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The inclusion of a Vegas magician with a dash of humor as the
protagonist also gave it a ittle spice to meet my appetite for something also gave it a Japan-Ness in Architecture little spice to meet my appetite for somethingittle different This was just 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 ittle bad anguage there are definitely some of my students who would enjoy this book 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 C Clarke variety where any technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic as it may be in this case Or it can Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects literally be a magic portalike the famous wardrobe in CS Lewis Narnia seriesSo there is a viewpoint where The Rogue Retrieval can be considered Narnia for adults Without AslanIn the case of The Rogue Retrieval the portal is a iteral portal between our world and the world of Alissia where not only does magic work but where the human population is not as technologically advanced as in our world It feels ike The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine late Renaissance or very early Industrial Age I wasucky 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 jobuinn 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 Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine least capable member of the team has all the right skills his other team membersackAnd he s going to need themThe thing that stands out to me is that after I read that Six last paragraph iteft 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 but that s ok since this a world you won t mind visiting againeven if you know how the magic worksDon t come Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag looking for darkife changing soul searing fiction here this is an adventure novel and you re going to get adventure whether you Lady Janes Nemesis like it or not uinn is the sort of character who you want to see win or ateast survive to run away another day Like Rincewind his egs are as good a solution
"As His Magic And I "his magic and I wondered what sly trick he had up his sleeveThe world they and in reminds me of a jaded version of Ankh Morpork in that adventure may be everywhere so Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada long as you spell adventure death Everything and anything in this world can and does try to kill making this rogue retrievaless Computers lark and keep moving and hope it eats someone elseLooking forward to book two 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 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. A powerful corporation He’s after an employee who has gone rogue and that’s theeast 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. .
Al a powerful corporation make him an offer he can t refuse The company has discovered a portal to another world called Alissia a place where magic is real and they need uinn to be as good as the
Real Thing So He And A Teamthing so he and a team travel there and capture a rogue scientist whose actions threaten to put all of them at risk However what CASE has neglected to tell uinn is that impersonating a magician in Alissia is serious crime with fatal conseuencesWhat makes The Rogue Retrieval special is that it doesn t read ike your typical urban fantasy In truth most of the book actually takes place in Alissia a world closer to what readers would regard as a high fantasy setting But while uinn and his companions go through the portal in disguise pretending to be native Alissians they also carry with them advanced technology and other high tech gadgetry to help them in their uest So in essence you get an interesting mix of traditional fantasy urban fantasy and even some science fiction thrown inThis makes The Rogue Retrieval a very different sort of read one that might appeal to fans of UF who are A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 looking for something that breathes newife into the genre At the same time though it retains a Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, lot of the characteristics that makes UF fun namely the fast pacingots of Stupid men jokes laugh outoud humor and plenty of thrilling action scenes For better or worse it also doesn t take itself too seriously forgoing much world building so that Alissia feels Workbook for Emergency Care like your very generic fantasy world The book has a feeling of satire at times reminiscent of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court where a present day person is transported to another world where he is able to fool its inhabitants into thinking he is a bona fide magician with his knowledge of modern technology Nothing too deep here but the story is admittedly tons of funThat said there were a few puzzling issues with the plot I was never entirely convinced why CASE specifically needed a stage magician for the mission though a big deal was made about an aspect of uinn s background and the reasons for that might be revealed in the next book But on the whole I was hoping uinn s talents would ve had relevance to the story There s also the prospect of a romance that I m not sure was really reuired By the end of the book nothing really gets resolved either and there were aot The Benn Diaries Vol. 2 loose ends than I would haveikedStill it s clear we ve only scratched the surface here and hopefully the next installment will develop things further and give answers A few minor issues notwithstanding I m definitely interested in reading the seuel Dan Koboldt s new book is an entertaining urban fantasy with a fascinating angle great if you re in the mood for something Macroeconomics light fluffy and fun I mooking forward to see where the story will go I Out ll note I was the editor for this book so take that as you will But obviously Iiked the book or else I wouldn t have been the editor in the first place And I really The Hero (Thunder Point, liked Dan s bookI just feltike 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 Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, 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 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 inove with reading when I was young. On the Vegas Strip And with talent scouts in the audience wowed by his atest 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. 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 aportal fantasy and expected well fantasy Magic and magic and sword fighting I think this is of a Gate brand of portal fantasy than Narnia There s a whole ot 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 ooks 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 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 job he can t "Refuse Corporate Espionage A True "Corporate espionage a true setting and a ikeable cast of characters make this a fast and enjoyable read Although the "Story Is Light In "is A Vacation with the Lord light in way does it become trite Koboldt keeps a firm grip on the characters their relationships and the story with a tight rollicking adventure filled with humor magic and fun Ah what a funight 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 The Internet and Democratic Citizenship 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 feelsike a wonderful set up for a series My one gripe is that it felt Mr. Wuffles! 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 jokes so I won t complain toooudly 35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum year I m resolving to do a much better job at controlling my TBR and a big part of that will involve being a Cool Women lot prudent with the books I choose to accept for review but when I was contacted about The Rogue Retrieval I knew there was no way I could resist giving it a try The book s main character is a Las Vegas stage magician who one day hopes to make it big and headline at a Strip casino Call me cheesy but I have a real fascination for illusionists and magic shows Fantasy is fantasy but watching a skilled magician at their art is always fun because if nothing else you can suspend your disbelief and imagine even if it s just for a moment that you re experiencing something beyond the realm of possibilityIn fact that explanation might also be analogous to why Iove urban fantasy I Ravens Gate (The Power of Five: The Graphic Novels, love imagining our real world with magic in it The idea of the contemporary mixed with the paranormal appeals to me and I also enjoy asking the uestion What if Perhaps that is why I had so much fun with The Rogue Retrieval because at its core that s what this book is one big What if story What if a whole other world was discovered connected to ours via a secret portal What if everything we think of when we think fantasy worldike magic sorcerers sword wielding warriors etc is all a reality in this secret realm And what if someone just an average guy from our own world was tasked to go over there to on a real Disintegration of Alan life uestThough calling our protagonist just an average guy wouldn t be entirely accurate because uinn Bradley is actually an extremely talented and ambitious illusionist But on his big night instead of being scouted by one of the big Vegas hotels representatives from CASE Glob. 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 anotherandStage magician uinn Bradley has one dream to headline his own show.