Overview

The adventure continues for Billy Caudwell, the teenage First Admiral of the Universal Alliance Fleet.
 
The Bardomil Empress, eager to avenge the defeat of her Imperial Fleet at the hands of Billy Caudwell, acquires a weapon that can generate super-charged solar flares and incinerate entire planets.  Having tested the weapon, the Empress discovers a strategic territorial weakness in Billy's Alliance and launches the solar flare ...
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The Burning Sun

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Overview

The adventure continues for Billy Caudwell, the teenage First Admiral of the Universal Alliance Fleet.
 
The Bardomil Empress, eager to avenge the defeat of her Imperial Fleet at the hands of Billy Caudwell, acquires a weapon that can generate super-charged solar flares and incinerate entire planets.  Having tested the weapon, the Empress discovers a strategic territorial weakness in Billy's Alliance and launches the solar flare weapon at Planet Earth as a diversion to a full-scale assault on the Alliance.  Billy Caudwell, still trying to stay on top of his dangerous double life, now has to protect Earth and save the Alliance from annihilation. 
 
And, as if that’s not enough, Billy also has girl troubles!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014895866
  • Publisher: Clockwork Quills
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Series: The First Admiral Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 120,402
  • File size: 422 KB

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. William likes his sci-fi, but is also keen on military history and speculative fiction. Among his fiction favourites are Harry Turtledove, the late George MacDonald Fraser, Bernard Cornwell and Clive Cussler. William collects Edinburgh Crystal and has a terrible weakness for malt whisky. He has published his novel First Admiral with Malachite Quills in 2012.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    A really nice read. Better even than the first book in the serie

    A really nice read. Better even than the first book in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Strangely Riveting! A teenage space opera hero.

    The author makes a few errors here and there yet paints a picture of a world you wish you were in. Believable characters with human flaws up against bad guys you love to hate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    I didn't like it.

    I didn't like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    So very boring! This book starts off okay, but then it just drag

    So very boring! This book starts off okay, but then it just drags. From the background info, I thought it might have something to offer, but it was just so dry and dreary and really had nothing going for it. Save your money and skip this one.

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  • Posted August 30, 2012

    I very much enjoyed First Admiral, and honestly I thought this s

    I very much enjoyed First Admiral, and honestly I thought this second book was even better. The author was a bit verbose in a few sections of the first book, but all of the naratives in The Burning Sun were more concise while still being effectively descriptive. The action sequences are engaging and the personal reflections compelling. All in all it was a pleasant read. There is also a creative photo montage video trailer for it on YouTube entitled "The Burning Sun The First Admiral Series".

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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