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great CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON shaped hole in my heartPicture if ou will aCTHULHU ARMAGEDDON shaped hole in my heartPicture if ou will a 40000 novel only not set in that uniue landscape That s the closest thing I can think of to compare this book to It doesn t read like Lovecraft although it s clearly and deeply indebted to him Derleth and the rest of the gang It doesn t read like military porn although I was halfway expecting it to go that way based on the first chapter It s not even really a whole lot like our standard apocalyptic fiction It "s not a Western either despite the logline I hesitate to say this because I m "not a Western either despite
the logline I hesitate to say this because I m some welllogline I hesitate to say this because I m some well snob will fix my wagon but IMHO CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is uniueFirst things first for the Lovecraft fanatic this is a loving painstaking homage with such a depth and breadth of references it ll send Bird Habitats in Britain you running forour mythos wiki if The Guitar Style of Jerry Reed you re anything short of a Lovecraft scholar I caught a number of references but a few flew right by me Which leads to my next point For the casual fan who doesn t know Cthulhu beyond that plushyour nerdy girlfriend owns I think الإيضاح لمتن ايساغوجي في المنطق you ll be fine as well Phipps takes the time to describe every monster the characters encounter in dripping gruesome detail whether they re as well known as old suidface himself or as relatively obscure as a Byakhee or the Colour out of SpaceBeyond that this was an engaging absorbing engrossing read I can always tell how much I m enjoying an audiobook by how long it takes me to read If I m constantly finding excuses to turn on the radio instead during the morning commute it s usually because the audiobook is a bit of a chore If I turn the book on every time I step into the car and keep listening spellbound as I m doing my chores around the house then I know the author has me hooked CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON was one of those I devoured it in less than a week And all glory incidentally must be given to the narrator Jeffrey Kafer who did a than capable job and that s even beforeou consider that he was having to pronounce names like Nyarlathotep and Shub Niggurath at some points seemingly every other word So kudos to Mr Kafer on a job well done and to Mr Phipps on one of the best novels I ve read in ages An easy 5 stars I like genre mash ups have loved Lovecraft s work and have role played the old Call of Cthulhu RPG and although I don t read much dystopian works these days I was in the mood for something darker Cthulhu Armageddon was itWhat to ExpectThe author notes in the preface that he set out to mix Mad Max with the Cthulhu mythos coming from a background of gaming He has done exactly that The tone of the novels has that lone gunman cobbled up technology relics feeling of the Mad Max movies and similar dystopia while the creatures that inspired HR Giger and generations of horror lovers pop up to provide a suitable bloodbath and target practiceThe pace is uick the action is constant and in between the protagonist travels and adventures reminiscent of The Walking Dead there is that sense of deeper mystical conspiracies and the doom of mankindWhat I likedI loved the tone of the book how Phipps unashamedly appropriates the Cthulhu mythos and asks the logical what if uestion what will the world looks like in the days after the horrors have already won Don t expect a pure continuation of Lovecraft tales but instead they are used as the basis for a new worldPhipps writes what almost feels like a gaming scenario as the hero navigates the ravaged world and uncovers its secrets in between bouts of gruesome violence That keeps the story advancing at a rapid pace where the backstories are interspersed just in time for when they become relevantWhat to be aware ofAs with most Lovecraftian horror it s not just about the inconceivable monstrosities but about the bleakness of existence Don t expect a happy ending even by the horror genre standard There is no good vs evil but a sense of the fatalistic ultimately futile struggle of humanity to just survive As the protagonist says there is nothing much left but blood and vengeance like ants spoiling the gods picnicThis is makes for a harsh read and for a harsh protagonist I didn t find Booth the main character from whose view the story is told particularly appealing or relatable though naturally that s a matter of taste Another similar aspect for me is that the writing style and characterisation feel a bit simplistic at times going for the cheesy hard line rather than a deeper emotional descriptionSummaryI d highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys dystopian horror whether they re familiar with Lovecraft s stories or not Especially if ou like gaming style high action seuences of bloody violence Assaph Mehr author of Murder In Absentia A story of Togas Daggers and Magic for lovers of Ancient Rome Murder Mysteries and Urban Fantasy. And suspicion he’s “tainted” Escaping with a doctor who killed her husband John travels across the Earth’s blasted alien ruins to seek the life of the man who killed his friends It’s the one thing he has left. Cthulhu Armageddon is a book that blends the elements of "genres and does so with some surprising success Th is "and does so with some surprising success Th This is massive departure from this author s other works but it was just as good It s a blend of different genres which can be hit or miss but it works here It s kind of like Mad max with a western feel mixed with a little Stephen King and Lovecraft thrown in Sounds odd but I really enjoyed it This tells the story of John Henry Booth a soldier who protects the remnants o C T Phipps is a prolific author in multiple genres but T Phipps is a prolific author in multiple genres but ARMAGEDDON is my first experience of his work Thankfully I now have many of his books to read including the seuel THE TOWER OF ZHAAL For any reader who loves or even just admires Lovecraft or Post Apocalyptic fiction or Dystopiana CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is absolutely not to be missed CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON postulates New England AFTER the Great Old Ones have risen Amazingly they didn t arrive from Outer Space but from underground Scary This is a couple of centuries in our future and Arkham is now New Arkham a or less armed and guarded community surrounded by desert Kingsport is a criminally active traders town which practices or allows human slavery gambling and so forth John Henry Booth is a soldier descendant of soldiers who is and beyond what he seems and what he thinks he is Two decades of soldiering in the wilderness have hardened him estranged him from his psychic wife and kept him away from daughter and son He perseveres to save the remnant of humanity When his suadron is killed at the Black Cathedral and he discovers the cause is Dr Alan Ward John s former mentor he sets out on a personal uest for vengeance and to save humanity In the process he will begin to discover aspects of himself he could never have possibly imagined and now does not know how to cope with Yet every single time he decides to end it all his mission to save the human species reawakens and inspires himFor readers well familiarized with Lovecraft s stories or of the Mythos writers this novel will be like coming home with a multiplicity of twists and turns For those not aware of Lovecraft this will still be a fascinating post apocalyptic read with a lot of monstrous entities otherworldly and human Cthulhu Armageddon Cthulhu Armageddon 1 by CT Phipps is an awesome fantasywith a touch of sci fi There is plenty of action adventure suspense magic creatures a great plot well developed characters and intrigue It was a wild ride and it was a strange mix of desert western and I thought of Scorpion King only Western and in the future after an Earth destruction It was uniue and suspense filled action packed and ou never knew what was going to happen I can picture this as a movie I really enjoyed this book it was never boring I was given this book to read and the review was voluntary I wrote this book because it occurred to me the Great Old Ones are always coming but rarely get a chance to actually destroy the world Cthulhu had lost his first encounter with humanity by getting a boat driven through his head and the stars not being right So instead I wrote a book where they d already one to reverse some of their badass decay I was inspired by eual parts Fallout Mad Max and the GunslingerDark Tower for this novel Interestingly the r Cross Aliens and Mad Max and Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters you get noisy spectacular fun and that s pretty much what we have here Picture a suad of Colonial Marines blasting their way through HP Lovecraft s entire back catalog of weird and wonderful creatures andou re starting to get close Phipps has a strong 80s action movie aesthetic while HPL s protagonists cower gibber and faint when they encounter eldritch horrors here they empty their Heavy Assault Rifle into the incoming before reaching for the hand grenadesOur hero Captain Booth is an outcast on a mission of vengeance against an uber sorcerer in a post apocalyptic monster infested wasteland The scenery is lovingly imagineered with plenty of evidence of the alien onslaught which has eradicated human civilization alo This was an entertaining fantasyhorror story It had a decent mix of action and humour The setting was also fairly interesting world with its mix of weird Lovecraftian monsters and left over technology from our era As the title might suggest this story was set in a post apocalyptic future 100 Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) years have passed since the return of the great Cthulhu and the other Great Ones to the earth Humanity is in its dying days with just a few pockets of survivors living in the monster filled desert wastelands John Henry Booth is a soldier in the army of one of the largest remaining city states Things go bad for him when his suad are killed while trying to rescue a bunch of kids from the hideout of a group of slavers Booth is the only survivor but soon finds himself on trial for in. “Under an alien sky where gods of eldritch matter rule the only truth is revenge” CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is the story of a world 100ears past the rise of the Old Ones which has been reduced to a giant monster filled. .
Competence and under suspicion of being tainted He manages to "Escape With His Life With The Help Of The The "with his life with the help of the the want away torturer She has her own reasons for needing to flee the city Booth vows to return to the wastelands and seek vengeance on the man who was responsible for the murder of his suad As with all Phipps books the pacing was good and there was a good mix of humor action and cool monsters to keep things interesting The failing in this book was that none of the characters were particularly memorable or likeable Which was an issue as this book was so similar in style to both Phipps Supervillainy Saga and The Secret Files of the Red Room series that it was impossible not to compare the characters The Lovecraftian monsters were pretty cool as was the magic I also felt like Phipps did a decent job with the world building We had everything from crazy survivalist communities to weird cults worshipping the Great Ones or other Gods There was a great mix of monsters and inhuman creatures Some oblivious to humanities existence and some trying to live alongside them or to enslave them All in all this was a decent enough read that I think I d have enjoyed a lot had I not read Phipps other series Rating 35 starsAudio Note Jeffrey Kafer seems to narrate all Phipps audiobooks Initially I felt like that was a good thing as the guy is an excellent narrator but now I m leaning towards thinking it is only adding to that overall feeling of familiarity and sameness I have while reading the various different series I gave this book four stars instead of five because I am a Lovecraft purist and it would darken my soul to give it a five But then I got some distance from it I started thinking the last thing that this world needs is another rabid fan and I looked at the book for what it is instead of what I think it should be Then I changed my rating to a five Lovecraft s work is my bible and my love for it is unbridled I don t know why I even picked this book up to be honest except that it is a book written by a writer that intrigues me And he should intrigue ou tooReading a Charles Phipps book is unlike anything else I have done It takes me on a journey I have never been on before I have read two I have talked to many who have read many and I want to talk for a bit about what the experience is like Charles is dark The books I have read are black in heart this one being no exception The ideas and the realities of the world he creates are harsh and unforgiving He crafts tales about evil pure and malevolent and he has a grasp on dark fantasy in a way I have seen
few other timesHe knows how to write a battle scene There is a scene in this bookother timesHe knows how to write a battle scene There is a scene in this book his main character fights an otherworldly creature and the scene is packed with adrenalin and verve You can hear the gunfire the war cry and the sound of shells hitting the ground at our feet The rage of the warrior is real and hits NV Level 3 Health and Social Care you in the chest shudderingour heart He takes Writing in the Dust: After September 11 you straight out ofour chair and drops Engine Performance Diagnostics you in the middle of the blood like few writers I have come across Charles is a master at aggression and combat Mr Phipps is not trying to pleaseou His tales are not going to coddle Once Is Never Enough (Real Men Like It Hard, you and lullou to bliss He makes hard choices that Erebus you will not be comfortable with Takesou to places RTA - CIP B702.6 - Renault Clio III, phase 1 de 09/05 a 03/08 you don t want to go asou look over The Tale of Atterberry The Faire Pendant Series your shoulder to stare in the directionou wish his story had goneThese are truths about Charles Phipps and truths about his book Cthulhu Armageddon You can see these things in his work and HERBALISM WORLD: This book includes: you don t have to look hard to get them But there is a ualityou cannot to my knowledge get anywhere else Charles Phipps is hilarious Its not dark humor I have seen that before Watched dark comedies and read them This is not what I am talking about There is a very subtle thing Phipps does that cannot be easy and that is the ripple of humor that runs across the surface of everything he writes He is witty it is all over this book Comments are dropped little details given that show that though Kim Deal and Me you are in the darkness of a world savaged by horrorou are being taken through it in a fashion that is not oppressive not damaging You experience this world in a way Transport on earth (World of tomorrow) you can t with anyone else There is a kind of gallows humor present in his work whereou can see the characters are kind of shrugging saying Yeah this is horrifying We laugh or we cry I read this book very uickly You will too I tried not to like it As I said I m a Lovecraft guy and I walked into this world with a chip on my shoulder But in my opinion this book is impossible not to enjoy Try not to take it too seriously In a Charles Phipps book The song from somewhere else you either laugh orou cryI would like to thank the author for the West Boys for the Hawaiian shirt for Ward s chest and the Black Soldier This was the book I didn t realize was missing fro. Desert and pockets of human survivors along with Deep Ones ghouls and other “talking” monsters John Henry Booth is a ranger of one of the largest remaining city states when he’s exiled for his group’s massacre. ,