- Paperback: 314 pages
- Publisher: Darkwater Books; 2 edition (9 Oct. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1909072036
- ISBN-13: 978-1909072039
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 236,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Joshua Files 1: Invisible City: Volume 1 Paperback – 9 Oct 2014
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About the Author
M.G. (Maria Guadalupe) Harris was born in Mexico City but moved to England as a young child. Before becoming a writer, M.G. worked as a scientist and ran an Internet business. On regular visits back to Mexico, M.G. 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. While recovering from a skiing accident that resulted in a broken leg, M.G. began writing Invisible City, the first book in the Joshua Files series, on a laptop next to the bed. M.G. is also the author of GERRY ANDERSON’S GEMINI FORCE ONE. She writes for young adults as M.G. Reyes. When not wandering around the exotic settings for her novels, like Mexico, Brazil and the Swiss mountains, M.G. and family live on a quiet street in Oxford www.mgharris.net
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Top Customer Reviews
i am a major fan of all things Harry Potter, Alex Rider and Percy Jackson but this book (and it's sequels) puts those to shame!!!!!!!(tho i still love them!)
i absolutely loved this book it has a major storyline and has absolutely amazing settings, characters and dilemmas.!!!!!!!!
Anyway enough about what i thought you shouldn't be reading this you should be reading the book so buy it!!!!!!!
By Beth x
M.G. Harris has a unique writing style that keeps you thinking and tense.
Thank you so much!
I'll repeat the observations of other reviewers here and comment that all this action is deftly balanced with an exceptionally strong characterisation. The result is that it isn't just exciting to accompany Josh on his adventures - we actually understand him and care what happens to him all the way through. My eleven year old daughter, not a pure action or sci fi fan, is riveted by the power of the emotional story.
Another perfect balance is achieved in the level of challenge the book presents to the reader. Of course there's the code woven into the book, and the prizes offered on the book's website for cracking that. Beyond this there are enough ideas and information thoughout to spark the curiosity of the most active mind. It's easy to find the Author's website and begin one's own fascinating exploration of Mayan mysteries. At the same time the writing style is so direct and accessible, that even a reluctant reader can just relax and enjoy the simple thrill of the story.
Finally, I have to mention the slip cover. It's not often one gets a 'wow!' reaction just from walking around holding a book. Honestly, go and look at one in a shop. Buy one now, for yourself or your kids, and be the envy of all.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
amazing at the start dips down in the middle
its about a kidnapping in south america and josh and his family are on hliday two of them get kidnapped
I liked the way it brings you into the story and that Joshua talks to the reader explaining the history and the plot along with his blogs ,
I couldn't find anything negative... Read more
Invisible city has a great plot and the next one ice shock carries on amazingly well. All in all i think this is a great read an you should defiantly buy it :~)Published on 3 Jan. 2014 by Amazon Customer
Alex Rider is tough and clever, Percy Jackson has the powers of a god, Harry Potter is a mighty wizard, but none of these characters give you the intrigue and excitement that you... Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2013 by bennybenny
The young adult genre is something I am probably starting to verge on being too old for, however, I find the genre, especially fantasy and sci-fi great escapism. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2013 by Mr Stuart McKay