Blades Of Magic: Crown Service #1

Blades Of Magic: Crown Service #1

by Terah Edun

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It is not a peaceful time in the Algardis Empire. War is raging between the mages and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it.

She just doesn't know it yet.

Sara is the daughter of a disgraced imperial commander, executed for desertion. Sara is also the best duelist and hand-to-hand combatant in Sandrin. She lives quietly with her family's shame but when challenged about her family's honor, her opponent inevitably loses.

On the night she finds out her father's true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds' vows to serve in the emperor's army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.

There she discovers secrets the mages on both sides would prefer stay hidden. Dark enemies hunt her and soon it's not just Sara questioning the motivation behind this war.

While fighting mages, blackmailing merchants and discovering new friends, Sara comes across something she's never had before - passion. The question is - can she fight for her empress against a mage who might unwittingly claim her heart?

This is year one of the Initiate Wars. Sara is hoping it doesn't become the year she dies.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149456147
Publisher: Terah Edun
Publication date: 03/30/2014
Series: Crown Service Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,856
File size: 471 KB

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Blades Of Magic: Crown Service #1 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate these kind of novellets said to be books they give you the good opening and set up the players and then take you to the climax and end the so called book guess what a book has an end with things tied off this let me disapponted because it was only half a book. It sends up the red flags that you have to cut up a book and really the way it was left dosen't make me want to read on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love young adult fantasy, you won't want to miss out on this one!   Terah Edun is able to create a magical world full of adventure. She is able to set up a new series in the same world as her previous series, but with a different tone and cadence so that it has its own unique signature in the world of fantasy.   This was a great first book to a new series and I am excited to see what this author comes out with next.   As an avid fantasy reader, I am definitely hooked!
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I didn't finish the story. It had potential,but ultimately things moved way too fast. Three relationships felt rather rushed as well. The main character was also a little too unrelatable with how strong and seemingly perfect she was in battle. I totally get she's strong and the best fighter in her city, but it felt too abrasive to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good start to the story. Hope the rest is just as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Modern language and ideals set in a historical society with mages, thieves and royalty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad. A good way to waste a couple hours
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read fast paced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, the first pages were promising. I was engaged, interested in the story. The heroine was just the type I enjoyed reading about, fierce woman warrior with a sassy attitude. But then the book got sloppy. Jumping from scene to scene, random pieces of information thrown in that made no sense and weren’t connected to the plot in any obvious way- it was disappointing to say the least. It feels a bit like a rip off of the throne of glass series too, except the sun mage and Sara are both bits and pieces of Aelin from that series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very fierce heroine and geeky sidekick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I normally read but I liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book and great that it is free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow start,but turned into a good read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book about a battle mage trying to find out about her fathers death She signs up as a mage and quickly finds out that everything is not as it seems I was sorry to be left in a crisis situation requiring the purchase of other parts a series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good way to start the story line, you get a great sense of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the story but the writing is rough with no subtlety and the author spells too much out, almost like a childrens book. Still interesting to read
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Most read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing writing and kept me reading as long as posible,it also had a good plot and keeps moving thoughout the book. The reason I gave it only four stars is because I think it would be a better book if it included the 2nd book as well as the first,so in other word it was great but needed to be longer.I would totally sugust that you read it if you don't mind paying or you want to just read the first book. I on the other hand will not get the other book because i think it will be too much money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't normally enjoy this type of story but l was hooked right from the beginning. Great plot line. Getting book 2 tonight.