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Summary

Summoners are born, not made.

For Bran of Ealdor, this is the one thing stopping him from becoming a member of the legendary warriors known as summoners. They are gods among men who can call monsters into battle to fight alongside them. 

Mages, Rangers, Beastmasters, Protectors, Hunters, and Lancers. These are the six classes of summoners. 

None of which Bran can become. 

Until one day, when a griffin crash lands into the stable, a summoner riding on top of the beast. 

That day, everything changes for Bran. He is thrust into a world of magical creatures and their masters, and he soon discovers just how unique he is among them. But being special puts a target on his back. Some of the most powerful summoners in the world would do anything to discover just what makes him so special.

Summoner’s Shadow is a LitRPG series that occurs in a medieval fantasy world. Bonding with monsters grants a summoner special abilities, dictated by the monster type and their class. Monsters can be leveled up, augmented, and evolved.

©2022 DB King (P)2022 DB King

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great book

a very interesting book. had such a great twist on the usual summor type book. interesting characters snd great storyline. really loved every Minute of it.

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epic

absolutely love this book can not wait for next installment highly recommend to anyone

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Absolutely awesome.

Addicted from start to finish. Really, really liked this book. Can’t wait for the next!!

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Another great series

This is another great start to a series That gets you addicted the story is top class epic

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  • John
  • 30-05-22

Sum it up

This is a good point from another reviewer and why its a good point is because its brought more than a dozen times.

"I found the protagonist's history as a war vet utterly pointless too - he should have just been an unknown stable hand. Every time this guy goes into combat it just feels amateur hour to me." The dude is 20th something, Not only that, but he was a spearman, that is it. Some low level foot soldier.

It was not some bowman or master bowman, but hey lets have the MC pick up a bow for the first time and start to use one like he is robin hood, also what is the point of this academy if he doesn't attend it? This whole story is not believable and the interactions of other characters are the same.

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  • jesse harbour
  • 29-06-22

Really Good

I really love the almost adult rated pokemon theme. Monsters battling Monsters. Not much more to say

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  • Taylor
  • 15-06-22

pretty amateurish

this book just feels amateurish. From unrealistic dialogue (ex: when Bran meets Olaro), to plot conveniences (oh how convenient that Olaro, this person Bran met out of chance, is his new tutor), it feels like someone's first draft.

firstly, the old cliche of the main character being the most special person on the planet. Summoners are super rare, so you're already pretty special and lucky if you are one. but oh no no, this isn't good enough for MAIN CHARACTER GUY. he neess to be the MOOOOST special out of special people, so he can be better than all the other special people with little to no downsides

second is the shear convenience in some parts of the story. Oh, how convenient that an enemy school JUST HAPPENS to infiltrate our school through the very same alternate dimension our main character is in, and in just such a way that they need to pass by our main characters despite them being several hours away from their destination and on a side of a mountain. wow, how lucky!

at one point, a griffen has its ears perked up (eagles down have ears) and the griffen can conveniently track the infiltrators through scent, despite being a flying predator.

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  • Travis Carbonell
  • 05-06-22

Freaking Awesome

This is an awesome book. You follow the journey of Bran, late bloomer Summoner. He get his long wish of becoming a Summoner. The story is very well written with enjoyable characters. The system is great. Great twist in how humans don't have powers, the monsters do. Get to tame monsters and feels a lot like an adult Pokémon (got me hooked off that alone). Can't wait for second book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-22

it's good a unique take on magic

I usually don't right reviews but I've seen two form a Joe and Joseph and honestly I don't get the hate. yes he is a veteran but that was with the spear why in the world would it mean he should be a magic god I think he learned how to use it fairly well. then there is the other review the author stated multiple times that he had some archery training (not to mention I'm sure magic plays a role with his development) tldr it's good ignore the haters

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  • Brian
  • 27-05-22

Very enjoyable listen - anxious for more

I took a chance on this one since it’s from DB King and I’ve liked some of the other series. I was really happy I did, it was a great listen and I’m very excited for more to come.

I suspect I’ll probably be too impatient and read the next one that was just released to Kindle. Still anxious to listen as I think this series will have some replay value.

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  • Kevin
  • 25-05-22

Great start

Great monster taming book 1 and really looking forward to the next book in the series

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  • Ben
  • 24-05-22

sad the book was over because I wanted more.

I really enjoyed this one! it was a really fun world, kinda like pokemon meets dungeons and dragons. main character has some cool powers and I look forward to seeing what happens next!

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  • Ryan Bolesworth
  • 20-05-22

Pleasantly good listen!



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The story is an interesting take on summoners, its been a pleasent and enjoyable listen. I've read the review from Joseph with his 2 star rating and i will disagree about his comments of the main character. I've enjoyed the references about him being a soldier and it helped drive the decisions he makes durring battle, which seemed like smart moves to me. The plot has a good deal of mystery which I will be looking forward to finding out about in the future volumes.

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Mr. Rising  did a fairly good job with being the narrator for the story. He did a great job in coming up with the different voices for the characters. Though my few negatives on his narration was saying "times" while listing out the inventory items for each item and I felt there was a slight offness to his performance. Might have been due to seeming a bit slow. Reccomend maybe to speed up to 1.1 or 1.2 on the narration speed setting. But seriously though it was an enjoyable time listening to the story.

Thabk you Mr. King for another great story



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  • Joseph
  • 17-05-22

Started out okay, then went downhill

If it's not bad enough that you try and blatantly rip off Philosopher's Stone, doing so while making your early 20s cast of characters seem more naive than a trio of eleven year-olds is pretty embarrassing.

I found the protagonist's history as a war vet utterly pointless too - he should have just been an unknown stable hand. Every time this guy goes into combat it just feels amateur hour to me.

Ultimately, I'll not be continuing with this. I found it frustrating and, when it wasn't annoying me, dreadfully dull.