I cannot put into words how much I love this writer’s work! Taran is proof of what hours of dedication and daily updates can lead to; his writing career started on Wattpad, his daily updates gained him over 3 million reads within 6 months. Though I do not know him very well, I do interact with him through Wattpad Messenger every so often and he is one of the nicest guys I’ve spoken to.
The Novice had me from page 1, it has everything I love and look for in a novel like this; fantasy and possibly a supernatural elements, tension at times as well as suspense- though those two might be considered the same thing-, friendship between characters, action and many other things, and it took me less than three days to read I loved it that much!
My favourite characters from the whole book have to be Fletcher (I absolutely love his personality, and the description Taran gives of him makes me imagine a handsome young man, which makes me feel a little weird as I am older than him by a fair few years at 19), his demon Ignatius and the elf girl Sylva (honourable mentions: Othello, Arcturus and his demon Sacharissa) .
While I know that romantic relationships between an elf and a human rarely happen in novels, I really hope that Fletcher and Sylva develop a close friendship and show that it’s possible for love to develop between human and elf.
Go and read it! And the prequel Origins too!