Control Point: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole

The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop terrifying powers—summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Overnight the rules changed… but not for everyone.

Colonel Alan Bookbinder is an army bureaucrat whose worst war wound is a paper-cut. But after he develops magical powers, he is torn from everything he knows and thrown onto the front-lines.

Drafted into the Supernatural Operations Corps in a new and dangerous world, Bookbinder finds himself in command of Forward Operating Base Frontier—cut off, surrounded by monsters, and on the brink of being overrun.

Now, he must find the will to lead the people of FOB Frontier out of hell, even if the one hope of salvation lies in teaming up with the man whose own magical powers put the base in such grave danger in the first place—Oscar Britton, public enemy number one…

I still haven’t read Cole’s work, despite hearing great things about it from many readers, but I like this cover, so I wanted to post it anyway. Sure, it’s cheezy and overloaded with testosterone, but it’s great to see Ace Books not shy away from the ethnic diversity in Cole’s novels. Are genre marketing departments finally starting to wake up? Let’s hope so.

  • Kendall August 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I enjoyed the first book and, like you, I like the cover. It’s good to see Ace doubling down on non-whites! Also, the covers go together nicely–now I’m curious what the third book will look like!

    I dunno about “cheezy and overloaded with testosterone”; well, at least, the cover fits the military-focused, action-packed, fantastical story nicely, IMHO. ;-) It’s not an over-the-top book, though, so if that’s what the cover presents, maybe it’s a bit much (I didn’t think so).

    Give the series a shot! ;-)

  • Rob Mammone August 14, 2012 at 2:33 am

    The figure in the centre has a bit of the George Clooney about him. I really should pick up Cole’s first book. Pay day tomorrow…

  • Jay August 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    The worst part of the first book was the protagonist and yet despite that i still found the overall story very interesting. Enought that I’m grabbing book 2 as soon as it comes out.

  • Frodo Stark August 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    The first book was really good…I, too, will be picking this up day of release.

  • sqt August 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve been meaning to read the first one. This cover makes me want to get to it soon.

  • Stefan August 21, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Is it just me or does the guy front-and-centre look like George Clooney, if the actor happened to be jock?