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    • ISBN:9781444938937
    • Publication date:02 May 2019
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Contender: The Chosen

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By Taran Matharu

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A battle for survival in a world beyond our own, where enemies come in many forms and there can only be one winner. From bestselling author of the Summoner series - Taran Matharu - comes an epic new trilogy..

A battle for survival in a world beyond our own, where enemies come in many forms and there can only be one winner. From bestselling author of the Summoner series - Taran Matharu - comes an epic new trilogy.

Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to discover why.

Cade is sitting on plane, contemplating his future, when he finds himself transported to another realm - a world populated with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and stranger still - people who lived many years ago.

Overwhelmed by his new surroundings Cade has little time to adjust, as he fights for his life at every turn and is forced to band together with a group of teenagers who are all carrying their own troubles and fears. This endless, brutal tournament is controlled by mysterious overlords, but it's clear Cade has two choices: play their game or die.

Cade and his fellow contenders must prepare for the ultimate battle of survival. Get ready to fight.

Biographical Notes

Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own, writing his first book at nine years old.

At twenty-two, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write Summoner, taking part in Nanowrimo 2013. Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over three million reads in less than six months. After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.

The Summoner series has now been published in 12 territories and is a New York Times Bestseller.
Taran is currently the Book Trust's writer in residence.

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  • ISBN: 9781444938951
  • Publication date: 02 May 2019
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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

— Guardian
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
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