A collection of the first three books in the Stone Soldiers series:
Mythical--two teens are drawn into a world of supernatural warfare when they stumble across the petrified body of Colonel Mark Kenslir in the Arizona desert. Kenslir returns to life but suffers from partial amnesia. With the help of the two teens, he sets out to recover his memories and complete his last mission--stop a prehistoric shapeshifter that steals the shaoe and memories of victims by tearing out and eating their hearts.
Brothers in Stone--Colonel Kenslir sets out to rebuild his team of super soldiers when reports arrive that a new shapeshifter is on the loose in America. But this shapeshifter is not alone. Now two prehistoric monsters are on the loose and decide to take the fight to the Colonel.
Blood and Stone--the last shapeshifter attacks Alcatraz, stealing the hearts of the many paranormal beings imprisned there. Fleeing to Mexico, it poses as the Mayan blood god Kukulcan and begins gathering followers and sacrifices. Colonel Kenslir and his team head south to stop the shapeshifter with an unlikely ally--Dr. Laura Olson, vampire, and the sole survivor of the Alcatraz slaughter.
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About the Author
A Desert Storm-era USAF veteran, C.E. served four years in uniform before returning home to Indiana and worked for seventeen years as a criminal investigator. A long-time fan of pulp fiction and men's adventure, C.E. was first inspired to write by classics like The Destroyer and Doc Savage. When not authoring the latest in his own Stone Soldiers military thriller series, C.E. can be found watching B-movies with his kids or battling virtual communists on X-Box.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was surprisingly entertaining. Maybe I just went in with lowered expectations for a paranormal novella, but I was impressed. Mythical is set in an alternative timeline where “superheroes” are a mundane, and often pathetic, part of everyday life. That small percentage of the population with superhuman abilities pretty much all do contractor work for the government… or are hunted down by them. To further live up to the title, the author tosses in magic, alternate universes, commandos, the entire menu of mythical creatures, ancient legends… even Medusa makes an appearance. Despite being an action thriller, there’s also quite a bit of character introspection and slow suspense building. Personally, I found some of the dangers comically ridiculous (a dragon?!), but that doesn’t distract too much from the story. Overall, this well-polished and professionally edited novella rates 5 stars, but with a caveat: only when compared to other novellas in its genre: paranormal military thrillers. As is standard practice in this industry, I received a free review copy of this book.