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The Novice

The Novice

Summoner: Book One

The Summoner Trilogy (Volume 1)

Taran Matharu

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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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IT WAS NOW OR NEVER. If Fletcher didn't make this kill, he would go hungry tonight. Dusk was fast approaching and he was already running late. He needed to make his way back to the village soon,...

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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.

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“Fletcher is an orphan who lives in the small village of Pelt, not far from the elfen border and the farthest outpost in an on-going war against the orcs. Despite being a skilled hunter and apprentice blacksmith, Fletcher has little status in the village. A chance encounter leads to Fletcher discovering that he can summon demons. This rare skill is found primarily among the nobles of the kingdom and is essential on the battlefront. When his new demon protects him against the village bullies, Fletcher flees for his life and becomes a student at the school for battlemages. . . . [This] plot-focused fantasy adventure will be a satisfying read for a wide age range of readers, especially fans of role-playing games and Christopher Paolini.” —VOYA -

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Taran Matharu

YA fantasy Wattpad sensation, Taran Matharu, is the author of the The Summoner series, which includes two New York Times bestsellers: The Novice and The Inquisition. Taran began to write the Summoner series in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in the internet writing phenomenon Nanowrimo. On Wattpad, The Novice has been read over 7.5 million times! The third book in the series, The Battlemage, will publish from Feiwel and Friends in May 2017. Taran Matharu is a half-Brazilian, half-Indian author, born and raised in London.

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