The Heart of Mars
By Paul Magrs
The finale in the Lora trilogy, following Lost on Mars and The Martian Girl.
After trekking the Martian deserts and battling against many dangers, Lora and Peter bravely set off to find the Ancient Heart of Mars and rescue Ma and Hannah. But warned by Sook, Lora discovers that the Ancients, who seem friendly, are actually the group mind of the burning heart of Mars itself. They have been disturbed by the human settlers … and they want the ten Earth starships for themselves. Can their allies reach them in time? Or does Toaster, Lora’s faithful walking talking sunbed have the answers that may yet save them all…?
Praise for the book
‘This series really is one of my all-time personal favourites; it is a science fiction delight that everyone should read… (it) will leave you feeling like you’ve read something really special by one of the best authors around.’ Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books
‘Ingeniously inventive, involving and wildly witty, this thrilling finale of the Lora Trilogy is sci-fi, but not as you know it… This flamboyant fusion of science fiction and classic adventure contains more sparks and surprises than a box of fireworks. It’s a rousing epic underpinned by playfulness, and a drive to do the right thing in even the most difficult of circumstances. It’s also a genuine, 100%-certified crossover that will delight a vast spectrum of readers.’ Joanne Owen, Lovereading4kids
‘A sci-fi futuristic thriller, this is book three in the Lora Trilogy but works too as a standalone. It’s a fast-moving story, full of twists and turns, as Lora, Peter and Toaster (a robot who is so much more) complete their quest to find her mother and sister and reunite her family. As such, it is a traditional story, but nothing on their journey is quite what it seems in this vivid and imaginatively created world in which courage and friendship ultimately win out.’ Inis Reading Guide
‘This book is enjoyable and entertaining, and I recommend if for Doctor Who fans.’ Erin Angod, Teen Titles