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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
The Accidental Ambassador (Or Plan B) by D.A. Barr is a great blend of sci-fi and fantasy. Young Douglas is having an ordinary day at school when a small creature begins to speak to him from a tree. He has just learned that this creature is tasked to locate people with special abilities and to train them for an eventual mission for the greater good, and also to protect the planet against unauthorized visitors. The portal linking earth and the world beyond was not supposed to be accessible to all, but recently, great damage has been done to it and people who are not supposed to have access to it can now travel through. There is a great crisis and Douglas could be the key person to help find a solution. He is about to go on the adventure of a lifetime, an adventure fraught with challenges and obstacles. Will his father allow him to go and does he have what it takes for a mission such as the one he is about to undertake?
This story may have started in a way that didn't grab my attention immediately, but then I couldn’t help taking a liking to Douglas. The moment Douglas encounters the alien and starts learning to communicate by merely sending his thoughts, I knew I would enjoy this book to the end. Character development is one of the author’s greatest skills and readers will enjoy characters like Douglas and their growth process. The idea of intergalactic travel is interesting and readers will love how the conflict pushes the plot forward. The reader is thrust into a world of many possibilities, but one with its own problems; with the balance of things threatened, an impeccable plan marred, and a young hero called upon to save the day. The Accidental Ambassador (Or Plan B) by D.A. Barr is a gripping story, a great piece of entertainment for fans of science fiction. The characters will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.