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5.0 out of 5 stars great
great author his books has kept my imagination going loved it. . . . . . . . . .
Published 15 months ago by Paul Drakley

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3.0 out of 5 stars Assumed the reader had not read Book 1, so first 5 chapters were boring. After that, the plot improved and it achieved the 3*s
Assumed the reader had not read Book 1, so first 5 chapters were boring. After that, the plot improved and it achieved the 3*s
Published 5 months ago by R M Veale


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Follow up..., 20 July 2014
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Imaginative and fast-paced with a lot of scope for growth and development. This book certainly left me eager for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Going to visit the rest of the series!, 16 May 2013
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A great book, refreshing in writing style and imaginative - I got this on the Vine project for free, so a good testament is the fact I'll be buying the rest of the series to read on the train. Superb and addictive.

Fantastic sci-fi - buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart-pounding sequel, 10 April 2013
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The second part of a series of novels is like that 'difficult' second album by a rock band. Once overcome, it usually means that the best is yet to come. I hope so! I really enjoyed Myke Cole's original Shadow Ops offering. This is even better.

Cole is a literate, fantasy-loving ex-soldier, which gives the book a good skeleton. Such authors usually fail in 2 areas - dialogue and character development. In this case I would rate Cole's writing of dialogue as excellent. It aids the plot, is not repetitive and reveals character. His approach to character development is interesting. Oscar, the hero of the previous novel is not 'front and centre' here. Neither is he just a supporting character. The 'new guy', however, gets a very effective treatment. Not Charles Dickens of course, but unusually in this sub-sub genre!

Action passages are great, rocketing the plot along to a satisfying finish, yet with clear room for the next episode (rather than those VERY annoying books that just peter out - because they are a very long novel cut arbitrarily into sections by the publisher.) It helps to have read the first book, but this could be read stand-alone. Don't do it though. Read both.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well done., 3 July 2013
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This review is from: Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier (Mass Market Paperback)
Colonel Alan Bookbinder has never seen battle. Most of his military career has been spent doing paperwork. In fact, Bookbinder takes great pride in his work. That all changes when he wakes up from a dream where everyone he cares for is drowning. The feeling of suffocation gets worse as the day progresses. A brief trip to the doctor assures him that it is just stress. Yet by the end of the work day, Bookbinder's magical abilities make themselves loudly known.

Bookbinder is immediately whisked away from his family and transported to a new and dangerous world, where magical abilities are normal and creatures from D&D games are real. It's not long before he finds himself in command of Forward Operating Base Frontier. When he and his people are surrounded by monsters and about to be overrun, the only hope of salvation lies in teaming up with Oscar Britton, public enemy number one.

**** FOUR STARS! Author Myke Cole blends military, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy to create an exciting story that will long be remembered. I found it fascinating to watch a normal paper pusher transform into someone who could have joined the X-Men. Goblins, trolls, and a mysterious contractor (called the Sculptor) enrich the favor of the story and kept me reading late into the night. ****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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