Synopses & Reviews
The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began coming up Latent,” developing terrifying powerssummoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Those who Manifest must choose: become a sheepdog who protects the flock or a wolf who devours it
In the wake of a bloody battle at Forward Operating Base Frontier and a scandalous presidential impeachment, Lieutenant Colonel Jan Thorsson, call sign Harlequin,” becomes a national hero and a pariah to the military that is the only family hes ever known.
In the fight for Latent equality, Oscar Britton is positioned to lead a rebellion in exile, but a powerful rival beats him to the punch: Scylla, a walking weapon who will stop at nothing to end the human-sanctioned apartheid against her kind.
When Scyllas inhuman forces invade New York City, the Supernatural Operations Corps are the only soldiers equipped to prevent a massacre. In order to redeem himself with the military, Harlequin will be forced to face off with this havoc-wreaking woman from his past, warped by her power into something evil
"Cole wraps up the Shadow Ops trilogy with a magical battle royale. America's reaction to the rebirth of magic was not precisely nuanced or considered: overnight, thousands of Americans who had involuntarily developed magical talents became second-class citizens called Latents, and some were labeled public enemies, subject to summary execution. The legacy of that ham-fisted policy is an invading army of goblins and demons sweeping through New York City. Its leader, Scylla, who was stripped of her wealth and social status after her talents manifested, is determined to crush the unpowered as they tried to crush her and other magic users. As conventional weapons prove ineffectual against the supernatural horde, America's antimagic government is forced to turn to rebel Oscar Britton and his fellow Latents for salvation. This action-filled, adrenalin-powered adventure, which enthusiastically embraces the tropes of tales about meta-powered minorities and the distrusting majorities who oppress them, provides a fitting end for the trilogy. (Feb.)" 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 the Shadow Ops novels
“Black Hawk Down meets The X-Men...military fantasy like you've never seen it before.”—Peter V. Brett, international bestselling author of The Desert Spear
“A great book.”—New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss
“Hands down, the best military fantasy Ive ever read.”—Ann Aguirre, USA Today bestselling author of Perdition
“Cross The Forever War with Witchworld, add in the real world modern military of Black Hawk Down, and you get Shadow Ops: 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
“The best ride military fantasy has to offer.”—Mark Lawrence, author of Emperor of Thorns
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
As a security contractor, government civilian, and military officer, Myke Cole's career has run the gamut from counterterrorism to cyber warfare to federal law enforcement. He's 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. He is the author of Special Ops: Control Point and Special Ops: Fortress Frontier.