Control Point by Myke Cole

Trent’s fantasy pick:

Control Point UK

 

 

(Ace, 2012)

 

Wow, I actually found yet another first in series book? Now, honestly, the first thing that led me to picking this book as one to read was the cover, because it looked interesting. And yeah, I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover and all that. But honestly, I wasn’t really having high hopes for this book, and yet it turned out to be a better read than I expected.

The main premise of the story is that you follow the life of a US Army soldier whose group is in charge of taking out people with untrained magical powers, and then he becomes one of them himself. It does have a few twists in the plot to keep things interesting. But for the most part it’s a straightforwards story (and I honestly don’t mind those once in a while), that keeps the intensity up for most of the story. There are some low points, one of them being when the main character is on the run after manifesting. But for the most part this story holds together nicely.

As noted at the top, this is the first book in a series, and I actually can’t wait for the next book. Unfortunately for me, said second book isn’t being published until next year. But still if you like military style books, and don’t mind the mix/twist of fantasy elements that are thrown in, this book may very well be one you’ll enjoy.

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