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Sworn To Transfer: Courtlight #2 [Kindle Edition]

Terah Edun
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. With the death of the Princess Heir, the Ameles forest - the home of the kith, is dying.

The inhabitants of the forest, magic-wielding non-humans, are defiant. They have not forgotten their long struggles nor are they content to watch as the last of their lands perish. As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.

With enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the city's nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she's given no choice when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question.

To keep the Companions' Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court, Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she's faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the family she never thought she had.

This second novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Raise.


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"Once more I was super excited to read the sequel to a book that I really enjoyed, and Sworn to Transfer did not disappoint" - A Reader Lives A Thousand Lives Reviews

"Captivating from beginning to end. Edun's writing style reminds me of Tamora Pierce and Sara J. Maas!" - Eyes 2 C Reviews

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A very imaginative story with suspenseful and breathtaking scenes." - Tabby Shiflett Reviews

"If you're a fantasy lover, this is one world you don't want to miss out on." - City of Books Reviews

"The plot deepens, the characters develop and the fascination grows. Another edge of the seat ending..." - Nightingale Reviews

From the Author

Sworn To Raise (Courtlight #1) - amazon.com/dp/B00C9VC7AY/
Sworn To Transfer (Courtlight #2)
Sworn To Conflict (Courtlight #3) - amazon.com/dp/B00H3TQD9S/
Sworn To Secrecy (Courtlight #4) - amazon.com/dp/B00IMPE6PK/
Sworn To Defiance (Courtlight #5) - amazon.com/dp/B00K0EE0RK

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4.0 out of 5 stars Sworn to Transfer Swears to Pull You In September 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A great sequel with some exciting subplots! Edun delivers some fantastical new characters and the magical abilities are described in much more detail in this novel. The author also drops a metaphorical bomb near the end and the reader learns a little more about the MC's ancestry. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. A very imaginative story with some suspenseful and breathtaking scenes. Suggested for fans of YA fantasy. You need to read the first novel before this one.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing but not quite fulfilled June 18, 2014
By C Mc
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed following Ciardis' story in this second of the series. Ciardis is still learning about the vast potential of her mage powers - she knows that she is able to enhance the abilities of others, but what she doesn't know is that she is capable of far more. This makes her either a great asset to the empire...or a dangerous threat. So she has to try to help the young prince, while avoiding assasins. But something much larger than her own safety is at stake. Something dark is brewing, threatening to plunge the whole land into war and chaos. Ciardis is dispatched to the land of the kith, creatures that are not quite human and do not trust humans, to help discover what has been killing them. Only if she learns to master her power and work in harmony with others can the evil be overcome. And even then, only if they can discover who is responsible.

The storyline was intriguing, and definitely got better through the book (the first several chapters were slow, mainly relying on the happenings of Book 1). The passions that drive humans are clearly seen, and the plot twists were cleverly done. The spelling and grammar errors were a slight distraction (you don't "knock" arrows). What was more distracting to me was the very modern swearing and other expressions...it was hard to stay in fantasy-mode when the heroine sounded like an American teenager in a bad mood. Also, there were so many new ideas that weren't quite fulfilled - dragons and other characters appear briefly with hints of an overarching storyline. I'm assuming these will be addressed in future books but it was a bit much to put all in one book, in my opinion.

All in all, it was an enjoyable book to read and I look forward to the others. I do think the writing style and plot conception has improved from the first book...who knows what it could be by the end of the series! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another story too large for a single book August 1, 2014
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This was my introduction to the series. I enjoyed the pace of the story; it never dragged. The relationship between Ciardis and Sebastien is intriguing. I hope to see it deepen and mature in the rest of the series. I am always interested in a story with dragons. I look forward to learning the details of the sarin relationship. The writing is crisp and sufficiently descriptive to give your imagination something to work with. I would love to see an illustrated version of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly intriguing and compelling work April 7, 2014
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When I started book #1 in this series I had no expectations beyond curiosity. I quickly got hooked by the fairly original and compelling narrative. Book #2 kept me just as interested, and the cliff hanger ending made a good teaser for book #3 (which I haven't yet read). There are some editing issues with the Kindle edition that suggested a good proofreading was needed, but this was not enough to dampen my interest or obscure the story. I found no obvious instances of behavior that was inconsistent (a pet peeve of mine). The main character is young and somewhat ingenuous, but is learning rapidly. Also, as in real life, there is information you wished they would tell but don't. We usually proceed in our lives without all the info, so this seems fairly realistic. Occasional bits of humor slip in that gave me a "I was thinking that" moment. I think I can see where this is going, but the end game is not obvious. One can hope the hero and heroine get together in the end, but....

A very interesting read if you don't mind the violence, all of which is relevant to the story thread.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first! December 3, 2013
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Amazon's blurb:Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. The Ameles Forest lies unprotected and it's inhabitants are dying.
As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.
With enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the city's nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she's given no choice when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question.
To keep the Companions' Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court, Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she's faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the family she never thought she had.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed the first book in the series a lot, and this one did not disappoint as so many second books in series often do. Ciardis grows as a character, but still you can see glimpses of the girl she used to be when she upsets the apple cart more than once..

There are believable characters, exciting mini plots that happen all through the book, and an unexpected twist for the ending. The pacing was fast, and I am definitely looking forward to the next!

[disclosure: I received a free ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.]
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Courtly #2
Amazing. Very hard to put it down.
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Please get a dictionary!!!
I thought the first book was ok, it had potential. So I got this one. I'm disappointed. There are pages and pages of description about using magic that just don't need to be... Read more
Published 8 days ago by EJAbbott
5.0 out of 5 stars Just gets better
Enjoyable entertaining fast paced story. Hopefully the next one keeps it moving and the characters get a little more fleshed out. Thanks again ms edun
Published 9 days ago by lana abdullah
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
This is the second book in the Courtlight series and I enjoyed it so much as soon as I finish this review I will be the third in the series.
Published 10 days ago by Patricia carrier
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
Okay, why is it mediocre? It has an imaginative story, interesting characters, and a lot of plot twists. Read more
Published 11 days ago by D. Gill
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Very good read! Kept me reading until I finished in record time.
Published 12 days ago by Gail
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't live up to its potential
This could have been great: action, magic, imperial politics. There's an interesting world and the makings of a killer plot in here somewhere. Read more
Published 15 days ago by lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great second book
Really like this author and this series. Can hardly stop reading. The fast moving chapters makes it easy to reach the end of the book...making it a must to go to the next book. Read more
Published 17 days ago by mystic pamela
2.0 out of 5 stars not as good as the first
I wanted to like this book, but the interesting parts were skimmed over and not expanded on (maybe the next book?) while the main plot seemed to have very little point. Read more
Published 22 days ago by A. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to read the next book!!!!
I loved this book!!!! The story reeled me in and wouldn't let me put the book down....can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Published 1 month ago by Brigitte
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Terah Edun's next YA Fantasy novel, BLADES OF ILLUSION - Crown Service Book #2, will be out in late August 2014. Book One of Sarath Web, ACCESSION, released on August 5, 2014.

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

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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 (09/30/2014)

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Book 1 - Blades Of Magic
Book 2 - Blades Of Illusion (08/31/2014)

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Book 2 - Inheritance

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