November 2016 - Book of Bogan

Rise of the Luftwaffe & The Grand Fleet

I decided to review these two historical non-fiction books together, as one is relatively short, and would probably not warrant a review post on its own. The two books are: The Rise of the Luftwaffe by Herbert Molloy Mason The Grand Fleet by H.C. Ferraby The Rise of the Luftwaffe The Rise of the Luftwaffe... Read More »

Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan

Portal of a Thousand Worlds is a book by the well-known fantasy author Dave Duncan, set in an alternate version of 19th Century China, and is filled with lots of political, and courtly intrigue. I haven’t read a Dave Duncan book in quite a while, but was intrigued by the premise, and setting of this... Read More »

Goldenhand by Garth Nix

Goldenhand is the 5th book in the Old Kingdom series by Australian author Garth Nix. I will confess that the original trilogy is one of my favourite series of all time, and I have been eager to read every addition to the series. The series is set in a land which is divided between a... Read More »

The Good Spy Dies Twice by Mark Hosack

Synopsis: Jake Boxer is an investigative journalist who has a knack for getting himself into sticky situations. His career implodes amidst a meltdown on national television, after he discovers a Russian conspiracy to murder his sound engineer who discovers something he shouldn’t have. Years later, he uncovers yet another mysterious spy plot in a mountain... Read More »

The Cogsmith’s Daughter by Kate M Colby

The Cogsmith’s Daughter by Kate M ColbyThe Cogsmith’s Daughter is the tale of Aya, the daughter of a city’s last cogsmith, who has been forced into the life of a prostitute after her father was executed by the king for the high crime of being unable to fix the prince’s pet clockwork bird. As a young woman she is drawn into... Read More »

The Pope of Physics by Gino Segre, Bettina Hoerlin

The Pope of Physics by Gino Segre, Bettina HoerlinThe Pope of Physics is a book about the life of one of the innovative masters of physics, Enrico Fermi, who immigrated from Italy to America, and took part in one of the biggest science experiments in modern history – the construction of the atomic bomb during the second world war. I was surprised to... Read More »