Fantasy Archives - Book of Bogan

Hero by R A Salvatore

Hero is the third in the latest series of books set in the Forgotten Realms by R A Salvatore, and stars his usual characters of Drizzt, Regis, and sundry others to one degree or another. I have previously reviewed books 1 and 2 in this series – Archmage and Maestro and I had some mixed feelings... Read More »

Maestro by R A Salvatore

Maestro is the second book in the Homecoming trilogy, the first of which I reviewed recently. Although I was not that fond of the first book, thinking that it got away from my ideal Drizzt story, which revolves around him and his mates against the world. I was therefore quite happy when I discovered this... Read More »

Archmage by R A Salvatore

Drizzt Do’urden is one of the most iconic characters in the Forgotten Realms universe, and it was with some regret that I realised I had missed several previous trilogies written by R A Salvatore. It did not take long for me to catch up with where the world was at, as the author does a... Read More »

Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh

Hans Christian Andersen meets the denizens of Swamp People in this dark, and disturbing pseudo-fairy tale set in the Louisiana bayou. Deadlight Jack brings together a cast of interesting characters, drawn into a world beyond the one we ordinary folk see around us. The two main roguish protagonists access abilities, and insight which some might see... Read More »

Trials of Magic by Thomas K Carpenter

Trials of Magic is the story of two sisters who are essentially auditioning for entry into a school of magic, where their real talents can be put to use – if they pass the trials, that is. The book is set in a very modern time, apart from the existence of magic, but I thought... 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 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 World of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin, Elio M Garcia Jr and Linda Antonsson

The World of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin, Elio M Garcia Jr and Linda AntonssonThe World of Ice and Fire is a sort of encyclopedia for George R R Martin’s world which he has built for his book series. However, rather than a descriptive book written from outside that universe, it is written from the point of view of a Maester of the Citadel, purporting to write a history of... Read More »

Shadowed Souls edited by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes

Shadowed Souls edited by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. HughesShadowed Souls is short story anthology, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes, featuring stories from a number of well-known authors, centred around the theme of individuals who might be doing good things, but have a troubled, or dark side to them. As with any collection of stories, there are ones which were my... Read More »