Olive Anderson has conquered ACS and is close to conquering her world. All that stands in her way is a small but brave Alliance of former ACS students, 5th Columnists, and non-altered kids from Clarendon Ditch. Just as the Alliance needs to unite most, they find themselves fractured and weakened. The 5th Columnists disperse to ignite small,disparate resistance movements in every territory. Can they effectively coordinate these movements, or will they be crushed by Olive’s armies? Liam Clover must recover from the brutal torture he endured while imprisoned by Olive. Can Liam overcome the trauma he suffered and his own self-doubt to emerge as a hero, or will he succumb to his inner demons? Kerri Ross deals with reports that ACS may have implanted a mind-control device in her that Olive could activate at any time. Will Kerri become the weapon that Olive uses to defeat the Alliance, or the hero that leads them to victory? Adam Darvin faces the reality that his powers have grown beyond what any mortal could control. Adam knows he is becoming powerful enough to destroy Olive and ACS, but he fears that as he loses control of his abilities, he may become more terrible than the enemies he fights to defeat. Will Adam, Kerri, and Liam save their world, or become the cause of its ultimate demise? Thrilling and heartbreaking, The Champion, Book 3 of the Champion of Clarendon Ditch series, concludes the series’ examination of heroism, sacrifice, loneliness, leadership, and friendship with tremendous adventure and heart. As the heroes’ challenges intensify, they learn that if they are to succeed, it will not be due to incredible superhuman powers, but rather because of extraordinary, but very human, character.