Phillip Murrell

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I'm a lifelong reader and fan of stories in ever medium. I started writing for fun in the second grade (I think my mom may still have my school-assigned short story "The Frozen Eyes," which I shakily wrote on lined paper). I'm also an Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer in the United States Army. While on my second deployment to Iraq, I began to write again. First, I wrote screenplays, then moved on to writing novels, the first being "Bystanders."

I've been married for over thirteen years to my amazing wife, Jen. I also have three children: Tommy (13), Sam (10) and Cammy (8). Thankfully, they also love sci-fi, fantasy, and roller coasters as much as I do.

During my free time I'll either be reading/watching TV/playing video games or I'll be
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Phillip Murrell Book three should be out either May or June 2018. Book four will be out around December 2018 to complete the series and reveal Votary’s identity.
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Bystanders (Bystanders #1)

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Trophy Hunters (Bystanders #2)

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Our Contest (Bystanders #4)

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What grinder should be!

This was an amazing book. I'll definitely begin book 2 immediately and move on to the conclusion. It had a ton of brutal action but always kept me guessing. Jorg is fascinating. I wouldn't put anything past him. I honestly had
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Fugitive Marines by David Ryker
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I tried to like this. I got the four-book "omnibus" and thought fugitive marines fighting an alien horde was cool. The space dogfights on the cover looked outstanding. Here's the rub, none of that happened. The two or three dogfights scattered across ...more
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This series started okay, quickly shifted to bad, and "ended" with terrible. It's not truly the end. There are more books to read, if you enjoy the same story told four times. It's becoming a Spider-man and J. Jonah Jameson situation. The marines ...more
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This book wasn't needed. Short of the last few chapters, it did nothing to advance the story. Unless you consider Maggot's wife returning or Dev and Gloom forming a relationship as advancement. I considered them obvious tropes. The book ends with the ...more
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Wanted by David Ryker
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The first book was a horror story. This one was a soap opera. The plot armor thickened, but the plot itself was telegraphic. I'm still waiting for the whole space marine images I was sold on. The book cover space battles have zero to do with the ...more
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Breakout by David Ryker
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It wasn't quite what I expected. I thought I was getting a gritty military sci-fi novel. I think future installments will fit this bill, but the first felt like an extended prologue. It was all set up for our plot armor wearing heroes. It felt more ...more
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