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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Popcorn trope

My interest in this book rescinded with each advancing chapter. It started awesome and had great action throughout, but I've read the story before. It was a clone of The Dark Knight Returns. Anything different from that story was just
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