In the tradition of “City of Ember” “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Star Wars”, this family adventure is a high stakes space race to save our world from an invading force before it is too late.
Will Ian’s quest to find his destiny away from Jupiter lead to Earth's untimely demise?
As he struggles with his identity, Ian Castillo helps one of Earth’s greatest scientific minds, Dr. Nikola Tesla, make the scientific discovery of a lifetime: a strange mineral that can perhaps power our world for years to come! They discover it is not just an energy source, but something much more! When the device powered by the mineral is activated, it awakens a sleeping giant buried under the Earth by the Martians generations before. The beast known as “Gigantes” leaves behind a trail of destruction and calls out to a deadly enemy headed for Earth.
And the secret inside the mineral will change everything for Earth and the entire Jovian Realm…forever.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.
Cover by Eve Milady and Ben Fosselman with Magnetic Dreams Animation Studios (Iron Man:Extremis, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, Sesame Street)
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 Castillo continues to share his unique mechanical abilities and works with famous scientist Nikola Tesla to figure out how to operate a unique orb in The Jupiter Chronicles: The Orb of Terra by Leonardo Ramirez. Still unsure of the fate of his father back on Jupiter, Ian, along with his sister, Callie, and other friends of the Chrono Legion try to defend Earth from an attack by a tremendous beast that the Martians left behind. The mineral that was discovered and activates the orb is also the power responsible for waking the beast that destroys ships and comes to destroy their city. Meanwhile, the Book of Worlds and Jupiter itself are under attack and Nomi must do his part to continue the legacy of the First and Seconds, saving the realms from Martian invaders. The Jovians jealously guard The Mist, the source of their power, and everyone fights to keep it safe, now involving planet Earth in the struggle. How will everyone, including Ian’s Earth friends, Dr. Cain and Dr. Tesla, work together to stop the threat? Leonardo Ramirez continues his fantastic children’s fantasy/sci-fi series, The Jupiter Chronicles, with Book 3: The Orb of Terra. The characters are evolving and growing through trials and obstacles, proving that with determination you can do so much. Vivid descriptions make the story come alive so you feel that you are flying along with them on their hover bikes and fireflights. One caution for readers, though, is that this is not a book that you can follow well if you have not read the previous volumes for the background of the characters and their situation, but with that knowledge, you can really enjoy what The Orb of Terra has to offer. Another great book!