Aoléon and Gilbert investigate the Luminon to try and uncover the plot to invade Earth to steal its milk cows. In the process, they discover a disturbing revelation about the Martian leader. After overhearing the Luminon discuss his plans to use sabotage to disrupt Mars’ galact supply, the duo race to try and to warn Aoléon’s father Deimos, who is a manager at the galactworks plant, before the saboteur can act.
Meanwhile, Aoléon has to take her pilots exam, which would enable her to eventually join the Martian intergalactic explorational fleet. However, during the test-run, something goes horribly wrong. The two are put in a life-threatening situation that only Bizwat, a Procyon commando and Aoléon’s friend, can save them from.
Gilbert finally gets his chance to learn to skyboard. However, things go horribly wrong and they are chased by the Royal Paladin guard.
It’s part three of Gilbert’s alien adventure, and I’m still trying to figure out why the Martian leader is keen on invading Earth for its cows.
Readers also get to have more interaction with the infamous Pax. Pax is leader of the rebellion and he is steadfast on changing the way in which the Martian economy is run. He chooses Gilbert and Aoléon to spy on the Luminon and investigate the Martian leader’s castle in hopes of discovering when he will begin his attack on Earth. Firstly, I’m not sure why Aoléon would trust this Martian’s word and risk her and Gilbert’s life. Secondly, why wouldn’t Pax ask Bizwat (the alien who is practically a trained soldier in the Martian Secret Service) to do all this investigating? Thirdly, why didn’t Pax show Aoléon and Gilbert the rebel base and teach them how to fight? Personally, I find it’s a lot to put on two kids.
Also, throughout this whole novel, I’m thinking about Gilbert’s parents and the hysteria they’re going through when they realize that their only son is missing or, worse yet, abducted. Even if they keep arguing about their marital problems, I’m pretty sure they’d notice if Gilbert was missing. Gilbert doesn’t even seem the least bit concerned about how his parents must be feeling. To be fair, Gilbert is aiding Aoléon in preventing Earth’s invasion and has bigger problems to worry about.
When Gilbert and Aoléon aren’t being chased by the Luminon’s henchmen or being captured by other space creatures, Aoléon teaches Gilbert how to “skyboard.” Skyboarding is similar to skateboarding, except the board looks like a surfboard and has two metallic structures on the back that look and work like fancy mufflers. It turns out that Gilbert is a natural at skyboarding.
The best thing about this chapter in the series is that there are a lot more pictures and they’re incredibly indulging. I absolutely loved the picture that shows us a front facial view of the Luminon, and, man, is he one ugly alien. He also has a permanent frown that is identical to a boomerang, and I couldn’t stop laughing at it. Another picture that captured my interest was the one of Aoléon and Gilbert when they are captured by the Draconians (I call them lizard people) and are in bubbles that temporarily paralyze them.
There’s also a lot more action in this third book, and I’m interested to see whether or not the Luminon is successful in invading Earth (and its cows). I’m betting that in the end Gilbert will kick ass and return home as Earth’s hero.
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.