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"Reminiscent of Maria Snyder's Study series - an excellent read." - NetGalley Review
"Well written and flows wonderfully. It keeps you entertained!" - Akaria Reviews

"Beautiful world-building with strong characters." - Tabby Shiflett Reviews
"Weaponry, court intrigue, wit and a spark of romance!" - 21st Century Reviews

"Edun's twists and world are unique and make SWORN TO RAISE an entertaining, fun fantasy to devour." - A Backwards Story Reviews

"A magical fantasy that will appeal to fans of Tamora Pierce..." - Teenage Bibliophile Reviews

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Sworn To Raise (Courtlight #1)
Sworn To Transfer (Courtlight #2) -
Sworn To Conflict (Courtlight #3) -
Sworn To Secrecy (Courtlight #4) -
Sworn To Defiance (Courtlight #5) -
Sworn To Ascension (Courtlight #6) -

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  • File Size: 1574 KB
  • Print Length: 245 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C9VC7AY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Terah Edun is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of epic and urban fantasy. Her next YA Fantasy novel, SWORN TO ASCENSION - Courtlight Book #6, released in January 2015.

Her favorite writers include Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Robin Hobb and Maria Snyder.

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Courtlight Series:

Book 1 - Sworn To Raise
Book 2 - Sworn To Transfer
Book 3 - Sworn To Conflict
Book 4 - Sworn To Secrecy
Book 5 - Sworn To Defiance
Book 6 - Sworn To Ascension
Book 7 - Sworn To Vengeance*

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Book 1 - Blades Of Magic
Book 2 - Blades Of Illusion*
Book 3 - Blades Of Sorcery*

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Keller on July 20, 2014
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Sworn to Raise is more about the journey of Ciardis, orphan, washer-girl, and general subject of derision in her hometown, to the capital and the companion's guild. Companions, male and female, are, usually, magically gifted individuals who are also trained in courtly graces and skills-dance, planning and executing large parties and balls, running large households, using their magic to aid their patrons-patrons the companions choose, not the other way around. Ciardis learns that she does, indeed, have a magical talent, and a greatly valued one at that. She is a Weathervane, someone who can boost another's magic, making it stronger, more precise, cover a larger area.
This was a fun, captivating read, and I am eager for more of Ciardis' adventures. She is spunky without being snarky; her position at the bottom of society in her hometown has neither broken her nor made her bitter. She is smart and eager to learn, knows that she has a lot to learn, and does not give up when she encounters small failures or things that, briefly, overwhelm her.
Grammar Patrol Report (Yes, I know this is a change; I just got a domain name! Watch my profile for more information.): Erin falls prey to some of the all-too-common comma errors, putting in one's she doesn't need and missing some she does, making for some kind of humorous sentences if you know where they are missing, but she handles her pronouns well and avoids using words she doesn't actually know the definitions of. There were a few split infinitive, but after Star Trek, it is hard to fault anyone for those. On the whole, a B or B-. I did give some extra credit for such a good story!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Christina on April 10, 2013
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Sworn to Raise was a refreshing sojourn in to the YA genre. Far too often now can you pick up a YA book of the Fantasy or Sci-Fi persuasion and feel like you are getting the same insta-love heartbreak make me wanna bash my brains into the wall love triangle of tragedy. Terah Edun throws all that away and gives you a heroine with more than one emotion, who doesn't immediately fall for the boy at first sight, and who tries to make her self useful and help others as much as she can.

Ciardis has the natural ability to enhance the mage powers of other gifted people, and she uses it to help others without discretion. Not only is she incredibly giving in a world that hasn't shown her all that much favor, but she is practical and smart too. She strikes a useful bargain to gain skills she needs and the works hard to learn and perfect skills she learns in the companion's guild. Ciardis rarely backs down, even from situations that would personally benefit her to avoid. Also Ciardis is not taking your crap. Not even a bit. She's a feisty gypsy girl with a noble spirit and realistic insecurities.

The world building is subtle, but great. It definitely makes me want to delve into the Red Madrassa series just to learn more. The characters definitely don't lack for imagination. Not only has Terah taken familiar character archetypes and refreshed them, but she's mixed in just enough new to keep you interested in the next development without being overwhelmed by a dirth of names or races or abilities.

This was a one day read for me; I was too compelled to stop. I should also note that I was given a free copy in exchange for a fair review upon the release of this book, for which I am almost sad because I am quite ready for Ciardis' next adventure.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lee on April 28, 2014
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Sworn to Raise is a fantasy novel centered around Ciardis - a poor, orphaned, teenage girl who grew up in a rural land. A caravan travels to her town one day, and she meets someone who offers her the opportunity to change her circumstances. She accepts, and the adventure begins.

I was drawn to this story for the fantasy and mage aspects. I liked the differentiation between certain types of mages as opposed to everyone having the same types of abilities. The protagonist's magical ability is magnifying the power of other mages. I kind of questioned how that would play out, as at first glance it seemed a little lackluster for a power. But it worked very well, as Ciardis could basically reap the enhanced benefits of any mage she came in contact with.

I thought the author did a good job with world-building and imagery. I liked that the characters were flawed and multi-dimensional. I plan to continue the series and look forward to what it brings. *crosses fingers* Especially if that something is puberty hitting the prince full-blast. =D
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By ~AC Wright~ on August 6, 2014
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I have read all five of the books in this series and all five have yet to disappoint. On the contrary, they continue to get better and better with each installment.
With each and every turn there is a twist. With every twist there is a stipulation. With every stipulation comes a new development and more learned by the moment.
I must say that this series has easily become one of my favorite among few favorites. There are good books that you enjoy and then there are those that stick with you and seemingly will not be removed from your system. This series has seeped its way into the enchanted part of my brain and refuses to leaving causing a book hangover that can only be cured by reading the next installment. It is full of action, adventure, mystery, sass, twists & turns, friendships and romance in unexpected places. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys this much excitement in only one book, even more so for a whole series. I cannot wait until book #6 is released.
Job well done Terah Erin...continue with the excellent work!
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