New Releases: Walking the Tree and its teen companion chapbook, Morace’s Story

IFWG is extremely pleased to announce the release in all geographies, except for now in North America, the reprint of Kaaron Warren’s acclaimed fantasy novel, Walking the Tree, and its original young teen companion chapbook, Morace’s Story. “This is an absolutely unique publishing event,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “as this double release enables the whole family to read Warren’s imaginative story. But I’ll let you in on a secret: adults will find much that is entertaining and thought-provoking in the chapbook.”

Both books will release in the USA and Canada on 16 June 2022.

While not all retailers have picked up the stock as yet, over coming weeks both titles will be available in print and ebook form through all good bookstores, online and in bricks and mortar. We expect all such stores will be stocked in North America in mid-June.

All geographies – including the USA and Canada – can acquire the books (as a companion set) direct from the publisher (via our UK warehouse) by clicking here.

Special mention should be given to Greg Chapman’s excellent cover art and design.

Walking the Tree

Botanica is an island, but almost all of the island is taken up by the Tree.

Little knowing how they came to be here, small communities live around the coast line. The Tree provides them shelter, kindling, medicine-and a place of legends, for there are ghosts within the trees who snatch children and the dying.

Lillah has come of age and is now ready to leave her community and walk the tree for five years, learning all Botanica has to teach her. Before setting off, Lillah is asked by the dying mother of a young boy to take him with her. In a country where a plague killed half the population, Morace will otherwise be killed in case he has the same disease. But can Lillah keep the boy’s secret, or will she have to resort to breaking the oldest taboo on Botanica?

Morace’s Story

Botanica is the island, but all of Botanica is taken up by the Tree. When Morace and other students set out to walk around the Tree, a five year journey, he has no idea what lies ahead. Little does he know the risks his teacher, Lillah, will have to take to keep him alive, and the dangers he will face himself to save her life.

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 Acquisition: The Christmas Maze by Danny Fahey

IFWG is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Melbourne-based Danny Fahey’s middle grade novel, The Christmas Maze. “This acquisition,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “is a welcome addition to our young teen reader catalogue. Fahey’s novel is inspirational and we very much look forward to publishing it.”

Danny Fahey works at Trinity College/University of Melbourne where he is the Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning, Pathways School. Danny has over 20 years experience working in education as a Drama teacher and theatre-in education performer. Danny is happily married with 2 grown-up children and a cat named Lenny. He has had three previous novels published by now defunct publishers. Danny is also a published poet who enjoys reading and writing, has acted in a film or two, spends his spare time managing (just) his small backyard food forest and promises himself one day he will return to occasionally painting up a mess. He is an okay cook but not a particularly good driver of motor vehicles.

The Christmas Maze will be released world-wide late in 2022.

New Release: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse

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IFWG Publishing is delighted to announce the world-wide release of Lee Murray’s middle grade novel, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse. “We pride ourselves in the success and range of our middle grade / young teen novels,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and Murray’s novel enhances our  catalogue. We now have a New Zealand contribution, and one that adds a unique take on horror tropes – and yet original from many angles.”

Chaos’ latest game is positively epic. Just look at the trailer: the hero Bastion Axestone striding through the city streets, fireballs exploding around him and zombies staggering in his wake. Seb can’t wait to play it. He downloads the works. Explosive effects, 3D upgrade, heavy metal soundtrack and a subliminal quotient—whatever that is.

But the next day, Seb and his friends wake up to an apocalypse. Their teachers are missing in action, coach doesn’t come to practice, and Seb’s dad spends all day in his pyjamas. Even worse, not only has Mum not been in to work, she hasn’t bothered to brush her teeth. It’s beginning to look as if every grown-up in Bridgetown—possibly the entire world—has been zombified. They’re obsessed with their personal electronic devices and it’s all Seb’s fault because he’s the one who downloaded the game in the first place. Now, he has to fix it. But how? It’s not as if he can un-download the game. Along with his best mate, Darren, and Talia, The Prettiest Girl in School, Seb has to figure out how to reverse the effect of the computer virus. But in the meantime, the zombies need feeding, Seb’s little sister, Ava, needs minding, and someone has to walk the dog…

Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse is released world-wide and is available from all good bricks and mortar stores, and online (print and ebook).

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.

PREORDER OFFER NOW CEASED.

 

Preorder: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse

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IFWG Publishing Australia is pleased to announce that Lee Murray’s middle grade novel, Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse, will be released worldwide on 7 October 2019, and preorders are now available.

Chaos’ latest game is positively epic. Just look at the trailer: the hero Bastion Axestone striding through the city streets, fireballs exploding around him and zombies staggering in his wake. Seb can’t wait to play it. He downloads the works. Explosive effects, 3D upgrade, heavy metal soundtrack and a subliminal quotient—whatever that is.

But the next day, Seb and his friends wake up to an apocalypse. Their teachers are missing in action, coach doesn’t come to practice, and Seb’s dad spends all day in his pyjamas. Even worse, not only has Mum not been in to work, she hasn’t bothered to brush her teeth. It’s beginning to look as if every grown-up in Bridgetown—possibly the entire world—has been zombified. They’re obsessed with their personal electronic devices and it’s all Seb’s fault because he’s the one who downloaded the game in the first place. Now, he has to fix it. But how? It’s not as if he can un-download the game. Along with his best mate, Darren, and Talia, The Prettiest Girl in School, Seb has to figure out how to reverse the effect of the computer virus. But in the meantime, the zombies need feeding, Seb’s little sister, Ava, needs minding, and someone has to walk the dog…

PRINT PREORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED

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