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Taran Matharu

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Tietoja tekijästä

Taran Matharu began posting The Novice on Wattpad (the online writing website) and reached over three million reads in less than six months. The Novice is the first of three books in the Summoner series, and Taran Matharu's fiction debut. Taran's second book in The Summoner Trilogy, The näytä lisää Inquisition, made the New York Times Best Seller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Novice (2015) 1,357 kappaletta
The Inquisition (2016) 658 kappaletta
The Battlemage (2017) 511 kappaletta
The Outcast (2018) 316 kappaletta
The Chosen (2019) 235 kappaletta
The Summoner's Handbook (2018) 87 kappaletta
Dragon Rider (2024) 52 kappaletta
The Challenger (2020) 51 kappaletta
Origins (Summoner, #0.5) (2015) 45 kappaletta
The Champion (2021) 40 kappaletta
A Fine Welcome: Othello's Journey (2016) 26 kappaletta
Dragon Rider (2024) 25 kappaletta
Challenger (Contender, 2) (2020) 20 kappaletta
Summoner 2 - De edele (2017) 10 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
1990
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK

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A massive fantasy centering on a young man named Jai who initially is an aide to an elderly ex leader who was shuffled out of power. Jai has virtually no freedom until two events occur. - an arranged marriage between the new leader and and a girl for political purposes that goes awry and the man Jai serves dies. This opens an opportunity for Jai to enjoy freedom for the first time in his life. The adventures ensue.
 
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muddyboy | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 12, 2024 |
Good. Comprehensive. Readable. Interesting characters. Interesting world. All good but TOO FREAKING LONG. Who advises these authors? This should have been split at an obvious place, which I will not spoil here.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.com.
 
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Dokfintong | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 29, 2024 |
Discover a rich world of magic, warriors, and dragons, in which a fearless orphan and an ambitious handmaiden flee from the empire that would imprison them, with a dream to return to their homelands and a determination that’s unbreakable… Can an orphan captive learn the secrets of the Dragon Riders to stand up and avenge his people? Jai lives as a royal hostage in the Sabine Court—ever since his father Rohan, leader of the Steppefolk, led a failed rebellion and was executed by the very emperor Jai now serves. When the emperor’s son and heir is betrothed to Princess Erica of the neighboring Dansk Kingdom, she brings with her a dragons. Endemic to the northern nation, these powerful beasts come in several forms, but mystery surrounds them. Only Dansk royalty know the secret to soulbonding with these dangerous beasts to draw on their power and strength. This marriage—and the alliance that forms—will change that forever. But conspirators lurk in the shadows, and soon the Sabine Court is in chaos. With his life in danger, Jai uses the opportunity to escape with the Dansk handmaiden, Frida, and a stolen hatchling. Hunted at every turn, he must learn to cultivate magic and become a soulbound warrior if he has any chance of finding safety, seizing his destiny…and seeking his revenge.… (lisätietoja)
 
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rachelprice14 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 16, 2023 |
A young blacksmith apprentice stumbles onto a magical book that he can't resist reading from, which summons a small demon from another world. This is an ability only certain people have, which makes Fletcher special (he can also cast spells, and just to be clear, the demon is basically an otherworldly animal). Shortly thereafter, he is forced to flee his hometown and basically stumbles upon a school for summoners. There, summoners are trained to become battlemages, so they can fight in a never-ending war against orcs.

By halfway through the book, I described it as Harry Potter* meets Pokemon, though I'll say that the demon pet aspect didn't end up being as pronounced as I expected it to be (I still wanted one of my own though). Throw in some elf/dwarf/orc stereotypes straight out of something like Lord of the Rings or even World of Warcraft, and you have this book. I personally enjoyed the way these elements came together.

Race and class warfare are a large part of what drives this book. This book of the trilogy focuses on the Fletcher learning about his newfound magic and training to compete in a tournament, the winner of which gains a coveted high officer spot in the nation's military. But being part of a larger series, it's clear that it's being set up for bigger, more important things to come.

A few downsides I want to mention--some parts of the book are a bit predictable, but plenty of it was unexpected. The biggest issue I had was with some of the writing, especially the dialog tags. Even this is a small issue overall, but characters so often "growl" their dialog, and it started to become distracting to me. There was at least one other commonly used dialog action that was strange to me, though I don't recall what it is now. Also, characters are often whispering into each others ears, even as they're walking, and I'm imagining them hanging on each other while they're talking. Again, a minor thing, but it did bring me out of the story at times.

I was very unhappy with the ending--not because it didn't make sense or didn't have every reason to happen. It does set up the 2nd book. But I didn't like where it leaves the second book to start, so after enjoying the rest, I was disappointed by the ending. However, this is not a statement of bad writing or storytelling, just something I found myself disliking. I'm still looking forward to reading the next book (which I'll come back to after reading a few other books).
… (lisätietoja)
 
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Kristi_D | 38 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 22, 2023 |

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Teokset
42
Jäseniä
3,489
Suosituimmuussija
#7,289
Arvio (tähdet)
½ 3.8
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74
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144
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