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The comfortable world of Martris Drayke, second son of King Bricen of Margolan, is shattered when his older half-brother, Jared, and Jared¿s dark mage, Foor Arontala, kill the king and seize the throne. Tris is the only surviving member of the royal family aside from Jared the traitor. Tris flees with three friends: Soterius, captain of the guard; Carroway, the court¿s master bard; and Harrtuck, a member of the royal guard. Tris harbors a deep secret. In a land where spirits walk openly and influence the affairs of the living, he suspects he may be the mage heir to the power of his grandmother, Bava K¿aa, once the greatest sorceress of her age. Such magic would make Tris a Summoner, the rarest of magic gifts, capable of arbitrating between the living and the dead.

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The Summoner
Average rating
4 / 5
Interesting and entertaining
July 30th, 2015
Well drawn characters and a good pace to the story. I like the variety of mystical creatures. Looking forward to book two.
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1 of 2 people found this helpful
oh no not again
May 10th, 2015
On the plus side the summoner magic is well implemented and ... er (struggling to find more pluses)... the plot is just about interesting enough that I bought the second book, without being sufficiently gripping to keep me up late in the evenings. But I certainly will not be buying any more books by this author. The books are tightly packed with the usual fantasy cliche's, the writing style is utterly devoid of creativity, and the characters are one dimensional (or possibly even zero dimensional if such a thing is possible). What baffles me is why so many people give this derivative pulp 4 or 5 stars when there are genuinely talented writers currently publishing books in the genre (e.g. Robin Hobb). I really just don't get why people like this so much.
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Unbelievably good.
January 9th, 2015
Amazing, this is the second time I am reading this book and it still enthralls me. I can see myself reading it again when once again I get bored with other authors
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The Summoner
May 24th, 2014
Great start to what looks to be a good adventure.
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The Summoner
March 22nd, 2014
I'm struggling to get through this book. The characters are weakly defined, tensions and conflicts feel contrived with little to evoke an emotional attachment in the reader and the writing itself lacks creativity. At one point the term 'run him through' was used 3 times in succession to describe the same scenario. Definitely off my reading list.
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The Summoner
March 1st, 2014
Fascinating story, well written, and interesting characters. Can't wait to start the next book.
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The Summoner
February 7th, 2014
Excellent book, fast pasted throughout the chapters. I am looking forward to the next book.
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The summoner
February 2nd, 2014
Awesome book and a great start to what I hope will be a great epic adventure novel.
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January 23rd, 2014
Very good book. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy books.
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The Summoner
January 12th, 2014
Absolutely FANTASTIC! This book is a great change from the usual magical fantasy, this book breaths a breath of fresh air into fantasy novels and embraces life and death equally with a great splash of magic. I look forward to reading the next installment.
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The Summoner
October 1st, 2013
Good enuff for me to purchase the next two books in the series.
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The summoner
August 20th, 2013
Very enjoyable read
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Great read
March 16th, 2013
Read this multiply times ever read gets better
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that's nice
March 15th, 2013
One of the best books i I've ever read i would say hey
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