Book Review: Aoléon Part 2: The Luminess of Mars by Brent LeVasseur

Aoleon The Martian Girl PART 2Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga – Part 2: The Luminess of Mars

Author and Illustrator: Brent LeVasseur

 Pages: 90 

Genre: Middle-Grade Science-fiction and Fantasy

Publisher: Aoléon Press

Release date: February 23, 2015


 Book Description

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.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

This is the second book in a series. In the first book, Aoléon and Gilbert meet on Earth and she takes Gilbert to Mars when they are chased by  neighbor. In this book, Gilbert learns about Martians and that there are other beings besides Earthlings (or Terrans as Martians call us).

Aoléon #2 is mostly about how Martians eat and live. They go to school just like children on Earth. They also have the capability to read minds and share their thoughts. Because of one such episode, Gilbert knows that there is something strange going on with the Luminess (the spouse of their leader), and he and Aoléon plan on finding out what it is. I’m sure that will be addressed in a future episode. 

Brent LeVasseur does a good job at describing Mars, its buildings, and especially the characters. His pictures are also great. They’re detailed and colorful.

I think any child would enjoy this story of the friendship between a boy and a Martian girl. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.


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Meet the Author

Brent LeVasseurMr. 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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