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Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of the fourth and final book in the Jaguar Stones Series. It’s called The Lost City and it will be in bookstores in February 2015.
As you can see, it looks very different to the earlier books. That’s because our wonderful publisher, Egmont USA, is redesigning the whole series and giving every book a brand new cover. (But don’t worry – it’s the only the covers that are changing; the stories will stay exactly the same.)
You might also have noticed that the pyramid on the cover of Book 4 doesn’t look quite Maya. That’s because the scene takes place at a native American site called Cahokia, just across the river from modern-day St Louis. That’s right! In Book 4, Max and Lola leave the Maya rainforest and journey up the Mississippi River. It’s the fastest, funniest, most thrilling Jaguar Stones story yet, with appearances from Maya monsters, an alien spaceship and the Boston Red Sox. And nothing you have read so far will prepare you for the spectacular series ending!
In case you couldn’t tell, we’re *very* excited about this book and the new look of the series! Please let us know what you think by posting your comments below. Woohoo!
If you’re a fan of Max Murphy and Percy Jackson, we have some huge news for you! We’re thrilled to be included (with fourteen other YA authors!) in Rick Riordan’s new DEMIGODS AND MONSTERS anthology. For our piece, entitled “Percy Jackson and The Lords of Death”, we had fun imagining what would happen if Percy, the half-mortal son of the Greek god Poseidon, ventured down to Xibalba, the Maya underworld. (His friends Grover and Annabeth also play their part and – as you can guess – magic and Maya mayhem ensue!) This expanded and updated edition of DEMIGODS AND MONSTERS will be published by Smart Pop in July 2013 – and, of course, there will be a signed giveaway for Jaguar Stones Club members! LINK
If you love adventure, exciting stories, and cool facts about the Maya, The Jaguar Stones Club is for you! Club membership is completely free, members receive a 12-page welcome booklet and access to club pages on the Jaguar Stones website. You can review these pages by clicking here
Podcast host Matt Myklusch, ex-MTV producer and author of the Jack Blank trilogy, talks to J&P about the real-life stories behind The Jaguar Stones books. It’s a fun conversation with a great interviewer. Link
In The Jaguar Stones, Book Three: The River of no Return, Max and Lola are back in the jungles of the Maya and the Death Lords are on the warpath. Can video-gaming, pizza-loving Max Murphy and Lola, his modern Maya sidekick, save the world one more time? Not if they can’t get past the zombie army, the mutant cave spiders, the subterranean hotel, and some very dark family secrets.