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Ambasadora by Heidi Ruby Miller

Saturday, August 13, 2011
If everyone told you love wasn't real, would you still be willing to die for it?

Citizens of a six-moon system in our arm of the Milky Way don't remember Earth, only the History of a generational worldship culture. In their multi-partner society a caste system rules tradition, but the governing body of the Embassy rules everything else. Obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power, relationships and conceptions are based more on DNA than emotional ties...or should be.

What the citizenry can't escape are the human feelings of love and jealousy that turn the sterile to honorable suicide, force a couple to make the ultimate sacrifice, and allow rebels to spin their world into a violent revolution.

Ambasadora Sara Mendoza becomes the unwilling face of this revolution. Captured, tortured, and given a second chance at freedom, she proves that sacrifice for the man she loves is more honorable than sacrifice to a society's antiquated mores.


Beautifully vibrant and intricately textured, Heidi Ruby Miller's AMBASADORA explores the value of true humanity, the limitless power of desire and the triumph of the individual soul. Miller's characters blaze with life and lust and depth, and her world is a dichotomy of the glamorously sensual and the brutally dangerous. Amidst edge-of-the-seat action, Miller effortlessly incorporates the conflicts of the modern woman inherent in upholding feminist sensibility. AMBASADORA is a banquet of sumptuous words, a truly exciting adventure that fans of science fiction are sure to enjoy.
-Mary SanGiovanni, author of THE HOLLOWER and THRALL


Goodreads Summary

The cover will make plenty of readers stop to read the back of the book.  However, the cover isn't the main draw at all; the plot and characters are very fun to read about. 

This novel contains science fiction that would satisfy any sci fi reader while still maintaining the romance theme.  This is also what allows a reader who normally would not enjoy science fiction as much to still like this book-the romance aspect.  The main characters both have a depth to them, the reader will truly feel as if he/she knows them and can anticipate some of their reactions in the novel.

Sara and Sean, the main characters, are both obviously meant for each other; with little hints scattered in the beginning of the novel, the author will have the reader convinced their eventual relationship is real.  The love scenes are very believable while the torture scenes are painfully realistic.  The author has a way of paying attention to details to the point where every nuance is covered; the reader will be able to picture the environment, expressions, and scenes very well.  The story is fast-paced, the reader will not be bored.

The first few chapters toss a fair amount of scientific vocabulary and themes at the reader that may force the reader to go back and read through the passages a few times to ensure understanding; however, other than that initial hurdle, the reader shouldn't have any trouble comprehending this book.  If anything, the science terms and ideas serve to make the book more interesting for readers who are remotely interested in science.  These aspects of the novel make it appear very realistic. 

The ending is perfect for this book, the reader will feel satisfied.  The characters pull everything together in the end and the events are summed up.  This book is recommended for young adults/adults who enjoy science fiction tinged with romance. 

5 Stars

2 comments:

  1. So happy you liked AMBASADORA, Krystal! Especially the ending. I went through several before finding the one that sat just right for me.

  1. Krystal Larson said...:

    It was perfect, keep writing :)