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Search for the Feathered Serpent by Cornelius van Dorp

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780959794892

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Search for the Feathered Serpent is a sequel to Dr van Dorp’s earlier books Crystal Mission and Trail of the Hawk, and also retells them in brief summary.
It is a record of the doctor’s own personal journey as he tried to make sense out of life, from his earlier days in medical school and general practice, his time with Greenpeace as base doctor at the Antarctic base – where in 1987 he had a cathartic experience at the time of the Harmonic Convergence – and his personal travels throughout South America, following the signs and synchronicities and seeing where they would take him.

Icycle and the beginning of the next – and that the time is here now for us all to wake up to our true natures as cosmic beings.
In Search for the Feathered Serpent, Cornelius van Dorp focuses – through the means of a mystical stone-trail to Mexico and its ancient peoples, from whom the timing of the Harmonic Convergence came – on a search for Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent.

At the end of the journey the realisation comes that the feathered serpent can be found within us all, that the historical figures have been guides for this time – the climatic end of one great Mayan cycle and the beginning of the next – and that the time is here now for us all to wake up to our true natures as cosmic beings.

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Sleep Sister by Karen Breen

Brand: Eunoia Literature

Product Code: 978099410472

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When the past won't leave you alone...

On the last day of 1979, sisters Gilly and Marina and their little brother Davy are running wild with all the other children at a remote campsite on a beautiful Northland beach. While the adults party, the children’s games grow more reckless.
Over the next seven years, the Duggan family tries to forget the tragic events of that night. But 1987 is the year that blows everything apart. A death in the family creates seismic shifts in loyalty. Trust is betrayed and new allegiances are formed. As the excesses of the early 80s come to an abrupt halt, the past resurfaces in the most unexpected ways.

This beautiful coming-of-age story revels in its time and place. A sharply intelligent novel that is both compassionate and cutting, Sleep Sister is an evocative and moving debut.
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The Bitter Sweet Philosophies by KK Jart (Hardback)

Brand: Eunoia Literature

Product Code: 9780994104700

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A quirky book for grownups


People interpret paintings in various ways. But ask a group of writers to respond, and you enter strange and unexpected worlds.

The Bitter Sweet Philosophies is an art book with a difference, in which a collective of writers known as KK Jart engage with the surrealist vision of internationally acclaimed artist, Nick Fedaeff
A quirky book for grownupsPeop..
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The Factory World by Joseph Edward Ryans

Brand: Steam Press

Product Code: 9780992251109

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A dream, and a thousand miles away is their only way home.

“Some people can’t see certain things the world makes. It gets in them like a thorn and turns in a bad way. Cuts them up from inside, and gets a bleed going. And that makes a person weak. And in a world like this, kid, that’s enough to get you killed.”
Waking in a pipe in a silent forest, unable to remember how he got there or where he came from, Simon finds himself walking a rusting railway track with a mysterious stranger who cannot even remember his own name. Abandoned factories and eerie mannequins dot their path, falling stars lighting the night sky and searing holes through the earth to reveal a maze of pipes beneath. A dream, and a thousand miles away is their only way home. But they are not alone on this factory world, and soon realise that they are fighting for their lives . . .

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The Lotto Winner by Carolyn Young

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780959794878

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Bad debts, a family tragedy, and miserable marriage. 


Architects Meg and Michael are knackered in The Lotto Winner. Until she wins three-and-a-million dollars, that is – and then their troubles really begin.
Imagine: your business has gone bust, your marriage is failing and your life is generally going down the drain. Then it happens – you win the first division
Lotto and your cares are left behind you… 
New Zealand author Carolyn Young traces the fortunes of a “typical” Kiwi family after just such a stroke of luck.
"Several well-executed and unexpected twists kept me guessing to the end and I finished the story wishing there was more to read. Young's novel is a gripping read and a timely reminder that money does not solve all of the world's ills."
— Otago Daily Times

Bad debts, a family tragedy, a..
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The Paris of the East by Karen McMillan

Brand: McKenzie Publishing

Product Code: 9780473270070

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A sweeping epic of love and war, courage and survival, sacrifice and loss.


Warsaw, 1939. Four friends picnic on a brilliant summer’s day and celebrate an engagement, aware of the rumbles of war, but hopeful that in any conflict Poland will have the upper hand...

A page-turning story that spans the period of the Second World War, this is a dramatic historical adventure that goes from Warsaw to Lublin, from Bucharest to Paris, from London to the Concentration Camp at Ravensbruck – but always at the heart of this novel is the mesmerising city of Warsaw – ‘The Paris of the East.’
 
"From the derring-do of Allied fighter pilots to the cunning of the Polish resistance and the everyday bravery of a professor and his daughter, there are heroes of all kinds in this sweeping tale of war-torn Warsaw. At its heart lies a tender love story which offers a glimpse of hope for a better future, and reminds us that humanity and kindness ultimately always prevail."  - NEXT Magazine

"The weaving of truth and imagination blurs the lines of fiction into a compelling and enjoyable read." -  Australian Women's Weekly

"Admirable characters and well-researched writing."  - NZ Herald

"The Paris of the East is a generous and energetic account of an historical period of terrible darkness, and one that revives what is often overlooked." - Coast FM

"I found this book very hard to put down. A tender love story, a story of courage and survival set in extraordinary times." - Booksellers NZ Blog 
 
"This is a compelling tale of love, heroes and the utter determination and will to live against all odds." - Hawkes Bay Today
A sweeping epic of love and wa..
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The Paris of the West by Karen McMillan

Brand: McKenzie Publishing

Product Code: 9780473343910

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The Paris of the West is a story of love and loss, betrayal and forgiveness, and having the courage to start over.


San Francisco, 1948. Having survived the Second World War against all odds, Celina and her family arrive on a Liberty Ship into the Bay Area with high hopes for their new lives. But as new immigrants they face many hurdles, and they have to deal somehow with the trauma of war and the grief of losing loved ones. Betrayal and more heartbreak are just around the corner. Why is it that now they are finally safe, Celina cannot sleep and is afraid of her dreams? And who is the mysterious jazz singer who will have such an impact on their family?


A page-turning, historical read set in the spectacular hilly city of San Francisco, ‘The Paris of the West’ goes from the jazz clubs in the Fillmore District to the sun-kissed vineyards of Sonoma.


Praise for The Paris of the West:


'The Paris of the West is a most readable symphony of history and romance that neatly concludes each character’s arc and ushers them, lively and aglow, towards a promising future. McMillan is an empathetic observer of sorrow and rejuvenation.' Coast FM


'This well-researched novel paints a vibrant picture of post-war San Francisco, from the jazz clubs in the Fillmore District to the vineyards of Sonoma. An enjoyable historical read with a touch of romance.' Sweet Living Magazine


‘a romantic page turner with many a heart wrenching and bittersweet moment but also a gradual healing. It is a well-researched read.’ Grownups.co.nz


 'Wonderful...I couldn't put it down,' Radio Southland


 'The follow up novel to 'The Paris of the East', Karen McMillan delivers yet another fabulous romance novel that will satisfy all keen readers,' The Rural


'The strength of this book was its portrayal of the long-lasting effects of war, both physical and mental.' Booksellers NZ


 


'It is well written and has an ending that I personally felt was satisfying and complete.' Flaxflower Reviews



The Paris of the West is a sto..
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The Prince of Soul and the Lighthouse by Fredrik Brouneus

Brand: Steam Press

Product Code: 9780473195779

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What happens when we die?

This has been the third question on mankind’s FAQ list since the dawn of time (numbers one and two being: Is this edible? and Excuse me, would you care to breed?). I know what happens. Believe me, I’d rather not. But I do. There is a lighthouse, and it guides our souls along the narrow path to being reborn as humans. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, as my undead granddad and the Tibetan special mission monk in my kitchen have kindly told me, there’s a problem with the lighthouse. And if the world is to be saved, someone needs to fix it. Which is where I come in: George Larson, eighteen years old. Who could possibly be better suited to save the world? Well, almost anyone. Especially as being a teenage guy is nothing at all about question three but all about questions one and two. And really, that’s complicated enough as it is.

Winner of the 2013 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best youth novel.

“Great characters . . . laugh out oud material . . . just brilliant”
- Radio New Zealand

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The Seed by Florence Kiss

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780958218252

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The Seed is the first and only English edition of Florence Kiss’s prize-winning French novel ‘Seuls’.


When the lights go out and the world ceases to exist after thermonuclear war – when all order breaks down and the last remnants of the human race mutate into unrecognisable creatures, half-man, half-beast – what, if anything, can survive?

In the flick of an eye while the southern hemisphere sleeps and the northern half is watching ‘One Man Too Many’, the favourite TV show on the planet, the Earth becomes an eternal reminder of Man’s sin. Its vanished cities, evaporated seas and irradiated fauna and flora cover the petrified surface with a carpet of ashes. Living and material humanity melt into the ground that once sheltered life.

What will be the meaning of life in this emptiness, in a world that has retrieved its primal nudity, its original darkness? A world like the handful of survivors left – desolate at still being alive without love, beauty, food or drink to sustain them… until one survivor unearths the seed.

In this unique, prize-winning novel for the 21st Century, Florence Kiss issues an astonishing wake-up call which nevertheless leaves space for hope.



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The Sovereign Hand by Paul Gilbert

Brand: Steam Press

Product Code: 9780994108937

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The difference between hope and despair turns on the tiniest thing.

Thorn, the gilded capital: bedecked in steam and the dust of convoys bearing riches from all across the earth. From here, wise and ruling hands have ensnared all Aurawn ina great story, a Primacy of Peace. A land where every person – human, gobelin, or drake – can dream, toil hard and succeed. Of course, not everyone sees things that way.
But when Alexa Temperen stands above Crucible Square and denounces the First and all his government for their injustices, the last thing she imagines is that she’ll soon be working for them, as a champion: one of the Sovereign Hand. Because prophecy has spoken.Evil is stirring, and Alexa is just one of five unlikely heroes chosen to face it. They each have their doubts, and in her darkest moment Alexa still must decide: put pride aside and fight for a government she despises, or turn her back on her calling, leaving millions at the mercy of an unimaginable terror ...

Shortlisted for the 2015 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best novel 

"A grand and highly original work of fantasy ... Quite possibly one of the best works of fantasy ever published in New Zealand"
-SFFANZ Reviews

The difference between hope an..
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The Spell of Morpheus by Julia Sutherland

Brand: RSVP Publishing

Product Code: 9780958218238

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The Spell of Morpheus – a story of women and drugs in one New Zealand town – was adapted by author Julia Sutherland 
from her psychology thesis while she was a PhD student at Otago University.

She describes the novel as “a journey in and out of a fairytale”, and she based the book around the extended interviews that she made with 10 women from the Methadone Clinic.

The subtext of the novel is concerned with the incongruities of current drug legislation, and the morality and hypocrisy of what’s legal and what’s not.
Based on author Julia Sutherlandís PhD thesis about the drug scene,especially as it affects mothers and their parenting, and interviews with women recruited from the Methadone Clinic, the book aims to explore and make sense of the drug culture as a mythical world.
-Otago Daily Times

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The Wind City by Summer Wigmore

Brand: Steam Press

Product Code: 9780992257866

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Wellington. The wind city. New Zealand’s home of art and culture, but darker forces, forgotten forces, are starting to reappear.

Aotearoa’s displaced gods and monsters – the patupaiarehe, taniwha, and ponaturi of legend – have decided to make Wellington their home, and while some have come looking for love, others have arrived in search of blood.
A war is coming, and few can stand in their way. Saint (lovably fearless, temporarily destitute, currently unable to find a shirt) may be our only hope. Tony, suddenly unemployed and potentially a taniwha herself, has little choice but to accept the role her bloodline dictates. And Hinewai, who fell with the rain? If she can’t find her one true love, there’s a good chance that none will live to see the morning.

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