The Collar and the Cavvarach

Genre: Action Adventure, Dystopian and Futuristic, Sci-fi, Young Adult

For Fans Of

Gladiator, Karate Kid, The Hunger Games.

Book Summary

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire's most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie's escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?


"A blend of fantasy, social commentary, and slice of life .... A must for YA speculative fiction readers."

"Lima's novel is (a) ... gripping tale of loyalty, captivity, and redemption."
-Publishers Weekly

"Lima has crafted a remarkable book that gives a scary reality to slavery and a well thought out martial art .... This is a good read, the reader will not be disappointed." - Stefanie Longwood,
Yellow 30 Sci-Fi Review

"This is one of the most enjoyable books I have read recently, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who enjoys speculative fiction. A rare diamond in the sea of Indie rough."
-David G. Johnson, author of the Chadash Chronicles

"A fun read ... almost an urban fantasy in another world with strong parallels to ours. (The author) gets us involved in her speculative world and the story is satisfying with many twists."
-David Bergsland, author of Daniel's Mighty Men,

"The moral lessons in this book and the realization that at the foundation of every life, we are equals, makes this a read that should be in every school library in the nation. The book is a clean read and appropriate for kids 12 & up and adults like me who love a book that engages all of our senses with a story of salvation and redemption. If your sons or daughters are involved in the martial arts, this is a 'must read' novel!"
-Peggy McAloon, author of Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals,

About the Author

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published sixteen books (four YA action and adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, six anthologies of her students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.

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