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The Inquisition

(Summoner #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  16,451 ratings  ·  1,195 reviews

More demons, epic battles, and fights to the death: introducing the unmissable next installment in the Summoner Trilogy...

On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition who will decide his future - the process is gruelling, lead by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher's tragi

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published May 5th 2016 by Hodder Children's Books
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
First off I think both books in this trilogy - so far - have beautiful covers. This one is even more beautiful with a cover that just pops!


I loved this book more than the first one . . BUT . . . I was thinking for a little bit that I might not because after Fletcher being left in jail for a year, he got out and had to go through all of these stupid trials. They were unfair and they almost got him killed, but the good side prevailed and the people saw what was right in the testimonies.

Now Fletc
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 3.85 ***

Let me start with a disclaimer. This is a book for young readers, and were I such, I think I would have given this book all the 🌟 in the world! I would have been swooning over the honorable young hero Fletcher, his sense of duty, justis, friendship and loyalty making him my dream boyfriend! I would have also wished to be a part of the gang, hanging out with the cool Dwarfs, palling around with exotic Elves, and forming forever friendships while adventuring, going to magical school an
With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction…or die trying.

The Inquisition was a good follow up to The Novice. The book starts out a year after the last one left off with a trial soon following. Once we get through the trial and all that, Fletcher and his friends are sent on a mission deep into orc territory along with others who are not so friendly. They are divided up into four different teams. The tea
April (Aprilius Maximus)
0.1). The Outcast [ON TBR]
1.) The Novice ★★★★★
2.) The Inquisition ★★★★
3.) The Battlemage [ON TBR]


"But sometimes, doing nothing was the greatest risk of all."

representation: side characters of colour.

[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]


Not as great as the first book but still super enjoyable! I'm so excited to finish out this trilogy!

trigger warnings: imprisonment, racism (against dwarves and el
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Inquisition (Summoner, #2), Taran Matharu
The Inquisition, Summoner: Book Two, Originally published: May 10, 2016, Author: Taran Matharu, Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Preceded by: The Novice, Followed by: The Battlemage.
A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall. The trial is haunted by ghosts
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alrighty, time to actually write this review. First off, I was sent this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review for the BookTube Tour organized by Grace from LovingDemBooks. Obviously this doesn't affect my opinion of the book/series. Check my review of the first book if you doubt it.

Woah, this installment was exactly what I wanted when I finished the first book. If you saw my wrap up video where I talk about The Novice, I had a fair number of problems with Fletcher and his ch
"Well, it would've been, could've been, worse than you would ever know..."
-Modest Mouse, "Dashboard"

I'm sorry to go there right off the bat, but that title is just begging for this point to be made:

And as for that cliffhanger Matharu left us with last time, along with the one he gave us this time, I hereby present my idea of what must be going on in his head:

So...The Inquisition. Mercifully, the title group only really appears during the first quarter of the book or so, because as interesting an
Scott  Hitchcock
This book was all about the second half. The first half I thought a few parts were too simplistic and I know part of it (view spoiler) was supposed to be but it was a bit ludacris.

The quest however was very good and the surprise ending I had part of it figured out. (view spoiler)

Looking forward to
Jonathan Wilson
4.5 Stars

Cliffhangers are the bane of my existence. Just preordered book 3, feel like it can't get here fast enough.
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy, magic
Fabulous characters- humans, dwarves, elves, orcs. Goblins and gremlins; a fantastic range of demons and imaginative flora and fauna create a perfect world for a fantasy novel you can really get behind! Excellent fun.
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome as expected from the author. Completely captivating. One fault I could point out is that, it is damn short. I really liked the feel and concept of the book. Not original but put eloquently. The protagonist is epic.

And that freaking cliffhanger. You betrayed us. How could you do that to us? We trusted you. Give us a bit closure at least. I hope you publish the sequel soon.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Another solid entry in the Summoner series and it had some really good elements from the first as well as some new things.

The world building was good but didn't build much on the first one. The worlds do reflect the story well but are not overly descriptive. The Demons however really bring the story to life and do prop up the world building as they really bring you into their world. The variations and vividness in the depiction of the Demons (And some associated characters like Gremlins a
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
3.5 Silver Stars
with Golden sparks

the Inquisition; Summoner series, book 2
by Taran Matharu

Plot: ★★★/5
awesome thrilling start & also the end! (the inquisition & the mission in action) mhm.. cliff hanger.
but in the middle, the jungle part was boring
I love the Cover. (I said it a hundred times!)
World building: ★★★★/5
Characters: ★★★★/5
Written style: ★★★★/5
Idea: ★★★/5
-factors in details in Summoner 1 review-
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I was excited that I got to be on the Booktube Blog Tour for The Inquisition! I went sent a free copy of both books from Fierce Reads in exchange for a review.

I really enjoyed reading The Novice and The Inquisition. Matharu is skilled at world building and it is very easy to get pulled into the world of the summoner.

These books remind me a little of His Dark Materials Trilogy and Harry Potter, with a little of Lord of the Rings and Pokemon thrown in there.

It is fun to watch the
Paige  Bookdragon

3.7 stars


Okay, so that thing happened and I'm still trying to get over the fact that I have to wait a few months to get the next book. Where's the justice, Taran Matharu ?

Let's recap.

Book 1 ended with a cliffhanger and The Inquisition began one year after the events in the first book. Some characters have a cameo and we are introduced to some good and evil new characters which is a blast because that means more death. Yaay.

I'm actually quite surprised that I still remember all the things that ha
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This series is proving to be one of the most underrated books I've ever read.

This book is a gem. More, demons, more battles, more character developments, and certainly dozens of twists and turns. I saw some of it coming but it didn't take away my enjoyment. I loved the ever growing relationship of Fletcher and Ignatius. They're just so fun to watch! Plus, there's a brewing romance that I immensely enjoyed! Push a little bit further and the ship will sail! The extension of the world was also very
Zitong Ren
3.5 ⭐️ rounded up to 4.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and thought that as a whole, it was written in an enjoyable and thrilling way. Now, there might have been an 8-9 month gap between me reading the first book and this book, and I may have gotten distracted by the Wheel of Time and never got back to it since then, but hey, I did not know what to read next and I saw this on the Libraries shelves so I thought that I might as well pick it up again.

That being said, it did take me a while to
Quite The Novel Idea ~ Words from the Clouds

3.5 stars

Well now! Another cliffhanger. Who would've thought? I say that sarcastically because I totally expected it after the first book. I loved The Novice and I was sad when a lot of my friends didn't enjoy it as much. Still, it was one of my favorites that year so I was very happy when I got offered the chance to read the sequel. Did it disappoint? Maybe a tiny bit? But I still loved it?

I was very excited to dive back into this world and see Fletch
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons
The Inquisition is the sequel to The Novice and continues the adventures of Fletcher Wulf who became a summoner - a kind of magician capable of performing spells and summoning demon-like creatures as companions from something called the 'ether.' In The Inquisition, Fletcher must fight to prove his innocence of charges of attempted murder and treason while also trying to save the kingdom from invading orc armies. Oh, and also help unite the human, dwarf and elvish races while at it!

I really enjoy
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like the way author has introduced us to characters in the previous book. Everything matches together as a jigsaw puzzle. The struggle that our heroes (Fletcher, Sylva and Othello) are facing reminds of real life problems, only set in Middle Earth world. Although sometimes, it feels overwhelming.
The pacing and narration is perfect as the previous book. I felt each and every chapter to be gripping and wanting to tell me more.
Apart from main story, I really liked that this book cont
Kelly Roberson
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical-tbr
Video Review:

Great news guys! This book did not have the second book syndrome at all. It was just as amazing as the first book if not even better. The characters developed amazingly. The plot progressed in such a fantastic way, and I honestly can not wait to read the third book! I highly recommend this entire series. That cliff hanger though. It's been a while since I've dealt with a cliffhanger in the way that these books have dished it out!
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: majicks
Loved this one too, maybe a little less than the first. But still, can't wait to read the third. ...more
Zarriah Rose (Zarriah Rose)
So of course we start this book where the last ends off and we see that Fletcher has been using this time to study his books and knows some pretty cool things. At this point I’m thinking hopefully, this helps him out in not being too behind his peers when he gets out and also I’m feeling eager to see some cool new stuff.
Then, crappy Didric shows back up. He’s a bit more ripped, a bit more scarey, and suddenly he no longer fits my comparison to Dudley in my head anymore. Yikes.
We have a trial. L
Jay G
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
*I received this book as part of a Booktube Tour in exchange for my honest opinion*


The story begins a year later from where we left Fletcher and Ignatius at the end of the battle in book one. When the time of his trial finally arrives, he knows that the odds are against him and he most likely will not come out of this situation as the winner. When a new opportunity arises, Fletcher is sent into the orc jungle to destroy a couple thousand Gobl
Roberta Jayne
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
This series just got an upgrade! It's amazing how much more I liked this book in comparison to The Novice. Every element of the first book that annoyed me was improved upon or resolved in some way AND the writing style seemed to be a lot more confident and - dare I say it - sophisticated throughout. SOPHISTICATED! Who knew I'd be saying that after I was unimpressed with the writing in book one. Who knew.

The story itself was unbelievably fast paced, I think that jumping from the cliffhanger-event
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
I could copy-paste my review for the first book to this one and it would fit perfectly.

This book was fast-paced, filled with action, and a complete page-turner (I read half of the book at the gym, the other half this morning). I still have some problems with how flat some characters are, especially the bad guys, but the new additions to the crew were great. I certaily enjoyed Cress.

Other than that, I can't say much more. Yes, I'd recommend this book. My advice is that you get the three of them b
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am in love with this series!! After I finished the first book, I wanted to drop everything and get the second one. Unfortunately, I will not be able to get the next book until it's released :( But at least you know it's a good book if you are anxiously waiting for the next one, right? ...more
Sara Saif

This was epic, man. Like, I felt at times that there wasn't much happening or that things were taking too long to get to a certain point but it was never dull. Fletcher and his academy mates had to raid an Orc temple and the actual raiding began after half the book had passed so you know what I mean. But even before and after there was a lot of excitement and awesomeness.

First, the fact that he had been in prison for a whole year gave me a jolt. I was NOT expecting this. Then two trials, one aft
Linda Lou
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No spoilers here. Nothing more than what is given on the book jacket.

Ok, I needed a day or so to think about this before actually taking finger to iPad. I was blown away and couldn't think of how to start. Soooo, I guess, I will begin with saying I was blown away. I really liked the first book and rated it as a four. So my expectations were high and I was not let down. The characters became more defined and relationships a bit more tangled; but that is the spice. The story itself just flowed for
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Um what can I do to get the next book NOW?! Damn cliffhangers. The story is just getting so freakin intense and I just absolutely have fallen in love with this characters and want to protect them with my soul. I was completely hooked and fml I don't think I can wait till the next book. ...more
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Taran Matharu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Summoner series, which has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over a million copies in English. He was born in London in 1990.

Taran began to write the SUMMONER series in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’ and sharing his work on The shared sample of the story went viral, reaching ove

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