Summoner, book one. The novice

Summoner, book one, The novice is a novel written by Taran Matharu.

When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy. There the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. Fletcher is put through grueling training as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire’s war against orcs. He must tread carefully while training alongside children of powerful nobles. The power hungry, those seeking alliances, and the fear of betrayal surround him. Fletcher finds himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with only his demon Ignatius for help.
As the pieces on the board maneuver for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands. The Novice is the first in a trilogy about Fletcher, his demon Ignatius, and the war against the Orcs.

Definetely, this novel is one of my favourites of 2016. Since the beginning, you can’t stop reading. It is an amazing story about demons, magic, nobles, commoners, elves, dwarfs and orcs.

The author, in this book, explains to us that demons are not only bad creatures. Instead of this, you can see a very strong relationship between demons and their owners, since they meet at first time they live in symbiosis.

The main tale in this book is the war between Hominun against the orcs, but we can’t forget, the nobles want all the rights to command in the war, so they try to defeat the commoners and other people in the Academy because, as nobles, they have much more power to fight in a war.

To be honest with all of you, the end of this book is quite schemer, it finishes in a very bad situation for all its readers. If you have read it, you might understand what I am saying.

Another thing this novel tells us is: don’t trust appearances, they can trick you. As we don’t want to spoil anyone, if you want to know more about this trick, please read the book.

At that point we have a little problem. We have read this book in Spanish, as it was translated to this language. The second one is already at the bookshops here, in England, and until October it isn’t going to be available in Spanish. Our question is: do we have to wait to complete the three books in Spanish or, on the other hand, buy it now and read it in English?


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  3. Hi! I like the English edition. I maybe read it later :)
    Thanks for the review.
    By the way, you read it in English better.


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