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The Summoner - Gail Z. Martin
The Summoner
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The comfortable world of Martris Drayke, second son of King Bricen of Margolan, is shattered when his older half-brother, Jared, and Jared¿s dark mage, Foor Arontala, kill the king and seize the throne. Tris is the only surviving member of the royal family aside from Jared the traitor. Tris flees... show more
The comfortable world of Martris Drayke, second son of King Bricen of Margolan, is shattered when his older half-brother, Jared, and Jared¿s dark mage, Foor Arontala, kill the king and seize the throne. Tris is the only surviving member of the royal family aside from Jared the traitor. Tris flees with three friends: Soterius, captain of the guard; Carroway, the court¿s master bard; and Harrtuck, a member of the royal guard. Tris harbors a deep secret. In a land where spirits walk openly and influence the affairs of the living, he suspects he may be the mage heir to the power of his grandmother, Bava K¿aa, once the greatest sorceress of her age. Such magic would make Tris a Summoner, the rarest of magic gifts, capable of arbitrating between the living and the dead.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9781844164684 (1844164683)
ASIN: 1844164683
Publisher: Solaris
Pages no: 637
Edition language: English
Series: Chronicles of the Necromancer (#1)
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XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
1.0 The Summoner
Once again they give an exceptionally beautiful cover to the most boring, poorly written novels in the history of storytelling. There was a wonderful fiesty girl who wanted to be a Princess Falconer, but no let's have three male protagonists who think of nothing but swords and swords. One of those i...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer)
Having listened to a few of Gail Z Martin's Ghost in the Machine podcasts I decided to try reading her. Then on Saturday Morning, as I was waking up,I thought about reading a few chapters. 637 pages later I was able to drag myself away from the book and properly get something done. Prince Martris...
Blodeuedd
Blodeuedd rated it
4.0 The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer Series #1)
Another good fantasy book, but then I knew that from the start. It was the kind that I enjoy, a good adventure, friends on the run and wicked bad guys.I do like this kind of fantasy where the young man (or woman) is on the run or something like that. He dodges bad guys and tries to come to terms wit...
Will's Reading List
Will's Reading List rated it
3.0 The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer, Book 1)
An entertaining tale in need of a far better editor, The Summoner is full of duplicate phrases, simple verbs repeated in neighboring sentences, a couple of plot points reiterated word for word, and at least three minor foes defeated identically; that is, by being sliced from "shoulder to hip." Desp...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
3.0 The Summoner
I feel as though I ought to start by saying that I enjoyed this book and I will be checking out the sequel (The Blood King). However, I also found one particular aspect of it very frustrating:The essential premise of the book is that Tris, the second son of the king, is forced to run for his life wh...
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