A Blast of a Book
5 out of 5 stars
For some reason recently, I haven’t been reading as many science fiction books as I used to. I think that Lucifer’s Star might change that for me. It was an absolute blast to read with twists and turns that could make even the most cybernetically-enhanced stomach turn.
C.T. Phipps is quickly becoming an everyday name in my bookshelves. The best part is that it’s not in just one genre. He’s written books in numerous genres, including ones that I wouldn’t normally read that I’ve absolutely loved. You can easily add Lucifer’s Star to the list of books from Phipps that I’ve loved.
The story has some of my favorite Sci-Fi characters I’ve ever read. A former star pilot, his doppelganger, a semi-psychotic version of a Disney princess (hint — it’s the cold one), this story easily has some of my favorite characters ever.
Another aspect that I found myself enjoying was that pretty much every character lied in some way, shape, or form — and this is pointed out numerous times by Mass to the point where he is getting extremely tired of it (which gave me a good chuckle). The irony is that the lying and deceit ended up being a major part of the book allowing me to get lost (literally, at one point I felt like I was reading a part “who done it?” book). Each character had their own little (or big) lie and it played itself out by the end of the book.
This might be my favorite Phipps book to date — it’s definitely up there with Agent G (which I absolutely loved). I have not read his Supervillainy series, but I might have to give it a try after how much I’ve loved each one of his books so far.
I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in this series and I hope that it’s just as fun as Lucifer’s Star was. With that said, this book didn’t feel like a “part 1 of 6” book either. This had a nice story arc that plays itself out throughout.
The narration for Lucifer’s Star was done by Eric Burns who I thought did a nice job with it. I love when I can just put a book on and be transported to another world. Phipps & Suttkus combined with Burns’ narration allowed me to do that.
Lucifer's Star by CT Phipps, Michael Suttkus
Narrator: Eric Burns
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
Series: Lucifer's Star #1
Published by Crossroad Press on May 17, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
From the bestselling author of The Rules of Supervillainy:
Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Interstellar Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.
LUCIFER'S STAR is the first novel of the Lucifer's Star series, a dark science fiction space opera set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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” (http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/).
He’s the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer’s Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga.