Bestselling Author and Christian Publisher Deliver Adventure that Keeps Young Readers on the Edge of their Seat
Zondervan, a world leader in Christian communications, has teamed up with bestselling author Bryan Davis to release its first young adult (YA) suspense series, Echoes from the Edge, an all new, thrilling, fantasy epic. The first book of the series, Beyond the Reflection’s Edge, will be released in May 2008, in time for the popular summer reading season.
The young adult fiction genre has maintained its strength and grown amid a challenging market. Drawing inspiration from fantasy writers such as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, Bryan Davis has become one of the leading contemporary writers in the YA category. His novels enthrall readers with young, but strong, protagonists and storylines that teens have a difficult time putting down.
"Bryan Davis is renowned for his vivid storytelling and the rich personalities of his characters that help readers find victory in Christ," says Alicia Mey, a vice president of marketing at Zondervan. "Beyond the Reflection’s Edge is intense from the start — an imaginative and contemporary thriller that is yet another example of his seemingly endless creative works of art."
In Beyond the Reflection’s Edge, 16-year-old Nathan Shepherd’s life is turned upside down when he finds his parents have been murdered. Determined to solve the mystery of his parent’s death, Nathan and his friend Kelly gather evidence with the help of a strange, supernatural mirror left behind by Nathan’s father.
As their investigation continues, Nathan and Kelly discover dark forces that may have been involved with the murder. With danger lurking around every corner, the two are faced with spiritually trying situations causing them to realize nothing is as it seems, and even mirrors tell lies.
Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst. His use of spiritual parallels and symbolism to engage teen readers has led to sales of more than 300,000 books. Davis’ writing style satisfies those seeking a suspenseful, investigative adventure that exposes new worldly dimensions that are hiding, or leak into our real world, and each story is aligned with a deep spiritual message.
What authors are saying about Beyond the Reflection’s Edge by Bryan Davis:
"Action, intrigue, and take-home value — the very essence of a powerful story and…the defining characteristics of Bryan Davis’s new novel: Beyond the Reflection’s Edge. Davis ratchets up the intensity right from the start, grabs you by the throat, and draws you into 16-year-old Nathan Shepherd’s world, a world where nothing is quite what it seems. Readers will white-knuckle through the pages until the stirring conclusion where, at last, they can exhale."
~ Wayne Thomas Batson
Author of The Door Within Trilogy, Isle of Swords, and Isle of Fire
"Beyond the Reflection’s Edge is a suspense thriller, packed with action and adventure that hurtles along at top speed from beginning to end."
~ L.B. Graham
Author of The Binding of the Blade series
Beyond the Reflection’s Edge (ISBN: 0-310-71554-7) can be purchased in May 2008 at retailers nationwide for $12.99 or for more information, go to www.zondervan.com.