Admiral by Sean Danker
Published May 3, 2016 by Penguin Group USA
RRP AUD $44.99
FIRST IN A NEW MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION SERIES
“I was on a dead ship on an unknown planet with three trainees freshly graduated into the Imperial Service. I tried to look on the bright side.”
He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire—a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship’s records confirm he is their superior officer.
Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead. They are marooned on a strange world, their ship’s systems are failing one by one—and they are not alone.
Admiral gets right into the story, which I thought would make it difficult to understand, but the way Sean Danker has written it makes it very easy to catch on. The storyline itself is brilliant and highly gripping, 50 pages in and I was already hooked! The story definitely keeps you on your toes.
Although we don’t really get to know the characters very well, I still loved them! The characters were sassy and snarky at the right times, Salmagard is my favourite J. I really enjoyed the budding friendships between the Admiral and the crew members, I thought it was a nice touch to the suspenseful story. It was odd, not knowing the identity of the character who was narrating, but I found I quite liked it and kept trying to figure out who he really was, but I didn’t really have much to go on.
In the end, the story wraps up nicely, with everything making sense in the last chapter, although I felt the ending was a bit rushed and was a bit unsatisfied. But that just means I‘ll definitely come back for the second instalment.
I received an ARC of the book from Penguin Random House’s First to Read digital program
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sean Danker hates everything, especially author bios.
Can you believe he used to be in the military? He doesn’t seem like the type.
There’s twitter and facebook and even goodreads.
If that’s what you’re into.