The Summoner: Book One In The Chronicles Of The Necromancer by Gail Z. MartinThe Summoner: Book One In The Chronicles Of The Necromancer by Gail Z. Martin

The Summoner: Book One In The Chronicles Of The Necromancer

byGail Z. Martin

Mass Market Paperback | January 30, 2007

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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 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.
Gail Martin has worked with non-profit and for-profit organizations in many industries. She is an adjunct professor for UNC Charlotte and a part-time instructor for Central Piedmont Community College who teaches public speaking, continuing education (marketing topics) and public relations writing. She is an award winning writer with ar...
Title:The Summoner: Book One In The Chronicles Of The NecromancerFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.7 inPublished:January 30, 2007Publisher:SolarisLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Page Turner... no doubt Yes, this does have cliches, however I still was intrigued. The series plays out as one big story, so i think a lot of the bad reviews are coming from people basing their review off of book one. Which is accurate don't get me wrong. However, I think people will think differently once further into the story.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intrigued This is the first book of the series and it had me hooked. Went back and bought the next two in the series right away.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantasy If I read this now, I probably wouldn't like this as much (I've read a lot more fantasy now). But at the time, I really enjoyed this.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and entertaining Well drawn characters and a good pace to the story. I like the variety of mystical creatures. Looking forward to book two.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from oh no not again On the plus side the summoner magic is well implemented and ... er (struggling to find more pluses)... the plot is just about interesting enough that I bought the second book, without being sufficiently gripping to keep me up late in the evenings. But I certainly will not be buying any more books by this author. The books are tightly packed with the usual fantasy cliche's, the writing style is utterly devoid of creativity, and the characters are one dimensional (or possibly even zero dimensional if such a thing is possible). What baffles me is why so many people give this derivative pulp 4 or 5 stars when there are genuinely talented writers currently publishing books in the genre (e.g. Robin Hobb). I really just don't get why people like this so much.
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably good. Amazing, this is the second time I am reading this book and it still enthralls me. I can see myself reading it again when once again I get bored with other authors
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Summoner Great start to what looks to be a good adventure.
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Summoner I'm struggling to get through this book. The characters are weakly defined, tensions and conflicts feel contrived with little to evoke an emotional attachment in the reader and the writing itself lacks creativity. At one point the term 'run him through' was used 3 times in succession to describe the same scenario. Definitely off my reading list.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Summoner Fascinating story, well written, and interesting characters. Can't wait to start the next book.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Summoner Excellent book, fast pasted throughout the chapters. I am looking forward to the next book.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The summoner Awesome book and a great start to what I hope will be a great epic adventure novel.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The summoner Very good book. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy books.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Summoner Absolutely FANTASTIC! This book is a great change from the usual magical fantasy, this book breaths a breath of fresh air into fantasy novels and embraces life and death equally with a great splash of magic. I look forward to reading the next installment.
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Summoner Good enuff for me to purchase the next two books in the series.
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The summoner Very enjoyable read
Date published: 2013-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Read this multiply times ever read gets better
Date published: 2013-03-16
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Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb One of my friends accually picked this up but never got around to reading it, so I decided to get the jump on him and try it out. Right from the strart it sucked me in and brought me out of a long slup of not reading! This book is full of amazing elements that spark all of your senses and feelings! I'll give it a 5/5 just for being amazing and if I could I would give it 5/5 again just for getting me back into reading! I would recomend this to young adults and the older folk alike, it is good for a light read with some lovable characters that every one can connect to in some way or another. P.S. Not to mention the (so far) two amazing sequals!
Date published: 2009-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A cool book to read... Story of a character who is destined to be his grandmother's heir to become the land's necromancer. It is a little darker and it has a different spin on the undead, vampires and other characters making this a thouroughly enjoyable take on a fantasy book.
Date published: 2008-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! When i bought this book i was expecting something good just by the title and i was not disappointed. Indepth characters with real personality, story that keeps you reading, and enough action so i wouldn't put it down. I highly recommend this.
Date published: 2008-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!! I just picked this book up for giggles...and I have to say it is one of the best books I have ever read... I can't say enough about this book... If you ever ever want an excellent fantasy that will sweep you off your feet it is this book... GET IT NOW!!! awesome...
Date published: 2007-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking for something good to read? If you're looking for a new author in the fantasy category, you need to check out Gail Z. Martin's "The Summoner: Book One In The Chronicles of the Necromancer". This is definitely one of the best fantasy books I've read in a while. Things are going horribly wrong in the lands of The Winter Kingdom, especially Margolin. Despite his lack of desire to sit on the throne, if Martris Drayke doesn't, then his brother, Jared, will and if he has his way no one will live to regret it. Martris Drayke and his companions are one of the most fascinating groups of characters I've encountered in a long time and I look forward to joining Prince Martris, Ban Soterius, Martris's friend and captain of the palace guard as well as their companion Carroway the storyteller as they continue their journey meeting new friends and possibly finding love along the way as they try to saving a kingdom or two. Gail Martin creates a world you can close your eyes and fall into. With characters you want to believe in, laugh with and cry for.
Date published: 2007-04-14