Gripping, absorbing, a great voice and a great heroine!
Love the cover and the concept! Excited to read this!
Very intriguing! This is promising to be very interesting series... Keep it coming, Patty!
Incredible work by an author I truly admire!
No matter what Patty Jansen writes, there is always that underlying personality that makes her books interesting AND there are her sometimes wildly imaginative worlds that forgo the bounds of what we all know and expect. They give us something entertaining and surprising. And she is Australian. If that comment doesn't make sense then you will have to just read her stories to see what I mean. It is meant in a good way.
I'm delighted to include Patty Jansen's Ambassador 1: Seeing Red among my "select few." Deftly and swiftly, her beginning shifts into high, machine-gunning intriquing clues vis a vis later reveals. One knows just enough about what's going on to continue reading without scratching one's head, but not enough to make the whole book a fait accompli. Quick immersion in tight, realistic action promises a great read.
Great cover and an intriguing premise.
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Friends and family on the farm know that Loesie makes up most of the things she says about magic. So the one time she tells the truth, they don't believe her.
She wanted to run her father's business. She got a mad prince.
Johanna Brouwer has notions: she wants to take over her father's business. She wants to live in a place where she doesn't have to hide her magic, and she doesn't want to marry, not even the prince.
Her home, the merchant city of Saardam comes under attack by a fire wizard, and she finds that notions will only get you so far in life. She's on the run, her paltry magic will do nothing against the evil unleashed upon the kingdom, and why did she ever worry about getting married?
This is totally your thing if you're into sassy independent women.
An army of 7000 artificial soldiers accidentally received the same brain implant: they are all in love with the same woman.
A space fleet with seven thousand artificial human marines hurtles through space at near-light-speed to an interstellar war...
Doctor Charlotte West, the neuro-technologist responsible for the soldiers’ artificial brains, travels in the support fleet. Two months before the arrival at the war site, the marines start fighting each other and disobeying commands.
When they are brought in for tests, Charlotte finds that someone has made a disastrous mistake that endangers the entire space fleet. They're all in love with her.
Where The Plains Merge With The Sky
A young adult science fiction story, first published in Scapezine.
On a planet where human settlers bond with subhumans, Inita Muravi is set to follow her mother's clan into the rich storytelling tradition.
However, Inita's love of music points to some very different talents. Just who was her father and what is he doing now?
Ambassador 1: Seeing Red
24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world.
Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.
Cory was meant to start work as a representative to Gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger.
Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills and contacts to solve the crime.
But he's broke, out of a job and a long way from Earth.
This series will appeal to readers of the Miles
Poor Man's Travel
Jas Grimshaw works as a mining pilot for the ice harvesting operations at New Jakarta Space Station. In his free time, he's a mindbase traveller. His mind travels on a bullet probe to other parts of settled space to swap bodies while other people occupy his.
Normally, it's a great way of seeing the galaxy, but one of his swaps is about to go very, very bad. The swap mind, a brilliant scientist, has no intention to return to his body, which he's left in a tight spot. And Jas, laid back, poorly-educated, is not the best person to cope with the tense situation.
She is lost on an alien planet. He said he'd help her get home. He lied.
Jessica's plane develops engine trouble over the dry Australian inland—and crashes in thick, unfamiliar rainforest.
A group she thinks is a search party shows up, but it consists of large-eyed not-quite people who kill all survivors except Jessica and a long-haired hippie named Brian.
No one is going to come to rescue her. In fact, they're not even on Earth.
While the pair wrestle their way through the forest in search for help, Jessica becomes ever more suspicious of Brian. Why does he know so much about the world where they have ended up? Why is he so insistent on helping her?
A gritty survival story in the vein of The Hunger Games, set in a Star Wars locality.