Recently, I finished the book The Novice, a 366-page fantasy book by Taran Matharu. Taran Matharu 26-year-old man who was born in London. Taran got a First Class degree in Business Administration and soon after got an internship in Digital Sales. While having this job Taran started writing the Summoner.
The Novice is a famous book for all ages and people. A Lot of good things have been heard about the book. I would figure that even before I read this book because among people who took a survey about 97% of people enjoyed the book. This book was really good and I would re-read it again.
The Novice is an interesting story about war and special fictional powers. In the Summoner world, the Nobles hold the money, power, trading, and summoning. Summoning is when they take an ordinary person and turn him into a summoner.
One night Fletcher ( The main Character and a Blacksmith) received a journal of a Summoner. He then sneaked out to the graveyard to summon a Demon which his name is Ignatius. They both turn out to be friends and travel to a military academy and get put through serious training to fight the Hominum Empire’s war. Fletcher later finds out that he can’t trust anyone and can only go to his “Demon Pet” for help. This book goes through some of the most interesting friendships and trust deals ever.
The author of this book really puts the punch to the face with the surprised in this book. Obviously, I was shocked to find out that Fletcher summoned a Demon into the world. At first, I thought this book was going to turn into a story about how Fletcher was going to have to try and bring the demon back under control and back to the underworld, but I was very wrong after reading for a little while on. Turns out that the Demon was actually on Fletcher’s side and wanted to help him and be around him all the time which blew me away because when you think of a Demon you think of something bad, but this was different.
I really liked how this book had a lot of thinking moments. Such a part comes in the mid of the book when Fletcher is learning in the academy and is taught that “A warrior’s greatest enemy can also be his greatest teacher.” (Taran Matharu The Novice) This really adds an extra edge on how the reader sees the author’s craft and how the reader sees the character. The reader may see the character as the person who is more clever and thinks ahead more, like the one who knows what happens next and knows exactly how to solve in an instinct. This can really make a book such as The Novice good because it can make a bored trash reader into a person who really wants to read on and think about the book.
“I see two paths before us. One is well trodden, yet every time we take it, we end up back where we started: Defeated and bloodied. But there is a second path. I do not know where the path leads or what dangers are along the way, but I know in my heart that it is better to take the path of uncertain faith, than the one of glorious, yet certain defeat. There will be no war, my friends. We will honor our agreement with the king.” -Dwarven Elder
The Novice had a lot of great quotes, but this one really set upon me well.
The Novice was a great book and I would definitely recommend someone to read it. I really liked this book and would re-read it again just because of the author’s craft. At the end of the day as a student, I would rate this book a 5 out of 10.