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Admiral #2020

Admiral 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 la

  • Title: Admiral
  • Author: Sean Danker
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Admiral By Sean Danker, 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 coFIRST 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.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2016 05 20 Admiral could be the most entertaining military science fiction novel I read all year This book pulled me in straight from the start, with a publisher s description that teases so much intrigue that I would have been hard pressed to put it down again had I picked it up off a shelf at the store Delivering an enticing combination of mystery and suspense, Sean Danker s debut is an intensely action packed and fast paced survival adventure th [...]

    2. This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.This was fun It wasn t mind blowing or anything but I certainly enjoyed myself while reading it There were definitely some exciting moments in the story and a few surprises I found myself wondering if the crew members would be able to survive their situation at the same time I was focused on the identity of the characters I really liked that the story took a few turns that I really didn t see coming that added a lot to the story This was a re [...]

    3. Our narrator awakes from cold sleep in a pod labeled with an Admiral s rank to three military trainees and a dead ship The goal is to survive, despite the suspicions and wildly different backgrounds of the trainee soldiers suddenly under his command But nothing about the situation is what it seems and there are some extreme challenges that this little group is going to face to make it through.I was strongly reminded of Pitch Black by this book, and I actually think that s strong praise There are [...]

    4. Admiral is a thoroughly enjoyable military space adventure For whatever reason, it s been a while since I ve found a pure science fiction adventure that I ve really enjoyed This novel breaks that meh streak in a no holds barred way Reminiscent of Alien, it would also translate well to the big screen.The Admiral of the title is the narrator Waking from coldsleep, he finds himself aboard an empty, abandoned spacecraft, accompanied only by a small team of three untested ensigns The trainees have se [...]

    5. Copy provided by NetGalleyMy reaction to this book, which I burned through last night, is complicated by the fact that the story itself was absolutely terrific, but The ending left me frustrated than enlightened, the manner of it deliberately anti resolution, and that after encountering midway through the book one of the tropes I rank high for being really annoying view spoiler the first person narrator who is writing their own story but won t tell you who they are, or why they are doing what t [...]

    6. This book effortlessly pulled me in with the pacy writing and riveting plot The halfway point began making me uneasy and by 80% I was shouting at characters to turn around and go somewhere, anywhere, safe The Admiral s identity is kept secret virtually to the end page but I m alright with this as I like the guy I ll be reading the next book.

    7. Five reasons to grab a copy of the AdmiralThe Admiral was an enthralling and suspenseful read that draws the reader in from the very first page The tale begins when three new recruits of the Evagardian Empresses new flagship the Julian, find themselves in their sleeper pods on a critically damaged Ganrean freighter Lt Deilani, techie Ensign Nils, and negotiator Private Salmagard discover a man in a sleeper pod that identifies him as an Admiral However something seems off The man refuses to ident [...]

    8. Well that was totally satisfying Edge of your seat sci fi adventure I couldn t turn the pages fast enough The protagonist was totally likable There were good well developed secondary characters There was an eerie alien planet, mysterious happenings and bright sparks of humor I kept wanting to underline the good bits There was no info dump so you just had to go along for the ride and trust everything would become clear in time At the final denouement I was happy to see that I was correct in most [...]

    9. This was an OK read, but it didn t stand out for me I thought the reveal at the end wasn t quite enough to justify the amount of build up during the rest of the book I might just be feeling a bit grumpy though.

    10. Uncomplicated, rip roaring adventure with the mystery of the main character s identity and a strange planet that just keeps getting and deadly to keep things hurtling along The background history is well developed, there s some decently sharp banter, and no rules of physics are overtly contradicted My only real quibbles are that the the crash landing attempted assassination seems a kind of contrived way to get the ball rolling, and the body count is so high and the characters take so many seri [...]

    11. Macera roman dedi in b yle olur Tam k vam nda verilmi gizemler, karakter at malar , insan n do ayla m cadelesi, insan n uzayl ile m cadelesi ve zamana kar yar Bunlar n hepsini de srarla birinci tekil ah s, hem de etraf ndakilere yalan s yledi ini a k a k s yleyen bir karakteri anlat c olarak kullan p veriyor Bir ka aksad yer vard B y k ihtimalle ikinci okumada s k nt l yerlerini bulabilirim A k hikayesi, ki a ktan ziyade ehvet denebilir, olmasa da olurdu Varl sadece macera roman nda a k da olur [...]

    12. I didn t much care for the audio narrator and I didn t at all like the way the storyline kept everything from the reader until the end I felt lost most of the way through the book until the ending reveal I liked the ending a lot though and will definitely check out the next book in the series now that I know what the hell is going on.

    13. So there are basically two main elements to the book 1 Where the heck are they and how do they get out alive 2 What s with this guy who s an admiral but clearly not an admiral The first is handled with classic suspense escape sensibilities they come up with a plan, nearly succeed, plan fails and they re marginally worse off than before Lather rinse repeat This part holds together fine, it s a standard sci fi model.The second annoyed me tremendously Within a few chapters, one of the underlings ha [...]

    14. Sci Fi space saga with stranded protagonists Sign me Up Admiral was a blast to read through and I loved every page of it The plot is centered around four Evagardians, a space class of humans, who find themselves waking from cryosleep in a strange ship under strange circumstances All they have with them is their own wits and the meager supplies on the space ship They must fight all the odds, and their personal differences, in order to make their way back to civilization.First off, MAJOR props to [...]

    15. 2.5 starsWhile there were some moments in this book that I enjoyed reading this story, the writing, plot and character development ultimately fell flat for me Let s start with the positives The story does have a decent sense of mystery I was intrigued thought my reading as to the identity of the admiral and the overall mystery of what had happened to the ship and the other passengers on board Although I don t read a ton of science fiction, the planet where the ship has landed seemed pretty uniqu [...]

    16. What a fun and entertaining ride The mystery starts right from the beginning Three trainee crew members and our main character wake up on a crashed ship on a creepy inhospitable planet No one knows what the hell is going on, where they are, where everyone else is, or how they re going to get out of the situation Oh, and who exactly is the Admiral Because things aren t quite adding up with him.We re thrown right in the mix along with the characters, only knowing as much as they do, discovering ev [...]

    17. Admiral by Sean Danker is a sci fi novel and I won this from Giveaways, yeah I am so glad I did, it is so awesome The plot is so great with so many twists, turns, action, mysteries, and fun The characters are intriguing and creative The Admiral , we don t know his real name, is awakened from stasis by three military trainees when his life support stasis starts failing It seems the four of them are all that is on the space ship Once they check the ship, they find it damaged and sabotaged, same as [...]

    18. Waking up from cryosleep on a semi abandoned ship, and trying to work out what the heck is going on is a situation fraught with potential When you have three new military graduates and a highly suspicious admiral who might or might not be a spy, you definitely have a plot with lots of hooks Admiral starts out very strong, although it sadly peters out into a mainly action focused conclusion Not uninteresting at the very end, but not a story that lives up to, say, a Vorkosigan novel The characters [...]

    19. Never doubt the influence of a well written review Two of my favorite book review blogs Caffeinated Reader and Christy Loves Books reviewed this book and I immediately decided that I had to read it A sci fi thriller set in the future and taking place on a remote and hostile planet during a war between space empires From the moment, the anonymous main character opens his eyes to a desperate and confusing situation to the last word on the last page, I didn t want to put it down I am happy to see t [...]

    20. What a great book If you like fast paced military science fiction you will like this book Four people wake up from their sleepers to an abandoned ship Three are newly trained military personnel a lieutenant, an ensign and a private and the fourth is an Admiral At least that s what his sleeper says no other name, just the rank The Admiral is older than they are but not old enough to be an admiral and when they all retrieve their clothes from their lockers, he does not have a uniform The lieutenan [...]

    21. OK, so this was a great read Lots of tension even though the book is narrated in the first person, which lessens said tension , lots of science fiction, and all well executed As the team overcomes one obstacle, they hit another and so on The book starts with four Imperial space navy personnel coming out of sleep travel, with one of them designated the titular admiral This creates the first level of tension in the book, as the others don t believe he is really an admiral, indeed that he may be a [...]

    22. I won a free copy of this book through giveaways All opinions are my own.The book description didn t give me much to go on when I started reading this book so I really wasn t sure what to expect It sort of felt like it was missing a few chapters at the beginning to give a little backstory It just jumped right in and never explained some things that I thought would be important to the story such as who the Evaguardian and Ganraen were and why they had been at war with each other As I got a little [...]

    23. The premise of this one reminded me of the kinds of stories The Outer Limits used to spin Our hero known only by his supposed rank of Admiral and three military trainees wake up from hibernation on a derelict ship that recently landed on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited planet The crew of the ship has been killed, and conditions on the planet rapidly get unstable And they soon discover that the planet might not be so uninhabited after all.This debut novel from military man Sean Danker is tig [...]

    24. When the system tells you someone is in charge it can be hard to fight it when so much of the evidence conflicts with what is said And that is the underlying theme to the story Four people awaken out of a cryo sleep on a ship with no power instead of arriving on the flagship of the Evagardian Empire Three of them are recent graduates but one is listed as an admiral and he has to be the youngest looking one the other three have ever heard of As they try to find out why they have crashed on a tran [...]

    25. Survival SF, with a bit of a mystery The beginning was a little slow, but the paced picked up in the second half The mystery part got wrapped up a little too quickly in the final chapter Enjoyable, if you re in the mood for some military science fiction.

    26. 3.5I listed to this on audiobook, which I think worked in its favor, because the narrator added some tones I probably would not have inferred from the book In some ways, his personality reminded me of Harry Dresden you know who I mean or you don t , so that was a bonus.Throughout much of the book there is an underlying mystery of who our main character is something which I found intriguing, though I will admit that when the answer was revealed, I felt a bit let down Perhaps what I imagined was j [...]

    27. Good blend of mystery, intrigue, space sci fi and engaging characters My rating 4.5 Admiral is awakened from stasis to find three Evagardian recruits and an empty ship The three new graduates were expecting to be on a royal ship, not this freighter The three consist of a tech, Ensign Nils, Lieutenant Deilani, specializing in bio, and a negotiator, Private Salmagard Admiral raises suspicion because he is young and didn t even know his promoted rank Deilani distrusts him immediately while Salmagar [...]

    28. Possible mild spoilers ahead Read at your own risk.Elevator pitch It s Star Trek meets Aliens, with a slight flavoring of James Bond It ll be non stop action from beginning to end You ll love it That s pretty close, actually The plot hits the ground running and doesn t stop at ALL, all the way through And if I had to have a gripe with the book, that would be it All the characters ran full speed through the whole book, with little acknowledgement of the needs of their bodies I kinda like to see s [...]

    29. This is a suspenseful SF adventure The Admiral our hero wakes up surrounded by three recruits, one of whom is extremely suspicious of him and gives him a hard time despite the fact that his sleeping pod is definitely labeled Admiral, but the situation is confusing because of the war The others are supportive, and you learn about them all The characters are interesting and the Admiral s identity isn t revealed until the end In the meantime our team needs to learn what happened to everyone else [...]

    30. Admiral, by Sean Danker Smith Who is the Admiral This is the question that drives the narrative of this fast paced military sci fi adventure Danker Smith s novel is great fun filled with wit and terrific world building Three new recruits who were supposed to be headed for plum positions on the Evagardian Empresses new flag ship Julian, find themselves emerging from their sleeper pods on a critcally damaged Ganrean freighter They rescue the man in the fourth sleeper pod labeled Admiral The Admira [...]

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