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The Outcast

#4 Summoner

Taran Matharu



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Hodder & Stoughton
12 February 2019
Series: Summoner
The highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER trilogy - if you like Pokemon and wish you went to Hogwarts, you'll love this fantasy world from Wattpad sensation Taran Matharu.

Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he accidentally summons a demon. As Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful nobility would do anything to keep hidden.

He is immediately whisked away to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. In no time, Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies as noble teachers and students question his right to be there.

But before he can even attempt to make friends, his life is turned upside down once again, for the Empire is in turmoil. Rebellion is simmering among the masses, and it will not be long before it boils over. Arcturus must choose a side... or watch the Empire crumble.

Set before the events of SUMMONER: THE NOVICE this is the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series.
By:   Taran Matharu
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   364g
ISBN:   9781444939101
ISBN 10:   1444939106
Series:   Summoner
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   12 February 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 15 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own, writing his first book at nine years old. At twenty-two, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write Summoner, taking part in Nanowrimo 2013. Thanks to and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over three million reads in less than six months. After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back. The Summoner series has now been published in 12 territories and is a New York Times Bestseller. Taran is currently the Book Trust's writer in residence.

Reviews for The Outcast (#4 Summoner)

Brilliant and colourful...This superb story, with strong characters and a narrative which both flows with its sweeping backdrop and draws brilliant details, now deserves all the success that will come its way * The School Librarian * Influenced by Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings and video games, it appeals to fans of all of these * The Sunday Times * Fantasy lovers will love the demonic detail * Sunday Express * Praise for The Summoner series: The pace is so fast and so thrilling that even less than regular readers will be hooked * Guardian *

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