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The Novice

(2015)
(The first book in the Summoner Trilogy series)
(A book in the World Book Day 2018 series)
A novel by

 
 
ONE BOY'S POWER TO SUMMON DEMONS WILL CHANGE THE FATE OF AN EMPIRE ...

Demons, magic and epic adventure - introducing the first book in the New York Times bestselling Summoner Trilogy...

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 ...

BONUS MATERIAL: Find out more about Demons in an illustrated DEMONOLOGY - exclusive to this paperback edition.

'Friendship, loyalty, magic and political intrigue beckon ...' The Bookseller

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Novice (Summoner Trilogy) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 0-606-39884-8 / 978-0-606-39884-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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1774 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Novice: Book 1 (Summoner)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-4449-2397-8 / 978-1-4449-2397-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-250-06712-X / 978-1-250-06712-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Novice: World Book Day 2018 (Summoner)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-4449-4695-1 / 978-1-4449-4695-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Summoner: The Novice - World Book Day Pack 2018
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-4449-4697-8 / 978-1-4449-4697-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Summoner: Book 1: The Novice
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-4449-2664-0 / 978-1-4449-2664-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-250-08005-3 / 978-1-250-08005-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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1777 : UK Paperback
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Title: Summoner: The Novice: Book 1
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-4449-2399-4 / 978-1-4449-2399-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Novice, The (Summoner Trilogy)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
ISBN: 1-5436-2861-3 / 978-1-5436-2861-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Novice
Author(s): Taran Matharu
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Novice
Author(s): Taran Matharu
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Novice: Summoner, Book 1
Author(s): Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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April 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Novice: Summoner, Book 1
Author(s): Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Novice: Summoner, Book 1
Author(s): Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Novice: Book 1 (Summoner)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Taran Matharu
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA