Smoke & Summons

Smoke & Summons

A captivating world of monsters and magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series. As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon?a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely power A captivating world of monsters and magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Ser...

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Title:Smoke & Summons
Author:Charlie N. Holmberg
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Smoke & Summons
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:332 pages pages

Smoke & Summons Reviews

  • Crystal King
    Jan 08, 2019
    Loved loved this book. Read it in two nights and it left me bereft and desperate to be back in the world of Sandis and Rone. And what a cliffhanger at the end! I'm in awe of how Holmberg's worldbuilding and ability to drag you deep into the hearts and emotions of her characters. Abs...
  • Jessica
    Oct 12, 2018
    OoooOOOOOH! I got the chance to read this in advance, and wow! This is a seriously intense adventure with lots of twists and turns and high energy escapes! And creeeeeeepy magic! I would not normally pick up a book like this, and I feel like I should warn squeamish readers that there i...
  • Maria V. Snyder
    Apr 29, 2018
    I received this book well before it's release date in the hopes that I would give it a blurb for the cover. It's wonderful - it's action packed and the characters are empathetic. The unique world of dark wizards and creatures from another astral plane is fascinating. Put this book in y...
  • Boostamonte Halvorsen
    Jan 21, 2019
    This book bothered me for many reasons... but here are the main ones: This book is a classic example of weak plot syndrome. Where the plot isn't really good so you fill the pages with chase scene after chase scene. And then, in the calmer spots, you get the woes of young love and t...
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    Feb 26, 2019
    4.5 Stars SMOKE AND SUMMONS is a fantasy with both sharp and soft edges. There is plenty of grit as these characters traverse the poor conditions of their world, as well as the dangers many face among different groups, like the mob, the corrupt police, and the demon-summoning grafte...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 03, 2019
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/12/... Smoke & Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg first caught my attention with its synopsis, but I became even more intrigued once I realized what I was looking at on the cover was the head of a fiery demon-like h...
  • Kristen
    Jan 09, 2019
    4.5 stars This was great! ...
  • Diane
    Jan 08, 2019
    Meh. This was a kindle first reads for January. Maybe this will appeal to a much more juvenile audience than myself? Because this is classic YA paranormal schmaltz -- Girl (with exemplary powers even for her 'kind') can be possessed and used as a tool whether she likes it or not,...
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    Jan 05, 2019
    **4 1/2 Demon Stars** update...take back what I said about the author being male...hahaha...sorry. I jumped the gun on that one before reading the authors profile. I received this book as a First Read from Amazon and was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this story. ...
  • Lisa
    Jan 11, 2019
    One of the things I really loved about Holmberg's THE PAPER MAGICIAN was that, in addition to brilliant world building, Holmberg had created a really interesting female protagonist that was full of agency and continually striving to live in the world according to her own terms. It also...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Jan 29, 2019
    Release day and I just received an eARC! Fun! Really looking forward to this one being a bit odd and very magical. ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 14, 2019
    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 5, 2019. Pretty good YA fantasy, the start of a new series (the second book has just been published). 3.25 stars. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Smoke & Summons is the start of a new YA fantasy trilogy by Charlie N. Holmberg, with an in...
  • Cari
    Jan 06, 2019
    Smoke and Summons was my Kindle First selection for January 2019. A quick overview of the plot: Sandis is a young woman who is being held captive by evil men who dabble in occult practices. On her back she bares the markings of the demon Ireth, a stallion engulfed in flames. Her ca...
  • Katherine Paschal
    Feb 26, 2019
    This was so good!! This is the first book I have read by Charlie and I had no idea what I had been missing out on. Smoke & Summons had everything I could have hoped in a book, making me fully engaged in the plot and the characters and I need the next book as soon as humanly possib...
  • ijeoma Agbaje
    Jan 27, 2019
    My journey to love Charlie Holmberg's work is not up to an auspicious start. While not necessarily a bad book, this book continually highlights that the YA genre takes little to no risks with their plot or characters. Granted this is better than one's i've read in recent years but ho...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 01, 2019
    This book was freaking awesome!! I got this book as my Kindle First pick for January! You know, it sounded good and all but I had no idea! This world of magic and demons and people in a world together. Sandis and Rone are the main characters and I loved them!! I even loved ...
  • Boone
    Jan 25, 2019
    No one's going to read this, why do I write book reviews? None of my friends are on this site, and I doubt people who are on the site look for other people's reviews. Oh well. I think Charlie builds a decent fantasy world, but this one is a lot weaker than her Paper Magician series....
  • The Clever Reader
    Feb 22, 2019
    My full review is on my blog: https://thecleverreader.wordpress.com... ...
  • Timothy Boyd
    May 06, 2019
    Good entertaining read. Interesting use of magic for summoning. Nice world creation. Recommended ...
  • Lisa
    Jan 13, 2019
    Charlie N. Holmberg writes just the type of books that I like, so I knew going into this one that there was a high chance of me loving it?and I?m happy to say that wound up being the case. Smoke & Summons has some fantastic world-building. This book takes place in a city tha...
  • Jennifer Gaarder
    Feb 26, 2019
    Read my reviews at jenchaosreviews.com From Goodreads: ?A captivating world of demons and dark magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician novels. As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis has never lived an ordinary life. At the comma...
  • Lena
    Apr 28, 2019
    Charlie Holmberg is my go to for light, happy, interesting fantasy with a little romance and action. This story was despair, filth, poverty, betrayal, and unrelenting sadness. That is not what I wanted. ...
  • Kiki Cole
    Feb 19, 2019
    A sinful creation and a cunning thief come together in this fantastical tale that is perfect for An Ember in the Ashes fans with vibes of Aladdin. I loooooved this! This was an action packed, fantasy thrill ride that did not let me up for air! I was at the edge of my seat trying to...
  • AMY(pronounced Ah-MEI)♥Queen Of The Fat Cats♥
    Mar 21, 2019
    Is this YA or NA? YA is Meh! It's Yuck! it's Yuck adult!! NA is the best!!! ...
  • Logan
    Jan 13, 2019
    I found the idea of summons and vessels very interesting, but that?s all I found interesting. It very quickly went from ?Smoke & Summons? to ?Worry & Running.? That?s about all that happens in this book. The author tells us everything, instead of showing us anyth...
  • Andy Irwin
    Jan 26, 2019
    The dialogue is bad. I don?t care about either of the main characters. I?m infuriated by every single one of their laboriously written choices. The world-building that is praised by other reviewers is missing from the novel I read, there must have been some secret pages in some oth...
  • Dee Arr
    Jan 01, 2019
    None of the magical features of Charlie N. Holmberg?s ?Smoke and Summons? overwhelm you, and that?s a good thing. We become aware of the illegal magic practiced and are also informed that there are rare magical artifacts. We are not allowed to see more than that, at least not a...
  • Jypsy
    Feb 07, 2019
    Smoke and Summons is different from anything I've read. The premise is unique and striking. Imagine being inhabited by a demon creature thing and used as a weapon at its disposal. That's just crazy! The characters are sympathetic in my opinion. They are flawed and complex but likeable....
  • Athena Elizabeth
    May 05, 2019
    Well - I am screaming, and I don't usually scream at books. I was screaming at the audiobook then had to ditch it with 20% left to read faster. I had never heard of this author but was looking for something to listen to on a drive this weekend, and I AM SO SHOCKED, so shocked at how...
  • Isseya
    Jan 29, 2019
    This book started off so well. A really interesting setup about demons being summoned into humans, about a man who could make himself invincible for a minute each day. It was all was so promising. So why then do I have all this shit I need to rant about? Oh, that's right, because t...