Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials (Hardcover)
Fans of Rick Riordan will lose themselves in the exciting world of Chidani--where the last descendant must fight to save the world!
After his first adventure as the Descendant, Cameron can't sit through seventh grade classes. Especially when his mother is still trapped in Chidani and his father is still missing. But he encounters a particularly nasty bully in his new school, and it doesn't take long for Cameron and his trusty friends Zion and Aliyah to realize that the troubles of Chidani won't stay away for long.
With the Book to guide them, Cameron and his crew end up transported to Chidani sooner than anticipated--and the gods and goddesses they encounter don't intend to make Cameron's journey easy. Can he finally outwit and outlast the villainous god set on destroying their worlds?
Inspired by West African and Igbo history and mythology, this middle-grade fantasy celebrates the triumphs and challenges of a boy finding his path to greatness.
Jamar J. Perry is the author of Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms. He received his PhD in literacy education, language, culture, and social inquiry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before, he taught middle school language arts for four years, where the majority of the students were Black boys. Like Cameron, he hopes that one day all Black boys can understand how magical and joyful they really are, no matter how different they may feel.
“This installment in the thrilling series is a surefire delight that complements all fantasy shelves.” —School Library Journal
“Readers who appreciate hard-fought battles, mythical worlds and a courageous young Black protagonist will be grateful for this conclusion of Cameron's adventures in Chidani.” —School Library Connection
“A sentimental, action-filled fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A thrilling, imaginative adventure that kids are sure to love! As immersive as it is fun, you'll feel you're tagging along with Cameron, Zion, and Aliyah the whole way through.” —Claribel A. Ortega, New York Times bestselling author of GHOST SQUAD and the Witchlings series, on CAMERON BATTLE AND THE HIDDEN KINGDOMS
“Perry has a gift for creating dialogue and writing fast-paced, suspenseful scenes that will both enchant readers and leave them wincing in empathy. Cliff-hanger endings abound that will have students begging for more.” —School Library Journal, starred review, on CAMERON BATTLE AND THE HIDDEN KINGDOMS