Eleven years ago, the cry of a newborn baby was caught by the wind. The cry was carried hundreds of miles, deep into the jungle. It was heard by a mosquito, who whispered his discovery to an old armadillo, who in turn passed it on to a young jaguar cub. The whispers turned into rumours."She's arrived," they said. "The human child is amongst us at last."What happens when you're eleven, being bullied and discover that you have mystical powers? Join Bella Balistica and her guide, the Quetzal bird, as they venture from Bella's adoptive home in London to her birth country, Guatemala, where they encounter evil treasure-hunters at the ancient Temple of Tikal. Unfortunately for Bella, a familiar adversary is lurking in the shadows . . .An exciting and moving adventure fantasy, the first book in a series featuring the feisty and smart young heroine Bella Balistica.