Review - Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole

Fortress Frontier  - Myke Cole

This is the second book in the Military Fantasy Shadow Ops series and I did enjoy the first book (with reservations) mostly due to the fantasy element, but I got a bit bogged down with the military aspect. I was hoping that in this second book the military back-stories would maybe be toned down a bit to focus on the fantasy side as the story progressed but I found it was even heavier on the military battles and acronyms than the first.

I really liked the 'special powers' aspect to the story (even if a lot of it was confusing) but the constant tactical maneuvers and weaponry jargon had me skipping pages to get to the good stuff. This is a new genre for me and I was looking forward to trying it out but I know when I'm beat and probably won't attempt any others.

I'm sure this will appeal to Military fiction fans as it's got a nice little edge to it that sets it apart from others in the genre but for me it just didn't grab me as much as I'd hoped.

 

*Note - I was sent a copy of this by the publisher*