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Review: Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller

Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller

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Synopsis from Goodreads
Greenshift is set one month before Ambasadora begins and follows the love story of David Anlow and Boston Maribu.

David Anlow, a fleet captain forced into early retirement and jaded by an ex-lover, now spends his lonely days shuttling around a group of scientists for hire.

Boston Maribu, Mari to her friends, is one of his passengers, a young botanist who is as beautiful as she is naïve and innocent. When Mari asks David to teach her about more than just piloting the Bard, nights on their ship heat up and their feelings for each other mature into a relationship neither expects. But a suspicious new client shows up with wicked plans for Mari, and the soldier inside David comes alive, ready to fight for the young woman who stole his heart.


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8.5/10

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 Greenshift is a novella which I've enjoyed just as much as Heidi's full novel Ambasadora.

 We know David and Mari from Ambasadora, and I've never particularly liked Mari or understood what David saw in her... However, her character is very charming, youthful and brave in her own story.



Mari hails from a poor mining planet as an 18-year-old scientist, some sort of environmentalist who creates greenshift - arranges for sustainable food sources, gardens on the ships in space. She is a perky, naive blonde who talks too much and who falls head over heels for the captain of her ship, ex-military, tall Armadan, David.

The couple begins their slow courtship, but Mari attracts the attention of a slaver who trades in girls with some sort of genetic abnormalities to one badass, sadistic buyer, and it will take literally all the resources and knowledge David and Mari have got to stop him.

What I love is how resourceful our heroine becomes in all sorts of tricky situations! By the end of novella I felt nothing short of admiration for her.  Don't expect to find a damsel in distress, but a brave young girl whose appearance is very deceiving.

Plenty of action, a healthy dose of humour and genuine sparks of attraction. Recommended.

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 Совсем неплохая история, произошедшая за месяц до Амбасадоры.

События развиваются быстро, влечение между главными героями - Мари и Дэвидом - искреннее, и всё это подправлено хорошей дозой юмора и живыми персонажами.

Мари и Дэвид только начинают свои отношения, когда её похищает работорговец, специализирующийся на продаже девушек с генетическими дефектами. Теперь от пары потребуются все возможные усилия, чтобы  вызволить Мари и уничтожить садиста-покупателя.

Сама Мари - совсем не хрупкая принцесса, ожидающая принца на белом коне и в конечном итоге спасает саму себя, её находчивость и острый ум меня просто поразили и не вызвали ничего кроме восхищения под конец новеллы.

Увлекательная научная фантастика, и хотелось бы, чтобы автор написала побольше книг. Советую и новеллу и Амбасадору.


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