Praise for Ambassador 9: Red Crystal Desert
“I have read every book in this series. From the very human main character (Cory) to the colorful worlds to the equally colorful characters, these book shine with imagination and relatable storylines. I love this universe she has created and wish I could be part of it. I can say that the one thing I don’t care for is that the book ended. I want to keep reading……” –Amazon Reviewer.
“As soon as I finished Ambassador 9 I was looking for Ambassador 10.This is just as good as most of the rest of the series. Kudos to Ms. Jansen. A fine read.”–Amazon Reviewer
The conflict has brewed for generations, until it has become too big to handle.
Cory and his association finally return to Asto on the invitation of his father-in-law, for his official induction ceremony into the Domiri clan. They are housed in a magnificent villa overlooking a valley, away from the hustle of cities or the military base.
But why can’t they stay with their host? Is it for security? Is it because their host fears upsetting his household?
With Thayu heavily pregnant, Cory has no appetite for adventures. But something is brewing, and listening bugs, a nightly attack and invasion are all part of the deal.
Wouldn’t it be nice if for once Asto’s elite was upfront about the nature of the problem?
From the Author:
Ambassador 9 is a capstone volume, much like volume 4 and 7 of the series. Many long-running threads come to exciting conclusions in this volume:
What is Cory’s relationship with Ezhya Palayi, the most powerful person within gamra?
Can their friendship survive the current issues?
What is Cory’s position on Asto?
How can he keep his varied and growing team together?
What is going on at the edges of Asto’s society?
This book draws from previous volumes, notably book 2, when Cory first visited Asto and where a number of processes were set in motion. It dives deep into the fringes of Asto’s society and lays bare a number of complex relationships and one massive vulnerability that forms the basis of all of the strange and sometimes stand-off-ish decisions made by the upper echelons of power on Asto.
This volume also lays the groundwork for the next volumes, when the story takes yet another different and unexpected direction.