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:

New Release: The Guardians of St. Giles middle grade series by Jeffery E Doherty

IFWG is very pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the first two books of Jeffery E Doherty’s middle grade series, The Guardians of St. Giles (Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies and Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers) as well as a brand new title in the series, Olivia Stone and the Call of the Carnival.

“Middle Grade (young teen) fiction is a very important element of IFWG’s catalogue,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and Doherty’s Guardians of St. Giles series is a worthy addition. We believe that these titles will be a hit…after all, how could a teenager resist the enticing combination of adventure and gothic horror?”

The series is now released in Australian, New Zealand and UK/Europe, and will be available in the USA and Canada on 1 June 2022.

Release Dates: The Guardians of St. Giles middle grade series by Jeffery E Doherty

IFWG is pleased to announce the release dates of the 2nd edition of the first two books of Jeffery E Doherty’s middle grade series, The Guardians of St. Giles (Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies and Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers) as well as a brand new title in the series, Olivia Stone and the Call of the Carnival.

“These are marvellous titles for the 10 to 14 years age group,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and we are so proud of our middle grade credentials, particularly in North America. It is important we maintain this important element of our brand, and Doherty delivers in spades!”

The series is being released in the USA and Canada on 1 June 2022, but for the remainder of the world, including the key markets of Australian, New Zealand and UK, 7 March 2022.

Upcoming Release: The Guardians of St. Giles middle grade series by Jeffery E Doherty

IFWG is happy to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the first two books of Jeffery E Doherty’s middle grade series, The Guardians of St. Giles (Olivia Stone and the Trouble With Trixies and Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers) as well as a brand new book, Olivia Stone and the Call of the Carnival.

“These are marvellous titles for the 10 to 14 years age group,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and we are so proud of our middle grade credentials, particularly in North America. It is important we maintain this important element of our brand, and Doherty delivers in spades!”

More information about the three books will be revealed in coming months, but pencil in March 2022 to purchase all three.

UPDATE: Worldwide release date is 7 March 2022 for the three titles except USA/Canada (1 June 2022).

Cover Reveals: Guardians of St Giles Middle Grade Series

Jeffery E Doherty’s middle grade Guardians of St Giles series began with the release of Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies in January 2016, followed up by Olivia Stone and the Dread of the Dreamers. In 2022 we will release the third in the series, Olivia Stone and the Call of the Carnival. A wonderful book and any child from 10 up will just gobble down Olivia Stone’s adventures.

IFWG decided to commission new covers for the first two books, in order to create a better consistency for the series, and they have turned out wonderful. When Olivia Stone and the Call of the Carnival is released (early 2022), we will re-release the first two books with the new covers.

And here they are:

Doherty isn’t just a talented middle grade author – he is also the artist and designer of his own books. Well done and congratulations on his upcoming title, and new look back catalogue!

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

Electrons Blade Front Cover

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.

PREORDER OFFER NOW CEASED.