Mitchell Hogan

When he was eleven, Mitchell Hogan was given The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to read, and a love of fantasy novels was born. He spent the next ten years reading, rolling dice, and playing computer games, with some school and university thrown in. Along the way he accumulated numerous bookcases filled with fantasy and sci-fi novels and doesn’t look to stop anytime soon.

His first attempt at writing fantasy was an abysmal failure and abandoned after only one page. But ideas for characters and scenes continued to come to him and he kept detailed notes of his thoughts, on the off chance that one day he might have time to write a novel. For ten years he put off his dream of writing until he couldn’t stand it anymore. He knew he would regret not having tried to write the novel percolating inside his head for the rest of his life. Mitchell quit his job and lived off dwindling savings, and the moral support of his fiancé, until he finished the first draft of A Crucible of Souls.

Mitchell lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife, Angela, and daughters, Isabelle and Charlotte. He now writes full time and is eternally grateful to the readers who took a chance on an unknown author.

Find Mitchell on his website, or follow him on Twitter @HoganMitchell.


Bibliography

  • The Necromancer’s Key Series
    Incursion (#1)
    Mitchell Hogan
  • Standalone
    Inquisitor
    Mitchell Hogan
  • Aurealis Award Winner

    Sorcery Ascendant Sequence
    A Crucible of Souls (#1)
    Mitchell Hogan
  • Sorcery Ascendant Sequence
    Blood of Innocents (#2)
    Mitchell Hogan
  • Sorcery Ascendant Sequence
    A Shattered Empire (#3)
    Mitchell Hogan
  • Sorcery Ascendant Sequence
    At the Sign of the Crow and Moon (#0.5)
    Mitchell Hogan
  • The Tainted Cabal Series
    Revenant Winds (#1)
    Mitchell Hogan
  • The Tainted Cabal Series
    Tower of the Forgotten (#0.5)
    Mitchell Hogan
     

Reviews

The Necromancer’s Key Series

Standalone

Inquisitor
"INQUISITOR asks many deep and insightful questions [...] providing interesting and unique characters [...] and a good story-line, all wrapped in the authors wonderfully clear and distinctive prose [...] Highly recommend."

Medium

“A fast paced and explosive story filled with action and substance [meets a] unique and fascinating world with powerful yet sympathetic characters that will grab a hold of you and refuse to let go. Fans of Hogan’s previous work will love this book, as will most science fiction fans looking for a cracking and action packed story with body.”

Smash Dragons

Sorcery Ascendant Sequence

A Crucible of Souls (#1)
"A perfect crossover adult fantasy title for teens [...] Readers will root for [Caldan] and hope that he finds love and happiness. Give this to teenagers who are patiently waiting for the sequel to Patrick Rothfuss's THE NAME OF THE WIND."

School Library Journal

“Australia’s answer to Rothfuss and Sanderson, A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS is an absolute must read for old and new fans of the genre.”

Smash Dragons

“[A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS has a likable enough main character and an intriguing enough plot to keep the reader satisfied.”

Fantasy Literature

“A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS is completely worth the time spent reading/listening. Expect great things from this series; I know I do.”

Best Fantasy Audiobooks

Blood of Innocents (#2)
“Full of thrilling action, moral complexity, backstabbing and intrigue, Hogan has built upon a world that drew him well-earned praise and has taken it to the very edge.”

Marianne De Pierres, award-winning author of the Sentients of Orion series

A Shattered Empire (#3)
“A SHATTERED EMPIRE dials up the intensity and action on the way to a shattering conclusion [...] With this action-packed final installment, Hogan has completed a truly Tolkien-ian task. He grabs ahold of a mass of complicated story threads (a humongous power struggle involving, among other things: shrewd politics, fierce warriors, bloodthirsty monsters, deadly mercenaries, secretive warlocks, and world-shattering sorcery) and deftly ties them together, bring the series to a chaotic, but entirely satisfying, close. What a ride.”

Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

At the Sign of the Crow and Moon (#0.5)
“An interesting tale that gives you a glimpse into the bigger world and the events that take place 10 years prior to the first book in the series.”

Talons of Justice

The Tainted Cabal Series

Revenant Winds (#1)
“In REVENANT WINDS, Hogan has created a rich world with a deep history to explore, full of compelling mysteries, conflicting religions, and unusual characters.”

Fantasy Book Review

"With the start of a new series, Mitchell Hogan proves once again that he's one of the greatest fantasy authors of this decade."

Booksnest

Tower of the Forgotten (#0.5)
“An interesting tale that gives you a glimpse into the bigger world and the events that take place 10 years prior to the first book in the series.”

Beavis the Book Head

Awards & Accolades

The Necromancer’s Key Series

Standalone

Sorcery Ascendant Sequence

A Crucible of Souls (#1)
USA

Winner 2013 Aurealis Award: “Best Fantasy”

The Tainted Cabal Series