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Control Point (Shadow Ops, Book 1)

Written by Myke Cole

Average Score: 82(6)

Army Officer. Fugitive. Sorcerer.


Across the country and in every nation, people are waking up with magical talents. Untrained and panicked, they summon storms, raise the dead, and set everything they touch ablaze. 
Army officer Oscar Britton sees the worst of it. A lieutenant attached to the military's Supernatural Operations Corps, his mission is to bring order to a world gone mad. Then he abruptly manifests a rare and prohibited magical power, transforming him overnight from government agent to public enemy number one.
 
The SOC knows how to handle this kind of situation: hunt him down--and take him out. Driven into an underground shadow world, Britton 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.

Book Details

Fantasy
Paperback, 400 Pages
Published by Ace on January 31, 2012
ISBN-10 1937007243
ISBN-13 978-1937007249

Reviews


Neth Space | Neth
Review Rating: 100
It's easily one of the most impressive debuts I've read in the last several years and I truly feel it could be this generation's The Forever War.
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Fantasy Book Critic | Mihir Wanchoo
Review Rating: 80
Myke delivers a standout book which not only gives the readers a different type of a story but also carves a further niche in the sub-genre that is urban fantasy.
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Pat`s Fantasy Hotlist | Patrick
Review Rating: 80
Shadow Ops: Control Point is a fun, intelligent, action-packed, entertaining read with a generous dose of ass-kicking!
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SF Signal | Andrew Liptak
Review Rating: 80
A promising start with a new take on fantasy and military fiction.
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sffworld.com | Rob H. Bedford
Review Rating: 80
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.
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Fantasy Literature | John Hulet
Review Rating: 75
Setting aside my fundamental dislike for Oscar Britton, the story is interesting. I give Myke Cole high marks for world-building and for the supporting cast who flesh out the story.
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