Aoléon The Martian Girl – Part 2: The Luminess of Mars by Brent LeVasseur
Category: Middle-Grade, 90 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: February 6, 2015
Content Rating: G
Aoléon and Gilbert receive a special mission from PAX, a wanted criminal and leader of the Martian resistance movement to investigate the Luminon of Mars, who 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 during a procession, and the duo are chased by the Royal Paladin Guard.
At Aoléon’s home, Gilbert meets Aoléon’s family, her 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 the Martian Space Academy (Aoléon’s school) where he encounters Aoléon’s nemesis, Charm Lepton and her friend Quarkina, as well as receiving a history lesson on the Martian people by Plutarch Xenocrates. After class, Gilbert and Aoléon get to train in zero-G and Gilbert is treated to a Psi-ball match between Martian Space Academy and Martian Science Academy.
Aoléon The Martian Girl – Part 2: The Luminess of Mars by Brent LeVasseur is the second book in the wonderful science-fiction and fantasy series that Brent has written and illustrated. (You can click HERE for my review of part one.) The story is action-packed and full of adventure just like the first book. I love the characters and the illustrations so much. They really bring this book to life!
In this installment on the series, Aoléon is taking Gilbert to her home planet. It was really exciting to travel along with them and see Aoléon’s world close up! It was fun to see how much Aoléon and Gilbert are alike, even though they are so different. The story is well-written and one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. My twelve year old daughter has also found the stories in this series to be exciting. Science fiction and fantasy is outside of her normal reading genres, but that hasn’t stopped her from asking if we have the next Aoléon adventure to read.
The Aoléon books are unique, exciting, and brilliantly illustrated. My daughter and I both enjoy them and look forward to reading the next books in the series. The gorgeous illustrations and a top-notch sci-fi/fantasy tale make this a great series to read with your children.
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About the Author
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.