Friday, March 20, 2015

The Hollow Moon by Brent LeVasseur

Title:  The Hollow Moon
Series:  Aoleon the Martian Girl #3
Author & Illustrator:  Brent LeVasseur
Published:  February 1/15 by Aoleon Press
Length:  120pgs
Genre:  MiddleGrade SciFi
Shelf:  Review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

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?

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Meet 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.

Connect with Brent: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Aoléon: The Martian Girl

My Review:

LeVasseur picks up this story where we left off in segment 2. The intensity of the tale is ramping up and readers will be held captive throughout. And the deeper into this world we go, the deeper in trouble Gilbert & Aoleon seem to find themselves. I had such a blast on this adventure with them. They are becoming very well rounded and enjoyable characters.

LeVasseur brings us fully into the Martian world, letting us see and understand the government workings. I loved how we finally got to see the other side of the story. Those characters who’ve been giving me the chills up until now have become real entities, rather than simply shadows in the background. Now, they are beings to be feared. Each of the new characters introduced adds an extra element to the intrigue and plotting on Mars.

The illustrations tell this story almost as eloquently as LeVasseur’s fantastic writing. They are vibrant and really bring the characters to life. Readers can’t help but notice how much they complement and add to the story. They enhance the vivid descriptions with which LeVasseur brings his world to life. I will note, however, that to get the full impact one should be reading on a device with colour display, be it a computer, tablet, or your ereader (if it’s capable).

This third part in the Aoleon series was a joy to read. I couldn’t get enough and definitely can’t wait to dive in to the next segment. Once again, LeVasseur has written a story that will be loved by all ages.

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