The Inquisition (Summoner #2) by Taran Matharu
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Very similar style to the first one. Good story, interesting characters, easy to read, but not a masterpiece. I will however continue this story (it ended on a cliffhanger!).
So this book picks up some time after the first book ended. Not much has happened for our main character, Fletcher, but a lot has happened that he isn’t aware about. Trying to pick up on everything and being thrown into circumstances he cannot control pushed the beginning of this story.
The best thing however is his humanity and empathy. There are quite a few humans in this story with serious lack of those qualities. His trust in everyone, no matter species, is something to learn from.
One of the things that stood out to me was the use of vials (red for health and blue for mana). I just wonder if the author has played a little too many video games while writing this book 😅
“A year has passed since the Tournament.
Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt’s dungeons, but now they must face a 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 from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher’s origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen.
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.”