Aoléon, Gilbert, Bizwat, Helios, and Zoot make it to their final destination – Cydonia where Aoléon’s parents are being held captive. They infiltrate a secret underground base and are confronted by a small army of sentrybots.
Bizwat lends Aoléon and Gilbert some of his advanced combat skills via a psionic brain dump. However, this may not be enough to save them from overwhelming hostile forces that will do anything to stop them.
They finally meet Pax – the Martian who originally set them out on the mission to discover the truth about the Luminon and his plans to invade Earth. However Pax is not who he seems to be, and through a turn of events, they uncover the true power behind all that has been happening on Mars.
Will they be able to rescue Aoléon’s parents and save Earth from invasion?
About Brent: 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.
“This was a group of two kids, a beat-up old robot, a loyal pet moog, and a single, renegade Procyon against an overwhelming and superior fighting force.”
Book number five has so many cool words, I even learned a new verb: gooified! There was one illustration that really impressed me, that of Gilbert staring at earth through the spaceship window but seeing his own reflection. I found it to be quite moving, that despite being in the middle of saving the world and mars he still yearns for his room back home in Nebraska.
Although this entire book was meant for children, there was a fair bit of tongue-in-cheek humour that would amuse an adult as well as references to other movies that a child may not pick up on. There were also other subtle, more serious moral messages that were threaded throughout the storyline that would give a younger (or older) thinker something to meditate on.
This is the wind-down for the Aoleon the Martian Girl series and I was sad to see it come to an end. I’m going to miss all the characters, even Helios the Robot, he has such a sense of humour! Younger boys, especially will love the action and the humour of this segment.
Another World – Single – Featuring Élan Noelle