New Release: The Paradox War by Ian C Douglas (final in the Zeke Hailey Series)

IFWG Australia is pleased to announce its release of Ian C Douglas’ final book in his Zeke Hailey middle grade science fiction series, The Paradox War. “Yet another of our series has reached its conclusion,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and yet again there’s mixed emotions involved. Another imaginative, riveting young teen novel has been produced by Douglas, but it is sad to see it end. This five-book series travelled with much of IFWG’s corporate journey, being an early book of ours, and one of the few that was produced by a UK author. There is beautiful continuity between all of its covers, beginning with the amazing artwork of book 1 by Dutch artist Tais Teng, and followed on by our regular artist Catherine Archer-Wills. Design started with Grace Chan, and Catherine took over in that department as well in the later books. This last book delivers us a fitting conclusion and we believe it is masterful. We encourage teens and adults alike, to read this futuristic adventure.”

Mars has fallen and Earth is next. As the Spiral tightens its deadly grip on humanity, Fitch Crawley serves as a murderous emissary. No one can stop them. Least of all Zeke Hailey, on a far-flung moon, resurrected but his memory wiped clean. 

Never has Zeke more needed his best friend, but Scuff Barnum is gone. Hurled billions of years back in time. Scuff is trapped with the ancient Martians on the eve of the calamity that destroyed them. Could he change prehistory or is he doomed to perish in a fiery apocalypse?       

Zeke struggles to cure his amnesia, aided by a mysterious scientist and aliens. But even if Zeke recovers, what chance has he of returning to Mars for one last stand? Now that the colonists are dead and only robots and monsters remain. Truly, the Spiral will kill all life in the universe.

The Paradox War is available now in ebook and print formats from all quality online and bricks and mortar stores in Australia, UK, Europe and New Zealand. It will be released in ebook and print formats in the USA and Canada on 30 May 2022.

The first four books in the series:

Preorder Offer: Zeke Hailey series and Electron’s Blade by Ian C Douglas

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IFWG is pleased to offer preorders for Ian C Douglas‘ latest instalment of the middle grade Zeke Hailey series, Electron’s BladeIt is Book 4 of the 5 part series, and things are definitely hotting up.

It’s war! Ruthless terrorists force the Governor of Mars into military action.

Only one boy can stop the bloodshed. Psychic teenager Zeke Hailey speaks the ancient Martian language. He alone can figure out the riddle of Electron’s Blade. This mysterious alien artefact may hold the secret to peace on the red planet. Both the Governor and rebel colonists seek Zeke’s help. But which side should he trust?

As old foes return, the conflict rapidly escalates. Zeke discovers that nowhere, not even his beloved school for psychics, is safe from the warfare. But is there a deeper conspiracy at work? Who are the shadowy Martian State Brigade? And what of the Spiral, still haunting Zeke’s visions? Is Zeke a pawn in a game played since the dawn of time? Will he stop the apocalypse, or release it?

We are making two offers leading up to the latest book’s release (world wide) on 1 November 2019:

  1. Electron’s Blade print edition for those who have already collected the first three books, and
  2. A very special price for those of you who wish to buy the series up to date – the 4 print books, all of which will be delivered to you on, or just prior to the release date.

Both these offers will expire 30 September 2019.



News: Two-Book Contract Signing for the Zeke Hailey Middle Grade Series

IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of a two-book agreement with Ian C Douglas, to complete the 5-part middle grade science fiction Zeke Hailey series. “This has been a successful partnership for the first three books and this final contract is the natural conclusion to see us through 2019 and 2020, ” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing. “We love Ian’s books and we know young teenagers do too. The refocus over recent years on Mars exploration and the possibility of life and terraforming on the planet, further makes this series relevant to our young audience.”

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Book 4, Electron’s Blade, will be released worldwide in early June, and the final book, untitled as yet, will follow a year or so later.

For those who want to catch up on this amazing adventure, click on the images below to find out more about the Zeke Hailey series:

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