Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Inquisition

4 Stars/5

Thanks to Netgalley and Hachette Children’s Group for giving this book to review.

Imprisoned for a year, for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher has to face the Inquisition who will decide his future. With the trial led by those who hate Fletcher they will do anything to see him suffer. When the origins of Fletcher’s birth came to light, he has little time to deal with it before the king announces a challenge that involves entering orc territory. The odds are stacked against him and he must use his cunning, demons and friends to defeat a new evil.

The Inquisition is the sequel fantasy adventure novel in the Summoner series, and I enjoyed it more than the previous book as I found it more gripping and not as rushed. I like how this book is Pokemon mixed with Lord of the Rings. It is fast paced and has lots of twists, even if some were predictable.  

Fletcher is kind, naïve and a natural leader, as he has matured since the last book, courageous and has a strong sense of right and wrong. Othello is moral, loyal and clever, and Sylva is bossy, eager to prove herself and sensible but I still think there is more to her than we have seen so far. I wish the bad guys were more complex and not so much black and white.

This book ended on another massive cliff-hanger and I am looking forward to reading the next book. I would recommend The Inquisition to fans of the first book The Novice.

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