By William J. Benning

The 3rd installment within the intriguing First Admiral sequence, Time Commander follows the ongoing adventures of Billy Caudwell; the teenage First Admiral of the common Alliance Fleet as he strives to avoid a protracted, protracted and bloody conflict with the Ganthorans. Having defeated a Ganthoran Frontier Fleet common in conflict, Billy Caudwell needs to adopt the harmful 'Time Warrior Ritual'. within the ritual, Billy has to re-fight (and win) an important conflict, that during the heritage of his species was once misplaced - and within which the wasting Commander used to be killed. to avoid years, in all likelihood a long time, of expensive struggle, Billy needs to whole the ritual and declare the Crystal Throne of Ganthus. If Billy completes the problem, he'll turn into the Emperor of the Ganthorans. If he fails, he'll die on a old battlefield from Earth's prior. Sinister robust and xenophobic forces one of the Ganthoran aristocracy and army are ranged opposed to Billy, made up our minds to avoid an alien claiming the Crystal Throne. Can Billy live to tell the tale the problem and circumvent a brutal and expensive warfare?

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Grand Adjudicator, do I reply to your welcome? ” Billy requested nervously. “If you need, First Admiral. ” Bellor was once pleasantly stunned on the younger human’s modesty. past applicants for the ritual had formerly embarked on lengthy and, now and then, relatively tedious replies, choked with sing his own praises and flowering flattery. “Grand Adjudicator. ” Billy signaled for the applause to die down. inside seconds the total Ballroom was once held in a spellbound hush. “Grand Adjudicator, thanks to your phrases of welcome and compliment. ” Billy bowed a bit to Bellor. “Good humans of Ganthus and the Ganthoran Empire, there's an excessive amount of dancing and delight to be performed this night, so I’ll preserve it short. ” Billy used to be rewarded via a few well mannered laughter from the gang. “Thank you to your welcome, your hospitality and for this positive evening’s leisure. Please, take pleasure in your night. ” Having spoken his final phrases and acknowledging the gang with a bow, the fanfare sounded once more, making Billy leap just a little. The swishing and rustling of a few hot and actual applause indicated that what Billy had stated had long past down good. “That used to be on the subject of ideal for this night, First Admiral,” Bellor acknowledged. Billy raised his hand nervously to recognize the applause, and nodded one other short bow to the gang. while the swishing sound of the hand-rubbing applause had died down, and the final echo of the startling fanfare had dissipated, the Ganthorans resumed dancing. The tune appeared oddly frequent to Billy Caudwell, even though it had no recognizable song or melody, it did have a rhythmic beat for dancers to keep on with. The notes and words appeared to circulation and merge into the rhythm in what seemed like a sequence of random expressions. No quicker had the unusual tune all started, than a crowd of a number of hundred younger Ganthoran ladies dashed in the direction of the bottom of the platform, laughing and squealing with satisfaction and pleasure, retaining out their left arms. a little bit stressed, and never getting used to lots woman consciousness, Billy seemed nervously on the squealing and guffawing crowd. “They’re asking you to bounce, First Admiral,” Bellor whispered into his ear. “But, I don’t understand how to do Ganthoran dances,” Billy spoke back anxiously. “Well, i think they won’t be gradual in instructing you,” Bellor stated. “They’re no longer precisely shy and retiring wallflowers, are they? ” Billy smiled nervously to Sarkor Nicx. “Go on, First Admiral. ” Ambassador Nicx wore a huge, beaming smile of entertainment. “Enjoy your self, us lesser mortals have paintings to do that night. ” “Do i must dance with them all? ” “Well, I don’t find out about your Alliance customs, yet generally we like to dance with separately. ” Bellor cheekily smiled on the First Admiral. “Just position the palm of your left hand at the palm of the single you want to pick out. ” ultimate his eyes, Billy stretched out his left hand, palm downwards, over the cluster of outstretched arms under him. Circling his surrender the expectant fingers under, he leaned forwards and located he had already made touch.

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