Philip Blood is a published author, computer artist, game producer and game designer currently living in the Los Angeles suburbs. He is an avid scuba diver, a voracious reader of sci-fi and fantasy, a tabletop gamer from way back and a computer game junkie with MMOs being the top of his list.
Earlier this year he published his new Science Fiction novel, zONE, The End and the Beginning. And recently he published a light-hearted urban fantasy, called Dragon Slayers, Incorporated. Mr. Blood is currently working on an MMORPG called Citadel of Sorcery, and is also working on a new fantasy series, called The Archimage Wars. Book 1, the Wizard of Abal is already available and books 2, 3 and 4 in the series are already finished, and currently in the hands of an Editor. Each of the books in The Archimage Wars series will be released three months apart, all the way to the end, so no long waits for the next novel! Sorceress of Atlantis is coming out on August 1st (for example).
on Oct. 09, 2013 :
A buddy of mine recommended this series, and I'm glad he did! What a wonderful story. The characters are great, the action flows quickly, and what a twist at the end! Can't wait to read book two. Also note, I read the other review here, and I did not notice many editing issues in this book. I went to check the date of publication, and noticed that this is a second edition. Looks like it has been edited since that review. If I was going to criticize anything, it would be the stress on friendship, but since this turned out to be the basis of the unique magic system, all is forgiven. Five Stars, it's that good.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on May 14, 2013 :
I really enjoyed the characters and plot of this fantasy. I have ordered the next book in the series because, of course, I want to know the ending to the story. The only problem I had with the book is that it is very poorly edited. I would like to offer my services to the author to edit his books. There were so many mistakes!! Luckily, it didn't detract from the story. I recommend this book to anyone that likes fantasy.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)