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Wraith Knight

Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Charles Phipps (P)2019 David N. Wilson

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  • Cindy
  • Splendora, Texas USA
  • 02-17-19

Surprise!!

Not sure at first, but by 2nd hour I was getting involved with the characters and the story. It has intrigue and some unique romantic entanglements. The narrator does an excellent job. Will look forward to future audios in this series.
This audio was given to me free, and I voluntarily gave this review.

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 02-12-19

Phipps Does It Again

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.

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Great fantasy!

Wraith Knight is an excellent fantasy that had me hooked from chapter one. Fantasy isn't my normal genre, but Phipps never disappoints! I've listened to a few of his books and have a few others on my list to be listened to soon. I've loved them all so far. Great narration by Peter Berkrot.

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Author's best yet, still references pop culture

C.T. Phipps has an amazing book here, and needs to understand that he's clearly capable of excellent writing and dialogue, without relying on the shorthand crutch of referencing Warhammer, Castlevania (et al.), cribbing from Tolkien and George Martin, or taking shots at Pratchett. Especially in a book of high fantasy. Unless there's a twist ending that I missed where it's a zoom out to a bunch of nerds rolling dice and playing a tabletop RPG, it damages suspension of disbelief, cheapens the story being told, isn't keeping with the book's tone, and is completely unnecessary.
The narrator choice was absolutely amazing, and I enjoyed his work all the way through the novel.

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Well Done Fantasy

While I'm a HUGE fan of Phipps' snarky Weredeer and Supervillains, this story really showcases his massive talent as a writer. If it weren't for the paranormal aspects, this might be viewed as a coming of age story. It certainly embodies certain aspects of figuring out a new identity (child to teen, teen to adult, or in this case, righteous knight to evil overlord) and how the protagonist handles it. Yes, there are moments of excellent humor and sarcasm, but this story also deeply resonated with me. I hope, if I ever have to make decisions like this, my heart is as pure. Berkrot did a first class job with the narration.

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  • Anders Haywood
  • 02-03-19

What a wild ride!

This was such a fantastic book! Initially it bears a big resemblance to the Lord of the rings universe. Our protagonist is defeated by a Sauron like evil, only to become a Wraith Knight (or a ring wraith).
This is where it diverges. He wakes up a few centuries later after The Lord Below is defeated.
It was such a unique plot, and so well written that I was blown away.
Aside from the beginning, it's such a unique story, I could not tell which direction it was going to go.
And it didn't follow the usual trope of Good Vs Evil, but twisted things around completely.
So much so, that I had to take a few days before writing this just so I could mentally digest what happened.
All in all, this really was a great, thought provoking listen that I feel richer for having experienced (as corny as that seems).
I was not initially fond of the narrator, but I grew to appreciate that he was a good fit for the story.