By M. G. Harris
After coming back from his experience in Mexico and studying concerning the mystery Mayan prophesy that his father and grandfather have been part of, Josh is bound his father's demise used to be no coincidence. Piecing jointly the clues with the recent details he has, all whereas averting his mom's questions, Josh units out to end up it. but if he reveals out a stunning mystery concerning the mythical Ix Codex, he needs to return to Mexico to the key urban of Ek Naab. in simple terms this time he needs to do it on my own, simply because because the stakes upward push, Josh can not belief even his closest allies.
In the subsequent installment of the action-packed Joshua records, Ice surprise will deliver readers again to the key international of the Mayan historic civilization the place the mysterious 2012 prophecy nonetheless threatens the area. Can Josh clear up the riddle sooner than it's too late?
This ebook is among the infrequent sequels that increase upon the unique. Touches of technology fiction and myth upload taste to the journey and motion, as do Borgesian allusions and an enthralling story of 2 long-dead lovers.
A stable wager for the thrill-seeking middle-school crowd. from Kirkus assessment June 15 2011
About the Author
M. G. HARRIS is the writer of The Joshua documents: Invisible City.
She used to be born in Mexico urban yet lived so much of her existence in Manchester, England. As undefined, journeys to the Mayan ruins gave her the seed of the assumption for what might later turn into the Joshua documents series.
M. G. lives together with her husband and their daughters.
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She’s donning a black miniskirt with a bit white apron, a decent white shirt, and flat black sneakers. Her hair is longer and pinned again with a few chopsticks. She seems to be drained and flustered, yet there’s somewhat colour in her cheeks. Benicio clinks his glass with a spoon. A waiter in a white jacket arrives with an immense silver pot of scorching milk. He pours milk into our espresso from a peak, frothing the milk because it falls. Benicio smacks his lips whilst he tastes the espresso. “Worth the journey only for the espresso! ” Ixchel brings us membership sandwiches, bottles of Sunkist, and glasses filled with ice. She asks permission to take her afternoon holiday at our desk. Benicio’s in an exceptional temper, which i actually don’t comprehend. i think depressing each time i believe approximately Montoyo’s face while he observed the logo of the Sect of Huracan. i assume Benicio doesn’t have any thought how undesirable it's that I permit Madison’s staff pay money for pages of the codex. He’s evidently satisfied to work out Ixchel, and she’s satisfied to work out him. “You may still attempt to get to understand each one other,” Benicio tells us. i look at Ixchel. She offers me a defiant stare. “What do you think that … ,” I start to ask. “I imagine you’re too simply encouraged by means of Montoyo. ” “I am no longer! And what’s it to you, besides? ” “You don’t get it, do you? I’ve had it with the traditions of that position. prepared marriages! as though we have been a few type of animal to be bred. imagine i would like to have certainly one of your little Bakab little ones? wager back. ” “Yeah … Benicio … ,” I say, “why do they care if any further Bakabs are born? 2012 is simply round the nook. We’ve acquired the 4 Books of Itzamna; we will be able to simply take them out in their packing containers and depart it at that. ” Ixchel rolls her eyes. “You’re so clueless! ” “Josh … ,” Benicio says rigorously. “All the traditional expertise is safe through an identical ‘curse’—the bio-defense. simply the Bakabs can contact it and never die. ” “Wear gasoline mask! Use gloves! there are methods round it, aren’t there? ” Benicio nods. “In a few circumstances, convinced. yet each one bio-defense is unpredictable. In different situations, even these protections will not be adequate. And … the Bakabs produce other talents. ” “Like what? ” “Well, it’s now not thoroughly understood. My wager is that the solutions are within the Ix Codex, yet you recognize, I don’t have the safety clearance to grasp that, so …” i feel approximately what Ollie stated: That Bakab gene is simply the end of the iceberg. have you ever any suggestion what you’re in a position to, if purely lets free up your capability? is that this what Ollie used to be speaking approximately? Do i've got different skills that I’m now not even conscious of? I’d ask Benicio, yet I’m lovely convinced he’ll simply say he doesn’t “have safety clearance. ” I flip to Ixchel, ask her instantly out if she despatched the postcards. She claims she didn’t. Benicio turns out . “What’s this? You by no means instructed me anyone was once sending you coded messages. ” “I don’t understand who they’re from. yet they appear to be speaking approximately my father’s dying. ” Benicio without notice will get a choice on his cellular phone. “It’s the automated security process of the Muwan,” he says after a number of seconds. “It’s detected anyone getting nosy.