The family adventure of a lifetime continues!
Book Two of the Steampunk Series, "The Jupiter Chronicles"
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 an author, a husband, a father, and a Karate instructor with a 4th degree black belt. His first graphic novel, Haven of Dante, is a supernatural Young Adult story centered on an ancient war between the Dante family and the nine circles of hell. Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe takes readers much deeper into the world of the family line with a prologue that begins with the plight of Dante Alighieri himself!
His follow up is a Children’s Science Fiction book called The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot. It follows the adventure of two children as they are transported to the steam-powered cities of Jupiter, find their long-lost father, stop an attack from Mars, and witness the birth of Steampunk.
"My heart and motive have always been for people who are hurting. These can be kids who have had to suffer through child abuse or neglect or an absent parent which can be equally torturous as was the case in The Jupiter Chronicles. It can also be young girls who have suffered an assault like Haven did in Haven of Dante. Young or old it doesn’t matter. Those are the kids and adults I want to speak to because I’ve been there."
It’s not just Science Fiction.
It’s "Science Fiction for the Human Condition".
Leonardo Ramirez lives with his wife Kristen, their daughter Mackenzy and their two dogs, Duchess and Tinkerbell in Nolensville, Tennessee.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Ian and Callie are back at their brother and sister bickering but when cooperation is needed, they are certainly there for one another. The Ice Orphan of Ganymede, Book 2 of The Jupiter Chronicles by Leonardo Ramirez, picks up with Jupiter in turmoil and major questions about the ability of First Petros to rebuild the realms. With Ian’s sudden illness and his return to Jupiter in search of a cure, his legacy as a Castillo begins to become clear. In a competition to win the keys for the right to be healed in the Chrysalis Chamber, Ian and Callie help another contestant, in spite of the threat of losing. They gain his trust, however, and discover an amazing connection to this unusual young man, their father and the Chrono Legion, the peace keepers of the Jovian realm. Dealing with his uncertainty about his relationship with his father, Ian struggles with deciding how to continue – should he just trust things to work out or turn his back on a new friend to protect his feelings? The Ice Orphan of Ganymede, Book 2 of The Jupiter Chronicles by Leonardo Ramirez, is an excellent story, creatively combining fact and fiction both on Earth and in outer space. Ian and Callie are typical children with an interesting legacy and move between worlds as easily as between their home and a friend’s place. Issues of loss, love and abandonment are woven into the overall action of the story and provide a good lesson regarding motivation and personal growth in spite of hardships. Children of all ages can relate to the feelings of this unusual brother and sister pair as well as become enthralled with the action.