Thursday, February 23, 2012

Changa's Safari

I ran across this title by accident, but it has become one of my favorite reads in recent memory. Changa's Safari is wonderful Sword & Sorcery storytelling set in a world right before our eyes but missed by all but a few. I was captured by the world and the characters from the very start and thoroughly entertained by the authors style and imagination. You can tell that Davis cares for these characters. There is one scene where the group suffers an attack and several porters are lost - Davis actually takes a moment to convey the grief over their loss- and you feel it. That is some wonderful writing. His characters are powerful, heroic and human. Changa is more than a sword-swinging action hero, he is a leader of men, men with families and responsibilities. He has to save the world from a demonic invasion, bring as many of these men home as he can,and still turn a profit at the end of the day. Changa's Safari is a wonderful book and I cant recommend it enough!