Contender: The Challenger Exclusive Cover Reveal

7 February 2020

With thanks to Orion Books, Forbidden Planet are delighted to reveal the brand new cover of Taran Matharu’s Contender: The Challenger!

The second book in the brand new trilogy from the best-selling author of the Summoner series. Cover art by Matt Griffin.

CADE CARTER HAS BEEN CHOSEN 

In a realm of monsters and warriors, Cade is an unwilling contender in a deadly tournament controlled by the brutal alien overlord Abaddon. 

Cade may have won the first round but the fight isn't over yet. For his next battle he must duel a seven-foot-tall, clawed monster - the reigning champion of an alien race. 

LOSING WILL LEAD TO EARTH'S DESTRUCTION 

Desperate for anything that may give him an advantage, Cade sets off on an expedition into the jungle to scavenge weaponry to help him win. But there he is captured by gladiators, and before he knows it he finds himself participating in a deadly new game where the prize is his freedom. 

ROUND TWO IS ABOUT TO BEGIN ... 

Taran Matharu 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. 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. 

Catch up with Taran's fiction at Forbidden Planet!