Series: Aoleon the Martian Girl #2
Author: Brent LeVasseur
Published: February 23/15 by Aoleon Press
Genre: Children's Science Fiction
Back Cover Blurb:
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.
The dialogue in the story is priceless. LeVasseur’s characters are so realistic and approachable. The character names had me charmed. I also appreciate the fact that they’re age appropriate. The hints and tidbits about the history and culture of the people of Mars was fascinating. This extra layer really had me immersed in the world that LeVasseur has created for our enjoyment.
The graphics in this story are fantastic. They’re vivid & really help the story come to life, combining seamlessly with LeVasseur’s descriptions. It definitely benefits from being read in colour, so if your ereader is black and white, I’d suggest reading it on your computer.
What a fantastic addition to Aoleon’s series. LeVasseur has created a work that won’t easily be forgotten. It’s perfectly suited to grade school age children but will be loved by all who enjoy science fiction. I will note, however, that this series definitely benefits from being read in order.