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Constellation Chronicles: The Lost Civilization of Aries

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A blinding fireball rips across the night sky and slams into a field in the remote town of Rigel, New Mexico. Glenn Sawyer, a broke and disillusioned 18-year-old, witnesses and investigates the crash, finding a surreal craft and an even stranger monkey-like creature named Paako, who secretly follows him home and stirs trouble. As Glenn captures Paako and attempts to return ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Mill City Press, Inc.
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Sandra Stiles
Jul 10, 2009 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
Vincent Lowry has created a science fiction book that held my attention from the very start. This is a book for everyone whether they are Sci-Fi lovers or not. The main character is a young boy named Glenn. His passion is trying to figure out if there is life on other planets. Due to the dog eating the dinner he was to fix for his sister and himself he decides to take his sister out to dinner. Something goes flying past their truck and crashes. They turn around to check it out. Imagine his ...more
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Nov 21, 2009 Vincent Lowry rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Fantasy/Sci-fi/Mystery Fans
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Hiram Alexander
Jul 26, 2009 Hiram Alexander rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
I'm not really into sci-fi books and all but this book was absolutely marvelous! The characters were well set up. So well that for most of the time I thought the Povars were actually human! That's how good it was! They were alien-like creatures but they were so convincing that they made you see past their alieness and see them as humans. The plot was okay.

What I thought was the coolest things in the book were how the Povars can freeze time with like this flash thing and how they have this progra
Sandra McLeod
Aug 26, 2009 Sandra McLeod rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-novels
I am not and never have been a sci-fi fan, but I loved Constellation Chronicles, and I especially loved the furry little Paako. There is plenty of action, plenty of drama, and plenty of conflict. I liked the philosophical ending and felt everything was as it should be. All in all, a good read, and I'm looking forward to the next in the series!
Lydia Presley
Aug 27, 2010 Lydia Presley rated it really liked it
You know, when I first saw this title I was curious. I checked with my library and unfortunately they didn't have a copy. That was about a year ago.

So recently I was going through my TBR list and realized I still wanted to read this - the reviews were solid, the premise interesting. I've always been a sci-fi/fantasy geek but real sci-fi is getting harder and harder to find. So I splurged and I purchased the e-book and just last night decided to start reading the story.

Almost immediately my conce
Nov 16, 2009 Cecilia rated it it was amazing
Glen Sawyer, fascinated with astronomy and science, is picked on by boys in his high school science class as a nerd, has girlfriend troubles and also carries around emotional baggage concerning the death of his mother and distancing by his, Glen has to take care of his little sister. In Glen's circle of friends, family and acquaintances, he would not be viewed as anybody's hero. That is, not until a select group of 'visitors' are convinced he is their only hope of survival. Now, ...more
Feb 18, 2010 Gail rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, fantasy, 2010
The author seems to have a problem with the word "just." Every time any character said it, it was spelled jus'. Now where I live in the midwest, when people are having a conversation, the word is usually pronounced jus'. It's like going vs goin'. I think a lot of people, no matter how educated, say jus' or goin'.

HOWEVER. In a story, when I read a character saying jus' I assume the author is trying to show us they are uneducated. Sometimes words like jus' are used to show a southern accent. But
Christian Boustead
Vincent thank you for a very good book. It reminded me of "Who goes out there" and ET. I can not thank you enough for the descriptions of the solar system let it not be said that you can not learn anything from a fiction book. I look hopefully for Paako and now understand what is happening to my vanishing popcorn. thanks V. look forwards to the rest of the books.
Great book!! I had only meant to pick it up and start a few pages at first. Well that did not happen. I got so sucked in that I could not put it down! I am hoping now for the next one.
Jeanette Glazewski
Jun 23, 2013 Jeanette Glazewski rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic. I have not read a scifi book since taking the class in high school. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Sarah Sammis
Vincent Lowry originally wanted to use Zodiac in the title instead of Constellation. As you can guess, he's planning to write eleven more books. The Lost Civilization of Aries is thus the first book in The Constellation Chronicles.

Glenn Sawyer lives in Rigel New Mexico. He is (of course) a UFO geek with his own theories of life on other planets and extra terrestrial visits to Earth. When a ship crash lands outside the town Glenn will have his theories proved right. He will also be recruited to s
Marti Dolata
Nov 20, 2015 Marti Dolata is currently reading it
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As this book is the first book I've ever won in a giveaway, I promptly sat down and started to read. After only 20 pages my husband wanted me to do something and frankly, I've never picked it up again. My impression so far is that it reads like the author's first effort, sincerely meant, but when competing against a copy of Ancillary Mercy and working at the Halloween store, and now getting ready for Thanksgiving, what I read just didn't grab me enough to make a place for my attention.
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Mar 19, 2015 Tiffany-Jade rated it liked it
Quick and enjoyable read. Got lost a bit with all the strange names and language in the last half og the story but overall I enjoyed it very much :)
Dec 02, 2011 Alicia rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! My favorite character is Paako. This is one of those books that I want to read again and again. I can't wait to read the others!
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Vincent Lowry is an author, photographer, and environmentalist. His newest book, #LucysLetter - The Children of the Greenhouse Age, is a literary novel about climate change as seen from the eyes of tomorrow's youth. His third book, Surfing the Seconds (4.4 stars), is an Amazon best-selling poetry collection described as "beautifully written," and "evocative." Dreams Reign Supreme (4.7 stars), is V ...more
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