It’s so flipping tender, so sensitively written. It’s a real gift to New Zealand fiction

Freya Daly Sadgrove, The Spinoff (NZ)

Zeustian Logic


A mountain-climbing accident, a petrolhead neighbour, a troubled little brother—what boy wouldn’t prefer the company of the Greek gods, astronomists and his best friend, Attila the Pun? Zeustian Logic is a funny, warm and moving novel for early teens.

Read the first chapter here.

Sabrina Malcolm interview here.


  • Description

    When Zeus, king of the gods, made enemies, he just hurled a thunderbolt at them. That’s one way to deal with your problems.

    Tuttle, a.k.a. Zeustian Logic, has problems of his own. His father was a famous mountain guide who didn’t come back, lost in the Everest Death Zone. His little brother has gone quiet. Boyd next door is out to get him.

    At least Tuttle has the stars. Through the telescope things fall into shape: eagle, serpent’s tail, scorpion, hunter, all those brilliant dots on the black. Everything’s out there, indifferent and immense.

    Zeustian Logic is a funny, warm and moving novel for early teens.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 8-12 year, 11-14 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Freya Daly Sadgrove, The Spinoff (NZ)

      It’s so flipping tender, so sensitively written. It’s a real gift to New Zealand fiction, though I feel like it would appeal to young teenagers wherever they are in the world. I would highly recommend it for ages 12 and up

    2. Financial Times (UK)

      A sparkling debut from New Zealand

    3. Cuckoo Review (UK)

      This brilliantly written narrative was complimented by eccentric characters and emotional plot twists. As an avid reader of contemporary fiction, this book is one of the best I’ve read in a long while.

    4. Magpies (AUS)

      Offers a reading experience that is both optimistic and empowering.

    5. The Sapling

      I can see a 12–17 year old book-lover (particularly an astrology or myths and legends lover) devouring this.

    6. Volume Books (NZ)

      Sabrina Malcolm has written a brilliant book… She avoids clichés and resolution to create an ultimately affecting story about recovery from trauma and how family are the anchor points in their own constellation.

    7. Irish Examiner

      Relationships are splendidly handled, especially between eccentric but understanding teacher, Mrs Ziegler, and her sometimes over- enthusiastic class. An inspiring story that teaches us about friendship and astronomy. Suitable for age 10 and upwards.

    8. The Children’s Bookshop (NZ)

      For fans of Jack Cheng’s See You In The Cosmos… this is a beautifully written story of a family struggling to cope with grief.

    9. The Source

      A lively and original novel, full of interesting characters who develop in sometimes unexpected, but always thoroughly human, ways. Their lives seem to carry on when the novel stops.

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