The King Below, Enemy of the World, is dead. Will his successor save the world...or rule it? Jacob Riverson was once the greatest hero of an age. Cut down during what should have been the final battle against the King Below, he was condemned to centuries of torment as a Wraith Knight in the service of said monster. With the destruction of his master, Jacob finds his free will returning and discovers he is in a world torn by civil war between the King Below's former slaves and the heroes who "saved" them. Joining forces with the overly-idealistic but brilliant warrior Regina Whitetremor, Jacob must determine whether he has any place in the new world and whether his destiny is as a hero or monster. Or both. Wraith Knight is book one of the Three Worlds saga by C.T. Phipps.
About the Author
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" blog. He's recently released the novels The Rules of Supervillainy and Esoterrorism.
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The world and characters have been intricately carved so that there's no doubt that the author sees and knows them clearly during the writing. It's a fun plot. There's plenty of action and adventure. There's also plenty of politics and religion if those are your things. The trouble with most fantasy books is that the first book has so much information to give out and there really isn't a good way to do that. Just getting to know the characters and what's really going on takes close to the first half of the book. Still, by the end of the book, I didn't really feel connected. Once I start the second book, I know it will be different. Everything has been laid in place so there's a lot more room for building the reader/character/world connection. Phipps keeps plenty of humor running throughout the book. His dialogue holds plenty of wit and banter. It does a brilliant job of breaking up all of the adventure, revenge, hatred, and fear that are the main components of the book. If you've read Phipps previous works, expect this to be different. The writing style, voice, character and world creation, are vastly different than his other books. Not less, different. Those who enjoy fantasy are sure to love this book. They'll love it even more once it officially becomes a series.