The Novice

The Novice

Paperback - 2016
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In this New York Times -bestselling novel full of action and adventure, a blacksmith's apprentice 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. . . .

The Novice by Taran Matharu is book one in the Summoner trilogy, a stunning epic fantasy that started on Wattpad, and garnered over six million views on the site. The paperback edition contains an interview with the author, a special sneak peek of the sequel, The Inquisition , and more.

The Inquisition , book two in the series, was also a New York Times bestseller.


"The appealing characters, fast-paced plot, focus on racial politics, and interesting demon varieties (demonology addendum included) make this an enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal

"Fantasy readers should enjoy this entertaining, comfortably familiar-feeling adventure featuring an earnest soldier-schoolboy and his demonic sidekick." -- Kirkus Reviews

"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

Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2016
ISBN: 9781250080059
1250080053

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bookcat51 Jul 27, 2017

A real pageturner YA fantasy adventure. The first in the trilogy, I would highly recommend to teens who enjoy Harry Potter, Fellowship of the Rings, Terry Brook's Shanarra series, Ranger's Apprentice series, etc.

GCPL_Teen Jul 26, 2017

The first book in a trilogy, "The Novice" is an awesome example of high fantasy. Elves, dwarves, humans, and orcs all play a role in a world where humans rule supreme, but are caught in a war with the orcs. Those who receive Summoning Scrolls have the power to summon a demon to fight at their side. These demons differ in appearance and power, ranging mostly from all kinds of interesting mythical beings. War, battles, romance, and loss... this trilogy made me cry, it shocked me, it made me cheer, and it made me angry. Its hard to not recommend a book that makes you feel so many things.

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lke70
May 22, 2017

It was one of the best book about spell crafts I have ever read. once you read this book, you can't put it down!XD

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khmohamed
Dec 16, 2016

My favorite book i'm even out of words, don't know what to SAY!

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black_eel_6
Feb 12, 2016

Best book I've read for a while

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Pandasareawesome
Jan 11, 2016

Absolutely amazing book! A real page turner, and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't care if there is a love interest. All in all, an amazing book, can't wait for the sequel.

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heavyd_1
Sep 09, 2015

Adventurous & interesting

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Wonderful_words
Sep 06, 2015

Absolutely loved this book! I could not put it down!
The author created his very own world that pulls you in. He added enough detail to give you a picture but, not so much that it was boring.
One word. WOW!

AliJan Jul 09, 2015

I found this book enjoyable and the plot engaging. It has a similar feel to many medieval fantasy fiction stories that I have read - so if you like those then you will like this. My only complaint is that I now have to wait for the next book to come out.

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tfolsom3
Apr 06, 2015

a truly awesome book
I recommend for teens I am really enjoying and cant put it down.

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