Taran Matharu - The Novice - Hachette Children's Group

The Novice

World Book Day 2018

By Taran Matharu

  • Paperback
  • £2.50

Enter an immersive fantasy world where one boy's ability to summon demons will change the fate of an empire ... Read Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series for World Book Day!
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  • ISBN: 9781444946956
  • Publication date: 22 Feb 2018
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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