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Fletcher was left for dead as a baby. He was found naked in the snow before he was taken in by the blacksmith. When Fletcher has a horrible run in with some bullies he accidentally summons a demon. This grants him access to enter a military academy. There he will learn to control his demon, master some spells and possibly learn who his parents may have been.
A young adult fantasy with elves, dwarfs, goblins, and orcs!!!!
This book was such a pleasant surprise, I absolutely LOVED it!
I adore the world that Matharu created. The humanoids having been fighting with the dwarves and the elves but all three have the Orcs as a common enemy.
When Fletcher enrolls in the academy, it is also the first year when a dwarf and elf are permitted in. Fletcher is trying his best navigate this new world he finds himself in. As an outsider himself, he finds himself befriending Othello, the dwarf, and trying to connect to everyone in his class.
I really enjoyed this world, the magic system and the characters. I liked navigating through all the politics of this new world.
My only complaint is that I wished we got to see more of Sylva. She is the elf representative at this school and I wanted to spend more time with a badass female character.
I definitely give this book an A. I really liked it.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.