Not too long ago, I had the privilege of shining a spotlight on book one from The Jupiter Chronicles series, The Secret of the Great Red Spot. Now, I’m lucky enough to do a book spotlight on book two of this fascinating series, The Ice Orphan of Ganymede, by Leonardo Ramirez.
“The Jupiter Chronicles: The Ice Orphan of Ganymede” is book two in a Children’s
Steampunk series releasing in April, 2014.
I admit, I had never read a steampunk book of any kind before The Jupiter Chronicles. I really did not know what to expect. But so far, this series is surprising, in a very good way.
Leonardo Ramirez has a gift for story telling and a knack for crafting very satisfying sentences. The Ice Orphan of Ganymede, besides having an awesome title, also has the benefit of being a well written work of fiction. Possibly the best part of this book, and the series thus far, is the positive message it can put in a young reader’s mind. That is something grossly under-utilized these days.
As an exciting plus, Eisner-Award Winning Artist, Dave Dorman (Star Wars, Batman, Aliens) is providing the cover art.
The Jupiter Chronicles: The Ice Orphan of Ganymede
The war has been won, the Jovians are free of the tyranny of Phobos, but the planet now lies in ruins. The Sinu and the Fiegan Firelords are threatening a civil war and the people of Jupiter are going hungry. First Petros has failed as their protector and General Ardor wants him replaced.
To make matters worse, the Castillos face a new challenge.
Ian is sick and no doctor on Earth can help him.
When Ian and Callie return to Jupiter to find a cure, they discover that the secret may be found in the Book of Ganymede. But now, the book is missing.
Left with no answers they are forced to face a painful truth.
Ian is dying.
About the Author:
Leonardo Ramirez is the author of Children’s Steampunk and Young Adult Fantasy. His
website is called “Science Fiction for the Human Condition”.
You can learn more about Leonardo and his writing by clicking this awesome logo…