About the book...
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The surprises in store for you in this installment are numerous but one thing is for certain, the end is coming...it's the "for whom" part that will keep you guessing.
Last time we met up with our motley crew, we were still seeking Pax, an end to the invasion/destruction of Terra, and trying to rescue Aoleon's parents, all while trying to stay two steps ahead of the Luminon. Think they accomplished it? Well, with a little stealth, a lot of trust in one another, and the powerhouse that is Helios, anything is possible. There are journeys across the galaxy to take, enemies to annihilate, and friendships to remember for all time. It's a mixed bag of emotions with plenty of action and close calls to spare. What? You didn't think I was going to actually TELL you what happened, right? Good! Because I'm not, but I am going to say a few more words about the story...
This time around, we get to feast our eyes on more illustrations than ever before. From fight scenes to stare downs to touching goodbyes (again, not telling between whom!), there's a lot going on here and it's shared in both word and image. Aoleon has never looked cuter nor Gilbert stronger. Bizwatt is definitely space catch worthy while Helios is full of untapped humor with Zoot close at hand to chase your worries away with a wet kiss. Easy to spot who is who among the crew, and among the villains...just a quick note, keep an eye on that Luminon character. You'll see what I mean.
All in all, though not a space traveling reader myself, I enjoyed this series from Terra to Mars and back. The story was a blast (pun absolutely intended) with characters that remind us that anyone is capable of great things, no matter how big, small, or what planet they come from. Recommended read for Middle Grade Science Fiction fans of Terra...I mean Earth, and beyond.
About the author...
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