Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Review 36: The Admiral

The Admiral. Sean Danker. 2016. [May] ROC. Pages 310. [Source: Penguin First Look]

First sentence:  

There were voices.  “An admiral?  Is this a joke?”

From Amazon:

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.

My thoughts:

I am glad that I have the rule that if I start a book I finish it, this particular book was a very slow starter for me, but once I connected to the characters and the plot I was hooked and ended up spending an insomnia night reading it.  This story was creative and new and well written.  So we find ourselves on a ship on an unknown planet, what can possible go wrong you might be asking yourselves, the answer in a nut shell: anything and everything.  Once this story finally found its footing and pace it was a very fast read. 

The Good:  The story, the pace, the fact that I wanted more and did not want it to end.

The Not So Good:  The fact that it took me a few chapters to really connect to the subject and story.

The Bad:  Nothing specific comes to mind.

Rating 8/10 (Due to the sluggish start)

Recommendation: Space travel fans and sci-fi lovers

*I received a digital review copy for free from the Penguin First Look in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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