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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 in English. He was born in London in 1990.

Taran began to write the SUMMONER series in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’ and sharing his work on Wattpad.com. The shared sample of the story went viral, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months. THE CHOSEN is his first book in his new CONTENDER series, out now.



His books are published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK, Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown in Taiwan, Record in B
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“Fight dirty, and go for the face. Gentlemen's rules are for gentlemen.”
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“A warrior's greatest enemy can also be his greatest teacher.”
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“If even the false war we pretend to fight has created so much hate between our peoples, what would a real one do?”
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“But he is the black to your grey. In the end, you are all stained with the evil that is the human condition.”
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“Fight dirty, and go for the face. Gentlemen's rules are for gentlemen.”
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message 3: by Taran

Taran Matharu Check out the official trailer for the Summoner Series!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6fmK...
With animations by the cover artist, Malgorzata Gruszka!
Please feel free to like and share


message 2: by Taran

Taran Matharu Hi everyone,
If you to be an awesome Summoner fan, please help launch my second book, The Inquisition, by signing up to this Thunderclap! http://thndr.me/PY6XjQ
It would be much appreciated smile emoticon. Thunderclap posts ONE message on your profile the day of release, to help spread the word.
Thanks guys,
Taran


message 1: by Taran

Taran Matharu Here is my interview on CNN with Nina dos Santos about Wattpad, The Summoner Series and how I came to be published.
http://money.cnn.com/video/media/2015...
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