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The first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multi-million-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice.

The first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multi-million-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice.

Welcome to Arena 13. Here warriors fight. Death is never far away . . .

Leif has one ambition: to become the best fighter in the notorious Arena 13. Here, punters place wagers on which fighter will draw first blood. And in grudge matches, they bet on which fighter will die.

But the country is terrorized by the creature Hob, an evil being who delights in torturing its people, displaying his devasting power by challenging an Arena 13 combatant in a fight to the death whenever he chooses. And this is exactly what Leif wants . . .

For he knows Hob's crimes well. and at the heart of his ambition burns the desire for vengeance. Leif is going to take on the monster who destroyed his family. Even if it kills him.

Reviews

Part furturistic dystopia, part Roman epic fantasy, it's gutsy, gory and compelling

Suzy Feay, Financial Times

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781782954057

    March 1, 2016

    Red Fox

    304 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Paperback

    9781782954804

    June 1, 2015

    Red Fox

    304 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448195343

    June 4, 2015

    RHCP Digital

    304 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Also by Joseph Delaney

The Beast Awakens
Arena 13: The Warrior
Spook’s: Dark Assassin
Arena 13: The Prey
Spook's: The Dark Army
Seventh Son
Spook's: Seventh Apprentice
Spook's: A New Darkness
The Spook's Apprentice - Play Edition
The Spook’s Revenge
The Ghost Prison
Spook's: Alice
Spook's: Slither's Tale
The Spook's Blood
Spook's; I Am Grimalkin
Alice and the Brain Guzzler (Storycuts)
The Spook's Stories: Grimalkin's Tale
Haunted
The Spook's Destiny
Spook's Bestiary
The Spook's Nightmare
The Spook's Battle
The Spook's Apprentice
The Spook's Curse

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