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Percy Jackson meets Black Panther - this blockbuster middle-grade fantasy adventure is perfect for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers. Cameron Battle grew up reading The Book of Chidani, cherishing stories about the fabled kingdom that cut itself off from the world to save the Igbo people from danger. Passed down over generations, the Book is Cameron's only connection to his parents, who disappeared one fateful night two years ago. Ever since, his grandmother has kept the Book locked away, but it calls to Cameron. When he and his best friends, Zion and Aliyah, decide to open it again, they are magically transported to Chidani. Instead of a land of beauty and wonder, they find a kingdom in extreme danger, as the queen's sister seeks to destroy the barrier between worlds. The people of Chidani have been waiting for the last Descendant to return and save them ... but is Cameron ready to be the hero they need? Inspired by West African and Igbo history and mythology, this adventure-filled fantasy introduces readers to Cameron Battle as he begins his journey to greatness.


Review: Atmospheric, absorbing and twisty, with great voices and so many original ideas. I loved this breath-taking adventure, and it's such a treat to see Igbo people centred! * Clare Weze *
Full of exhilarating action scenes and fabulous magic, this book will sweep you away! * Stephanie Burgis *
Gripping and fast-this is also a novel that foregrounds acceptance and queerness via the emotional tenderness between tweenage boys * Observer *
Packed full of action and adventure, this is a book that readers of fantasy aged 9 and above will find wholly engrossing ... With echoes of Jumanji, Black Panther and the Narnia series, this would be a great choice for readers who are not yet old enough for Children of Blood and Bone * BookTrust *
A wonderfully exciting book full of adventure and heart ... perfect for any middle grade fan who is seeking awesome action * PaperBound Magazine *


Author Biography: Jamar J. Perry lives in Maryland, USA, and has a PhD in Literacy Education, Language, Culture and Social Inquiry from the University of Maryland. He was previously a teacher and started writing for children so that Black boys, like his students and the boy he once was, can see themselves in literature as the heroes of their own stories and understand how magical and joyful they really are. @jamarperry

Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms | Jamar J. Perry

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