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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.

Shattered Dreams (Light in the Dark #1) by Ulff Lehmann Book Review 22, Jul

4/5

SHATTERED DREAMS by Ulff Lehmann is a grimdark low fantasy epic which immediately draws comparisons to A Game of Thrones for the fact it is a multi-perspective view on an invasion of a Medieval country by its northern neighbors. It deals with the supernatural, politics, and violence in a non-romanticized way which works well for bringing about this is a gritty world where people are killed for trivial reasons. One of the best moments of the book is at the start when there's a casual murder in the street and no one dares lift a finger.

Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy (Hard Luck Hank #1) by Steven Campbell Book Review 21, Jul

4/5

HARD LUCK HANK: SCREW THE GALAXY is the funniesr thing I've read in a very long time. It's a big which doesn't attempt to exceed its ambitions, which seem to be telling a funny story about a lovable antihero doofus in a self-contained sci-fi setting.

Darkstorm (The Rhenwars Saga #0) by M.L. Spencer Book Review 21, Jul

4.5/5 stars

DARKSTORM is the first volume of the Rhenwars Saga, which is a tale about examining a typical fantasy conflict of good vs. evil from multiple angles. I hesitate to say it's about adding shades of gray to stories but it does an excellent job of deconstructing the kind of motivations which would compel people to follow paths where they are the "hero" or "villain" in a story.