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The Joshua Files: Invisible City Hardcover – July 20, 2010
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On regular visits back to Mexico, MG became fascinated by Mayan archaeology and made several trips to Mayan ruins in Yucatan and Chiapas. One such trip planted the seed of the idea for THE JOSHUA FILES, a best-selling series of books for middle-grade readers which was translated into 17 foreign languages.
MG Harris. is also the author of GEMINI FORCE ONE, a trilogy of action-adventure novels created with Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson and funded initially via a hugely popular Kickstarter campaign. As M.G. Reyes she has authored EMANCIPATED, a series for older teenagers.
Top Customer Reviews
Now, his father has been reported dead in a mysterious plane crash. Believing his father's death was probably not an accident, Joshua flies across the Atlantic to investigate. There he runs into unknown relatives, shady American intelligence agents, a secret society, and a living Mayan city.
Who can Josh trust? What really happened to his father? Will he get home alive?
INVISIBLE CITY is a great action-packed adventure. The background information for the book is presented well. The characters are well-developed., and the plot is superbly spun by the author. The mystery is intense and keeps readers on their toes.
Those who like fantasy, adventure, science fiction, history, and mystery will all enjoy reading this book.
Reviewed by: Kira M
A secret - I sneaked the book from his room and read it myself late at night - and got totally hooked myself. So if you're an adult, consider it.
By the way, the slip cover is so awesome I'm afraid my son will be mugged for his book! Not sure when it will be available here. I had a friend who shipped to me from the UK, but order and I'm sure Amazon will respond!
With that stated, I have two copies of this book -one for loaning out to friends and one that I keep on hand. I have loaned this out to 3 people so far, and they read it in 4 days or less with the following collective comment:
"Awesome! Give me book two!"
The book is an in depth adventure/thriller that takes place across multiple countries involving bizarre and in some cases very dangerous shadow groups. The main character (Joshua Garcia) is researching/following a trail that involves email leads, Mayan codices, cleverly hidden documents and instances of breaking encrypted messages in the attempt to figure out the truth about his (Mayanist / Archaeologist) father's plane crash in a southern Mexican jungle. Through analysis of ancient ruins, artifacts, and languages long forgotten, Josh is left to wonder if the Mayan civilization (or a sect of that civilization) may have survived to the present day, and if so, for what purpose?
Without getting too deep here, the story is filled with action and harrowing experiences for Josh and his friends, but none of the action is redundant or just thrown in to make the story move at a faster then necessary pace. With that stated, a very large (and very skillfully crafted) component of this story is a beautifully written glimpse into the psychology of a 13 year old boy and how he (psychologically and physically) deals with the incredible circumstances he finds himself in.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A beautiful blend of Alex Rider and James Bond. It has an ancient but modern feel. Recomend this to anyone who enjoys an adventurous mystery.Published 19 months ago by Misss Grace
My daughter really enjoyed this book. Interesting plot that wasn't super predictable. She reads constantly and it's hard to find decent books that keep her interest.Published on December 26, 2012 by liv'n life
I really didn't like this book. It wasn't realistic at all. It was completely unbelieveable (in the bad way). I wouldn't read this book agian if you paid me. Read morePublished on May 3, 2011 by Morgan LeFay