Audio: Wraith Knight by C.T. Phipps @Willowhugger @CrossroadPress @PeterBerkrot

Posted August 28, 2019 by Melanie in Book Review / 14 Comments

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Audio: Wraith Knight by C.T. Phipps @Willowhugger @CrossroadPress @PeterBerkrotWraith Knight by C.T. Phipps
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Series: Wraith Knight #1
Published by Crossroad Press on January 9th 2019
Genres: Fantasy
Length: 10 hours and 41 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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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.

Narration:

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.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Peter Berkrot

Narrator Headshot: Peter Berkrot

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot’s career spans four decades. Highlights include feature roles in Caddyshack and Showtime’s Brotherhood, and appearances on America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. His voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, documentaries, and industrials. He is a prominent acting coach and a regular contributor to the award-winning news program Frontline produced by WGBH in Boston. Peter served as director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth About Cancer. Peter has recorded over 170 audiobooks, over 100 for children. He has been nominated for an Audie Award and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews. His favorite titles include Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timotee de Fombelle, Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith, The Accident by Linwood Barclay, and the Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters.

About C.T. Phipps

Author: 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 reviewer at The United Federation of Charles and the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, The Red Room series, Lucifer’s Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga.

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Posted August 28, 2019 by Melanie in Book Review / 14 Comments


14 responses to “Audio: Wraith Knight by C.T. Phipps

  1. Ah yes I can understand for the tipical fantasy things. I think it’s the first time I hear about this one tough!

  2. Jen

    Sounds interesting. I’m finding I am enjoying fantasy – but in audiobook, so maybe I’ll give this a try. Of course, I do prefer their to be a romantic storyline, but not always!