Our novel up for review sounds so eclectic. Read the blurb to see what I mean: ‘Hitch-hikers Guide’ meets ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ How can you go wrong with that? So, if you feel like you want to review this novel, please leave your name and email address in the comments section so that Lucy can contact you right away. Happy Reading!
From the author of the ‘Nickolai’ series, this is ‘Hitch-hikers Guide’ meets ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Venus finds it really embarrassing being worshipped in her pyjamas. They’re not even her best ones! It’s also a bit disconcerting that her previous incarnation was a bloke - and she’s a girl! But according to Divine Prophecy, she is The One, brought back to save this world. This really is the final straw after a pants day at school. Venus has fallen out with her best mate, been teased about being asked to the school disco by Colin Drummond, the Archgeekon of Geekdom, stalked by a weird boy and glared at by an even weirder looking supply teacher. She hates her new secondary school! That night, Venus wakes up with an overpowering urge to go outside. Next thing she’s being attacked by a UFO and chased round the streets. With her pet cat Pluto following at her heels, she takes refuge in an empty pub. The stalker boy from school, now curiously clad in a spacesuit, bundles her into a spacepod and it’s bye bye earth. Further shocks follow when the boy reveals a third eye in his forehead and her cat turns into a six foot black panther, claiming to be the High Priest of her old temple. They’re taking her back to her home planet of Ventura – where’s she got this Great Destiny to fulfil. She is the living reincarnation of their spiritual leader Sunev, who was assassinated many centuries ago by the Chagrinians – an evil reptilian race from the planet’s underground ocean. Pluto transported her soul to earth to be re-incarnated, then turned into a domestic pet to look after her. Now the evil ‘Chags’ are back – and she’s had to be brought back ahead of Prophecy. The UFO was trying to 'take her out' before she could return to Ventura and the boy got her out just in time. After a scary journey through space, they land on Ventura, winner of 'Most Beautiful Planet in the Universe' Award several centuries running. It has 3 moons, a huge sun that never stops shining and a population of strange hybrid species from earth’s ancient mythology. Here things like merpeople and winged humans are real! It’s a tough call, living up to the memory of a charismatic world leader, but if Venus doesn’t fulfil her mission by tomorrow morning earth time, ( several weeks Ventura time) her soul will go to limbo forever! With trusty allies Skye and Pluto, Venus boldly hitches up her jim jams, grasps her destiny, plucks up her courage and sets off on her dangerous mission, travelling through strange and shifting landscapes and pursued by the Emperor Tyranog’s terrifying beasts of war. She returns to earth at dawn a different, more confident girl – although her pyjamas are somewhat worse for wear…..
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