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About Chris Philbrook
Chris Philbrook is the creator and author of the urban fantasy series The Reemergence, the dark fantasy series The Kinless Trilogy, sci-fi Colony Lost, the cosmic horror series The Darkness of Diggory Finch, and the post apocalyptic epic Adrian's Undead Diary. He also writes young adult science fiction under the pen name W.J. Orion.
Chris' first book in print was The Wrath of the Orphans, the initial book of The Kinless Trilogy set in his grim, post-apocalyptic fantasy world of Elmoryn.
Adrian's Undead Diary has thirteen titles available in print, eBook and audio, with two or three more planned.
Tesser: A Dragon Among Us is Chris' first foray into the world of urban/contemporary fantasy. There are five books released in the series.
The Darkness of Diggory Finch is a snarky take on Lovecraftian horror set in quaint, corrupted New England. TDoDF is set for five books, and two are out as of this writing.
Colony Lost has a single full-length release as of right now, plus a sequel eBook called Colony of Lies. Three eBook sequels are planned, which will be collated into a full-length print, audio, and eBook release when completed.
Chris is the owner of Tier One Games LLC, his game development company. He and his creative partner Jason DeBit are working on a 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting titled RockJockeys. He also co-owns Latchkey Comics with artist Jason Casey. He prefers to collaborate artistically with people named Jason.
Chris calls the wonderful state of New Hampshire his home. He is an avid reader, writer, role player, miniatures game player, video game player, painter and procrastinator. He and his wife share their home with two perfect daughters.
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Diggory Finch had a mother that didn’t seem to want him, and a father that chose to run from every struggle the family ever had. Same father lied about the family fortune.
But now Grandma Beatrice is gone, and Diggory has inherited Finch Island in Twin Falls, as well as millions of dollars, a house, an old mill building, and the profound, evil darkness that dwells at the center of his family’s heart.
Diggory returns home, happy and comfortable for the first time in a home that’s not going anywhere, and starts the process of opening up a game store on his family’s property. He even meets a young lady that makes him want to stop sabotaging his relationships. Could it be love?
Or will the horror that unfolds undo all he’s ever wanted?
The Finch family is surrounded by people who want something from them. They want the dark power that Diggory has access to. They want the doorway only he can open to remain open forever, and if they have to lock him up so the ancient evil he can access can always flow to them, then so be it.
But for the first time, this Finch isn’t running, and isn’t content to be used to unleash evil on the world.
Can Diggory harness the great darkness within him, and defeat the monsters that feast on the people of Twin Falls, or will he lose control, and put the entire world at risk?
Twin Falls; a modern day Lovecraftian universe of ancient, eldritch evils, manipulative sects, and a wise-cracking young man that's just sick of being used, abused, and more than a little self-destructive. It's on like Donkey Kong.
Now, as he and his precious friends foray north into the heart of England to find Hal Parker’s dad, and search for survivors, they will encounter threats they’ve never dealt with before.
And worse yet, while they battle against faster, and smarter armies of the dead, and the wraiths of evil that now walk amongst them, a greater threat slips through the cracks, and joins them.
There will be death. There will be destruction. The darkness will shun out hope as it nears a final victory.
And yet Adrian will meet a new light, Erin Locke—a beacon in the darkness—and his encounter with her will change him for the better, and alter the course of humanity’s grim fate.
With major contributions from Carl Meadows, author of Lockey vs, The Apocalypse, an Adrian’s Undead Diary series.
Ghosts contains Adrian’s personal journal entries from November 28th, 2014 to January 1st, 2015. Intermixed with those diary entries are the short stories: A Mother’s Love, Be Someone Special, Bring Me That Horizon, Sabotage, The Paladin, and Now You See Me.
He can feed both problems away, but a full belly doesn't always lead to trust.
With the Northern Valley Cooperative shored up as allies, the future looks bright for Adrian and his family at Bastion. They've added tanks, machine guns, a helicopter, and a hundred trained National Guardsman to their assets on hand.
But why is Adrian so uneasy?
Why are the refuges from overseas coming in such large droves? Why are they so hungry, and afraid? Why are they so happy to find the Trinity on foreign shores?
Because they left the scourge behind.
At least, they thought they left it behind.
Humanity's plague returns, and when it does, alliances old and new are put to the test, and the world is upended yet again.
The Last Resort contains Adrian's Journal entries from December 3rd, 2013 through June 7th, 2014. It also contains the side fictions, Steve Goes to the City, The Only Easy Day, The Last Plane out of Kandahar, The Citadel, Terrible Things in Your Name, and Just Me.
Clinging to what’s left of his tattered soul, he must assemble a small team to bring across the Atlantic aboard one of the few still-operational US Navy frigates. There, he is reunited with his lost brother William.
The battle ahead is ominous enough, but the journey might kill him before he sets foot on European soil. He must battle the wills of those who will be left behind at Bastion, The Factory, Spring Meadows and MGR, plus ensure a proper transition of power.
He must wage a war of wills against a rag-tag Navy crew who sees him as a self-proclaimed savior, and against a captain who is at odd with his risk-taking, bold nature.
The zombies might be the least of his problems.
No God contains Adrian’s Journal entries from July 4th, 2014 through Sept. 3rd, 2014. It also contains the side fictions; A Man of God, The Cleaving, I Can See Clearly Now, and The A Game.
Bastion grows day after day as pilgrims come to put down roots near the vaunted Trinity. Crops are growing, babies are being born, supplies are being salvaged, restful dreams are being had, and there's even talk that the government is surfacing to reform.
All his problems should be getting better now, right?
But some battles start after the last shot is fired.
They call themselves The Northern Valley Cooperative.
Adrian's known about them for years. Always on his fringe, never in his face, they built a fortress out of a ski resort, and brought everyone near them to heel. And now, with winter bearing down on Adrian's world, the NVC is marching south.
Are they friends, or are they foes?
Either way, Adrian's got a loaded gun on his hip, and he's surrounded by people he'd die for.
He just might.
The Dealer of Hope contains Adrian's Journal entries from September 21st, 2013 through November 30th, 2013. It also contains the side fictions Desperation, Junkyard Dogs, Strange Bedfellows, No One's Home, A City Laid Asunder, and One Last Hurrah.
Shoreham Port in Brighton England has been secured by Adrian Ring alongside his friends, with the five Navy ships that made the trans-Atlantic voyage to find the European Trinity. He must find the Soul, the Scribe, and the Warden and get them on their path, as he walked his, but there are obstacles.
The undead in Europe are faster and stronger than anything they’ve encountered, and the survivors here are hungry, and desperate for help. They can’t fight every zombie, but each one they pass could be a lethal threat to their own people, or to the locals who’ve fought hard to survive.
Luckily, he encounters a small, well-armed group of car-equipped survivors, led by a friendly man calling himself Chief, who dwarfs even the burly Adrian. They decide to work together to procure ground vehicles for the march north.
But Chief isn’t the savior he’s pretended to be, and there are far more monsters roaming in the dark of the old world than Adrian is prepared to face.
Dead Cities contains Adrian’s Journal entries from September 9th, 2014 through November 27th, 2014. It also contains the side fictions; The Ghost in the Boiler Room, Rachel and Mara, Fetters, Sanctuary, and Ernest Goes for a Walk.
Tesser the dragon of life itself, is one seven; Earth’s primordial draconic guardians, destined to oversee its development, and safety.
Species rose, and fell, and one day, ten thousand years ago… Tesser disappeared.
The golden dragon woke up this morning, buried deep beneath the city of Boston, with no idea how he got there, and no idea how humanity grew so fast, and learned so much while he was away. He is lost; a fish out of water, with no contact with his brothers and sister, or any idea of what threatens his home. Where are the faeries? Where are the Minotaur, and unicorns? Where are the selkies and all the creatures he fostered, and loved?
Where is the magic?
He’s got a lot of catching up to do if he’s going to find his missing sister Kaula, and stop an incursion of daemons from beyond the Veil.
Learning English from watching Kevin Smith movies at a coffee shop is probably not his best first step, but not all heroes get handed a cape.
Welcome to The Reemergence.
"Vibrant storytelling, with an unusual protagonist..." -Georgina Parfitt, Towerbabel.com
Book Two: Ambryn & the Cheaters of Death
Book Three: Fyelrath & the Coven’s Curse
Book Four: Tesser: A Father Enraged
Book Five: Zeud & the Prophets of Atomic Fire
I'm the author of three 'major' series; Adrian's Undead Diary, Elmoryn's The Kinless Trilogy, and the Reemergence Novels, the first of which is Tesser: A Dragon Among Us.
To help folks get a taste of my writing, I've put At Least He's Not On Fire together. Inside this wonderful electronic tome of my words, you'll find a healthy sized sampler of each of my major works, as well as several short stories that are mixed in for your entertainment. All in, Hell Hole, and The Vampire of Menlo Park are all great fun, and I hope you enjoy them.
Dark Recollections: Book One of Adrian's Undead Diary
Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead.
Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty successful, all things considered.
Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian's own story of how he survived after "That Day." Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named 'Mr. Journal," and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. Adrian's Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn't think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason.
The Wrath of the Orphans: Book One of The Kinless Trilogy
Malwynn and his twin sister Umaryn live in a small town in northern Varrland. In idyllic New Picknell nearly nothing happens, and when their day to day routine is interrupted by a skirmish between an invading patrol of the dead from The Amaranth Empire and a defending force from Varrland, their world begins to come undone.
With international war looming on the horizon New Picknell becomes the center of quite unwanted attention, and the twins have their world shattered. With nothing left to lose, they set out on a mission of vengeance that will take them to places they'd never dreamed of visiting, discovering mystical powers in The Way that will change their lives forever, and revealing dark knowledges best left undiscovered.
Tesser: A Dragon Among Us A Novel of the Reemergence
Imagine for a moment that you are a Dragon. A creature of unimaginable power, unending intelligence and strength, and you've just woken from ten thousand years of slumber. Worse yet, you've awoken underneath a city; Boston, an alien and strange place that defies everything you've ever known.
Your last memories were of primordial forests, erupting volcanoes sculpting a developing world, faeries, witches, vampires, krakens, and monsters that feared where you turned your eyes.
But all that is gone. Humans, only barely coming into their own in the world from your memory, have taken over. They have erected cities made of stone and steel erupting from the earth like stalagmites reaching for the high blue sky, and developed sciences that have overshadowed even the glory of old magic.
This was not the way it was supposed to be.
Meet Tesser, the Dragon. He who walks in any form, and flies the skies free of fear.
A Dragon Among Us is Tesser's story. Walk with him as he learns the human way, and discovers the dark truth about why magic has really faded from the world he calls home.
But now, in the peaceful wake of a near-apocalypse, he finds himself falling in love with Alisha, starting up a gaming store in the family warehouse, and dealing with the Machiavellian eldritch manipulations of the twelve founding families of Twin Falls: all of whom want something from him, and the power his family somehow controls.
And if that wasn't enough, Diggory and the cults of his hometown have no idea that when he sent those abominations away, he totally tore a hole in the barrier that keeps the really bad things out, and one of them slipped into town.
And that thing really, really wants to give Diggory a kiss.
Welcome to The Twelve: book two of The Darkness of Diggory Finch, a Lovecraftian eldritch horror series set in New England, filled with inappropriate humor, more gore than your average story, and more than a few moments that will leave you uncomfortable.
Book Five: Wrath
Good and evil play their game to determine whether humanity gets a second chance, and their pawns are the living and the dead.
Book Six: In the Arms of Family
Adrian Ring and evil don't get along. When he can't be corrupted, turned, or forced to give up, evil targets those around him, including the family he had thought was dead.
Book Seven: The Trinity
A full year of blood and tears has passed for Adrian Ring. As the dead remain hateful, the living are more desperate than ever: winter approaches and supplies are dwindling. Meanwhile, the conflict with the monsters at the Factory is reaching a boiling point.
Book Eight: Cassie
One last test.
One last quest.
Adrian and the men and women who love him head deep into the city in search of the one thing that may save Adrian's soul, and the entire world.
"Well-rounded and intriguing story arcs, three dimensional characters, and the perfect blend of humor and horror create the exquisite amalgam that is Adrian's Undead Diary. Philbrook earns his place in The Bookie Monster's hall of fame best reads." SHANA FESTA, THE BOOKIE MONSTER & AUTHOR OF TIME OF DEATH
"A realistic account of the zombie apocalypse that sucks you right in. A great series!" T.W. Piperbrook, author of the Contamination series.
"Walking Dead < Adrian's Undead Diary. The End." J.C. Fiske, author of The Renegade Series
Adrian's Undead Diary series is a must have for your zompoc collection. The only time I only put it down was when the battery on my Kindle died. Adrian is the kind of hero I want on my zompoc team. Ben S Reeder, author of The Zompoc Survivor Series
Whole worlds are lost. Others are sacrificed. Thousands are ready to fight, but millions more offer themselves up to the gods, praying that The Rapture will bring them salvation. In the midst of it all just a handful of survivors scattered across the multiverse are aware of what’s at stake and how they can avoid Armageddon. But with the odds stacked against them and impossible distances between them, will they be able to come together and turn the bloody tide against THE BLEED?
IT ALWAYS BLEEDS THROUGH. THREE WORLDS. THREE AUTHORS. THE MOTHER OF ALL APOCALYPSES.
London: next week.
The Bleed strains at the edges of reality, and God has come to help Earth make a stand against the demons from beyond, but it’s going to come down to one frightened kid to save the entire planet from a blood-soaked fate.
The moon: sometime in the future.
A covert mission to colonize the moon is Earth’s last chance. The mission is going well, until the brand-new technology used to operate the colony begins failing mysteriously. Will the survivors of Earth’s civil war be caught up in a larger conflict they couldn’t ever know anything about?
Another world: another time.
The gods of this world left to fight the Bleed. The war raged on the horizon, at the very edge of this reality. One morning there are screams at the shore and the red tide arrives. The war against the monsters of the Bleed is no longer forgotten history, it’s happening now.