Jacket for 'Chessboxer'


UK - Andersen Press


By Stephen Davies

Published Oct 2019

Leah Baxter is a genius.

She’s a few wins away from becoming a chess grandmaster and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.

But Leah is at a stalemate, grieving for her father and feeling suffocated.

She’s ready to quit chess completely – but chess isn’t ready to quit her.

Leah is about to discover her new gambit: chessboxing, a fierce hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits.  Can the pawn become the queen?