When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy. There the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. Fletcher is put through grueling training as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire’s war against orcs. He must tread carefully while training alongside children of powerful nobles. The power hungry, those seeking alliances, and the fear of betrayal surround him. Fletcher finds himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with only his demon Ignatius for help.
the pieces on the board maneuver for supremacy, Fletcher must decide
where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands. The
Novice is the first in a trilogy about Fletcher, his demon Ignatius, and
the war against the Orcs. @ goodreads
THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!! I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy when it comes out!
is so cool, but can get into so much trouble just walking around! He's a
blacksmith's apprentice, who is Berdon. Berdon actually brought him up
as a baby. But I won't go into that story. Fletcher ends up getting into
trouble with the punk Didric in their little town of Pelt. He has to
leave in a hurry so they won't catch him since Didric is a high figure
in the town.
Berdon gives him a wicked blade and some gifts with
money to get away. I was saddened that he had to leave Berdon and I
hope he is ok. Fletcher also has a little demon named Ignatius, but you
will have to read the book to see how that came to pass.
ends up in the town of Corcirllum. And her sure seems to do some dumb
things at times like taking out a big bag of money in a tavern is one of
them. He gets followed by some roughnecks but is saved by a man named
Arcturus who takes him in and gets him set up in the academy for adepts
where they teach you all about summoning etc.
He meets some
wonderful friends here. My favorite is Othello the dwarf! He is a
wonderful character. Dwarves are treated like trash, but Fletcher treats
everyone equal. My other favorite is Sylva the elf. She is really sweet
and cool. They make the best of friends and I love their demons. They
certainly don't seem like demons. They are sweet :)
some other characters in the book that I like and that you are going to
hate naturally. I like one of their teachers Lovett. She is just too
All of this training is for a battle with the Orcs.
really loved this storyline! There are so many things that are great
about this book. The author used a lot of details and I didn't have any
trouble keeping up. Well, on some of the names of things, I'm not good
with remembering names right away, but that has nothing to do with the
Seemed like a mix of Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings.
Just certain things reminded me of those books and that just makes it
all the better :)
I recommend this book to anyone that loves this type of a read.