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Martin King and the Space Angels (Martin King Trilogy Book 1)

Martin King and the Space Angels (Martin King Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

James McGovern , Science Fiction , Books , Romance , Books on Sale , Teen Books , Prime Lending Library , Science Fiction and Fantasy , Fantasy Romance , Fantasy , Paranormal , Magic
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"The book draws you into its world in the same way that the Harry Potter books do." Kophi (5-star Reviewer).
"If you like Percy Jackson, The Mortal Instruments, or Doctor Who, chances are you'll love Martin King." Eleanor (5-star Reviewer).
"Martin King is something like a cross between Harry Potter and Frodo." Meghan (Top 500 Reviewer).

There are two main powers at work in our universe. The Wheelmaster is a force of pure goodness, and XO5 is a being of absolute evil. These colossal powers have been locked in an eternal struggle since the birth of creation. But now XO5 is trying to get the upper hand…

Martin King is just an ordinary boy in love with a girl, until a clockwork angel gives him a superpower.

An inexplicable force known only as XO5 is searching for something on Earth—a secret weapon. Martin and his friends must find it first, or the universe will be entirely rewritten.

Martin, Darcy and Tommy soon find themselves caught up in an audacious, universal scheme that stretches right back to Victorian England. But who really is the mysterious XO5—and what does it want with Martin?

This is the first book in the electrifying Martin King series. Teenage science fiction fans are bound to love this epic tale by debut author James McGovern.

Series Reading Order:
Martin King and the Space Angels (
Martin King and the Prison of Ice (
Martin King and the Universe Room (Release Date TBA)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1225 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I9GDDD8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James McGovern is an experienced writer and has won acclaim for his past writing. In 2011, his story Monsieur Aries was recognised in the Franco-British Short Story Competition, which was judged by Michael Morpurgo, Boyd Tonkin and Baroness Joyce Quin.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great YA fiction, but something for adults too. 21 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My nine year old daughter simply could not put this down - she loved it. I read it myself (I am an English teacher), with a view to using it in the classroom, and was pleasantly surprised by the levels within this book. On the surface it is YA fiction but it does deal with some intriguing and quite deep philosophical questions.
Well written, erudite and well paced, clearly the author has a great future, impressive from a guy of his age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced adventure 7 April 2014
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A teen tale of adventure and super powers put together with an unconventional style and structure. Great characters and a well crafted universe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific teenage sci-fi space adventure! 18 Feb 2014
By Lucinda
Fans of Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer and Doctor Who will simply love this sensational story. The first instalment in {what I predict will be} an epic series, introduces readers to Martin King's extraordinarily wondrous world. Many teens will dream of having superpowers and fighting against evil to `save the world' {whether that be as the central hero or alongside others like in Sarah Jane's gang}. This thrilling trilogy pushes the boundaries by expanding upon preconceptions, with refreshing originality and exciting concepts!!

Martin & his friends sweep you off on an action-packed adventure into the unknown. Their mission is to save Earth from a deadly evil force known as XO5. What might seem upon the surface to be a simplistic storyline is unexpectedly deceptive, for there is more than meets the eye to this dangerous foe - - and to Martin himself. Intensely gripping, nail-bitingly suspenseful and dramatic this debut novel sets the scene for one of the most captivating YA science fiction stories I have read in a long time.

I am incredibly impressed by this outstanding novel.
Sat on the edge of my seat throughout I was lost within an out-of-this-world, majestic masterpiece that combines reality & alternate perceptions with vision and great premise. The cast of colourful characters are highly memorable; each with their own individualistic traits and personalities that compliment and contrast one another harmoniously. Reminiscent of Ron, Harry and Hermione this group of friends show such spirit and strength in the face of adversity that's such an admirable quality.

I cannot wait to continue Martin king's journey!!

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* I won a copy of Martin King and the space angels by James McGovern through a Goodreads, first-read giveaway *
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly entertaining 12 Feb 2014
By Meghan
Format:Kindle Edition
James McGovern’s ‘Martin King and the Space Angels’ is perhaps one of the most entertaining YA fantasy-science fiction novels I’ve read recently. Apart from the author’s high-quality writing (from the first few pages you immediately realize you’re reading a work from a seasoned writer), the novel pushes all the right buttons that make reading it such a rare pleasure.

The book, at its heart, is about the boy Martin King who, for some reason since those darned aliens arrived, could no longer live a normal life. Together with the love of his life, Darcy, and his cousin Tommy, Martin receives a special set of super powers that (according to the friendly alien Falcon) should not only enable them to find that mysterious object quickly and without much glitch, but also battle it out with the evil XO5. But whether or not Falcon was spewing BS, you’d have to read through the rest of this engaging tale. But let me suffice it to say that this is a book that will give you reading pleasure for hours.

James Mcgovern has created a character whose adventures (and misadventures) you will love to follow. Martin King is something like a cross between Harry Potter and Frodo—a reluctant hero-to-be that any Tom, Dick and Harry can relate with. I also love how he’s the typical “virgin” who could not even muster the courage to tell Darcy his true feelings—this sexual tension that reverberates throughout the novel adds a compelling, believable dimension to the “alien arrives to mess our sh$t up” plot.

Needless to say, I absolutely love ‘Martin King and the Space Angels’—and here I am speaking as an adult reader, so I bet it’s also going to be a huge hit among the young adults that the genre mostly caters to. If you’re looking for a fun, well-polished read that will entertain from start to finish, get a copy of this book today—or send this as a gift to your like-minded friends. It is simply awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping you on your toes 7 July 2014
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I loved this book a lot. I would highly recommend it to people who love doctor who. One of my favourite book so far.
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