Summoner: The Novice (Book 1) UNEDITED SAMPLE

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Taran Matharu By Taran Matharu Updated 4 months ago
Fletcher was 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 gruelling 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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I tend to use large words as well, so I take offense to that.
Just curious, but why such short chapters? Only 2-4 pages, breaking up what appears to be a single scene, a single point of view. It seems like the whole episode in the market could be 1 chapter.
Is it Didric's father who wants him gone, or Fletcher's? As written, it is slightly ambiguous. Although most of the village would love to see Didric gone to a far off city!
I have read the first page and already I am intrigued. I like vivid and good grammar, two things your writing has.
Just about to review this for the guardian, sounds really good from what I've read XD
It makes me want to see how bad cidrics ass gets whipped later!