The Chosen (Contender #1)

Cover of the book, The Chosen (Contender #1).

Written by:

★★★★★
★★★★★

3.9, based on 492 reviews.

Goodreads says:

Introducing an epic new trilogy from Taran Matharu, author of the New York Times–bestselling Summoner series. Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to discover why.Cade is settling into a new boarding school, contemplating his future, when he finds himself transported to another realm. He soon discovers their new world is populated with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and stranger still — people. Overwhelmed by his new surroundings, Cade has little time to adjust, for soon he and his fellow classmates are forced to become contenders in a brutal game, controlled by mysterious overlords.But who are these beings and why did they choose these teens? Cade must prepare for battle . . . because hiding is not an option.

Waterstones says:

In a world far from our own, where enemies come in many forms, the ultimate battle for survival is about to begin ... An epic new trilogy from the bestselling author of the Summoner series.CADE CARTER IS LOSTConvicted of a crime he didn't commit, Cade is facing a year in reform school when he finds himself suddenly transported to another realm.BUT THIS NEW WORLD IS NO ESCAPEPopulated by bloodthirsty prehistoric creatures and fierce warriors, Cade's surroundings are full of danger. Along with his fellow students, Cade is forced to become a contender in a deadly game of the highest stakes, controlled by invisible overlords.Who are these brutal rulers, and why did they choose Cade? Before he can find answers, Cade must get ready to fight ...BECAUSE IN THIS GAME, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION


Rating breakdown

★★★★★
★★★★★
3.9 out of 5 stars (492 ratings)
5 32% (155 ratings)
4 36% (178 ratings)
3 25% (125 ratings)
2 5% (24 ratings)
1 2% (10 ratings)

About Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series, which has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies. He was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for writing during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old.

Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an internship in Digital Sales at Pen...
[Read more about Taran Matharu]


Search for another book