Monday, March 2, 2015

Aoleon The Martian: Part 3 : The Hollow Moon by Brent LeVasseur : A Review




BOOK TITLE: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 3: The Hollow Moon, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
CATEGORY:  Middle-Grade, 120 pages
GENRE: Science-fiction and Fantasy
PUBLISHER: Aoléon Press
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2015
CONTENT RATING: G
BOOK DESCRIPTION:
          Spying on the Luminon, Aoléon and Gilbert uncover his plot to steal Earth’s milk cows and make the disturbing discovery that the Martian leader plans to disrupt Mars’s galact supply. The duo races to warn Aoléon’s father, Deimos, a manager at the galactworks, before the Luminon’s saboteur can act.
          While still on the run, Aoléon takes her pilot’s exam so she can join the Martian intergalactic exploration fleet. However, during the test-run, something goes horribly wrong. The two are put in a life-threatening situation and only Bizwat, Aoléon’s Procyon commando friend, can save them.
          Gilbert finally gets his chance to learn to skyboard, but the lesson turns into a test of skill as he and Aoléon are chased by the Royal Paladin Guard.
          Will they survive?
          Don't miss this exciting part 3 of 5 of the middle-grade sci-fi series Aoleon The Martian Girl.

NOW THE REVIEW:
          Aoleon the martian girl is a series that slowly grows on you. Though it is a middle grade sci fi novel, it is enjoyable all the same. Already having read parts one and two of the series, the third part is understandable and the story is easy to follow. While the first and second part concentrated mostly on the relationship between Aoleon and Gilbert and his introduction to the Martian civilisation, with occasional hints about a revolution taking place, part three has some racy scenes and thrilling sequences.
          Aoleon and Gilbert get caught by Draconian forces and whether or not they escape the evil forces and get back in one piece forms the rest of the story. As usual, vivid graphics have been included at places to give the readers the real feel of how things would look in the current scene. The whole sequence of them being caught on a chance training lesson and bursting of the moon Phobos has been written neatly. Aoleon’s abilities and Gilbert’s presence of mind are portrayed in correct amount.
          The whole concept of the draconian being a superior race and the evil plan to overthrow earth to take up some of its resources and make it a complete slave strikes a chord with the readers. Though it is a much used plot line, this book gives it an all new feel with difficult to pronounce names that become slightly hard to follow after some time and literally a whole new environment that leaves us wondering if wherever there is intelligent life form will there be a necessity to obtain total control and enslave the masses for the benefit of a few?
          One thing that stood out in this book is the detailed graphics. Special mention and praise to the author for this. And the other thing that really stands out is the ability to concoct new words and new scenarios that seem similar to what we see daily and yet speaks of an exotic, different species.
          What bothered me a bit is the fact that Aoleon would risk her and Gilbert’s safety to go sky boarding lessons when her life is being threatened by the supreme ruler of the planet. This seems far fetched. And the appearance of Pax has become irritating instead of guiding – because he gives only vague hints and expects youngsters to solve big issues that are way beyond their head.
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.

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