First Admiral [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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First Admiral

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033277155
  • Publisher: MQuills Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Series: First Admiral Series, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The author, William J.Benning was born in Dumfries (south west Scotland) in 1963. With his 50th birthday fast approaching, Benning has decided to grow old disgracefully. An intensely private individual, Benning recently returned to his home town seeking inspiration for his passion of creative writing. At age 18, Benning left home to take an Honours Degree in Psychology at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. He has some very fond memories, and many nights of vague recollection - which are, on the whole, probably best forgotten (!) - from his student days. After graduating, Benning had a career "false start" moving into the world of Pest Control Management. However, after several unhappy years, he switched tack and took further qualifications in Personnel Management, carving out a successful and enjoyable career in Human Resources as well as Learning & Development. Throughout his career, Benning has worked to support the activities of the British Red Cross. From his early days as a First Aid Volunteer, he enjoyed working for the organisation which gave him further skills and built his self-confidence. Progressing within British Red Cross, Benning became a First Aid Instructor (Trainer), Assessor and Lecturer plus becoming invoved in training other Trainers and Assessors. Having returned to Dumfries to further his writing career, Benning now lives alone, but has been adopted by four members of the Canine Community. With four dogs in his life - and a newly arrived litter of Tibetan Terrier pups - plus a newly published novel, life is never going to be dull for Benning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    This book is very well written. It has extravagant space battles

    This book is very well written. It has extravagant space battles and yet very down-to-earth scenes dealing with deep issues. While it primarily targets the young adult market, it has elements that could appeal to a very wide audience. I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Weirdly enough, this book reminded me a lot of a Harry Potter in

    Weirdly enough, this book reminded me a lot of a Harry Potter in space. It has a young protagonist and some really epic scenes. I was also impressed with the dialogue and plot. If you like epic science-fiction, I reccomend First Admiral.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Everything your english professor warned you not to do

    The story is completely lacking any sort of conflict, everything is handed to the protagonist on a silver platter, and at no point did I feel any anticipation other than that constant "it has to get better soon, surely".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Check this out

    Really good easy to read book with plenty of action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Lackluster charactors, one sided fights, and 'science' that anyo

    Lackluster charactors, one sided fights, and 'science' that anyone who reads would know is unrealistic.

    You're introduced to various charactors. Nobody but the main charactor has any backstory (one exception).

    The science is horrible. Lasers that can somehow stop a ship's momentum. Spaceships that when winged spin out of control like they were in atmosphere or even worse... fall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Exciting story with almost science in the science fiction

    I've read over one thousand science fiction books. Everything from Drake to Clark to Heinlein. First Admiral reminds me of the early works of these giants of the science fiction world. I expect big things in the future. So much so I just purchased the next two books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Fun Read

    This is a classic tale of a teenager in a larger than life role. Saves the galaxy, but must be home by supper. Park your brain at the door and enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    This is absolutely a generic work of science-fiction, but not in

    This is absolutely a generic work of science-fiction, but not in a good way. I found myself waiting for the story to get better, but it just doesn't.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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