News: New Release – The Smoking Mirror by David Bowles


IFWG Publishing has been waiting in anticipation for this, and it is with great pleasure that we announce the release of the fantasy novel, The Smoking Mirror, by David Bowles. “This is an important release for us,” IFWG Managing Director, Gerry Huntman, stated, “as this is our first young teen/YA release to the US market. We have other titles targeted for UK/Australian/New Zealand readers, but there was a great big hole in our US market. This fills it admirably.”

IFWG is also proud to have published a book that not only targets the young teen market, but is also a story (and series) with Mexican-American protagonists and steeped in Pre-Columbian lore. It is exotic, full of wonderful fantasy, and at the same time it is written for today’s youth. While children and adults of all cultures and geographies will enjoy this work, we believe it will be especially treasured by young people with Mexican-American heritage.

We acknowledge the colourful, evocative cover artwork and design by Charlene Bowles, David’s daughter, as well as a wonderful illustration inside the book which shows the Garza twins in their transformed states.

Carol and Johnny Garza are 12-year-old twins whose lives in a small Texas town are forever changed by their mother’s unexplained disappearance.  Shipped off to relatives in Mexico by their grieving father, the twins soon learn that their mother is a nagual, a shapeshifter, and that they have inherited her powers. In order to rescue her, they will have to descend into the Aztec underworld and face the dangers that await them.

The Smoking Mirror is currently available in EPUB and PRC (Kindle compatible) formats via this page, and will soon be available through all good online ebook retailers. The trade paperback version is available now via this page, and will also appear at all good online retailers in coming days.

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