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Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga – Part 1: First Contact by Brent LeVasseur
Category: Middle-Grade,
​94​ pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: January 31, 2015

Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.

Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.

Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eaten alive by a gigantic slor (well, almost never, unless you count Billy the fat bully at school).

And luckily, he has never ever confronted an evil ruler of Mars bent on conquering the Earth to steal its cows. Never…until now! This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for. If only he can survive.

 

Thoughts
This book was definitely not my usual type of read, but I’m so glad I decided to give it a try! The story was well written and vivid and I could see in my mind what the author was writing.

The illustrations were full of bold colors and I found most of them were putting a smile on my face. I also loved the name Gilbert Sullivan, the main character, since it reminded me of the theatrical Gilbert & Sullivan, and Gilbert Sullivan the Irish singer-songwriter.

I loved everything about this book. The story alternated between being thrilling and humorous and the illustrations were adorable.

I think all kids, both boys and girls, would enjoy this fun book. I plan on reading it to my grandson.

This is part one of a five part story and I hope to read the rest of them.

 

Meet The Author
unnamed (1)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

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  2 Responses to “Review: Aoléon The Martian Girl-A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga – Part 1: First Contact, by Brent LeVasseur”

  1. Vicki, I’m glad you enjoyed this book, too! Nice, concise review. 🙂

  2. Thank you!

    Gilbert is my first name, although I go by Brent (no one calls me Gilbert ever, not even my parents). And it also happens to be the name of my Father and Grandfather on my Dad’s side, so I thought it only right to name my second protagonist Gilbert. (my characters are like my children)

    Sullivan is the last name of a friend of mine in second grade, who when we were sledding late one night on a hillside in December, we saw a real flying saucer fly down and hover over our heads. The saucer shot over the trees and then came back and stopped directly over our heads again, and then it shot straight up into space and dissappeared. (That whole scenario took less than 10 seconds to occur).

    So I thought it only appropriate to make Gilbert’s last name Sullivan, in honor of my second grade friend with whom I shared my first UFO experience with.

    P.S. I do also adore the composers Gilbert and Sullivan too! 🙂

    I have a cat named Xena (short for Xena Warrior Princess). I couldn’t have finished my book without her, so I put her in the book too. 🙂

    Glad you liked it and I hope you read parts 2-5! Part 2 is coming soon so stay tuned.

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