I wasn t sure at first but this turned out to be every bit as clever and amusing as the first book in the series. Does everything a sequel should expands upon the first story, develops the characters and the conflicts, and introduces new elements that fit into the established world s At the beginning of this story, things seem to have changed a lot since the end of Terra So much so, that I wondered if I d somehow missed a book But if soon becomes clear that the familiar elements are still there and that there are sound reasons for everything that has changed so dramatically To say anywould be Does everything a sequel should expands upon the first story, develops the characters and the conflicts, and introduces new elements that fit into the established world s At the beginning of this story, things seem to have changed a lot since the end of Terra So much so, that I wondered if I d somehow missed a book But if soon becomes clear that the familiar elements are still there and that there are sound reasons for everything that has changed so dramatically To say anywould be to risk spoilers, but be assured this is still Terra s World Whether she likes it or not Terra , which Neil Gaiman said reminded him of Douglas Adams,Terry Pratchett and Roald Dahl, launched the novel writing career of stand up comedian and BBC RadioNow Show regular Mitch BennNow Terra is a couple of years older and back on earth She s in hiding And in Terra s World we find out why But none of this is known to Billy Dolphin He s just annoyed that since Terra returned to Earth Science Fiction has died a death How wrong could a teenage boy be Terra may be back on Earth but the powers of the universe are not finished with her Her old home faces a terrible threat which possibly only Terra can overcome Just what is the black planet To find out first Terra must learn how to survive as there is an alien bounty hunter on her trail And only Billy Dolphin to help her Another utterly charming middle grade sci fi in the series, only let down by the ending But there s much to love about the main story It s essentially about family, adventure, and the stupidity surrounding fake news and it was written pre 2014 We start off by meeting Billy Dolphin He s your average 14 year old nice but nerdy type a little bit overweight, dead keen on pop culture references and really put out that since the girl Terra arrived back on Earth after being raised by aliens, s Another utterly charming middle grade sci fi in the series, only let down by the ending But there s much to love about the main story It s essentially about family, adventure, and the stupidity surrounding fake news and it was written pre 2014 We start off by meeting Billy Dolphin He s your average 14 year old nice but nerdy type a little bit overweight, dead keen on pop culture references and really put out that since the girl Terra arrived back on Earth after being raised by aliens, science fiction has died a death That is until he gets caught up in a big sci fi adventure of his own alongside poor Terra who s spent the last two years evading extraterrestrial assassins and waiting to hear from Fnnr Taking matters into her own hands, she and Billy steal a spaceship or two and make their way back to Terra s old home world It s not quite how she expected it to be, what with a bizarre fakenews cult having taken root Oh, and then there s that big black planet up in the sky The one that wasn t there before The one that leaves only emptiness in its wakeAs fun an adventure as the first book, though this one isgrown up It satirised society all the while warning about the dangers that the grown up world can have Terra and Billy have that knowing middle grade that is, non romantic rapport and are very sensible characters You have to love Billy the every man boy and his little asides that Terra s limited Earth knowledge would miss out on The two downsides were once again the heavy reliance of the alien names, and that ending The names got so confusing in the end I wasn t always sure if I was listening to a Dsktn, Gshk, Mlmln You get the picture The end felt disappointingly unresolved Not that it s a bad ending per se, just that it s one of those to be continued affairs especially considering that it er, hasn t been continued After all the characters went through, I guess I was hoping forof a happy reunion and some closure regarding some of the questioned raised earlier view spoiler What happened about the Gshk dude and his Occluded Ones Why was there a Mlmln guarding Terra on Earth What s going to happen about the whole assassins situation Not to mention Terra s unfinished reunion with Lppt Le sigh hide spoiler It s still a great middle grade tale and a lot of fun to read, just not quite as satisfyingly closed but open as book one Another great adventure for Terra in the latest book by Mitch Benn It s just as funny as her first outing and now she finds herself battling to save her home world from the mysterious black planet, as well as the evenmysterious Gfjk Hhh With both drama and humour for young and old, this is a very enjoyable story and highly recommended. Quirky and with likeable leads and Gaiman is right, it IS like Douglas Adams this is the sort of book I d have loved as a teenager The political allegory is a bit forced at times, but Benn has confidence in his story and it all pays off in a nice Doctor Who style resolution I m glad they whoever they are still write books like this easy read good story nothing spectacular but I would readof his This one was funny andlayered than I expected The ending leaves it open but I cannot find any news of work on a follow up I guess sometimes the muse takes a break. The fun continues, I do like sci fi with humour in it And in this one Terra is in hiding as someone is after her And it s also the story of Billy who is sad cos ever since people found aliens are real, sci fi has died Cancelled shows, fewer books It s a shame But then Terra and Billy meet, and he gets that adventure he wants.Told with a smile, this is a book that made me giggle It s both real and silly fun at times But it s also serious as things are not good on Terra s former home planet The fun continues, I do like sci fi with humour in it And in this one Terra is in hiding as someone is after her And it s also the story of Billy who is sad cos ever since people found aliens are real, sci fi has died Cancelled shows, fewer books It s a shame But then Terra and Billy meet, and he gets that adventure he wants.Told with a smile, this is a book that made me giggle It s both real and silly fun at times But it s also serious as things are not good on Terra s former home planet, it s really bad, and about to get worse And who is after her I liked Terra, but Billy was almostfun He was the side kick after all, the comic relief The one who was only there cos of her He was not really a hero but he could be.Humour, science fiction and danger on the horizon A short fun book that you can read in a day The wit and humour was all still here, and whilst the awe and amazement of the first book would be practically impossible to recapture, this one was a very nice carry on Very much enjoyed.