The Novice by Taran Matharu Review

This is one of those books I heard about by watching a few videos on YouTube and after I heard the premise I knew I wanted to read the book with nothing else spoiled for me.


Fletcher is an orphan who was left outside of Pelt with nothing on when he was a baby. He has been living with the local blacksmith doing odd jobs for him and becoming a hunter. A old soldier passes through the town and after getting to know each other the soldier leaves Fletcher a book, a summoners book. Fletcher goes to the graveyard away from everyone else and tries to practice the art of summoning. When he releases he has this power he starts his journey to become a battlemage and help in the war the humans have got against the orcs.

The best way I heard this being described is, Pok√©mon mixed with Eragon mixed with Harry Potter. Now tell me that isn’t a book you want to read.

As I said before it was the premise that got me to read this book and once I started I was hooked. I wanted to know more about this world and why the humans are fighting with the orcs but not only that why are they almost at war with the elves and dwarfs as well?

The writing is superb and makes you love each second you are reading the book as it gets you that immersed into the story.

I do like the character progressions as you get to see what kind of people the main characters are going to be and it’s great seeing that first hand.

If you haven’t yet read this book then do so straight away as it is a book you are going to love. I’ve been Aaron Morrsi and I’ll see you next time.

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