The End of the World Club (The Jaguar Stones Trilogy Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

With the end of the Mayan calendar fast approaching, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy and his new friend Lola, the modern Maya girl who saved his life in the perilous jungle, are racing against time to outwit the twelve Lords of Death.  Following the trail of the conquistadors, their quest takes them back to the wild heart of Spain - a forgotten land steeped in legend, superstition and ever more bizarre tourist festivals.  With a pack of hellhounds on their heels and the cape-twirling Count Antonio de Landa...
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The End of the World Club (The Jaguar Stones Trilogy Series #2)

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Overview

With the end of the Mayan calendar fast approaching, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy and his new friend Lola, the modern Maya girl who saved his life in the perilous jungle, are racing against time to outwit the twelve Lords of Death.  Following the trail of the conquistadors, their quest takes them back to the wild heart of Spain - a forgotten land steeped in legend, superstition and ever more bizarre tourist festivals.  With a pack of hellhounds on their heels and the cape-twirling Count Antonio de Landa in hot pursuit, the teens must face madness and betrayal, bluff and double-bluff, to uncover the terrible secrets of the long-lost Yellow Jaguar.  But no matter where they run, all roads lead to Xibalba.  There, in the cold and watery Maya underworld, we finally discover why only Max Murphy can save the world from the villainous Lords of Death.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—In this sequel to Middleworld (Smith & Sons, 2007), 14-year-old Max and his friend Lola are on another quest to save his parents from Ah Pukuh and the Maya Lords of Death. This time they have to go to Spain to retrieve the Jaguar Stone from his ancestor's castle and return it to Xibalba, the Maya underworld. On his return from the castle, Max discovers that Lola has been abducted by Count Antonio de Landa, who is working with the Death Lords. Max and the two Howler monkeys that are possessed by the spirits of Maya royalty, Lord 6-Dog and Lady Coco, set out to save Lola from marrying Landa and retrieve the precious stone that was taken by Ah Pukuh. The authors use Maya mythology and terms and add interesting facts about Spain and Spanish culture. This is a fast-paced book, and the action starts right away. There are so many holes and contrivances in the plot, however, that make this story hard to believe, even for fantasy.—Erik Carlson, New York Public Library
ALAN Review - Christine Chau
As the second book of The Jaguar Stones adventure trilogy, The End of the World Club brings Max Murphy and his Mayan friend Lola back to save the world from the villainous Lords of Death. Racing against time, Max and Lola must travel to the heart of Spain to retrieve the legendary Yellow Jaguar Stone from Max's ancestor's castle and return it to Xibalba. Max and Lola must overcome unprecedented challenges to uncover the horrifying secrets of the Yellow Jaguar Stone. Will Max succeed or will he and his parents be condemned to live out the rest of their lives trapped in Xibalba? This fast-paced action-adventure novel surpasses its prequel, and is filled with Mayan folklore and entertaining humor that will keep teen readers highly entertained. The End of the World Club is an easily recommended novel to pique the interests of adolescent readers in history and mythology. Reviewer: Christine Chau
Kirkus Reviews

Fourteen-year-old Massimo "Max" Francis Sylvanus Murphy saved his archeologist parents from the Maya underworld Xibalba (and Ah Pukuh and the 12 Maya Lords of Death), but he had to promise to help Ah Pukuh get the final Jaguar Stone (Middleworld, 2007). If Ah Pukuh, Maya God of Violent and Unnatural Death, doesn't get the stone, Max's parents will have to return to Xiabalba. If Ah Pukuh does get it, he will rule for the next bak'tun (cycle of years) and the world will end. Max and his "modern Maya" friend Lola set off to Spain to get the stone with the help of two howler monkeys inhabited by the spirits of a Maya King and his mother. Can Max keep his parents safe, rescue trapped friends from Xiabalba and not end the world? The Voelkels, a husband-and-wife writing team, continue the chatty, silly adventures of the inept and often annoying Max with this chock-full-o-Maya-minutiae middle volume in the Jaguar Stones Trilogy. Neither characters nor plot is particularly interesting or believable. Mostly foolish (with an occasional thrill); even fans will find it overlong. (Fantasy. 8-12)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606842010
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Jaguar Stones Trilogy Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 186,309
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Jon Voelkel grew up in Peru, Costa Rica, and  Colombia. He was not a natural-born adventurer and found life in the jungle difficult, to say the least. After college and business school in Barcelona, he worked in advertising agencies in Spain, Holland, and England, ultimately starting his own agency with four other partners - one of whom would be his future wife. In 2001, The Financial Times named him one of the top fifty creative minds in Britain.

Pamela Craik Voelkel graduated from Leeds University in English Language and Literature. After stints reviewing books, writing catalogs, and penning speech bubbles for photo-romances, she became an advertising copywriter. As Creative Director of Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel, she helped the agency win hundreds of creative awards.

The Voelkels' collaboration continues in Vermont, where they live with their three children.
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  • Posted May 5, 2011

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    Great book, great series!

    I fell in love with this series when I started it. Sure it was. really slow start in the first book, but great towards the middle. When I thought it was a good as it could get he hit me with this book. I absolutely love this series and would recommend it to anyone who loves action, adventure books.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Poop

    I love the 1 book8)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    this really should be made into a movie

    I think that every percy jackson fan should love this alot because its mythical,thrilling,and just plain awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    I agree it shud be made innto a movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    This book was totally cheese' rockin'!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Luv it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    For a technical explanation of what I think its about

    From the looks of it ,it is kind of a sci-fi topic with a mix of humor and adventure. Lola and Max are the perfect characters. Lola is adventurous yet smart and independant. And Max is, well, Max (meaning he's stubborn and humorous). Probably a very good read.
    ---Angie---Age 12---bookworm---

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

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    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Awesome Series

    This series just keeps getting better... Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    IFYOU LIKE THIS BOOK TAP ON THIS

    If you are reading this thenall i want to say is that someone shold make a movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Lola

    So much fun couldnt put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Great book

    It is a awesome book. Read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Good book

    I liked it a lot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Awesome and weird

    Cheesy but adventurous

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Poopy but cheekey

    My eyeballs sweat

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Im not kidding

    I met the athuor at school and our teachers ate worms they hated them haha its what u get for making us go to scool ha again

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    i dont know

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