Jade is a seventeen-year-old mixed martial arts fi ghter. When she's in the cage she dominates her opponents - but in real life she's out of control. After she has a confrontation with a Hollywood martial arts star that threatens her gym's reputation, Jade's coach sends her to a training camp in Thailand for an attitude adjustment. Hoping to discover herself, she instead uncovers a shocking conspiracy. In a world just beyond our own, a man is stealing the souls of children to try and live forever.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 21 mm
'Tricia Sullivan writes intelligent, zesty and freewheeling novels that are so entertaining they're almost embarrassing. Seriously, when was the last time you read a really smart book that was also fun?' - Patrick Ness bestselling author of The Knife of Never Letting Go 'A genuinely kick-ass protagonist with personality.' - Lauren Beukes, NYT best-selling author of 'The Shining Girls', 'Zoo City' and 'Moxyland' 'If someone doesn't turn Shadowboxer into a kickass martial arts film there's no justice.' - Jon Courtenay Grimwood, best-selling author of 'The Blade' trilogy 'Shadowboxer is a fast-paced, gripping contemporary dark fantasy thriller. Everything about this book feels utterly real from the monsters out of Thai mythology to the cage fights but especially the incandescent Jade Barrera whose passion and fury are sometimes bigger than she can control.' - Justine Larbalestier, Andre Norton Award winning author of Liar and Razorhurst. 'Vivid, exciting, immersive and unforgettable.' - Stephanie Burgis, author of Kat, Incorrigible 'Hits like a punch to the guts' - Marie Brennan, author of the 'Doppelganger' series, 'Onyx Court' series and the 'Memoirs of Lady Trent' series. "In this adrenaline-fueled supernatural adventure, a young woman channels her anger into fighting, only to risk losing everything due to her lack of control. Jade Barrera, 17, is a rising star in the mixed martial arts (MMA) circuit, but after she snaps and hurts the wrong person, she's sent to regain her focus by training in Thailand, where she's exposed to new ways of thinking and living. Unknowingly, Jade becomes embroiled in a deadly conspiracy involving drug smuggling and slavery when a girl capable of walking between worlds and a magic-touched investigative reporter enter her life. With a feral god watching over Jade and her newfound companions, Jade fights for her life inside the ring and out of it. SF author Sullivan (Lightborn) spins a kinetic, violent, and magical tale that makes excellent use of Jade's hard-edged voice. Sullivan brings to life the beauty of Thailand and the sweat and blood of the gym, infusing them with magic and danger." -- Publisher's Weekly