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. 15, 2013 :
I finished the book (late) last night. Good page turner. I loved the author's Nexlord series and had to see if this was as good. This one starts a little faster, with a lot of people, but the story flows nicely, and I love the characters. The magic system is unique, and well thought out. There is some good humor as well. I am finding this world to be quite interesting, and can't wait to see where the adventure goes in the next book. The cathexis metal, for which the series is obviously named, is also interesting. I highly recommend this read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)