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A phenomenal fantasy debut that has been described as 'Black Hawk Down meets the X-Men'

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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 fuelled writing.


In Cole's vision of near-future America, magic and superpowers have become a terrifying and often lethal feature of everyday life. Army lieutenant Oscar Britton enforces America's draconian, inflexible magic regulations, but when he himself develops prohibited abilities, he flees rather than face summary execution. His eventual capture leads not to his death but to lifelong military-industrial slavery. Previously a morally conflicted cog in a brutal legal mechanism, Britton soon finds himself outraged beyond tolerance, with open rebellion the only way out. Though clearly a debut, the novel shows promise; the rather Spartacusesque protagonist is not an infallible combat machine but a man who is able to learn from his errors, and Cole's apparent disapproval of state-sanctioned brutality, slavery, and torture even in the face of possible existential threats is a welcome novelty in the era of 24. Agent: JABberwocky Literary Agency. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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 seriesBlack Hawk Down meets the X-Men ... military fantasy like you've never seen it before. - Peter V. BrettHands down, the best military fantasy I've ever read ... a chilling, enthralling story. Myke Cole just might be a wizard himself. - Ann Aguirre, bestselling author of Enclave

In reponse to a worldwide outbreak of magical powers that appear suddenly and randomly and that cause havoc among a panicked population, Oscar Britton's job as a member of the military's Supernatural Operation Corps is to hunt down those who manifest magical talent. His life is turned upside down, however, when Britton himself develops a forbidden power and becomes the hunted instead of the hunter. A debut by a former military officer that will attract readers who like their urban fantasies with more of a military edge. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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