Summoner Rising
Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning:Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld. Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros (aka soulmate), it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life. As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there’s Law Two…

Summoner Rising Details

TitleSummoner Rising
Author
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 28th, 2017
PublisherMonth9Books
Number of pages300 pages
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

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Summoner Rising Review

  • Amanda
    February 20, 2017
    I received this book as an ARC for my honest review. When I first read the book description, I was a little intrigued, but yet a little thrown off not knowing yet what a summoner was. Melanie McFarlane really sets the book up nicely and really goes into detail what the back story of everything is. So that makes the story flow together great!This story is about a soon to be 17 Dacie Cantar whose mother was recently killed and was taken in by her Romanian great-aunt Katya who Dacie thinks is crazy I received this book as an ARC for my honest review. When I first read the book description, I was a little intrigued, but yet a little thrown off not knowing yet what a summoner was. Melanie McFarlane really sets the book up nicely and really goes into detail what the back story of everything is. So that makes the story flow together great!This story is about a soon to be 17 Dacie Cantar whose mother was recently killed and was taken in by her Romanian great-aunt Katya who Dacie thinks is crazy. But what Dacie doesn't tell people is that she thinks she is thinks she's going crazy because she keeps seeing shadow's, or so she thinks. Dacie isn't used to being around family because she never was around them her whole life. It was always just her and her mom. Now it was just Dacie (Daciana what her aunt calls her), her great-Aunt Katya, and Constantine the gardner in the family home in Maine when her aunt wants to go to Romania. School starts and Dacie feels out of place but wants normal. When she runs into a boy in her art class that will forever stay on her mind. Dacie and this boy, Tryan, have electricity, literally. When out one evening, trying to be normal, something strange happens to Dacie. She learns things about her aunt, its too much. she goes home, and that's not much better.A Summoner has the ability to pull demons through paintings. But she she has the responsibility to police them and is responsible for their crimes is she doesn't try to get it back. It was all too much for her. So she runs, and She runs into Tryan and kisses him. Dacie learns from Katya that she is a Summoner, just like her mother. But she shouldn't have her abilities until she is 17. Dacie learned that her mistake that night out would come back to haunt her due to the 3 rules of summoners. So when she had help the night of her first normal dance to get back her mistake it came in the form of Tryan. And her aunt let her know that he may be her "Tovaros" or soulmate. Dacie couldn't believe it. She was only 16, almost 17! But a tovaros is a companion to a summoner, and when together they are for life or until death. Dacie and Tryan are at the house and she accidentally lets out an ogre and it hurts Tryan bad, only then it confirms to her aunt that Tryan is Dacie's tovaros because he was hurt so bad and then the next day he was pretty much healed. And that's the way it works with the bond of the summoner and tovaros.Dacie starts to train with Constantine, and study the Book of Summoning. When Tryan goes out of town and comes back with a girl. Dacie gets a bit jealous. But Liana is his "babysitter" for helping an underage summoner bring demons through, even tough that's not how it happened. When Dacie accidentally let's out a wendigo that eats people things get bad. But all the while Dacie is trying to be a normal teenager. But it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Dacie overhears Tryan saying something to Liana about her and of course she gets jealous and meets the wendigo and becomes hospitalized. This is where the relationship of Dacie and Tryan gets a bit rocky. Dacie wants to prove herself as a summoner and Tryan is trying to protect her and he is getting frustrated with her. Especially since she was almost killed the last time she ran into the wendigo. So Dacie trains like crazy, meets new people. Works on her family tree paper. She meets Eli, a young boy who can bend light, and heal with the light. But he technically isn't supposed to be talking to Dacie, so says his father (haven't learned his name). I don't want to say the end of the book. But I am looking forward to the next book! I want to know what happens with these characters and explore and see what different paths that they are going to go down. Melanie McFarlane really wrote a really good book here. As a reader you will not get lost one bit. Happy reading!
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  • BookLoversLife
    January 22, 2017
    Review to come.
  • Nicole Strand
    December 21, 2016
    Daciana lives with her Great Aunt Katya after tragedy struck and her mother died. The book begins with Dacie’s first day at her new school. She often sees shadows moving on their own in a way that makes no sense. Her first day immediately starts by her meeting a jock-ish boy named Brennan and then a couple minutes later literally running into a long haired boy with green eyes. One thing that bothered me is how much of an attitude she had against the guy, who you later find out is named Tryan. I Daciana lives with her Great Aunt Katya after tragedy struck and her mother died. The book begins with Dacie’s first day at her new school. She often sees shadows moving on their own in a way that makes no sense. Her first day immediately starts by her meeting a jock-ish boy named Brennan and then a couple minutes later literally running into a long haired boy with green eyes. One thing that bothered me is how much of an attitude she had against the guy, who you later find out is named Tryan. I mean seriously I know you’re upset because your mom died, but he was being completely nice to you at every encounter in the beginning of the book and you were just a royal b*tch. I’m going to be honest, I didn’t really like Daciana. The whole time I wanted to reach through my kindle and smack her. I feel like her attitude really spoils the book. At least in the beginning. After that it’s not so bad, but some things just feel forced. All in all this was not really my cup of tea but don’t let me discourage you from giving it a try.
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  • Bee
    January 15, 2016
    I will start off by saying, that I received a free copy for a honest review, so here it is people!I was a little skeptical about the book, when I read the synopsis, because of the genre of the book (not my normal choice of genre to read), and the age of the characters, BUT I loved it! The writing flowed beautifully! I was captured right from the beginning of the book, with well developed characters, their interactions and relationships, and in-depth description of the paranormal (shadows/demons, I will start off by saying, that I received a free copy for a honest review, so here it is people!I was a little skeptical about the book, when I read the synopsis, because of the genre of the book (not my normal choice of genre to read), and the age of the characters, BUT I loved it! The writing flowed beautifully! I was captured right from the beginning of the book, with well developed characters, their interactions and relationships, and in-depth description of the paranormal (shadows/demons, summoners, etc..). I really enjoyed reading how Daci and Tryan's relationship develop through out the book, from the crush to.... well i won't spoil what happens between them by posting about it, you will have to read what happens with them! ;) . I laughed at the witty banter, I was heartbroken in sections, and even wanted to strangle a couple of the characters (Not a fan Liana ;) ). so in my books, that made this book fantastic! The only downside: I have to now wait for the second book ;)
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  • Melanie McFarlane
    January 14, 2016