Book Review The Novice by Taran Matharu

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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.

Jan Review

I really liked the whole concept of this story it did have a middle grade feel to it which worked fine for me as i love reading books i think will appeal to my son.  I think the drawing of being inspired by things that appeal to young boys really makes this series.  The cover is also very eye catching and well done.  I am excited to see what happens next.

 

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