by Brent LeVasseur
Pages: 125 (including illustrations)
Publisher: Aoleon Press
Source: iRead Book Tour
Gilbert are entrusted with a mission from PAX, leader of the Martian resistance movement. He wants them to investigate the Luminon of Mars whom he suspects is planning an invasion of Earth to steal its milk cows. Gilbert has an encounter with the Luminess (the mate of the Luminon) and discovers something strange about her. The undercover duo is chased by the Royal Paladin Guard. At Aoléon's home, Gilbert meets Aoléon's sister Una, mother Phobos and father Deimos as well as her overzealous pet, Zoot. He is also introduced to Bizwat, a covert operator and Procyon commando, who uses his Saturn Pizza delivery job as a cover. Gilbert then gets to visit Aoléon's school, the Martian Space Academy, where he encounters Aoléon's nemesis, Charm Lepton, and her friend Quarkina. While there, he attends a history lecture on the Martian people by Plutarch Xenocrates. After class, Gilbert and Aoléon experience intense training in zero-G, and Gilbert is treated to a psi-ball match between the Martian Space Academy and Martian Science Academy. Join Gilbert and Aoléon in this exciting middle-grade science fiction adventure book!
I usually don't review books younger than Y.A. However, my 6 year old nephew is spending part of the summer with me and I figured he would like this series though it doesn't have anything to do with super heroes. He loooooovvvvveeeeeesssssss super heroes!
I liked the illustration a lot better this time around. They were more vivid and colorful. They related better to the story as well. In this book, Gilbert is shadowing Aoleon at school. It seems that even on Mars there is school bullies and mean girls.
This book doesn't have much action. It does introduces a Martian sport called psi-ball that Aoleon is good at. However, the thing that seem to be most important for the reader was the history of Mars. This book is more for kids that are already interested in all things space since it's reads like a textbook in the history class part.
All in all, still a good book but it didn't answer the cliffhanger left in the first book. If you want to know about what's going to happen with that cliffhanger you got to get book 3. So good book but a step below book one.
Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.
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