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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.

Where Loyalties Lie (Best Laid Plans #1) by Rob J. Hayes Book Review 22, Jul

4.5/5

WHERE LOYALTIES LIE by Rob Hayes is technically part of the larger First Earth universe and a sequel to the Ties That Bind trilogy. It is, however, an individual work which functions on its own and the first novel in the Best Laid Plans duology. Got all that? Me neither. However, for the sake of this review, this is a great grimdark pirate novel with bloodshed and booty!

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.