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Dead Game

By Claire Kinton
Published by New Age Publishers
ISBN 9781909587083
Category Fantasy 12 - 19 years old
Autumn 2012


When Lance Corporal Archie Fletcher’s plane plummets into the Persian Gulf, even his wild imagination could never have prepared him for the journey he must undertake.  Follow him as he battles through a parallel world, confronting cursed centaurs, mythical saints and guardian angels, on a vivid and fantastic adventure.

Author's Biography

When Claire’s three children at school, she spends her time visiting other schools, taking creative writing workshops, reading from and talking publically about her novel and the inspiration behind it which was ignited following the death of her cousin, who served in Iraq with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.


Dead Game was shortlisted for the Brit Writers Awards Unpublished 2010 and came eighth in the multimedia Shorty Awards 2011, three places behind Harry Potter’s author JK Rowling" \t 'A brilliant read that will get your heart beating instantly.' 10 out of 10 – Guardian Dead Game is an extraordinary story of triumph over adversity; its message of hope will stay with you long after you have read the final page. Jo Field, Editor.  Dead Game is a beautifully written, unique and intriguing story. Claire Kinton has got a lot to say in this book, both on a basic and on an intellectual and philosophical level. In fact I was so absorbed by it I read nearly the entire book in one sitting without even noticing any time had gone by.  Emily Krempholtz, critique

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Reader Comments

The first sentence grabs you by the throat and doesn't let up until the last page. It's gripping honest and unswerving daring in opening the author's heart and pouring in such emotion, you cannot help but be moved.
A powerful read, especially after the loss of one of the most important person in your life. Thanks Claire, you inspired me to remain positive.
Excellent read. Can't wait for the follow ups.
The best book I have had the pleasure of reading in a very long time.
This is a cleverly written book with lovely descriptive pros. It intermingle mythical creatures and memories that confused you about what was happening and where the hero Archie was... just like Archie felt in the story.
Brilliant, well done Claire
Brilliant read! Can't put it down.xxxxx
I have read Dead Game and totally loved it! Perfect for the age group it is aimed at ~ and a FABulous read for adults too. Highly recommended!
I couldn't put it down, if you've not already read it it's a MUST read. I cannot wait for the next one :)
I absolutely loved this book from the first sentence, right through to the last word. It captivated me entirely and I cannot think of a better book to win the prize!
Loved it! And I can't wait for the next book to come out!
Fantastic book I couldn't put it down. Unique as well, and a refreshing change! Can't wait for the next book.
This book is brilliant. Had me hooked from the very start. Can't wait for the next one!
Brilliant book have read it twice now and will be keeping it on my bookshelf for the future. Claire is a very talented writer
Wow what can I say, not normally a genre that appeals I picked it up because the book cover felt great! Sorry I'm a book dweeb, however, from the first this book was compelling, I really needed to keep reading to find out more and was disappointed at the end, would definitely recommend and can't wait for the next installment
wonderful read can't wait for the next book
I adored this book - I was right there on the journey with Archie, et al a fantastic read!
This book is fantastic, I absolutely loved it. It's a real page turner and I can't wait for the next book to come out!
Absolutely the best book I have ever read. I cannot recommend enough!