Hob’s Review of Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan

The Legion of Flame (The Draconis Memoria #2) Kindle Edition

by Anthony Ryan

The Blurb

Empires clash and a fell power stakes its claim in the second in a new series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven’s Shadow Trilogy.

For centuries, the vast Ironship Trading Syndicate relied on drake blood—and the extraordinary powers it confers to those known as the Blood-blessed—to fuel and protect its empire. But now, a fearsome power has arisen—a drake so mighty that the world will tremble before it.

Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and ironship captain Corrick Hilemore embark upon perilous quests to chase down clues that offer faint hopes of salvation. As the world burns around them, and the fires of revolution are ignited, these few are the last hope for the empire and for all of civilization


I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the wonderful folks at Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences what I say. As always, my opinions, while completely awesome, are also completely my own.


This was a nice big book weighing in at 576 pages according to amazon. I will have to take their word for it. I had it on the kindle so can’t double check. The reason I have doubts is I finished the whole book within 60 hours of getting the email from Netgalley saying I was approved. But you know what they say, Time flies like an Airship with rocket boosters when you are reading a Steampunk book with Dragons. What? I am sure someone has said that before.



This is book 2 in the series there is also a short novella out that I have not read but it is on my kindle so I should probably do that. It is called Sandrunners: A Draconis Memoria Short Story and you can pick that up for $0.99 here

As it is the second book there might be some slight spoilers, but I shall endeavor not to spoil anything directly. I give warning just in case. Now that is out of the way on to the review!

The story is told through multiple POVs, but there are 3 main eyes we see out of.  Claydon Torcreek the unregistered Blood Blessed. He is a member of the Longrifle independent contractor company. Lizanne Lethridge  Blood Blessed Full Shareholder and covert Spy/Assassin for the Ironship Trading Company.  Corrick Hilemore Captain of the Blood-Burner ship IPV  Viable Opportunity. Well if you haven’t read the first book you are probably thinking 2 things right now, First “I didn’t know this was a vampire book”. Second, “Vampires are OK I guess, as long as they don’t sparkle. but a Vampire ship is going too far”. Well let me put those worries to rest by saying, don’t be an idiot this is Anthony Ryan! There are no vampires sparkly or otherwise.

This is a world just about hitting it’s peek of the industrial age. It also has Dragons. The Dragons come in 4 flavors, Cherry red, Sour Green Apple, Blue Raspberry, and Black Licorice. Well OK those are the colors but they are not flavored. Blood Blessed are able to drink the blood to gain magic powers. (Think Alomancy from Mistborn with blood) Black gives the ability of Telekinesis (Everything wants to get away from Black Licorice) Red gives Pyrokinesis (Also known as Throwing Fucking FireBalls) If used on a Blood Burner ship engine it is like a steam boat warp drive.   Blue gives a limited but instantaneous ability to communicate between Blood Blessed that know each other anywhere in the world. Any of those three types of blood will hurt or kill a normal person if they touch it. Green is the odd one out in that respect. It can be used to heal anyone. But if used by a Blood Blessed it gives them super speed, strength, agility, and Dancing moves….. Just checking to see if you are still there.


Blood is called Product by the corporations and is the source of their wealth and power. (using another mistborn analogy product is like Atium.)  Only a few can use it but everyone wants it, even Bob.


The problem in book one is that dragons are becoming an endangered species. The main problem in book 2 is that we know they are not endangered but fighting back. Under the leadership of the White “Mystery Flavor” Dragon they have formed a

Legion of Flame.

Now let’s get back to the 3 main POV characters. Lizanne is sent to the empire (Like Pre-soviet Russia) still looking for the Mad-Inventor. Her storyline gets way strange and convoluted, but eventually ended up making a lot of the plot move forward.  Claydon and Corrick are together for most of the book but do split up in two groups for a bit. Claydon’s  group goes on a journey to the center of the earth ride set up by the ancients. His was by far was my favorite plot line and many answers are found.  Finally we have  Corrick. Alas, poor Corrick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!

to be

He doesn’t die but, well…..  you’ll see. Yes, that is Bob wearing a Tiara.

Wow this is getting to be a long review for me. So, let’s get to the Final Thoughts.

Final Thoughts

I loved this book and the series so far. A few parts seamed unnecessarily long (like this review) but still enjoyable. (hopefully like this review) Legions of Flame really is a page turner and had me up late 2 nights in a row. This is a world rich in history that is finally starting to be revealed. I could have wished for a bit more detailed information on a few things and a bit less detail on others. That, and I saw the end of Claydon’s plot line coming from the first 1/3 of the book are my only slight complaints. And the complaints are slight, I wouldn’t have noticed anything to complain about if I had not been reading with a critic’s eye. All in all, a great read. I give The Legion of Flame 4.75 stars out of 5

This book won’t be available until July 6th but can be preordered from the links below.



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Goblin Animation I Made From the Outtakes of Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0 book 4)

This is a Goblin video I made from the Outtakes of the audiobook recording of Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0 book 4) By Scott Meyer
Narrated By Luke Daniels

Scheduled Release Date: 05-09-17 available for pre-order now at http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fant.

I love these Audiobooks so much. When Luke posted this audio a few days ago I couldn’t resist doing this. If you think these outtakes are funny, then you will LOVE this series.  Luke just did a Facebook live reading of the first chapter to prove it to you.

And yes the Trevor he is talking to at the end of the Live vid is me

Hob’s Review of Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

by Brian Staveley

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences what I say. As always my opinions, while completely awesome,  are also completely my own.

It is a funny story how I got this book. Many of my fellow reviewers had been posting that they received it courtesy of TOR and I am still a new blogger so not many of the publicity people have my address (Which I would be happy to give out to them!) but I made a post that I was sad I missed out on Skullsworn and like 20 minutes later the author Brian Staveley messaged me saying he had a few copies of his own and wanted to send me one. Needless to say, I was happy to except his offer. I have met Brian a few times before and he is a really nice guy. He always has taken the time to chat with me and sign stuff, even drawing me a sketch of an upcoming book cover once. But I was still thrilled when the book arrived and I saw that it was not only signed but personalized for me.


OK now let’s get to the review part of the review. I have an ARC so I didn’t keep track of any spelling errors, not that I recall seeing any. The one thing I did notice was a continuity type error where a guy has something taken away from him then a few paragraphs down he had it again. It was not even anything important though. I let Brian know about it. I expect the actual first edition to be just about perfect on release day. The cover has the same watercolor kind of feel to it as Brian’s other books, but I think I like it better than the previous ones.

Skullsworn is set in the same world as the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne Trilogy, but is not part of that story. You don’t need to have read any previous books to enjoy this one.  That being said you might enjoy it more if you have read them, because it is kind of an origin story for Pyrere. That oh so lovable priestess of death, the Skullsworn assassin from the original books.  The story started off on a strange foot for me.  There was a lot of action right out of the gate and I liked the character the book was about, but it still took me a bit to really get in to it. I think the main reason was my own busy schedule. The other reason it may have been hard for me to get into it, was that a major theme in the book was LOVE. I don’t mean it is a love story. It is not. But the questions of what love is and how it works are a major part of the story. Normally that wouldn’t matter to me at all, however I just went through a divorce with my wife of 20 years and felt a bit put off by that at first. But once I started to get to parts like this prayer to the goddess of love I was hooked.


That is some pretty great stuff right there. So, while it took me almost a week to get about 100 pages in, I read the remaining 218 pages in a night.  I couldn’t put it down.

One thing I really liked about this was the way it is told. I said before that is an Origin story, and it is. But Pyrre is the one telling it to us. So, there are occasional side notes and explanations as well as changes in the use of tense and perfective aspect. I have read a few short stories that tried to do this and failed, but this was done very subtly and extremely well.  Kind of like in The Princess Bride, but not so much. (Helpful, I know) At any rate it was done well.

I won’t go much in to plot but the jist of it is that Pyrre is ready to take the final test to become a true Priestess of Ananshael; the God of Death. The test is that she has to kill 7 people in 2 weeks but no one else. The people are not specific targets but are the paradigms from a song. Here is part of it so you get the Idea.


She sets off to the town she was born in with a full Skullsworn Priest and Priestess to witness her test and kill her if she fails. There is a whole big reason why she chooses to go there and the city itself is a major part of the story, so I won’t say any more about it other than it is a unique and volatile powder keg, and Pyrre plans to be the match.

Final Thoughts

A great read with tons of action and humor. A story that examines the multifaceted concept of love in some profound ways, without ever getting sappy. While not at all what I was expecting, it was better than I could have hoped. Written with a unique kind of prose that managed to pull me deeper in to the story. This is not a love story but a story about love (and killing people), and I loved it.  I give Skullsworn 5 out of 5 stars. Use the links below to order a copy.



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Interview with Deborah A. Wolf

In my continuing Have an author for dinner™ Interview series We will be chatting with new Grimdark Royalty, Debra A. Wolf .  I have not read her book, THE DRAGON’S LEGACY yet, but have heard such wonderful things about it. I had to ask her over for a Bite. How do I know she is Grimdark Royalty if I haven’t read her book yet? Good question. Short answer We are Facebook Friends. The Long answer is…..  Well you will see soon enough.

Q) Have you always wanted to be a writer?

A)  No. It took four years of drinking milk, learning to walk and use the potty, and then read before I finally decided what I wanted to do with my life.

Q) What books or authors do you feel have influenced you either in your writing or just in everyday life?

A) Tolkien, of course. Madeline L’Engle. Steinbeck. Victor Hugo, Anne Rice, Stephen King, whose book On Writing is really important to me as much for the author’s must-have life lessons as it is for actual writing advice. He reminds us not to get so wrapped up in the destination that we don’t enjoy our journey.

Q) What is your favorite quote of yours?

A) “Hafsa Azeina was no ordinary woman. She waded through the people’s dreams like a jiinberry farmer in shallow waters, plucking the ripe fruit of fertile dreamings. Some of this harvest was hoarded for later, some was sold at market, and some—Ani was certain of this last, though she had never asked outright—some of the dreams were eaten fresh, staining the lips and fingertips and the soul of the woman who ate them with their dark, sweet juices.”

Q) Any favorite quote by someone else?

A) “In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit.” ~Tolkien


Q). What is your favorite and least favorite part of the writing process?

A) My favorite part is when a random brainstorming session ties together something that cropped up out of the nether two years ago with no context or explanation, but which I included because I knew somehow it was important and that the spiders would whisper their answers to me sooner or later.

A) The silence between those times. Because you know those feckin’ spiders are stalking you.

Q) I asked you this in your AMA on Reddit. The response was ….scary, I would love for you to tell us a little about one of your main characters? Do they have any Strong Political views, OCD habits, super powers, Homicidal sentient weapons? You know the usual type of things.

A) Hm, I’ll pick Hafsa Azeina for this one, because she’s the character most like me.

Hafsa Azeina is a dreamshifter; she kills her enemies in their sleep and uses their body parts to make musical instruments. She’s also got a possessed dagger that would love to eat her soul, and a shofar made from a horn of the Golden Ram.

(Yes, that Golden Ram).

  She’s a mom, and not overly fond of goat cheese.

Q) Describe your book Badly. Example Star-Wars deadbeat dad tries to get his son to take over the family business.


A) Parasitic life forms react with panic as their giant lizard host wakes.

Q) Your book hits shelves when?

A) April 18, 2017

Q) What are you working on now?


A) THE DRAGON’S LEGACY 2: THE FORBIDDEN CITY. This book is going to knock your feckin’ socks off.

Q) Where can my curious goblins find out more about you?




Any Final words?

Hold my whiskey and watch this.

Thank you so much Deborah  for stopping by and showing the goblins how to kill with your book. Looks like they are riding into battle with it now.

Warchief Ripnugget

There you Have it readers. That is why I called her Grimdark Royalty.  The terrifyingly adorable Deborah A. Wolf. Her first book THE DRAGON’S LEGACY makes its debut April 18, 2017 And I can’t wait to sink my teeth in to it. Plus, you can use it for a weapon!!! Arm yourself with it from the links below.

Celebrate a special Goblin Holiday

Today Is Phipps Day here on the Blog I posted 2 reviews and an Interview with C.T. Phipps. This announcement is to let everyone know The Science of Supervillainy: The Supervillainy Saga, Book 4

Was released today! Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares this post or these 1 and 2 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

Interview with C.T. Phipps

In my continuing  “Have an author for dinner™ “ Interview series We will be chatting with my pal C.T. Phipps. This talented author Writes everything from Horror to Humor and Super heroes / Villains to Post-Apocalyptic Lovecraftian. So, everyone should find something of him that is very appetizing.

So lets get this interview cooking…..


Q) Have you always wanted to be a writer?


A) Oh yes, I wrote my “first” book when I was six or seven years old. It made no sense whatsover and probably had more typos than success but it was wonderful. I was already thinking it was good enough to be published too. Hehe. Needless to say, in the thirty years or so until I was actually published, I had quite a few rude awakenings.


Q) What books or authors do you feel have influenced you either in your writing or just in everyday life?


A) That’s a bit of a loaded question as I have hundreds of authors who have added to my love of the genre and each throws a little tiny bit of their essence into the primordial soup which is my brain. Okay, that sounded dirty. However, if I had to choose a top ten I’d go with J.R.R Tolkien, Mark Lawrence, George R.R. Martin, HP Lovecraft, Robert Howard, Stephen King, David Weber, Joe Abercrombie, Jim Berheimer, David Niall Wilson, Brian Lumley, and a few others who are friends as well as influences.


Q) What is your favorite quote of yours?


A) I have a lot of snarky dialogue and memorable quotes that my readers love. Indeed, a favorite scene of quotes is The Secrets of Supervillainy where the characters pause in a siege by superpowered mercenaries to discuss whether The Force Awakens was any good. However, if I had to choose one quote, I’d probably choose one I just wrote for my character Cassius in Lucifer’s Star’s sequel, “If I am damned then that is the ultimate freedom. Everything I choose from this point on is something I do simply because I want to.”


Q) Any favorite quote by someone else?


A) HPL wins this one, barely, with, “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” I have a bunch of ones, though, which have stuck with me over the years. This one, though, was just so nicely evocative that I think it is always in the back of my mind.


Q). What is your favorite and least favorite part of the writing process?


A) Oh, I love the conversations I write in my books. It’s weird but I just love the back and forth patter that knowing what my characters will say to anything is so entertaining to me. I could do most of my books out of pure dialgue. Least favorite? I won’t say editing because that’s an easy answer and sometimes I enjoy improving scenes. Instead, I’ll say promotion is often a hassle because you want it to all just magically be a bunch of best-sellers.


Q) I have really enjoyed All 5 books of yours that I have read. For this question, I would love for you to tell us a little about one of your main characters? Do they have any Strong Political views, OCD habits, super powers, Homicidal sentient weapons? You know the usual type of things.


A) Thanks for reading as much of my work as I have. Here’s some factoids about all of my leaders.


Agent G (Agent G): Loves pictures of pandas and cats. Also watches people play video games on Youtube in his free time versus actually playing them again. His favorite weapon is the garrote. He actually can’t get drunk due to a cybernetic liver but loves the taste of booze. Is the only believer in a higher power among Letters. Fantasy casting is Ryan Reynolds.


John Henry Booth (Cthulhu Armageddon): His greatest regret from leaving “civilization” is the loss of his daily coffee ration. Also, leaving behind his family. Is actually only an above-average shot but his training puts him above most Wastelanders. Fantasy casting is Idris Elba.


Cassius Mass (Lucifer’s Star): Despite being born a nobleman, his title of Count was awarded for meritous service in battle. His title isn’t worth a bag of chips post-war and embarrasses him now. Only realized the Archduchy of Crius were Bad GuysTM after the war. Tries to be Han Solo and ends up more like a hung over Malcolm Reynolds. Fantasy casting is Christian Bale.


Derek Hawthorne (Esoterrorism): Is a Daoist despite the fact he is complete s*** at following said religion. Is a ridiculous fanboy of Bruce Lee. Gets away with being a complete ass**** due to his father being the boss of the Illuminati but tries to pretend it’s for other reasons. Fantasy Casting is Karl Urbam.
Jacob Riverson (Wraith Knight): Jacob despises the nobility despite the fact he was (posthumously) raised to it. He drinks mead and wine in place of water but otherwise is a teetotaller.Jacob, while alive, was the setting’s equivalent of Solomon Kane in Middle Earth.

Fantasy Casting of Young Sean Bean while “Old Sean Bean” voices his ghost form.


Gary Karkofsky (Supervillainy Saga): Politcally identifies as an anarchist socialist despite the fact he plans on conquering the world. Despite being about as geeky as the comic book guy on the Simpsons, is actually really good looking. Is unwittingly the equivalent of Jimmy Olsen on his planet. The only reason he hasn’t been killed yet is no other supervillain acts like he’s in a comic book. Fantasy casting is Wentworth Miller.


  1. Q) Describe one of your books Badly. Example Star-Wars deadbeat dad tries to get his son to take over the family business.


  1. A) Agent G: Brain damaged man with numerous prothstetics and violent tendenacies struggles with existential crisis in foreign country.

Cthulhu Armageddon: Basically the Dark Tower except not as good and more shooting things.


Esoterrorism: Basically Agent G except magic instead of cyborgs.


Lucifer’s Star: Ace pilot suffering PTSD becomes drunk and knocks boots with lots of sexy space women.


Supervillainy Saga: Psychotic manchild geek gets superpowers and unleashes killing spree–yet mysteriously only makes more friends and improves his marriage.


Wraith Knight: Where I shamelessly rip off J.R.R Tolkien and have a Ring Wraith team up with the Witcher 3’s Ciri.


Q} What have you got out now? Basically, Promote something here
A} THE TOWER OF ZHAAL is the sequel to my CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON novel and picks up with John Henry Booth and Mercury Halsey finding out someone is about to resurrect the last Great Old One and finish of the remains of humanity. But they have more pressing concerns as John is in the final stages of his transformation into a creature from beyond. Will he choose life as a monster or merciful death as a man?


AGENT G is my cyberpunk technothriller about a man who belongs to a corporation that provides murder services all across the world. Their operatives, Letters, each have their minds wiped and have to serve ten years before they receive their servance pay of millions as well as a return of their original identities. G isn’t content to wait and is searching for who he was. Unfortunately, his quest is interrupted by a traitor infiltrating the Society and forcing him to infiltrate his opponent’s employers right back.


LUCIFER’S STAR is basically my “R-rated Star Wars” which is what I call a story about a famous starfighter pilot who finds out, after his side loses, that he was working for a ruthless totalitarian dictatroship the entire time. Reduced to being a drunk and a navigator on a freight hauler, not even Han Solo but more Dave Lister, he ends up getting dragooned by the government he spent a decade fighting into stopping a terrorist organization eager to re-start the war. Probably my best work, to be honest.


The fourth novel in the SUPERVILLAINY SAGA will also be coming out on April 15th.


  1. Q) What are you working on now? What is about to came out?


  1. A) I’m working on far-far too many projects, including sequels to Agent G, Lucifer’s Star, and another Supervillainy book.


  1. Q) Where can my curious goblins find out more about you?


  1. A) I keep a “for fun” blog for reviews called the UNITED FEDERATION OF CHARLES.




I also have an author page. https://ctphipps.wordpress.com/


Well I hope that gave my readers  something to chew on. I want to thank Charles for doing the interview and helping out with Phipps day…… It would have been nothing without you C.T.!

Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares this post or these 1 and 2 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

Hob’s Review of The Secrets of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps

The Secrets of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga #3)

by C.T. Phipps (Goodreads Author)


Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy (TM) is back with even bigger problems! How far will he go to fix his wife’s current state of being a soulless vampire? Can he ignore his growing feelings for Cindy, despite their difference over the new Star Wars movie? Can he survive the wrath of the President of the United States (who he accidentally stole billions from)?

While he ponders those personal issues, Death has a new mission for him. The greatest hero on Earth has been killed and she isn’t pleased. Death wants the murder solved and the perpetrator given the kind of justice only the Avatar of Death can dish out. Unfortunately for Gary, that’s only the tip of the psychotic iceberg

I am still not overly fond of the covers in this series, but it’s alright. The Narration was great. I think MR. Kaffer is getting better at doing the female voices. Still not great but much better.


Oh how I love Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy™ AKA Gary.

What I wouldn’t give to have some of his problems! No not that his wife died…. well may…. no not that. She didn’t really stay dead anyway she likes to walk the streets at night nowadays. Geez get your mind out of the gutter.  Moving on This is not really a spoiler if you have read book 2 but if you haven’t you might want to stop here and ask yourself about your poor life decisions. These books are pretty damned funny. But listen to the first few minutes for yourself.


And the spoiler is Karri is now a Vampire.  I won’t spoil anything else, But I will say I love this series! It just gets better and better, and by that, I mean more ridiculous and crazy but it is still just about a guy named Gary™. Book 4 will be coming out soon, so if you haven’t started this series yet get on it!

Final Thoughts

It is like books one and two but as if you add them together….. Yes I mean it is book 3 My favorite of the series so far. I give The Secrets of Supervillainy 4.5 Stars out of 5.

This one is also available for free with KU at the link below.

The Secrets of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga Book 3)

Today Is Phipps Day here on the Blog I will be posting 2 reviews of books by C.T. Phipps and an interview with him. Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares any of the 3 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

Hob’s Review of Agent G: Infiltrator By C. T. Phipps

Agent G: Infiltrator

By C. T. Phipps  Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer


The Blurb.

“Black Technology has made murder a billion-dollar industry.”

The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. They’ve given up their families and their memories for ten years of service with the promise of a life of luxury awaiting them.

Agent G is one of these “Letters,” but clues to his past are starting to emerge while he’s on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Society’s most dangerous competitor. In the midst of all the violence, subterfuge, and deceit, he’ll need to keep his wits about him and trust sparingly.

After all if an organization will kill for money, what would they do to keep the truth hidden?

I had the Audiobook version of Agent G Infiltrator read by Jeffrey Kafer. He has done an excellent job on all the books I have listened to by him, but I must say I think this was the best. I also like the cover on this book quite a bit. It is a mix of Bond and Hitman and that is what the book is on the inside as well as the outside. It was short though coming in at just a bit over 6 hours long, but that is my only complaint.


The story is told in first person through the eyes of Agent G. It is done so well I really felt like I was part of the action. Yes, for a bit I was…….



But I don’t know if I should trust my Goblin girl…


But seriously Charles is great at taking old concept and adding some completely unique things in that make all of his books so much more than you expect, and this one is no different. The blurb up top should kind of give you an idea of the plot so I won’t waste your time with it. I do have to admit though, that I was sure I knew where this was going and I was right up until the very end. All I can say is you got me man.

Final Thoughts

Another audiobook excellently Narrated by By Mr. Kafer. A fast-paced thrill ride filled with assassins, cyborgs, and cyborg assassins. What more could you want right?  Oh, yeah and a great ending. I give Agent G Infiltrator 4.25 stars out of 5

You can pick up the Ebook version of this for free with KU or just buy it

Agent G: Infiltrator

Today Is Phipps Day here on the Blog I will be posting 2 reviews of books by C.T. Phipps and an interview with him. Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares any of the 3 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

I went on a Hike with my New Sister

I was walking out of the house this morning to go for a hike, and I saw the Mail Lady was coming down the street. So just like every time I am expecting something I ran up to her as if it was an Ice cream truck And I was a kid in Arizona whose Step Mom had just

locked me out of the house for 5 hours in the summer… What? …oh um… yes, it’s a great Metaphor I uhm Just made it up…… Nevertheless, I was Excited because I have an order of rings due any day now.  I was also hoping Red Sister by Mark Lawrence would come.

Although I am still unable to finish my Chainmail shirt, I am more than pleased to say that Nona Gray, not only went hiking with me, but we also did a bit of a photo shoot.

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here is my Shirt so far