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by Glynne MacLean


The A'nzarian Chronicle follows the life of Roivan, sent to teleport the void between the arms of the galaxy to find human space.

Roivan has been instructed to:

Roivan cover

Roivan - Book 1 of
The A'nzarian Chronicle

Travel to human space. Once in human space stay there. Do not return. Speak only your name. Do not take the Test. Protect your mind. Do not speak of your world, your life, or your species until you meet someone who tells you first. If they are right, you then, may speak. Until that time, speak only your name. Protect your mind.

Roivan confronts the kinds of questions all young people confront who am I? Why am I here? She finds herself at the centre of a web of political imperatives that offer her a real power to make a difference in an adult world.

Sir Julius Vogel Award Winner Best New Talent 2003

Sir Julius Vogel Award Winner Best New Talent 2003

A Listener 2003 Best Book Of The Year
A Listener 2003 Best Book Of The Year

Roivan Book One of the A'nzarian Chronicle is included in the December 20-26 2003 issue of the NZ Listener as one of "the best books published in 2003, as chosen by an expert panel drawn from the reviewing stable of the Listener." Roivan has also been listed by the Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand among just eight Young Adult Fiction titles in their List of Notable Books 2004. Glynne MacLean won the 2004 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent and Roivan was a finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Novel category.


Roivan introduces the central character of Roivan, trapped aboard a ship from which there appears no escape. She can find no other ships, hear no people beyond the ship she is hiding on. Worse still the crew know they have a stowaway aboard. They know that she is hiding in the engine room somewhere. She has nowhere else to go. Or does she?



To read the opening of Chapter One of Roivan click HERE. You'll also find on this site background information on Constellation Prime Joshua Carter, his career, a galactic map, Ordartion and Bloc rank comparisons, interesting links, readers' reviews and comments and a range of media reviews. To check out a KidsStuff Interview with Glynne click Here.

Balliage with Solarwings Deployed

Published by Penguin (NZ) Ltd on 05 August 2003, B format New Zealand Dollars $17.00 Roivan - Book One of the A'nzarian Chronicle,  by Glynne MacLean, can be purchased from Grandma's & Grando's Place . ISBN: 014331811XEAN: 9780143318118.

To buy online click on the here.


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