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Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists, Book 1

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.

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This mystery/adventure is a delightful mix of Jules Verne, Tom Swift, and Sherlock Holmes. It combines swordfighting, exotic locales, lots of science and pseudo-science, photos, maps, appendices, and nonstop excitement, all making for a rich and stimulating reading experience. Purporting to be from a secret underground archive found when the author's great-aunt -- who was the young girl of the story -- died and left him her house, it boasts an incredible level of detail and extras. They show a devotion to the creation of this fictional society that borders on the obsessive. From the moment you pick up this book, it is purely enjoyable – the kind of plain, old-fashioned literary fun you rarely see nowadays.

Book Details

  • Author: Joshua Mowll
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: October 19, 2005
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 14
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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