[BLOG TOUR] The Inquisition by Taran Matharu || REVIEW + GIVEAWAY


Title: The Inquisition
Author: 
Taran Matharu
Series:
(Summoner #2)
Release Date: May 10th, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: FFBC

More demons, epic battles, and fights to the death: introducing the unmissable next installment in the Summoner Trilogy…
On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition who will decide his future – the process is gruelling, lead by those who will do anything to see him suffer and haunted by ghosts from the past with clues to Fletcher’s tragic origins.
But Fletcher has little time to dwell on these new revelations when the king announces a deadly challenge to the graduating students at Vocans. One that involves entering Orc territory to complete a risky mission. With loyal demons by their sides, commoners and nobles, dwarves and elves must overcome barriers of class and race and work together to triumph. The reward: a fortune in gold, the safety of an empire and PEACE.
With the entire empire watching, Fletcher has much to prove, but there are those out to get him and it soon becomes clear that there’s a traitor in their midst, trying to thwart the mission and create unrest within the Empire.
With everything stacked against him, Fletcher must use everything in his power to fight his way to victory.
 3
      The Inquisition is so much better than the first book! The author’s writing has definitely improved.
      The first 30% was about the trial and the evidence and that tension and intrigue of whether anyone will die or not. It was entertaining, but also introduced some feelings for the characters. That’s right. While in The Novice I couldn’t care less about them, The Inquisition has made me feel sad for them. Among other things.
Characters: They’re still very similar (unfortunately), but they’ve grown. They don’t lash out at every little thing. They don’t go red in the face at every little jab or disrespectful comment. They don’t let their emotions control them as strongly as they did in The Novice. To be fair, it’s probably because they didn’t really have any time to react in those ways. Still though, I was very happy that those behaviors were mostly gone as they bothered me the most in the first book. They act more like their age. Their manipulations and childish behavior have turned more cruel and foreboding. They aren’t formidable opponents, but they’re getting there.
Romance: Yep. There is indeed a romance in this book. It’s just a  hint of one, with one kiss in total that’s fleeting, but it’s there all the same. I thought this romance would be between two others, since there seemed to be some foreshadowing of it between them in the first book. But The Inquisition introduced a new romantic interest, and I’m not sure how to feel about it. They could be a formidable power couple, strong and fair and compassionate, but I don’t see why they’d form feelings for each other just yet.
Plot: The plot is predictable, and not all that exciting at every turn to keep you on the edge of your seat, but it does have some twists you barely see coming. It’s a dangerous journey where trust and alliances are weak, loyalty is scarce, and honesty is all but forgotten.
Writing: The flow is a lot better than the first book. While it took me almost 2 weeks to finish the first book, it took me 2 days to read this one. It’s intriguing, dangerous, adventurous, and gritty. The author isn’t scared of introducing betrayal, horror, war, and death. In a dark time of attempting an alliance with elves and dwarves, the war against the orcs and goblins has come and is scarier than ever. Especially when to defeat them, you’ve only got a few friends a whole lot of enemies.
      Overall, The Inquisition is an adventure full of deceit and danger. It’s light and humorous, but gritty in all the right places.

 

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Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own during early adolescence, beginning his first book at 9 years old.
Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September 2013.
Thereafter, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write ‘Summoner’ in November 2013 at the age of 22, taking part in ‘Nanowrimo 2013’.
Thanks to Wattpad.com and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over 3 million reads in less than six months.
After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.

His SUMMONER trilogy is published by Hodder Children’s (Hachette) in the UK, Australia and Commonwealth, Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) in the US and Canada, Hachette Jeunesse in France, Heyne in Germany, Planeta in Spain, Crown in Taiwan and Record in Brazil. Book 1 will be published by EKSMO in Russia, Jaguar in Poland, Ecliptic in Bulgaria and Alpress in the Czech Republic.

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