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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 31st 2012
Pages no: 382
Edition language: English
Series: Shadow Ops (#1)
Oscar Britton is an army officer in a special group who hunt up the newly awakened magic users who are cropping up all over the place. No-one knows why but they're a danger to everyone around them so they're rounded up for their own safety. Now Oscar himself is showing signs of magic breaking out ...
What if people suddenly manifested magical powers and those powers were either deemed illegal or only could be used under the jurisdiction of the government and military? What if you're in the military and all of a sudden, you manifest powers that are considered forbidden? That's Oscar Britton's jou...
A few weeks ago, I stumbled onto Myke Cole's blog post on the portrayal of violence in fantasy. Cole's writing had the solidity that comes from personal experience, and that's something I've rarely encountered on the subject. Cole talked about his own experiences during his three tours in Iraq and...
The main character, Britton, kept making mistake after mistake. Eventually those decisions turned into idiocy. He was very unlikable, all the way up to the end of the book. The author pushes you to believe in the lies that are told by the government Britton worked for and then turns around and uses...
Despite all the hype, reviews and conversations I've heard about this book, it still caught me by surprise. With Myke's pedigree in the military and some of the descriptions, I expected a military book with some magic sprinkled in. What I got was a magic themed book with military as the secondary pa...