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Posted January 22, 2014
I was super excited to continue with this series, and it did not
I was super excited to continue with this series, and it did not disappoint one bit. It was even more exciting and action-packed than the first book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I really loved seeing the changes in the characters. Sebastian seemed to have transformed in the blink of an eye. He was no longer the young Prince Heir first introduced in Sworn to Raise. His confidence had grown and he matured into a fair and noble prince who I could finally see as the hero of this story. Of course, Ciardis was still constantly getting into trouble or finding mischief. She was still battling with the control of her powers and it caused more harm than good.
There was quite a bit of intrigue thrown into this story with the Duke of Cinnis out for blood, and the threat of war between humans and kith due to a strange being who controlled the shadows and so much more. The Shadowwalker was wicked and felt no mercy for those he slay. Even more intriguing was the sudden appearance of another Weathervane. Who was he? Why was he with the Shadowwalker? And then there was The Shadow Council. What was their purpose? And what did they want from Ciardis?
It was really strange that Maree Amber suddenly took over Ciardis' training and then for her to send her off to the Ameles Forest, I had to wonder if it was just a way to get rid of her for a while, or if she really believed she served a purpose and could be of great help. The trip to and through the forest was a fantastic fantasy adventure that introduced a variety of strange and fascinating creatures. Some wild and vicious, and others a little more subdued.
This was a wonderful story filled with mythical beings and plenty of mysticism. I enjoyed watching as Ciardis learned to wield her mage powers; how to manipulate them and use them for good, rather than causing the chaos she had in the Courts. The ending left me enthralled and I am eager to dive right into the next book.
Posted November 30, 2013
Sworn To Transfer (Courtlight #2)by Terah Edun When companion t
Sworn To Transfer (Courtlight #2)by Terah EdunWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
When companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane helped the royal heir, Prince Sebastian, regain his throne, they unintentionally released a threat that imperils the Kits and humans of the Ameles Forest. Now with the help of some old friends and some new they must help the realm’s inhabitants.
Terah Edun continues to successfully develop her characters making them multidimensional and convincing. The story is mysterious making Ciardia (and the reader) not know which of her friends are trustworthy. I enjoy Ciardia behavior and that she doesn’t let people walk all over her. She questions authority and has a knack for getting I trouble.
Terah Edun has done a fantastic job continuing the Courtlight Series. She has created an intriguing fantasy world with interesting characters. Her story has attention-grabbing sub plots that make the book hard to put down.
ARC provided publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Posted October 12, 2013
Sworn to Transfer is an amazing read set in a complicated, vast
Sworn to Transfer is an amazing read set in a complicated, vast fantasy world with well-crafted characters and an unique plot. I didn’t read the first book in the series, which made this one a little tough to follow, but after a few chapters, I got the hang of the story. Ciardis has been born believing she held no magical talents, but apparently she’s a Weathervane, and her magical talent is quite impressive. She’s trained as a companion to the royal heir, Sebastian, who, unfortunately chooses to ignore her most of the time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Ciardis is sent on a mission to protect the home of the kith in the Ameles forest. With her abilities being tested at every turn, she has trouble finding out who she can trust. She must find out what is plaguing the kith, before her own life and that of her friends and new-found family are at stake.
I liked Ciardis. She managed to act independently most of the time, but listened to advice when needed or helpful. She had a bit of a stubborn streak, and was usually quite impulsive. I also liked how her talents can be a bit wonky at times, it shows she’s far from being a Mary Sue character. I also liked Sebastian. He was mysterious enough to be intriguing, and he seemed to have a lot of depth to him.
The world building was very impressive. The world author Terah Edun has created is magical, original, surprising, refreshing and most importantly, very vast. You never know what to expect, or what’ll come next.
The writing style was descriptive. At the start, I had some trouble getting into the book because of this, but once I got to know the characters, this didn’t form as much of a problem, and I actually began to enjoy the vibrant descriptions of the forest, the towns and characters.
If you like high fantasy for young adults, then Sworn to Transfer can’t be kept off your to-be-read list. It’s an imaginative, suspenseful, intriguing read.
Posted October 5, 2013
Sworn to Transfer definitely exceeded my expectations. If you've
Sworn to Transfer definitely exceeded my expectations. If you've read my review of Sworn to Raise, you'll know that I felt it didn't live up to its potential. Well, its sequel clearly did. Terah Edun stepped it up for this book, and it captivated me. The writing is vivid and detailed, and the plot was well-paced. I also loved getting to know the characters better. After this book, I'm incredibly impatient for Sworn to Conflict!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book picks up a couple months after Sworn to Raise left off. Ciardis is comfortable in her role as Companion trainee, but things soon start to go wrong. Not only is she meant to protect Prince Heir Sebastian, but herself, too. Attempts are being made on her life, and the kith of the Ameles Forest are being killed off. The atmosphere in this book is laden with mystery and suspense as Ciardis strives to figure out who this enigmatic yet powerful murderer is.
Ciardis has really grown into her character, and I loved seeing that. She's impulsive yet kind-hearted, and she'll do anything to save the innocent from dying. She's tough as rocks, and won't let anything stand in her way. I love her brazen attitude towards everything. It's definitely different from the other women around her. Ciardis also learns a lot about her powers as a mage, and the fact that she can do more than just enhance the powers of others.
I wish there was more of Sebastian in this book, though. I missed him for most of it. Sebastian has grown too, but in a different way. He's becoming more of a man than a boy, and as a result people have begun to respect him. Even Ciardis sees him in a different light. There wasn't any romance in this book, either, but I think there surely will be in the next. I feel like Ciardis's and Sebastian's relationship has strengthened, and may become something more soon. I hope it does! Their age difference didn't matter to me in this book, not like it did in Sworn to Raise. Maybe because Sebastian seems older. Either way, I'd love to see a romance develop between the two of them in the third book.
I loved the world building in Sworn to Transfer. We get to see exactly how mage powers work, and how Ciardis is trained to control hers. The detailed description of the mage cores put a clear picture in my mind, and I love it when authors can do that with something as abstract as magic. World building like that is difficult in a fantasy novel, and Edun has definitely pulled it off in this book.
If this series keeps getting better, I can't wait to see what's in store for us in Sworn to Conflict! The action in this book is as riveting as it was in the first one, and there was more of it. I loved the danger streaked throughout, with the kith murders and the enigma of the Shadow Mage. We are introduced to some new characters, too, and I'm looking forward to getting to know them more in the next book. Overall, this was an awesome read, and if you're a fantasy lover, this is one world you don't want to miss out on.
*Thank you to Terah Edun for providing me with a copy for review*