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Wraith Knight by C.T. Phipps
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Series: Wraith Knight #1
Published by Crossroad Press on January 9th 2019
Length: 10 hours and 41 minutes
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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.
It is no secret I’m a big of Charles Phipps’ writing. His stories are always good for a laugh. When he asked me to try this Wraith Knight series, I figured why not.
This story follows Jacob Riverson, a former war hero, but after falling in battle, he became a wraith knight and fight for the evil he was fighting against. As he starts to get his free will, he finds the world different than he last remembered it.
This story was a bit more of typical fantasy than I normally read. It has Formor and Sidhe and a lot of war and a quest. It read to me like Phipps take on a Tolkien-ish story (I’m saying that having never actually read a Tolkien story, but having seen the Lord of the Rings movies).
As with most of Phipps stories, Wraith Knight had really great characters I really enjoyed my time with them. They are very real and flawed characters, and pretty funny, too. I really have a fun time with any of Phipps characters and these were no different.
While this wasn’t my favorite C.T. Phipps story, I still enjoyed Wraith Knight. I think it was just a bit more typical fantasy than I like. So, the storyline wasn’t my favorite, but I enjoyed the characters as much as any other. They really kept me interested in the story.
This was my first time listening to Peter Berkrot. I really enjoyed his narration. I thought he did a great job with all the voices, especially the two female secondary characters. His pacing and tone are on point. I would gladly listen to another book by this him.
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