After the exciting adventures of the last three books in the series, it was inevitably going to be difficult to maintain the pace to the end. Mr Levasseur gets around the tricky middle bit by slightly moving the focus away from Aoleon and Gilbert, who have become well established by now, and introduces us to some super side characters. My favourite of these is Zoot!
As the action takes place in the desert of Mars, we are once again treated to some fantastic graphics of the terrain. I can only imagine the hours of work that must have gone into this. They also enable the reader to get a very good visual picture of the latest monsters to cross our hero and heroine’s path. I would love to be able to see inside the writer’s head as I can’t myself imagine how he dreams up his ideas.
Without giving away any spoilers, this book neatly sets up the action for the final book in the series. Can’t wait to find out what happens in the end.