The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin

637 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious medium-paced


The comfortable world of Martris Drayke, second son of King Bricen of Margolan, is shattered when his older half-brother, Jared, and Jared s dark mage, Foor Arontala, kill the king and seize the throne. Tris is the only surviving member of the roy...

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Community Reviews Summary of 370 reviews


adventurous 100%
dark 60%
challenging 30%
relaxing 20%
emotional 10%
funny 10%
hopeful 10%
mysterious 10%


medium 40%
slow 30%
fast 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 22% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | No: 44%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | No: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

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