Summoner

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,980 ratings

The Novice Publisher's Summary

Fletcher is 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 grueling 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....

©2016 Taran Matharu (P)2016 Hodder Children's Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Novice

    • Summoner, Book 1
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Fletcher is 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 grueling lessons, training him as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire's war against the savage orcs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesomely executed

    • By Rishi on 01-27-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Novice

    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

    Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning. Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good listen

    • By RobT on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Inquisition: Book 2 (Summoner)

    • Summoner, Book 2
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    More demons, epic battles and fights to the death: introducing the unmissable next instalment in the Summoner Trilogy.... On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition, who will decide his future. The process is grueling, led by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher's tragic origins.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Inquisition

    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

    A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall. The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher's origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought it was better than the first book.

    • By Anonymous User on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Battlemage

    • Summoner, Book 3
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    After the thrilling cliff-hanger at the end of book two, we rejoin Fletcher and his friends in the ether, where they must undertake a mortally dangerous quest, all the while avoiding capture by enemies and facing foes more terrifying than anything they have yet encountered. But this is nothing compared to what truly lies ahead for Fletcher, as his nemesis, albino orc Khan, is on a mission to destroy Hominum and everything and everyone that Fletcher loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Blackburn on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Battlemage

    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

    Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace. Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too many unresolved issues

    • By Bluesman1972 on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Outcast

    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    When stable boy Arcturus accidentally summons a demon and becomes Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful overlords would do anything to keep hidden. Whisked away to Vocans Academy so he can be kept watch over, Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies. But he has little time to settle in before his life is turned upside down once again, for Hominum Empire is in turmoil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow!!!!

    • By Luke Bull on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Outcast

    • Summoner, Book 4
    • By: Taran Matharu
    • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $16.35