Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Chosen

The Chosen

Contender (Volume 1)

Taran Matharu

Feiwel & Friends

BUY THE BOOK

The Chosen introduces the epic Contender 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.

CHAPTER 1


Place:UnknownDate:UnknownYear:Unknown

The creature circled below Cade like a shark around a sinking ship. It leaped for him, its jaws snapping just below the narrow ledge he stood on. He shuffled back, pressing his shoulders...

Praise for The Chosen

Praise for The Novice:

A New York Times Bestseller

“The appealing characters, fast-paced plot, focus on racial politics, and interesting demon varieties (demonology addendum included) make this an enjoyable read.” —School Library Journal

“Fantasy readers should enjoy this entertaining, comfortably familiar-feeling adventure featuring an earnest soldier-schoolboy and his demonic sidekick.” — Kirkus Reviews

“This plot-focused fantasy adventure will be a satisfying read for a wide age range of readers, especially fans of role-playing games and Christopher Paolini.” —VOYA

“Taran Matharu . . . racked up more than a million reads for his first novel, Summoner, in only four months.” —NBCnews.com

Praise for The Inquisition:

"A fast-paced, familiar tale with strong echoes of Tolkien, Pullman, and Pokémon." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Battlemage:

A USA Today Bestseller
A New York Times Bestseller

Reviews from Goodreads

Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Summoner Trilogy: The Novice (Book One), The Inquisition (Book Two), The Battlemage (Book Three), The Outcast (the prequel), and The Summoner's Handbook. The series has been compared to the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings series. Taran Matharu lives in London. Follow him on Twitter.

Taran Matharu on Wattpad

Feiwel & Friends

Latest on Facebook

LATEST ON TWITTER