The Friendly Ambassador: The Beginning of the End

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“The Friendly Ambassador” series blends Greek Myth with traditional Science-Fiction, taking a different approach to the legend of Atlantis, the origination of the Amazons, and the true nature of mythical creatures such as the Cyclops and Centaurs as aliens from other worlds. The story features aliens, war and mayhem on a grand scale. It’s not for the squeamish. Even the women are dangerous. More
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About David George Richards

I was born in Manchester in the North West of England in 1957. Although I have moved around a bit, Manchester is still both my physical and spiritual home. I am a Northerner. I am also married to Rosanna, and have been now for over twenty years. I have an imagination that began when I was very young and never waned. I also like reading and so it was no surprise I suppose when I started writing. Because I am an unknown who has never been picked up by either an Agent or mainstream Publisher, I am a bit of a one man band. I even do my own covers and have become a bit of a digital artist as a result. I started writing when I was young and very bad. Now I am older and a lot better. My writing has improved too. I write science fiction, fantasy and romance stories. I also like to mix and match with romance in science fiction and so on. Female characters feature very prominently in my stories, many of them in strong and attractive leading roles. The reason for this is that I like women, a lot. In fact I adore everything about them, so it is no surprise that I enjoy reading stories where women feature prominently and that I should also enjoy writing stories where women feature prominently. It gives my stories a female bias, but I think they are better for it. I also like every character, even the monsters and villains, to have a realistic reason for being and doing what they do. Like reality, everything blurs. There is no right or wrong, just different viewpoints that lead to conflict. But I also like my out and out villains to be really bad. If you like science fiction, thrillers and romance stories with particular emphasis on leading female characters that are exciting and adventurous, look no further. You can also visit my website at www.booksandstories.com.

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Review by: Hock G. Tjoa on June 02, 2012 :
It is a very broad and crowded canvass that the author has presented here, as if one had mashed several episodes from all of the Star Trek series. The first volume ends after over one hundred and thirty thousand words with no resolution of the story, merely a pause. The four alien species plus a bio-engineered race of fighting creatures, programmed yet sentient, have fought to a point where the author takes breather. Those who enjoy fight scenes will find much to enjoy even if the notion of ships in space actually ramming each other seems somewhat off. One might also quibble at some of the spelling and words chosen. One would complain more loudly about the lack of a big picture; somewhere around chapter 12 of 20 there does seem to be one. I like action thrillers and there is plenty of action in this book but I miss a coherent view of the why, the mission, for all this.
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