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The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

enthralling tale

This book has a great start, but gets even better as you go. The characters are well developed and the story is captivating. The author breathes new life into traditional 'bad' actors. My normal genre choice is historical fiction, but this selection really captured ...
This book has a great start, but gets even better as you go. The characters are well developed and the story is captivating. The author breathes new life into traditional 'bad' actors. My normal genre choice is historical fiction, but this selection really captured my attention. Reminded me of well written historical fiction. The story is so well developed and told in such a page turning way that it takes on the authority of history. Definitely a must read for anyone interested in fantasy or looking for an enthralling tale.

posted by Anonymous on February 18, 2007

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Most Helpful Critical Review

11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

It was so-so

I only got through half of the book before throwing it down. I liked the story idea and the writing style was good but over all its mediocre at best. The majority of it was predictable and there's only so many times you can get hurt in the shoulder. The characters would...
I only got through half of the book before throwing it down. I liked the story idea and the writing style was good but over all its mediocre at best. The majority of it was predictable and there's only so many times you can get hurt in the shoulder. The characters would fluctuate between being different and interesting to all sounding the same. This story had a lot of potiental but I think it could of been pulled off better. It wasn't so horrible that I won't give this Author a second chance but as for this particular book...I'd like to see what else she comes up with.

posted by Enma on December 23, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2008

    A Fun Fantasy Adventure

    To the lengthy bad review, I must write a protest. The first 5 pages this book had me smiling and looking forward to a thoroughly fun and entertaining read. Being a geek, it felt like I had been thrown into the midst of a Dungeons & Dragons adventure. No, the characters and plotline are not epic or laced with greater truths, but the story is well written. I never felt bogged down by unnecessary words or awkward interactions. I flew through the story with a smile on my face, enjoying every moment of this book. The characters were well described and individualized enough that I could see them clearly without lengthy descriptive passages. The plotline was engaging without being overwhelming. The world was comfortable and well-crafted. And overall the adventure was so much fun to read. Yes, there are dark moments and dangerous situations these are balanced by the way the author makes you feel as if you are part of the adventure. If you are heavy into books that make you work for every page, you may not like this one. But, if you are in the mood to have great fun for a few hours with a good old-fashioned fantasy novel, I highly recommend this one. I read it in a day, and if the bookstore wasn't already closed, I'd be reading the second one in the series already!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Pretty good epic fantasy with

    Some really original elements to it. The ghosts and the concwpt behind a summoner for one but there are other things that i like as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Not a bad read

    Started off a bit slow, but soon I found that I really like this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Great story!

    I'm enjoying this series a lot! Worthwhile read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    The Summonor: Book 1

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Great read

    Great book - I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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  • Posted August 14, 2010

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    Reasonably interesting, and can definitely kill some time

    The first book in this series was very similar to one of my favorites, The Night Angel Trilogy. The characters are interesting and the storyline is developed well over time. A person with special powers must save the kingdom! This isn't very original I know, but who cares. If you like this type of fantasy fiction it's worth the read.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    A Good Read

    Gail Z. Martin has created a world and characters that are well thought out and believable. A great read that will have you wanting more.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    Hoping the next drops soon!

    I liked this book very much. It was an impulse purchase, and I didn't have high expectations. I'm pleased to say I was pleasantly surprised. The characters were competently developed and the tension was just right, and I find myself caring about the people Martin has sketched for us. Her world building is spot on. I hope the next one comes out soon ...

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