Summoner

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106 ratings

The Novice Summary

Fletcher is nothing more than a humble blacksmith's apprentice when a chance encounter leads to the discovery that he has the ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, he must travel with his demon to the Vocans Academy, where the gifted are trained in the art of summoning.

The academy will put Fletcher through a gauntlet of grueling lessons, training him as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire's war against the savage orcs.

Rubbing shoulders with the children of the most powerful nobles in the land, Fletcher must tread carefully. The power-hungry Forsyth twins lurk in the shadows, plotting to further their family's interests. Then there is Sylva, an elf who will do anything she can to forge an alliance between her people and Hominum, even if it means betraying her friends. Othello is the first ever dwarf at the academy, and his people have long been oppressed by Hominum's rulers, which provokes tension amongst those he studies alongside.

Fletcher will find himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with nothing but his demon, Ignatius, to help him. As the pieces on the board manoeuvre for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands....

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  • Book 1

    • The Novice

    • Summoner, Book 1
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720

    Fletcher is nothing more than a humble blacksmith's apprentice when a chance encounter leads to the discovery that he has the ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, he must travel with his demon to the Vocans Academy, where the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. The academy will put Fletcher through a gauntlet of grueling lessons, training him as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire's war against the savage orcs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • cliché but entertaining

    • By Rh on 27-07-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • The Inquisition

    • Summoner, Book 2
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    More demons, epic battles and fights to the death: introducing the unmissable next instalment in the Summoner Trilogy.... On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition, who will decide his future. The process is grueling, led by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher's tragic origins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • arghhh now to wait till the next book

    • By JM bushby on 17-05-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3

    • The Battlemage

    • Summoner, Book 3
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    After the thrilling cliff-hanger at the end of book two, we rejoin Fletcher and his friends in the ether, where they must undertake a mortally dangerous quest, all the while avoiding capture by enemies and facing foes more terrifying than anything they have yet encountered. But this is nothing compared to what truly lies ahead for Fletcher, as his nemesis, albino orc Khan, is on a mission to destroy Hominum and everything and everyone that Fletcher loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Marcus a on 07-05-17

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 4

    • The Outcast

    • Summoner, Book 4
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    The highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times best-selling Summoner trilogy. Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he accidentally summons a demon. As Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful nobility would do anything to keep hidden. He is immediately whisked away to Vocans Academy, where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. In no time Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies as noble teachers and students question his right to be there.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By chizwhiz on 08-12-18

    Regular price: £14.99