Wesley Robins

  • Ascent

  • Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom.

    In the Korean War, he is the legendary ace dubbed 'Ivan the Terrible', shooting down more American jets than any other pilot in history. But the Soviet Union's involvement in Korea must be kept secret, so Yefgenii is exiled to a remote Arctic base, his name unknown, his victories uncelebrated.

    Years later, and long forgotten, Yefgenii Yeremin is called upon one final time. With America about to launch Apollo 11, he is sent on the most perilous mission of all. At last he has his chance to write his name into the history books...

    Ascent is an exhilarating story, beautifully rendered, and a thrilling new addition to the Cape graphic novel list.

Jed Mercurio's first novel, Bodies, was chosen as one of the five best debuts of 2002 by the Guardian. His adaptation won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series of 2005. His second novel, Ascent, was published in 2007. Jed Mercurio's latest novel for Cape and Simon & Schuster, American Adulterer, a fictionalisation of President John F. Kennedy's personal life, was published in Spring 2009. Wesley Robins is an illustrator and winner of the Macmillan Prize for Children's Book Illustration. He is from London.