MAGE is a Silver Award winner in the 2020 Nautilus Book Awards, in the category of Fiction: Self Published & Small Press.
The Nautilus Book Awards were established over twenty years ago, and seek to highlight exceptional literary contributions to books which relate to themes including green values & sustainability, responsible leadership, positive social change & social justice, as well art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.
Previous award winners in the Nautilus 'hall of fame' include Naomi Wolf, Hazel Henderson, Thich Nhat Hanh, Riane Eisler, Eckhart Tolle, David Korten, Jeremy Rifkin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Frances Moore Lappé and His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
'A delightful easy read with a deep message about developing an understanding of the need to reflect on the way we conceive ourselves in relation to this planet and the way we treat it. We need to put our planet as our number one concern and I hope novels of this nature will be agents of change.'
'Anyone who can slip Jevon’s Paradox into a young adult novel deserves to be read in high schools across the world. So many fantastic and creative ideas in there...like reading a Masters of Environment course in a novel.'
'I loved how the author integrated the human world and world events with the fantasy part of the story. I’m someone that even with a fiction book I like to Google words that spark my interest. The book aligns with my belief that we are causing our planet to become endangered, and at certain times in the book I wished certain elements of the story were true! With what's happening around the world in 2020 it felt even more poignant!'
'What a skillful weaving of so much information into an excellent, suspense -filled heart touching story... I think it would make a really great film in expert hands... would love to see that happen...'
'Tantalisingly clever - so many layers.'
'A rollicking good yarn somewhere between fantasy and sci-fi, fully informed by the potential futures unfolding in these times.'