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The Zak Bates



W. Bradford Swift

Dominion Over All 1st 15Ben Fife
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When the last living magic cat and her flying canine companion shows up on your doorstep with an offer you can’t refuse, it can sure throw a wrench into an otherwise normal teenage life.

Zak Bates considers himself pretty normal for a thirteen year old. Okay, he does own his own zoo and believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that there’s magic in the world, but other than that, he’s pretty average. But when he’s visited by Ra-Kit, a magic cat with a bad catnip habit who’s on a life or death mission, he is ill prepared for the assignment she blackmails him to accept. He must represent the Animal Kingdom before the United Nations' Conference on Global Warming. Zak, with help from Ra-Kit and Sampson, Ra-Kit's flying canine companion, must persuade the world governments to stop poisoning the planet or face a global rebellion of the animals that could cost millions of lives on both sides and throw the world into irreversible chaos.

Dominion Over All is book one of the Zak Bates Eco-adventure series —Young Adult novels intended for animal lovers of all ages.


book 2

Protecting the planet: a thankless job and one that has no breaks!

For Zak Bates and his magical friends, the next eco-adventures is usually right around the corner. A fishy reconnaissance mission in the Illinois River leads them to Florida, and it’s there, in the everglades, Ohnmar appears...a very displeased and displaced python. Having been abandoned by his caregiver, who seems to have cared very little, Ohnmar teaches Zak a lesson that may prove useful when an emergency in Ohio demands the gang’s presence.

In Zanesville, Ohio, a dangerous menagerie has escaped from a private preserve, and the situation threatens to spiral out of control. Francis, a spirit bear from British Columbia is being held captive, and, to free him, the Eco-Adventurers will need to align with Chatters, a white (knight) squirrel. Though fraught with peril, the breakout might be a chance to mend the globe.

A call to arms, to wings and fins...

An eloquent environmental message for our times!

Endangered is a Zak Bates Eco-Adventure novel that will entertain and enlighten young minds. Fabulous fiction and terrible truths: a romping exploration of the perils faced by our animal friends, posterity, and planet.

Endangered Just Another Spring Break - 2Benny Fife
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In plundering the planet’s treasures, men may gather riches, but more profound wealth is lost...

Nia Gaines is the newest member of Zak Bate’s Eco-Adventure task force—it’s only, she doesn’t know it yet. When Nia’s parents drag her along on a business trip to China, the source of their affluence soon becomes clear: ivory, prized since ancient times for its beauty and never before so rare. In Beijing’s back-alley curio shops, the prices are great...but what’s the cost? The answer will change Nia’s world.

Along with Zak Bates, Ra-Kit the Magic Cat and Sampson the Flying Dog, her journey will shed light on the darkest facets of humankind...but, even poachers have families to feed, and no solution is simple. What can be done to promise peace for man and those at his mercy?

A call to arms, to wings and fins...

An eloquent environmental message for our times!

Ghost Elephant is book 3 of the Zak Bates Eco-adventure Series—designed for those who wish to save the Earth and all its creatures.

Ghost Elephant -1- Falling Through the RBenny Fife
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