Anyone who has ever been book shopping with me knows I am a cover hound. I carry my phone through the store and snap a photo of any cover that happens to catch my eye.
I found pictures of The Novice, by Taran Matharu in my photos at least 5 different times, so I decided to pick it up and give it a go. I am also a bit addicted to audio books, and after I sampled the audio of this one, it was an instant buy!
He can summon demons. But can he win a war?
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. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands.
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