By Myke Cole
A phenomenal fantasy debut that has been described as 'Black Hawk Down meets the X-Men'
Winner of the 2013 Compton Crook Award
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.
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 has done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. in 2016 he was selected to be a Hunter on the CBS TV series, Hunted, airing in early 2017. A lifelong fan of fantasy novels, comic books and Dungeons & Dragons, Myke now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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16 Aug 2012
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'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
'Black Hawk Down meets the X-Men ... military fantasy like you've never seen it before' — Peter V. Brett
'Hands 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