Apocalypse Moon (The Joshua Files book 5) by M. G. Harris
  

Apocalypse Moon (The Joshua Files book 5)

Written by M. G. Harris
Part of the Joshua Files Series

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April 2012 Book of the Month.

Half Mexican, Manchester United fan and self-confessed geek, M G Harris is the author of the fabulous Mayan phrophecy influenced, futuristic series, The Joshua Files – perfect for action-hero fan 9+ year olds. This is the 5th and final book in the series and is packed full of gripping, daring teen adventure in dark pyramids and alien tunnels. If you haven’t discovered these pacy adventures yet, now’s the perfect time particularly as the end of the Mayan calendar draws near on 21st December 2012 in fact! Will the world end then? Find out in this the final instalment of this nailbiting adventure. Check out all the Joshua Files titles.

Click here to visit the Joshua Files website, which includes Josh's blog, competitions and how to receive Joshua Files updates by SMS. You can also visit the official M.G. Harris fansite - click here.

Synopsis

Apocalypse Moon (The Joshua Files book 5) by M. G. Harris

Something is very wrong with the 2012 Plan. Is it really on course to save the planet from the gigantic Electro-Magnetic Pulse that's due to shatter civilisation at the end of the year? After a narrow escape from US government agents Josh decides to risk his own life on a daring mission - a leap forward in time to discover the truth about 2012. He's jumped ahead far enough to glimpse a post-apocalyptic world in collapse. And to realise - it could be his destiny to stay.

Here's the series trailer:

Reviews

Praise for the series:

‘A gripping survival story … a boy’s fantasy of pyramids, caves and tunnels’ - Daily Telegraph

‘A gripping read’ - Sunday Express

‘Thrilling adventure’ - Julia Eccleshare in The Guardian

‘A splendid adventure story of UFOs, ancient Mayan documents and a lost city’ - Mail on Sunday

About the Author

M. G. Harris

M.G. Harris (M.G. stands for Maria Guadalupe) was born in Mexico City. When her parents split up, five year-old M.G. moved to Frankfurt, Germany, with her air stewardess mother and younger sister, and later to Manchester, England. Growing up as a Mancunian, M.G. based her formative years around the television series Doctor Who and Blake's 7 and the fortunes of Manchester United. As a teenager, during regular visits to her father in Mexico, M.G. became fascinated by Mayan archaeology. She made several trips to Mayan ruins in Yucatan and Chiapas and one such trip gave her the seed of the idea of what would later become The Joshua Files: Invisible City.

As a student, M.G. was interested in molecular biology and studied biochemistry at St Cross College, Oxford. M.G. spent several years working in research laboratories before setting up her own internet company. Whilst visiting family in Switzerland in 2004, a skiing accident left M.G. with a shattered tibia plateau. Forced to spend many weeks recuperating from surgery, she decided to keep a promise she'd made to herself to one day pursue a career as a novelist. Writing on a laptop next to her bed, M.G. began work on a techno thriller which combined her two intellectual loves - archaeology and biology. From this initial manuscript came the idea for a story featuring a young boy searching for a lost Mayan codex... and The Joshua Files were born.

In an attempt to cover up the fact that she's a bit of a geek, M.G. spends as much time as possible going out to salsa clubs to dance. She adores anything written by her quartet of literary gurus: Haruki Murakami, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino. M.G. lives in Oxford with her husband and their two daughters. She was the fastest-selling UK debut children's author of 2008.

You can visit the official M G Harris fansite by clicking here.

She introduces The Joshua Files in this video (and in case you missed the first one, Invisible City, there are also some intriguing details about the plot):

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Author

M. G. Harris
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Author's Website

www.mgharris.net/

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

5th April 2012

ISBN

9781407131122

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