The Novice: Summoner: Book One

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Feiwel & Friends, May 5, 2015 - Young Adult Fiction - 368 pages
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He can summon demons. But can he win a war?

Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning.

Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands.


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User Review  - Letora -

The concept surrounding this story is an interesting one. An orphan raised by a blacksmith discovers he as the ability to summon demons. In this world summoners are useful tools on the battlefield and ... Read full review

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User Review  - damred - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this book. So far my favorite book of the year. I’m going to jump right into the second book (edit: ended up reading Crooked Kingdom first😋), something I very rarely do in a series. Read full review

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Taran Matharu wrote his first book when he was nine years old. At twenty-two, he began posting The Novice on Wattpad (the online writing website) and reached over three million reads in less than six months. The Novice is the first of three books in the Summoner series, and Taran Matharu's fiction debut. Taran lives in London.

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