The Popular Nefertari Hughes Mystery Series (YA, Mystery)
“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, Playing Nice, and The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland“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 “Asp of Ascension is like Night at the Museum mixed with the humour of Mean Girls with a dollop of darkness from Should I Stay.”
— Angela Misri, author of the Portia Adams Mystery Series
ASP OF ASCENSION (Book 1)
Nefertari “Terry” Hughes has three rules for surviving high school:
1. Don’t attract attention.
2. Don’t get involved.
3. Don’t’ make trouble.
A year after the accident that left her disabled and took her mother’s life, sixteen-year-old Terry just wants to keep her head down and survive her new high school. 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 that her father is the renowned archaeologist overseeing the new Egyptian display at the museum, which is rumoured to include Cleopatra’s sarcophagus. 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 is caught up in a whirlwind of events that leads all the way back to ancient times.
Written by BR Myers, this is the first book in the Nefertari Hughes Mystery Series.