The Secret of the Great Red Spot: (The Jupiter Chronicles, Book 1)

Leonardoverse Books
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The family adventure of a lifetime begins! 
Book One of the Steampunk Series, "The Jupiter Chronicles" 

It is the year 1892 and Ian and Callie Castillo have had to suffer the hardships of a single parent family since their father went missing five years ago. Since then Ian has refused to use the last gift that his father left the wounded boy; a telescope that sits collecting dust in the attic. 
When Callie decides to peer through its murky lens, it activates the device and sends the Castillos to the steam-powered floating cities of Jupiter where they discover the secret behind their father's disappearance. But can they uncover the secret behind the Red Spot and save the Jovians before the Martians launch their attack? 
Cover by Eve Milady and Ben Fosselman of Magnetic Dreams Animation Studios (Iron Man:Extremis, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, Sesame Street).

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About the author

Leonardo Ramirez is an author, husband, a father, and a Karate instructor with a 4th degree black belt.  He also holds a Brown Belt in American Bushido Kenjutsu which is the focused study of the Katana.

His first 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 space epic 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 where they find the secret of their long-lost father in the midst of a Martian attack.

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 a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.

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Leonardoverse Books
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Jun 1, 2012
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Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Beginner
Juvenile Fiction / Robots
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Juvenile Fiction / Steampunk
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