Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Blog Tour: The World Below by Mike Phillips

Horror/Urban Fantasy
Date Published: 4/1/2013

In ancient times, magical creatures inhabited the earth. They lived on mountaintops, in trees, at  the bottom of lakes and rivers. But that was long ago, before the human race declared war on the creatures they feared and hated. Now the enchanted peoples are all but gone. Those few that remain fear being stretched out on an examination table in some secret, governmental facility. 
The only place they can hide from the ever increasing number of satellites and smart phones is in the World Below.  Mitch Hardy is going through a hard time in his life. In his early twenties, he was working his way through college when he suffered an accident that left him flat broke and physically deformed. When Mitch decides to make a fresh start in a new town, things start looking up. He finds a place to live, a decent job, good friends. He even meets a nice girl. Unknown to Mitch, his new girlfriend is one of the Elder Race, what some call the Faerie Folk. Mitch doesn’t know that Elizabeth is looking for a father she never knew. The key to finding him is somehow tied up with the mysterious Blade of Caro. Desperate, she steals the Blade from its protector, the despotic ruler of the World Below, the Dragon of Worms, Baron Finkbeiner. When Elizabeth is kidnapped by the Baron, Mitch is pulled into a world or magic and monsters he never imagined. 

My Review:
It has been a long time since I have read about goblins, but I am so glad I took a chance on this novel. I really enjoyed the balance in the characters, from the Humans to the Goblins every character was very well done and made sense.

Mitch was such a great guy, it really shows that victims of circumstance and unfortunate events can be strong and pull through. I loved seeing his journey.

The way that Elizabeth was woven into the Fantasy world was great. I think she fit perfectly and the plot flowed effortlessly. The action is very detailed and keeps the reader on edge.

Definitely a great Fantasy read! 


Mike Phillips is Offering a the book for 50% off during the tour

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Mike Phillips is author of The World Below and Reign of the Nightmare Prince. His short stories have appeared in ParAbnormal Digest, Cemetery Moon, Sinister Tales, Beyond Centauri, the World of Myth, Mystic Signals and many others. Online, his work has appeared in Lorelei Signal, Kzine, Bewildering Stories, Midnight Times, and Fringe. He is best known for his Crow Witch and Patrick Donegal series.
 Website: mikephillipsfantasy.com

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