mysteries. Which is to say the best response to dealing with Cthulhu and his ilk is to stab them in the face. It also doesn't require reading said book to understand it.

The Cape is a Lie (The Ballad of Kevin #1) by MK Gibson Book Review 13, Aug

4.5/5

THE CAPE IS A LIE: THE BALLAD OF KEVIN by M.K. Gibson is a work that I was automatically going to be attracted to because it is a comedic superhero story (like I write) and by one of my favorite indie humorists. M.K. Gibson's Villains Rule, Technomancer, and Agents of MORTAL books have all been extremely enjoyable. They're rarely books to take seriously but they're easy to just sit back and enjoy the mayhem of.