Synopses & Reviews
Myke Cole continues to blow the military fantasy genre wide open with an all-new epic adventure in his highly acclaimed Shadow Ops universeset in the early days of the Great Reawakening, when magic first returns to the world and order begins to unravel
US Navy SEAL Jim Schweitzer is a consummate professional, a fierce warrior, and a hard man to kill. But when he sees something he was never meant to see on a covert mission gone bad, he finds himselfand his familyin the crosshairs. Nothing means more to Jim than protecting his loved ones, but when the enemy brings the battle to his front door, he is overwhelmed and taken down.
That should be the end of the story. But Jim is raised from the dead by a sorcerer and recruited by a top secret unit dabbling in the occult, known only as the Gemini Cell. With powers he doesnt understand, Jim is called back to dutyas the ultimate warrior. As he wrestles with a literal inner demon, Jim realizes his new superiors are determined to use him for their own ends and keep him in the darkespecially about the fates of his wife and son
"In this follow-up to 2011's Shadow Ops; Control Point, which introduced an alternate Earth where magic use is permitted only under military auspices, Col. Alan Bookbinder is diagnosed with unrealized but potentially dangerous magical talents and reassigned to Forward Operating Base Frontier, America's insecure foothold in the realm from which magic originates. Matters go from bad to worse when a mutiny leaves Bookbinder unexpectedly in charge of a besieged fortress unable to communicate with humanity's home world. The one hope is an Indian base over 1,000 miles away on the far side of fiercely hostile territory. Although the book feels padded, like a pulp tale stretched out to double the length, and the world is full of clichÃ©d corruption and misery, this action-filled adventure holds the reader's attention with occasional glimmers of hope that someday the oppressed magic-users might finally force those in power to respect them. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Cross The Forever War
, add in the real world modern military of Black Hawk Down
, and you get Control Point
, the mile-a-minute story of someone trying to find purpose in a war he never asked for.” –—Jack Campbell, New York Times
bestselling author of the Lost Fleet series
“Control Point is Black Hawk Down meets the X-Men. Fast-paced and thrilling from start to finish...military fantasy like you’ve never seen it before.”—Peter V. Brett, bestselling author of The Warded Man
“Myke Cole takes you down range where the bullets fly and the magic burns with precision-guided fericity that’ll put you on the edge of your seat before blowing you right out of it.”—Chris Evans, author of the Iron Elves Series
“Hands down, the best military fantasy I’ve ever read; Control Point is a chilling, enthralling story. Myke Cole just might be a wizard himself.”—Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Enclave
“A debut by a former military officer that will attract readers who like their urban fantasies with more of a military edge.”—Library Journal
“High recommendation. A sold and entertaining novel, a real kick-ass premise/milieu … Cole has launched a solid series that I hope to continue reading, and he’s written a novel that starts the year off very strongly.”—SFF World
“A fun, fast-paced entertaining debut novel from a promising author…I wonder what Cole’s got up his sleeve for us next.”—SF Signal
Praise for Shadow Ops: Control Point
“Black Hawk Down meets The X-Men.” —Peter V. Brett, international bestselling author of The Desert Spear
“[A] mile-a-minute story of someone trying to find purpose in a war he never asked for.”—Jack Campbell, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Fleet series
“Very entertaining…The Magic 8 Ball says ‘will enjoy.’”—Mark Lawrence, author of King of Thorns
“Hands down, the best military fantasy I’ve ever read.”—Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Endgame
Praise for Gemini Cell:
"Intense and explosive--Cole tells a hell of a story."--Mark Lawrence, author of King of Thrones
"Character-rich and action-driven--a Molotov cocktail of human weaknesses and superhuman abilities."--Robin Hobb, author of Fool's Assassin
Praise for Shadow Ops: Breach Zone:
"Cole's managed to cover a hero's journey story, a quest story, and now a running battle interspersed with a romance. It works spectacularly."--io9
"A tense and action-packed ride...full of desperate, back-against-the-wall combat scenes."--Tor.com
Lieutenant Oscar Britton of the Supernatural Operations Corps has been trained to hunt down and take out people possessing magical powers. But when he starts manifesting powers of his own, the SOC revokes Oscar's government agent status to declare him public enemy number one.
The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop terrifying powers—summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Overnight the rules changed…but not for everyone.
Colonel Alan Bookbinder is an army bureaucrat whose worst war wound is a paper-cut. But after he develops magical powers, he is torn from everything he knows and thrown onto the front-lines.
Drafted into the Supernatural Operations Corps in a new and dangerous world, Bookbinder finds himself in command of Forward Operating Base Frontier—cut off, surrounded by monsters, and on the brink of being overrun.
Now, he must find the will to lead the people of FOB Frontier out of hell, even if the one hope of salvation lies in teaming up with the man whose own magical powers put the base in such grave danger in the first place—Oscar Britton, public enemy number one…
About the Author
Myke Cole is the author of the Shadow Ops series, including Breach Zone, Fortress Frontier, and Control Point. As a security contractor, government civilian, and military officer, Coles career has run the gamut from counterterrorism to cyber warfare to federal law enforcement. Hes done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. All that conflict can wear a guy out. Thank goodness for fantasy novels, comic books, late-night games of Dungeons and Dragons, and lots of angst-fueled writing.