Forthcoming books:
Blood of Innocents (Book 2 of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence)

For those readers wondering when book 2 will be released my best guess is now May 2014, so but still a few months away.

Published books:
A Crucible of Souls (Book 1 of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence)


For a debut novel this is more than a little impressive. Characters are vividly drawn, multi-layered, and in one or two cases, compelling. Hogan joins with the new wave of fantasy authors in his use of morally ambivalent characters, distinct and tight points of view, believable world building, an intelligible magic system, and some edgy, gritty content. – D.P. Prior, author of The Nameless Dwarf.

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery.

Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers.

But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths.

As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction…

35 Responses to Books

  1. John says:

    Can’t wait for the next book. This one was the shizznit!

  2. Russell French says:

    I really enjoyed the first one too!

  3. ARDEE says:

    Crucible of Souls is the BEST book I have read in years! Can’t wait for the next one!

  4. Sarah says:

    Please don’t take as long as George RR Martin to complete book 2; I couldn’t bear it!

  5. Brandon says:

    Best book I have read since Robert Jordan’s wheel of time series!!!!! Beginning was a bit slow but it was defiantly worth it. Agree with Sarah, please don’t take as long as George RR Martin. Can’t wait for the the next book!!!!!!

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  7. ALex says:

    Great read. Can’t wait to read book 2.

  8. Dave says:

    I keep telling myself I’m going to stop reading incomplete series so I don’t keep putting myself through this but here I am already dying to read book two :(

  9. Pamela says:

    I’ve been a reader of Sci Fantasy since I was 16 with Lord of the Rings and now I’m 64 and still love the good Sci Fantasy. So I would like to tell you that your book was GREAT!!!! And I’ve read a lot. My only wish is that the next book was ready now!!! I always hate waiting at least a year for the next adventure. Thank you for providing me with such good entertainment. Great writing.

    • Marion Brown says:

      I’ll go you oneupmanship…I am pushing 79 and STILL a sci-fi fan since I was a little kid. (My dad used to read Fantasy). I am really bothered by the fact that I can’t wait until Book Two comes out. I throughly enjoyed the first book, Crucible of Souls. Mitchell is a hell of a writer!

  10. Jeremy S says:

    I find your writing to be a refreshing approach to the typical hero’s journey format. As someone who is critical of just about every aspect of writing, I found few faults at first which upon completion of the read completely evaporated with the approach to the climax. I genuinely wish to see how this ragtag band of escapees holds together given their wildly varied drives. As someone who usually tries new authors on a whim, I wholeheartedly encourage you to keep going with this and eagerly await a new release.

  11. David says:

    Loved the book, could not put it down, cant wait for the next one, Excellent first book, have recommended it to my friends

  12. Drewid says:

    You bastard! I finished the book and rushed to buy the next one…
    Please don’t make me wait too long.

  13. Neil says:

    Awesome first book, I thought each chapter was better than the one before. I will definitely be on board for #2.

  14. Farley says:

    This was an amazing first book! I love it. Completely riveting. I think I finished this straight through in about 3 days. Thanks for giving me something to do while I’m furloughed here in the US!

  15. Stephen says:

    The best…when can we expect the next book? Now, that is the real question.

  16. Michi says:

    I keep doing this. I manage to find a new novel where I don’t find myself thinking “what a waste of time” every few pages, and where it’s not just the concept that intrigues (fascinates, even) me, aaaaaand it turns out to be the first – and so far ONLY – novel of a series. Now I just need to find something to keep myself from going crazy while I wait for the next book to come out…..
    Seriously, though. I haven’t been this eager to grab the next book since the Wheel of Time or the Riftwar Saga… Epic.

  17. Peter Brown says:

    After reading the first Nine Princes In Amber way back in the 1972, I have read read and read again. This is the first book in a long time that has truly awakened my reading “well”. The price does not matter for such a good read – it does help to drag you in though! A Crucible Of Souls is one of those books that make you want to keep reading even after the end has been reached. Roll on 2014 for book 2. Can we have it in time for Christmas 2013? Pretty please!

  18. Etienne says:

    O.m.g! I just finished and I’m sick for the next one! Great read. Add me to the mailing list!

  19. richard says:

    Wow! What a sweet read. Need #2 now, if not sooner!

  20. hutchy says:

    Really enjoyed the book. keep checking for a sequel.
    A few things I really enjoyed is that there are no overly dramatic scenes like you find in a lot of fantasy, the fact that the main character is intelligent, has common sense and comes across as a real 3 dimensional
    character with depth and emotions. Which while that may not seem a lot actually puts it in the top 1% of fantasy books currently being released. Include the fact that it has a great storyline and the fact that the main character is developing his own powers through actual effort and not just some spontaneous epiphany or break through but actual hard work. puts this book up there with my favourite fantasy authors such as Jim Butcher and Patrick Rothfuss

  21. Julie says:

    Like all of your other fans, I’m jonesing for the second in your series. Absolutely love the characters, the action, the plot…the whole creation!

  22. Dave says:

    I would have to say the the worst thing about this book was finding out the the sequel won’t be out until Feb/March 2014 :( A VERY good book!

  23. Bruce says:

    Will find it difficult to wait for the second book. Always happens, I get hooked on a series and devour them faster than the author can write them.

  24. Peggy says:

    Really engrossing, well written book. Must read. Best in a long time.

  25. Ian says:

    A great read and I’m more than happy to suggest this to many of my friends in Oregon, USA! Excited for book 2!

  26. Alexis says:

    You are in that top 1%. Great depth of characters. Plot that ensnared. Heroes that I cheered on. Little of the emotional angst that can slow down a book to a crawl. Thanks for a great couple of days entertainment!

  27. steve says:

    what a great read , could not put the book down roll on march so i can read the 2nd in the series.
    10/10 mitchell

  28. cobra says:

    I just finished A Crucible of Souls – Book 1 of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence and For a debut novel I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it, very well done indeed. yes a little slow at the start but well worth enduring cant wait for book 2. thx you.

  29. Stu says:

    A really great read! I enjoyed the book immensely. Can’t wait for #2!!

  30. Brian says:

    Excellent book! I was pulled in very quickly by your writing – this is one hell of a page turner. Very good character development and your descriptions of this world and the goings on are done without becoming too wordy OR skipping by too quickly as many authors have an unfortunate habit of doing. The unfolding of your magic system, social hierarchy and caste, and multiplied character threads all create a very engaging story. I am thrilled that your next book will be available shortly!

  31. Mousefu says:

    its already march and no update on when Book 2 is going to come out.
    Still very much looking forward to it.

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