The Outcast (Summoner, #4) by Taran Matharu

The Outcast (Summoner, #4)

Enter an immersive world where the chosen few have the ability to summon demons...Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he discovers he has the ability to summon demons from another world. He is sent to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. As the first commoner gifted with this ability, his discovery challenges the nobility and the powers that be and Arc...

Details The Outcast (Summoner, #4)

TitleThe Outcast (Summoner, #4)
Release DateMay 3rd, 2018
PublisherHodder Children's Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews The Outcast (Summoner, #4)

  • Jay G
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review:, a young orphaned stable boy discovers he has the ability to summon demons. Being the fist commoner to be able to do so, he is sent to Vocans Academy, the school where nobles learn to summon their demons a...
  • Connor
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  • Isaiah
    I already know it's gonna be good! I'm so glad there's a part 4, still got part 2 to finish lol, I love every single one of his books đź’Ż
  • Liesl
    Half the fun of a prequel is seeing the events which affected the main series, and The Outcast more than delivers on that front. One particular character appearance was particularly shocking, not how I expected to see the big bad from the main Summoner books, but there were plenty other fun cameos. I especially loved getting to see more of Fletcher's parents and noticing aspects he has in common with them, not to mention how it makes their ultima...
  • Neelam
    I loved this book! It was so great to see more of Arcturus and Sacharissa! It was great to be back in this world and see more of the things we hear about in the trilogy. You can read my full review on my blog. Spoiler free! https://thetsundokuchronicles.wordpre...
  • Janhavi Banhatti
    Great bookThis book was a great addition to the series and a must read for any fans of the original series
  • Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews)
    *4.5 Stars*Review:Protagonist: Arcturus was just a common stable boy, with dreams of leaving and forging his own destiny, he could never have dreamed he was a Summoner, an elite group of fighters who can summon demon companions and work magic, a group believed to only be among the nobility of Hominum. As the first common Summoner in history, Arcturus finds a lot of disdain at Vocans Academy where he is sent to train his summoning skills, however,...
  • Stephanie Bain
    *i was sent this book for free in exchange for an honest review!* It was so nice to see these characters that are loved and hated younger and the adventure/struggle they went through. Ive always loved arcturus but i love him even more now! Taran truly did it again!
  • Heather Bridson
    I love this book! It was well written and caught my attention from page one. I loved the characters, the world and the adventures and hardships the characters faced. It was just a great story! I won this in a Goodreads giveaway, and since it was an advanced readers copy I'm interested to see what if any changes are made from this version and the finished book. Anyway, just a fun to read story. Since it is book 4 I'm hoping to read the first three...
  • Kathy Martin
    A stable boy named Arcturus, trying to run away from his unkind masters at an inn, steals a horse and accidentally summons a demon. The demon is a canid that he names Sacharissa. He soon finds himself at Vocun which is a school where young upper class summoners are trained. Until Arcturus, it was believed that summoners had to be the first born of another upper class summoner. Knowing that he is a commoner puts that belief in question.Once he arr...
  • Kari
    ***I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***I absolutely loved this world and was hooked from the very beginning. Arcturus and Sacharissa shocked the world when it came to light that he was a commoner able to summon a demon. Arcturus was shuffled off to Vocans to train with other summoners, which put him in a precarious position as he tried to figure out where he fit in with the other nobles, if he could even say he ...
  • Teresa Lavender
    I won this book here on goodreads. I got the version before the final art - and the image looks amazing pictured above. What a fantastic story! This novel has everything that I enjoy in a good story. There is intrigue, mystery, fantasy, and lots of action! I was completely drawn in by the story. Edge of my seat action. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
  • Todd's Den
    ARCFor a tale of Arcturus and his rise as an orphan really showed growth and character as he learned the arts to where we enjoy him for a great person we all know.For a prequal to the summoner series. Good job Taran Matharu.
  • Musyira
    can't wait!
  • Kitty Maschan
    I’ve been curious about this series for a while, so when the chance came up to read an arc of the prequel novel for this tour I had to take it. I tried not to have expectations going in because I hadn’t heard much about the series. I don’t recall any specific TW/CWs needed so let’s just jump right into the review, shall we?The characters were all really well-developed. I really felt like I could have had a conversation with any of them, t...
  • Jessica
    Absolutely brilliant.I loved this book so much! It was amazing seeing Arcturus’ story and how it leads to the events of The Novice. His relationship with Sacharissa is beautiful and has been one of my favorite things about this entire series. I loved meeting Edmund and Alice. Seeing them together and how great they were both warmed my heart and broke it. Young Elaine is just as amazing as older Elaine, and there’s no way they would have survi...
  • Laura Newsholme
    This has been a very fun series so far and this prequel is a nice addition to the world. It tells the story of Arcturus as he finds himself with the ability to summon and is thrust into the world of the nobles. The plot hits a lot of the same beats as The Novice in the first half, which means that people new to the series can read this one first without being lost. Similarly, Matharu introduces plenty of new material in the second half, which sat...
  • Vidalark
    Having won an early copy I was given a chance to read this wonderful book.This was a great view into the past a whole generation before Fletcher was born. While it is a prequel and can be read before the rest of the series I suggest reading the rest of the series first to better understand the school and demonology as we go through that a bit quickly but you can still catch on easily. It helps to explain events that happen in the rest of the seri...
  • Davianna
    See full review at: plot was very entertaining and chock full of mysteries. This book was well written and fast paced. I couldn’t bring myself to put it down and I loved the fight scenes. I’ll definitely have to check out the rest of the series!Rating: 4.5 StarsRecommendation: For fans of Pokemon and harry Potter ages 10 & upFTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
  • Anna
    I do love the world that Matharu has created; it is rich and vibrant, and Outcast only added to this. However having just read the incomparable epic of Brandon Sanderson, the writing style is somewhat lacking. In fairness to Matharu, Outcast is leagues better than his first novel, The Novice and I am looking forward to seeing where his writing career will take him. I have knocked a star off as the first 16 chapters were just reused from the Novel...
  • Charlene
    i couldn't have asked for a better prequel. this prequel deserves more than just one reading! it's exciting, thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat. i knew Arcturus life must be one hell of a tale. it is and more!
  • Thomaslle
    Flat.Little originality and a real step back from the engaging burst of life that the initial trilogy bought to my bookshelf.