“I have a 10 year old son who is an avid reader!! He loves books, (but he’s picky too) he loved Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. He was so excited to read the 2nd book in this series! When I presented him the first book he was not sure he would like it but changed his mind quickly, then when I heard about the 2nd book being released he almost jumped out of his chair! (no exaggeration) He is anxiously awaiting the 3rd book! I would say that any child who enjoys fantasy/adventure books should read this series! It is a well written page turner! It’s a fun story that adults can even enjoy the storyline without getting bored! According to my son, ‘every kid should read this series’. ” ~ 5-Star review from SavyGreenSaver, Amazon “I loved this book, even as an adult reading it. I was completely sucked into the plot and was constantly finding myself staying up “just a little longer” to read one more chapter. Different twists and turns in the book have you constantly guessing who is behind what and who Zak and Zoe can trust. I could definitely see myself being involved in this series as a middle schooler considering how much I enjoyed it even now. Another thing I liked about it is if you missed the first book, you could still follow along with this one and not be lost.” ~ 5-Star review from Staci, Amazon “Lars Guignard has done a fabulous job with this series. I loved the `Ghost Leopard’ & love this one even more. For late-elementary to middle school age readers, you can’t beat this series. It’s fun and fast-paced. Even my picky fifth grader enjoyed every page. There are bits of magic thrown in keep the action exciting. Mr. Guignard has a brilliant imagination & readers are blessed that he’s chosen to use it for YA fiction. If you’ve yet to read the first installment in this series, do yourself a favor and read these books back to back. Don’t limit it just to kids! Adults will have a blast reading these too!” ~ 5-Star review from Liz Terek, Amazon
96 Weeks on the Amazon Best-Seller List
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“WARNING!!! It's the best!”

I hope that Lars Guignard! Makes more to come! I think that it is the best for other kids that love fantasy book's !! Hope you love it too!!

“Great Book for Tweens”

My 10 year old grand daughter loved this book. She could hardly put it down. She hopes it turns into a series.

“Read this!”

I thought it was very interesting and also very funny. Me and my brother both really enjoyed it. Compared to other books I've read, it had way more details and I liked how it was in India because I've never been there. The yogi way was cool. I will read it a second time for sure.

“An Exciting Adventure!”

I would highly recommend this fast-paced page turner for all kids who like stories that feature magic, mystery, and adventure in an exotic location. Guignard's vivid descriptions of India -- both the chaotic city scenes and the trip through the majestic Himalayas -- bring the beauty of the country alive to young readers. His main characters, Zoe and Zac, are appealing and well drawn. It's fun to watch this pair of unlikely allies form a friendship as they race against time to rescue a supernatural creature from a villain out of ancient Indian mythology -- and discover their own hidden potential in the process.


Black Box iPad

You can’t talk about transmedia without talking about the iPad.  The iPad is in every way the fabled black box – a device that every media stream will run through thereby eliminating the need for any other device.   Now Henry Jenkins, the MIT prof who coined the term transmedia in his 2006 book Convergence Culture called the black box a fallacy – looking at all the AV equipment in his living room, he didn’t believe one box would take the place of all the others.   Instead, Jenkins’s believed that the different platforms would learn to live together in some kind of harmony.  Essentially he thinks that content will converge – not technology.  Respectfully, I think Steve Jobs is on the road to proving him wrong.  The iPad looks like a substantial step towards making both content and technology seamlessly convergent – in fact, all it would take would be the mass adoption of iPad like devices for all this talk of transmedia to stop meaning anything at all.  If I can read a book on my iPad, touch the screen and be playing a game based on the book, and then touch it again and be watching the video content – what was an arduous journey across platforms and devices becomes a unified experience.  The notion of platform jumping ceases to be the defining feature of transmedia because the device has bridged platforms so well that it’s all just media again… only better.  And that’s what makes transmedia so exciting – the fact that the very things we are discussing here as revolutionary will soon be derigeur.  We have Mr. Jobs and his iPad to thank for that — they’re both game changers.

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