Friday, December 24, 2021

Review of Ambassador: Seeing Red by Patty Jansen

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel, Science

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Elaborate Description


Long separated human species have reconnected after many millennia.  But they have not evolved as humans on Earth.  Having different physiologies and cultures.  Cultural differences spark accusations and generate misunderstandings.  This makes diplomats life difficult, figuring out how to navigate the various cultures effectively, trying to bring understanding, without offending or exacerbating the situations.  Cory Wilson is a diplomat, a representative, an ambassador between Nations of Earth and Gamra.  Caught in an attack that killed the Human president.  Cory’s loyalty is tested from all sides, while trying to prevent bloodshed and further misunderstanding.  While trying to handle very precarious situations with calm resolve, Cory needs to figure out who to trust, and who is responsible for the attack.  There are those who want war, making Cory their enemy because of Cory’s want for peace and cooperation.  Thrusting Cory into a vitally important position for all sides.


This story contains many different factions and cultures, making it hard to keep track of their connections and their political roles.

Questions to Consider while Reading the Book

•What is the raison d’etre of the book?  For what purpose did the author write the book?
•Who is Cory Wilson loyal to? 
•Why was the Human president assassinated?
•What cultural aspects are highly misunderstood?
•What is the Gamra?
•What is needed to explain cultural differences?
•What are some interesting traits of extraterrestrial humans?

Book Details
Edition ISBN:  2940152784091
Pages to read:   289
Publication:     2017
1st Edition:      2013
Format:           eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          5
Overall           5