“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.


Platforms Exposed

Platforms.   Any discussion of transmedia requires a discussion of the multiple platforms it will be viewed upon.  This is a multi-post topic, but let’s start out easy with a look at transmedia in film.  Film has  always been an early adopter  in the transmedia realm.  The Blair Witch Project and the Matrix are famous examples.  Both the Is it real? web hype surrounding Blair Witch and  the out of film story leaps taken by the Wachowskis are pillars of the early transmedia cannon, but how about a lesser known example?  Take Dreamworks’ Eagle Eye. Maybe the film didn’t garner the best reception, but have you played the movie’s alternate reality game Free Fall? www.eagleeyefreefall.com Try it.  Not only is it stronger than the movie, it has a longer shelf life too  — and it will give you an idea what transmedia can really be.

Or how about  Cameron’s two billion dollar beauty, Avatar?  Jeff Gomez over at Starlight Runner Entertainment did the transmedia implementation for Fox and it’s worth a look.  Avatar is already the biggest box office winner ever, but it also has the potential to become a true transmedia phenomena – the story world is so enormously rich that the material almost begs to be explored across more than one medium.  The real question is, just how well will that world  be developed and what talent will be put on the job?  Even if the Ubisoft Avatar game is a little thin, the property as a whole could become a truly symphonic experience.  And that’s the beauty of film.  It not only provides  a strong pillar to hang the other transmedia narratives off of, but many filmmakers are more than willing to go the distance to do so  – a fact that isn’t necessarily true of a lot of other mediums.

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