Saturday, 25 August 2012

MILITARY FANTASY: Control Point - Myke Cole

Release Date: 16/08/12


All over the world people are 'coming up latent' - developing new and terrifying abilities. Untrained and panicked, they are summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. US Army Lieutenant Oscar Britton has always done his duty, even when it means working alongside the feared Supernatural Operations Corps, hunting down and taking out those with newfound magical talents. But when he manifests a rare, startling power of his own and finds himself a marked man, all bets are off. On the run from his former colleagues, Britton is driven into an underground shadow world, where he is about to learn that magic has changed all the rules he's ever known ...and that his life isn't the only thing he's fighting for.


To be honest this was a book that whilst grabbing my attention was a title that I read a few pages from and put down for a little while in order to catch up with some other titles that I fancied a little more. Sadly for me, when I finally did pick this book up and managed to get over the slow build up at the beginning, what I was given was a story that moved along at quite a pace that not only gave me full octane action but delivered a military fantasy that really kept me reading late into the night.

The author, whilst new is a man who has written what he knows and brings a military authority (he was a military contractor) that really gave it a gritty feel that really brought it to life. Add to this a good turn of prose, a cracking lead character and a wonderful nod to superheroes who’ve gone before and all in this book was a real debut joy. Great stuff.

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