Author: William J. Benning
Genre: Space Opera
It’s not easy being an ordinary teenager leading a hazardous and exciting double life.
The Garmaurians, the most advanced species in the universe, wiped themselves out with a bio-weapon in a senseless civil war. And, in a desperate attempt to protect the secret of the potentially dangerous Trion technology – the ability to manipulate the fundamental particle of the universe – their leader sends one last covert mission to Earth. The mission goes horribly wrong, leaving Billy Caudwell; an overweight, acne-scarred 14 year old, with the Mind Profile of a military genius, a huge battle fleet and a mission to unite the intelligent species of the universe in a Universal Alliance.
With people to rescue, space fleets to battle and villains to defeat, Billy has to overcome his own inhibitions, insecurities and a vicious bully before he can start saving the universe.
Welcome, dear readers, to the exciting universe of First Admiral.
First Admiral was a pleasant book, but not extraordinary. It’s a solid three, but not much more.
The story is okay. It’s about a young boy who accidently gets picked to inherit the memories of a space commandar of an advanced, but dying, species. He must then lead their fleet, and hope to secure peace and stability in the universe.
The problem though, was the writing. The books is wordy from start to end. The writing dwindled into endless descriptions, it was repetitive at times, and as a whole, could use some work.
Good story though, enjoyable main character, and has potential.