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Adventure filled with humor magic and fun I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this to read and devoured itThe Rogue Retrieval centers mostly around uinn Bradley a Vegas stage magician hoping to hit the big time From the very start uinn comes off as sharp on top of his game and perhaps ready for his big breakright up until his big break gets taken in exchange for an even bigger obuinn will be part of a team sent to perform the titular Rouge Retrieval but you can bet that even well prepared well armed teams with the best money can buy are in for trouble once they hit the ground in a medieval world where magic is realHands down it s uinn s stage magician voice and insights that make the story work without himit would be any other fantasy novel but the least capable member of the team has all the right skills his other team members lackAnd he s going to need themThe thing that stands out to me is that after I read that last paragraph it left me with a smile This is clearly the start of a series with several characters and threads that won t be resolved in one sitting but that s ok since this is a world you won t mind visiting againeven if you know how the magic worksDon t come looking for dark life changing soul searing fiction here this is an adventure novel and you re going to get adventure whether you like it or not uinn is the sort of character who you want to see win or at least survive to run away another day Like Rincewind his legs are as good a solution as his magic and I always wondered what sly trick he had up his sleeveThe world they land in reminds me of a Their Convenient Amish Marriage (Pinecraft Homecomings jaded version of Ankh Morpork in that adventure may be everywhere so long as you spell adventure death Everything and anything in this world can and does try to kill making this rogue retrieval less lark and keep moving and hope it eats someone elseLooking forward to book two 35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum year I m resolving to do a much betterob at controlling my TBR and a big part of that will involve being a lot prudent with the books I choose to accept for review but when I was contacted. A powerful corporation He’s after an employee who has gone rogue and that’s the least of his problems Alissia has true magiciansand the penalty for impersonating one is death In a world where even a twelve year old could beat uinn in a swordfight it's only a matter of time until the tricks up his sleeves run ou.
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Originally published at Reading RealityThe Rogue Retrieval is a terrific example of what is called portal fantasy where a magical portal opens between our world of the mundane and another world where magic is operationalAdmittedly the magic of the portal itself may be of the Arthur Ah what a fun light fantasy read Rogue Retrieval offers a delightful twist on the classic portal fantasy a stage magician from modern day Earth is recruited to assist a corporation on their forays through a hole into a real life fantasy world with magic One of the heads of the operation has gone rogue escaping into the other world and he needs to be retrieved before he introduces dangerous technology and ideas Mayhem ensues of course It s a fast read a frolic and feels like a wonderful set up for a series My one gripe is that it felt like some vital information was held back for the sake of plot but the book also manages to work in some brilliant Journey and He Man okes so I won t complain too loudly A Las Vegas magician gets recruited to go on a covert mission into a medieval world and pretend to be a wizard in order to regain control after an operative goes rogue I mean if that doesn t make you want to read this book immediately then I can t help you I ll note I was the editor for this book so take that as you will But obviously I liked the book or else I wouldn t have been the editor in the first place And I really liked Dan s bookI ust felt like the idea of a stage magician being put in a world where magic is real is a great concept Too I really hadn t read a portal fantasy in a long time and yet one of my favorite novels is Terry Brooks Magic Kingdom For Sale Sold and this reminded me of that in a really good wayUltimately though it s a fun uest novel with really good action plenty of intrigue and enough how the hell are they going to get out of this one moments to keep you on the edge of your seat usually chuckling When reading the description of The Rogue Retrieval I saw portal fantasy and expected well fantasy Magic and magic and sword fighting I think this is of a St. In the tradition of Terry Brooks' Landover series Piers Anthony Xanth books and Terry Pratchett's Discword novels scientist and blogger Dan Koboldt weaves wonder humor and heart into his debut novel The Rogue Retrieval Sleight of handin another landStage magician uinn Bradley has one dream to headline his own show.
Ar Gate brand of portal fantasy than Narnia There s a whole lot technology than magic wands which makes for a great mix I ve been missing Star Gate and here is a story that reminds me of itI found it fascinating to bring together a user of magic from Vegas who relies on tricks and illusion with the genuine fantasy magic user Throw in some fantastic gizmos and the fake looks perfectly real Also I can t resist a book that imagines a whole world It s new and fresh and full of possibilities A fun read This was sublime Flowing with all the ease and marvel of a work written decades before it totally kept me hooked nonstop I ve always enjoyed stories of other worlds but when they re written so well and keep the pulse pounding too why that s even better A debut author with potential than many I ve seen in some time I m already waiting for the next book Sometimes I read to experience something I have never read before and sometimes I read to enjoy the comfort of the familiar This book takes me back to the nostalgic enjoyment of the fantasy genre that made me fall in love with reading when I was young The inclusion of a Vegas magician with a dash of humor as the protagonist also gave it a little spice to meet my appetite for something a little different This was ust a nice relaxing read with a fun premise I definitely plan on reading the next one and could see this making a nice movie one day Although there is a little bad language there are definitely some of my students who would enjoy this book If you re a bit overwhelmed by the world right now and the grimdark seems a bit too dark I want to recommend The Rogue Retrieval because Koboldt s story is the perfect take me away from the real world noveluinn Bradley is trying to win his spot on the Vegas strip when he is offered a ob he can t refuse Corporate espionage a true fantasy setting and a likeable cast of characters make this a fast and enjoyable read Although the story is light in no way does it become trite Koboldt keeps a firm grip on the characters their relationships and the story with a tight rollicking. On the Vegas Strip And with talent scouts in the audience wowed by his latest performance he knows he’s about to make the big timeWhat he doesn’t expect is an offer to go on a uest to a place where magic is all too realThat's how he finds himself in Alissia a world connected to ours by a secret portal owned by.
Dan Koboldt is a genetics researcher who has co authored than 90 publications in Nature Science the New England Journal of Medicine and other journals Every fall he disappears into the woods to pursue whitetail deer with bow and arrow He lives with his wife and three children in Ohio where the deer take their revenge by eating all of the plants in his backyard