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3 minutes ago, Roose Boltons Pet Leech said:

You mean in addition to the blurb?

Our protagonist, Teltö Phuul, is a low-level Necromancer, whose job is to make sure that the zombies ('liches') at the local library stack the shelves correctly. Necromancy is a universal ability in this world, and in Teltö's homeland is taught in schools like mathematics - those who pass the exam occupy the highest social niche, while everyone else makes do (or is converted into undead labour). Teltö is very much an anti-hero - his views and personality are shaped by his place within the system, though some of his character flaws are entirely his own.

Teltö gets dragged into some unsavoury political shenanigans involving both his homeland (the Viiminian Empire - a crumbling bureaucratic nightmare) and the neighbouring Northern Principality (a border-line theocratic military dictatorship, which regards Necromancy as pure evil). Teltö's people are still paying off war reparations from the last conflict some decades before, and there is still a lot of bitterness.

The book is really about Teltö's literal and metaphorical journey (how can he change? how far can he change?). That's about all I can say without getting spoilery. :)  

Okay, thanks.

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I've got a NaNoWriMo blog running.

http://doom4nano.blogspot.co.uk/

I'm doing NaNo different this year. Every year I get bored and give up, this year, I'm gonna focus on a bunch of different-- shorter -- stories, and hope than switching between ideas will keep me engaged. The above blog link will keep ya'll updated. 

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Oddly, more than a lot of reviews, perhaps my favorite moment as an author so far has been William King (Gotrek and Felix) saying he enjoyed Cthulhu Armageddon in a Facebook post.

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WEEKLY SELF-PROMOTION: THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY by me and TO BEAT THE DEVIL by Michael Gibson will be available for free from Friday to Sunday. If you enjoy dark superheroes, cyberpunk hellish fantasies, and lots and lots of black humor--either of these books will be for you.

https://www.amazon.com/Rules-Supervillainy-Saga/dp/1514269392/

https://www.amazon.com/Beat-Devil-Technomancer-Novels/dp/153073455X/

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My action sci-fi novella is now up on Amazon via kindle :D

It's called Boldhammer.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?k=boldhammer

 

please let me know if any problems.  

 

Edit: the previous link went to amazon.com rather than .co.uk.  Its still being processed on the US site, but its fine on amazon.co.uk 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

My action sci-fi novella is now up on Amazon via kindle :D

It's called Boldhammer.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?k=boldhammer

 

please let me know if any problems.  

 

Edit: the previous link went to amazon.com rather than .co.uk.  Its still being processed on the US site, but its fine on amazon.co.uk 

 

 

Should be available on US site for US customers.

 

For some reason, Kindle automatically starts the book at the 'beginning' of the story.  There's a small 'glossary' one page back detailing gender-neutral terms I've either borrowed or invented.  If anyone buys it, please leave a review. (Unless you don't like it in which case ... no need! :P)

 

It's also available for free on Kindle Unlimited.

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My authorial copies of Wise Phuul arrived in the post today. A nice little Christmas present. :)

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My new science fiction assassin series is now available for Pre-Order.

AGENT G: INFILTRATOR

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFJ5HF5/

“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?

Edited by C.T. Phipps

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My dark space opera, LUCIFER'S STAR is now available in paperback and ebook format.

https://www.amazon.com/Lucifers-Star-C-T-Phipps-ebook/dp/B01MDM9MCT/

From the bestselling author of The Rules of Supervillainy:

Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Interstellar Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.

LUCIFER'S STAR is the first novel of the Lucifer's Star series, a dark science fiction space opera set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.

I've had a lot of good response to this.

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12 hours ago, mitch176 said:

Howdy everyone. 

If you're looking for some light comedic reading I would love some feedback on the first few chapters of my fantasy novel: http://www.worthyofpublishing.com/book.asp?book_ID=34632

Any criticism, whether constructive or soul destroying is welcome.

Hey, I read your prologue and the first few chapters, and enjoyed it overall.  By no means am I an accomplished writer but I'd like to offer the following feedback:

1) Watch your spelling and word usage - for example, it's "faint", not "feint", stifled is not a great negatory verb for seeing (maybe blinded?), etc.  You want to be taken seriously as a writer so make sure you avoid easily-correctable errors like that to establish your credibility.

2) You have WAY too much background information (ie. infodump) for the prologue.  I found myself immediately confused about the places and people you mentioned in such a short space.  Remember: your world-building may be complete in your mind, but you need to introduce it to your readers in digestible chunks.  Your final draft might have a glossary, map and timeline, but I don't want to be referring to it exhaustively in the first few pages.  I really liked the twist at the end of the prologue and wanted to read more about you-know-who's motives. Don't detract from establishing good hooks such as that by overwhelming your readers with information.

3) Some logic/continuity issues: if the wind is so strong, how can Mordin hear Merrik if he's mumbling his answers?  Could a single log on fire illuminate armoured marching men so far away that you describe it as an "abyss".

4) Repetition: I don't think you need to have Merrik constantly complaining about how cold it is on sentry duty.  I get the point that he's not a great guard and thinks more with his stomach and being warm, but it's a lot of commentary for a short prologue.

5) Similar to 2) - Show, don't tell - for the rest of the chapters try to find a way to cut down on the exposition.  You're trying to set up the story of a bunch of rough-and-tumble characters, but it's jarring to switch between pages of history and the dialogue of your characters. 

Aside from that, I really did like what I've read of your story so far.  You created a vibrant and violent world that believably lends itself to Jamie's plot arc and character development.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Tongue Stuck to Wall said:

Hey, I read your prologue and the first few chapters, and enjoyed it overall.  By no means am I an accomplished writer but I'd like to offer the following feedback:

1) Watch your spelling and word usage - for example, it's "faint", not "feint", stifled is not a great negatory verb for seeing (maybe blinded?), etc.  You want to be taken seriously as a writer so make sure you avoid easily-correctable errors like that to establish your credibility.

2) You have WAY too much background information (ie. infodump) for the prologue.  I found myself immediately confused about the places and people you mentioned in such a short space.  Remember: your world-building may be complete in your mind, but you need to introduce it to your readers in digestible chunks.  Your final draft might have a glossary, map and timeline, but I don't want to be referring to it exhaustively in the first few pages.  I really liked the twist at the end of the prologue and wanted to read more about you-know-who's motives. Don't detract from establishing good hooks such as that by overwhelming your readers with information.

3) Some logic/continuity issues: if the wind is so strong, how can Mordin hear Merrik if he's mumbling his answers?  Could a single log on fire illuminate armoured marching men so far away that you describe it as an "abyss".

4) Repetition: I don't think you need to have Merrik constantly complaining about how cold it is on sentry duty.  I get the point that he's not a great guard and thinks more with his stomach and being warm, but it's a lot of commentary for a short prologue.

5) Similar to 2) - Show, don't tell - for the rest of the chapters try to find a way to cut down on the exposition.  You're trying to set up the story of a bunch of rough-and-tumble characters, but it's jarring to switch between pages of history and the dialogue of your characters. 

Aside from that, I really did like what I've read of your story so far.  You created a vibrant and violent world that believably lends itself to Jamie's plot arc and character development.

 

 

 

Thank you very much for that. After roughly 3 years this is the first piece of real feedback that I've been given so I'm grateful. 

The infodump in the prologue was something that I was already aware of and was planning to go back and fix, but it's good to know that it's definitely a problem that needs addressing. 

Everything else was also really useful as for the majority they were things that had escaped my attention, so thank you.

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