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The highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times best-selling Summoner trilogy.

Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he accidentally summons a demon. As Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful nobility would do anything to keep hidden.

He is immediately whisked away to Vocans Academy, where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. In no time Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies as noble teachers and students question his right to be there.

But before he can even attempt to make friends, his life is turned upside down once again, for the Empire is in turmoil. Rebellion is simmering among the masses, and it will not be long before it boils over. Arcturus must choose a side...or watch the Empire crumble

Set before the events of Summoner: The Novice, this is the perfect introduction to the Summoner series.

©2018 Taran Matharu (P)2018 Hodder Children's Books

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  • mr
  • 09-13-18

great prequel

if you enjoyed the first three books you'll love this prequel. well read and well written.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-18-18

Rounds off the series very nicely

Builds deeper on the characters and also sets the tone for some of the villains in the future. Great addition and ties in nicely

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  • Joseph Wilkes
  • 06-05-18

good book

Was a very very good book could not stop listening would recommend this series A****

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  • Dan-Mark Skey
  • 05-23-18

brilliant and captivating.

same as the original series the book is well written and well naraited, its nice to hear more about some of the lesser known charactors amd where they came from.

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  • Darren
  • 05-21-18

Great book great series

Very good story keeps you entertained and wanting the next one...

Awaiting the next instalment Keep them coming.

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  • mark emerson
  • 05-09-18

Great

Loved it, would of liked more romance. Maybe an interview with the aothor at the end

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  • Sean f.
  • 05-20-18

loved it

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