Paperback ISBN 978-1-78279-506-3
eBook ISBN 978-1-78279-505-6
Published by Lodestone Books
Teenager Stu accidentally transports himself into a world where numbers and letters are alive. He explores the System of Numbers, slips into the Land of Letters, and works very hard to avoid a Prophecy that proclaims his arrival as the trigger to war. In the course of his adventure, he encounters digits and letters full of flaws, hopes, fears and burning desires, some of whom should not be trusted. Most of all, he befriends Yana, a young vowel who helps him overcome his dyslexia. In return, he teaches her to count and in the process, transforms her into a variable, able to use the power of geometry... to fly.
As he explores the many sides of this intimidating, mysterious and fascinating world, Stu is finally forced to face his crushing fear of flying in order to escape. But more than anything, Stu will fight desperately to save Yana, the one vowel who helped him, who trusted him and who is now blaming him for the chaos of alphanumerical war that Stu’s arrival has brought into her life.
But as the battle begins, Stu may already be too late.
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Alphanumeric does make an interesting read. The author has given life to an abstract subject. [...] It will succeed in bridging the chasm that exists between numbers and letters.
Joseph Marques, THE NATIONAL
The author builds a fresh and fascinating world that remains remarkably consistent given the environment. It's immediately accessible and always entertaining. [...] A truly unique debut novel.
The author has developed an intricate and very imaginative world (which I think would make a great setting for a comic book or even a movie) and the story keeps you hooked. An original, poetic and entertaining book.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Harry Potter series, or who is a fan of Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman. A great first book!
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