Mythical is the first book in an exciting new adventure series by a promising new author.
Teens camping in the Arizona desert come across a boat sitting out in the middle of nowhere with what appears to be a stone statue. Suddenly the stone begins to turn flesh colored and becomes a living man: Mark Kenslir, a special breed of soldier developed to be almost indestructible. He awakes not remembering his identity or what his mission is, but gradually his memory returns and he's helped by two of the teens on his mission to stop a shape-shifting ancient killer.
Mr. Martin has a strong narrative voice and has created some interesting characters I want to read more about. He has a gift for writing action sequences that will pull you in and make you feel part of the story. The last third of the book moved along at such a rapid pace, action building upon action, that I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I've bought the other books in the series and can't wait to get to them!
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)