Philip Blood
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Philip Blood

Hello, my name is Philip Blood. I am a novelist and video game designer, currently living in Southern California. I was born here before moving to Europe at the age of nine, where I attended two boarding schools. These led me to many childhood adventures that are often reflected in my stories. My love affair with the fantasy and science fiction genres began at the English boarding school, which was up on the North Sea of Germany. There, I read my first novel, the Hobbit, and that affected my whole life. I started reading everything I could get his hands on, though most of the novels were in Fantasy and then Science fiction. I averaged a book a day for for the next thirty years.

At fifteen, I returned to Southern California and went to college, becoming a Film major and English minor. I tried writing a novel while in college, but just wasn't ready yet. I became interested in a new kind of game that was just starting, a table top game called D&D. I got the first pamplets (I still have them) and started writing my own stories. After several years of creating custom fantasy worlds for these games, I once again set out to write my first novel. This turned into a four book fantasy series called Cathexis. Since that time I have continued to write novels and have finished fifteen books in the Science Fiction and fantasy genres and I am currently writing two more.

About two years ago, I decided to use my film knowledge (as an editor) and put together a team of voice actors to play the parts in my novels to create an Audio Play. I choose to do it this way in stead of a typical Audio Book with a single narrator. Although the great narrators can do ten or so voices, I stil find it odd when a male is trying to do the female parts, or a female trynig to voice male parts. To solve this, I decided to do it like a movie, and cast almost every part to a different voice actor to create an Audio Play. This has its challenges. An Audio Play takes FAR longer to make, about six months to a year, as opposed to a month or two for an Audio Book. It is also a challenge to balance the different microphone qualities used by the various voice actors (who are all in different parts of the world). But, the listener gets to enjoy the performances off these various voice actors, bringing their unique take to each character. I feel that this is a worthwhile trade off for the slight variances in the microphone sounds.

I even added some sound effects in The Archimage Wars Series of Audio Plays, just for fun.

Along the way, besides writing, I became interested in combining my experience in writing and making table top games to enter the computer game industry. Over the years, I have produced and designed many shipped game titles and held nearly every position in the game industry from Producer to Lead Designer.

But writing is my main passion, and I will continue to put out new novels, regularly, and now Audio Plays.

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    • Wizard of Abal

    • The Archimage Wars, Book 1
    • By: Philip Blood
    • Narrated by: Philip Blood, Full Cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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    Join the lead character, Nick, as he tells his crazy story, and takes you on a diabolical journey where you will travel across the Ten Worlds. Nick must not only survive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dresden meets the Matrix

    • By Tobias on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sorceress of Atlantis

    • The Archimage Wars, Book 2
    • By: Philip Blood
    • Narrated by: Philip Blood, Jeni Dean, David Belowich, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
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    The story of The Archimage Wars is an urban fantasy series. The story begins in current time, on Earth, but don't let the time or place fool you!....

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    • Crafty Wizard, Epic Adventures

    • By Andrew on 10-15-16

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    • Demon of Annwn

    • The Archimage Wars, Book 3
    • By: Philip Blood
    • Narrated by: Philip Blood, Ron DeRuyter, Matthew Leddy, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
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    Join the lead character, Nick, as he continues his crazy adventure, now heading for the fabled fantasy world called Annwn, as he takes you on a diabolical journey the next of the Ten Worlds. Nick must not only survive, but he must relearn to use the magic he has forgotten.... 

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    • zONE: The End and the Beginning

    • By: Philip Blood
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Professor Hamilton wakes up in a hospital, wondering if he has had an illegal brain smear, since he is now missing parts of his memory....

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    • Nice , rump around the enter an outer verse

    • By jonathan on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dark Prophecies

    • NexLord, Book 1
    • By: Philip Blood
    • Narrated by: Nick Gampierakis, Jeni Dean, Liz Madden, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs
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    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    A mysterious old woman, named Mara, comes to teach four children who have been foretold in two dire prophecies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adventure and the Bonds of Friendship

    • By Tobias on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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