Jagger Jones and the Mummy’s Ankh by Malayna Evans Blog Tour!

Jagger Jones and the Mummy’s Ankh
by Malayna Evans
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Publisher: Month9Books

Jagger Jones is a whiz kid from Chicago’s South Side. Ask him anything about Ancient Egypt, and Jagger can fill hours describing all that he knows. But when he and his precocious little sister Aria fall more than three thousand years back in time to the court of Amarna, Egypt, Jagger discovers a truth that rocks his world: books don’t teach you everything there is to know.

Mummies, pyramids, and cool hieroglyphics make awesome movie props, but the ancient court of Amarna is full of over-sized scorpions, magical amulets, and evil deities determined to scare unwanted visitors away. If Jagger and Aria are to return safely home, they must find nine soul-infested gemstones, defeat an evil general, save the royal family, and figure out how to rescue themselves!

Armed only with Jagger’s knowledge of history and a few modern objects mined from his pockets and Aria’s sparkly purse, the siblings have exactly one week to solve supernatural riddles and rescue the royal family. If they can pull it off, Jagger Jones just might return to Chicago a hero.

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About the Author

Malayna Evans is the author of the middle grade time travel series, Jagger Jones. Malayna earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago and has used her background to craft a tale loaded with historical details, attested ancient actors, and a magical adventure full of gods, mummies and wriggling creatures. Malayna enjoys a busy life of reading, writing, and playing in Oak Park, Illinois with her two kids, a spoiled rescue dog named Caesar, and a dwarf hamster named Pedicure.


Cover Love (Why you love the cover)

There is a lot I love about the cover of JAGGER JONES AND THE MUMMY’S ANKH.

I love the blend of ancient and modern—the Chicago cityscape on the back of the book and the ancient Egyptian imagery on the front. That combination of South Side Chicago meets ancient Egypt reflects what’s inside the book so well—there are an awful lot of ancient-modern mash ups in the story.

I love the colors. The gold of the title is just so, well, ancient Egyptian-ish. The background colors are muted but bold, setting a nice contrast with the bright, cheery colors of the time –travel portal.

But above all, I love Jagger and Aria. They look suspiciously like my own two kids, who inspired me to write the book. So having my little inspirations memorialized on the cover is worth all the Nubian gold an Egyptian princess could covet. My eleven-year-old daughter is especially proud of her place on the front of a book, which is one more thing to love. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing Jagger. Looks great -- appreciate it!


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