Author: Sean Danker
Series: Evagardian #1
Published by: Roc
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
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.
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 everything right along with them. That includes the secrets our dear Admiral is hiding, even though it’s told in first-person. We don’t get his name, but we get hints of who he is throughout the story, and the more we learn, the more intriguing it gets. I didn’t know quite what to think of him at first, but I enjoyed his personality more and more, especially his sense of humor.
The story is fast-paced and engaging. There were numerous exciting moments that had me turning the pages as fast as I could, wondering how they were going to survive. There’s some creepiness too, that kept me wondering what the hell is going on. We’re kept guessing from beginning to end.
Overall, Admiral is a quick and totally satisfying read. I’m excited about this being a series and look forward to the next adventure.