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    • ISBN:9781444938937
    • Publication date:04 Jun 2019
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Contender: The Chosen

Book 1

By Taran Matharu

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Introducing the epic new series from the author of the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series, Taran Matharu.

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.

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: 9781444938975
  • Publication date: 04 Jun 2019
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books

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