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First Admiral (The First Admiral Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The book is ok, but I am personally not too much into it.
For me the problem is that the coming of age portion of the book ( bullied teen learning his way around life) and the ruthless military strategist adventures don't really mix well in the same person and story.
It is in-between, while there are other books whichchoose to do either coming of age or military ruthless type of stories, and as a result they tend to do it better by specializing...
I found this book to be a surprisingly good read. The premise of a downtrodden teenager who is - in a secret and dangerous double life - a military genius/space admiral intrigued me, and Benning did not disappoint. There was plenty of action in this adventure, but without bad language or sexual content that makes it suitable for younger readers. The science of the sci-fi is simple with his Trion Theory - the manipulation of the fundamental particle of the Universe to produce instantaneous universe-wide travel and communications - being both very simple to understand and astonishingly plausible. It's a lot easier than Warp Drives, and quite topical with what is happening at CERN.
Strong female characters also populate the "First Admiral" universe making it refreshingly different from a lot of other books in the genre. The characters were complex individuals whom Benning developed quite skilfully as the narrative progressed.
As the first novel in the series - according to the author's website - "First Admiral" is a good starter/foundation title.
It's not 5-star material - yet - but, the potential is there in the developing storyline.
Suitable for both younger and adult readers, I would recommend "First Admiral".
Billy is no Ender Wiggins.
That said, the writing style is good, and the action sequences are well described.
I'll probably buy the sequel because sometimes pure wish fulfillment is okay too.
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This gives me the feeling it's written for teenagers, but I really enjoyed it. It's something a little different and the author catches the human side of he's characters very well.Published on 1 Jan. 2014 by Texxy
Had good potential but tried to give too much information without enough build up back story. Too much to take in so lost interestPublished on 29 July 2013 by Jennifer A. Cowan
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