First Adult

The First Book of the Adult Trilogy

by David Alomes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781514497371
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781514497388
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781514497364

About the Book

In a technologically advanced galaxy torn apart by war and strife, powerful beings known as Adults command enormous respect. On his world, Ikara is the ‘First’, the title given to the most powerful Adult on a planet. His mission is to track down and train gifted beings from other worlds in an ambitious attempt to civilise the Galaxy. After many disenchanted journeys to war-torn planet Earth to identify a suitable candidate, Ikara finally discovers enormous potential in Samuel, a small-town lawyer. He transports Samuel to the spaceship at his disposal for this mission and begins Samuel’s training to become an Adult. The training is simple. Ikara will just give Samuel a story, and in the giving, all will be revealed. But this is no simple tale told from one being to another. This story will be mind transferred, a process with all the punch of reality, and Samuel will have to live through the story as though he was in it. The story is of Doneel, the founder of the Adult movement, who lived on a world that had been torn apart by a war lasting a thousand years. His is a time of extreme violence, where death is in every corner. If Samuel can survive the story, he will become the most powerful human in history. If he does not, he will be dead.

About the Author

David Alomes was born in a small mining town in regional Australia. His father, a highly decorated police officer, instilled a strong centre of right and wrong in him from an early age. Having found his much-loved wife, he was married with three children before he knew it. Playing to his strengths, he undertook years of study as an accountant, becoming a certified public accountant in 1988, and then followed this up with financial planning qualifications. David practises as a public accountant almost thirty years later with his son in partnership. Discussing the world’s ills one day with his daughter, he found a strong voice for changing how things should be and decided to turn his hand to words as well. Using his analytical skills to seek initial support, he undertook writing courses and was personally coached by editors and fellow writers. His first book, Growing Up, received praise from readers and agents alike. David is optimistic about the future in spite of all the world’s ills. He believes that, somehow, we will find a way to overcome the obstacles we face as a species and achieve harmony —but everything that is worthwhile is a struggle to achieve.