Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age, beginning his first book at 9 years old. After graduating with a First in Business Administration, Taran landed an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September 2013. He then took time off to travel before beginning to write ‘Summoner’ in November 2013 during Nanowrimo.Thanks to daily updates on Wattpad.com, it reached over 3 million reads in less than six months. After being featured by NBC News, Taran signed with Hodder. It is due to be published in a wide range of countries and territories.
Fletcher was nothing more than a humble blacksmith’s apprentice, when a chance encounter leads to the discovery that he has the ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, he must travel with his demon to the Vocans Academy, where the gifted are trained in the art of summoning.
The academy will put Fletcher through a gauntlet of gruelling lessons, training him as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire’s war against the savage orcs. Rubbing shoulders with the children of the most powerful nobles in the land, Fletcher must tread carefully. The power hungry Forsyth twins lurk in the shadows, plotting to further their family’s interests. Then there is Sylva, an elf who will do anything she can to forge an alliance between her people and Hominum, even if it means betraying her friends. Othello is the first ever dwarf at the academy, and his people have long been oppressed by Hominum’s rulers, which provokes tension amongst those he studies alongside.
Fletcher will find himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with nothing but his demon Ignatius to help him. As the pieces on the board manoeuvre for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands.