Contender: The Chosen

Taran Matharu

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Hodder Children's Books


From the author of the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series, comes a brand new EPIC world.
Cade, a misunderstood juvenile delinquent, and Harriet, a Victorian cat-burglar, live in two different eras - until they're both transported to another world.

Abandoned in a realm populated with lost remnants from the past, prehistoric animals and monstrous creatures, they are forced to become contenders in an endless, brutal tournament.
It's time to get ready for battle . . . because hiding is not an option.

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Praise for The Summoner series:

The pace is so fast and so thrilling that even less than regular readers will be hooked


Fantasy lovers will love the demonic detail

Sunday Express

Influenced by Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and video games, it appeals to fans of all of these

The Sunday Times