Fierce Ink Press is pleased to announce the June 21, 2015 publication of BR Myers’ Asp of Ascension. This title marks the beginning of a new mystery series by the popular young adult author.
“We’re thrilled to release Asp of Ascension,” says marketing and communications executive Sarah Sawler. “Nefertari Hughes is a great character–smart and scrappy, with a touch of the teenage insecurity we all remember so well.”
Asp of Ascension tells the story of Nefertari Hughes, a teen starting school in a new town after an accident that leaves her disabled and takes her mother’s life. Sixteen-year-old Terry just wants to keep her head down and survive her new high school. But when she catches the eye of cute basketball star Zach, all hopes of flying under the radar are gone.
She is thrust even further into the spotlight when Fraser, the editor of the school newspaper, learns her father Mr. Hughes is the renowned archaeologist overseeing the new Egyptian display at the museum, which is rumored to include Cleopatra’s coffin. When Fraser stumbles upon the fifty-year-old mystery of a girl who vanished in the museum and Terry’s father falls into a mysterious coma, Terry’s caught up in a whirlwind of events that leads all the way back to ancient times.
Before long, the stakes become too high for Terry to ignore. Tossing aside her rules for survival, she teams up with Fraser and her candy-loving new friend Maude to solve the mystery and save her father — before she loses everything.
“From the first round of extensive edits to the exciting cover reveal, Fierce Ink Press has helped shape this mystery novel into a piece of work I’m proud to share with readers all over the world,” says Myers. “I’m grateful to be represented by a publishing company committed to showcasing Canadian YA writers, helping them further their career. I’ve always been impressed with Fierce’s wide range of novels. Today, it’s a real thrill for me to be included among such talented authors.”
Advance praise for Asp of Ascension
“Where the ancient world meets modern day high school, ASP OF ASCENSION is a fast-paced thrill ride through the history we often wonder about and the not-so-distant history we sometimes hope to forget.” — Rebekah Crane, author of Aspen and Playing Nice
“Great fun … a twisty-turny mystery that blends old-school Nancy Drew appeal with the humor, romance, and edge of the best contemporary YA. A must for lovers of Egyptology, smart and tenacious heroines, and powerful female friendships that withstand any test.” — J.C. Lillis, author of How to Repair a Mechanical Heart and We Won’t Feel a Thing