Phipps Does It Again
4 out of 5 stars
Having just read and reviewed The Rules of Supervillainy, I was a little surprised at the “non-hero being a hero” similarities in the two books. I know that Phipps wrote them at different times and that they are eons apart but I also thought that the same feeling was in both books. The best part about that feeling is that it’s a “good triumphs evil” feeling even though the characters are supposed to be villains or bad guys. It’s a really good kind of uncomfortable.
Wraith Knight, while being in a genre that I don’t read too often was a really interesting book from beginning to end. The beginning you are thrown right into who the person is, what he fought (and died) for. Along with what he has become, (hint hint, it’s the title of the book).
Phipps doesn’t hold back and there is a lot of battles, gore, and overall action in Wraith Knight. It really kept the pacing up, letting you take a breath only from time to time. I love when a book does that. It’s exhausting as a reader, but also in a good way.
I keep making statements that sound bad but are actually compliments. It might be because this book had a bad guy doing seemingly good things. Hence the juxtaposition. (Woah, I just used juxtaposition in a review… gold star for me).
The things that I’m used to from Phipps were in this book as well sarcasm, incredibly well designed, explained, and thought out worlds, along with characters that were likable (or not) depending on the situation. A well-written action-packed book that I would recommend if you enjoy Grimdark Fantasy type books.
Peter Berkrot’s narration was spot on and really gave the characters a real feeling. I love when a narrator can do that and Berkrot pulled it off in spades.
Book Description:Wraith Knight by CT Phipps
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
Published by Crossroad Press on January 9th 2019
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.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.