Sworn To Raise: Courtlight #1

· Courtlight Series Book 1 · Terah Edun Publishing
222 reviews

About this ebook

~A breathtaking launch of this adventure fantasy series~

Ciardis Weathervane, a girl with no future, and Sebastian Algardis, the one who will change it all, have found a challenge in this phenomenally unique and captivating tale.

They were never meant to break the chains binding his powers, but when they upended the imperial courts they found their powers were greater than any foretold.

Together they'll shatter that empire. And perhaps help it rise again.

"One world you don't want to miss out on!"

- City Of Books ★★★★★

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis Vane grew up in a small village on the edge of the realm.Beautiful, destitute, and desperate she is looking to get out any way she can. She has worked her whole live as a laundress with no hope of escaping her fate anytime soon.

But then her life changes when a strange woman appears with the key to Ciardis's escape. With an offer to take her to the capital and a life she'd never dreamed of, it's hard to resist. There's only one catch.

She wants Ciardis to become a companion: she'll be required to wear expensive dresses, learn to conduct suitable magic, educate herself on court proclivities, and - in the end - chain herself to the highest bidder. A Patron for life.

Ciardis knows that this is her one opportunity to change her life.

But what she does not know is that she will soon be at the heart of intrigues and power struggles, and that her new life in luxury demands a high price, perhaps even the life of a prince.

Ratings and reviews

222 reviews
A Google user
February 24, 2017
Pure torture! And the worst part is that this story has so much potential! My first red flag was how short the book is, less than 150 pages. I guess if she meant it to be a novella then fine, yes. But as the foundation and basis from which you build an entire series, you can't do the story or it's characters enough justice in that few pages. And the transitions are just plain sad! I mean she rushes through six weeks of the main characters life by simply saying, I learn a lot and got better at dancing. The character's world doesn't make any sense. I love reading science fiction, especially when the author creates a new world and teaches you all about it's intricacies so that you feel like you're apart of it. Not in this book! You are simply told, we got Pegasus, portals, people with magical gifts, people without magic (but you only meet them in the beginning and when the main character has magic that's all we care about now), kings, mazes that serve no purpose to the story (when you really think of it), and angels that are suddenly important and are everywhere. I'm not one to say, don't read this book because I say so. Read this book and make up your own mind.
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Shannon Lemons
October 9, 2016
It was a good story but I felt there were too many details that weren't necessary to the plot. On the other hand, the story jumped forward (some times several days) without giving any details. There were times I felt lost with what was going on- as if the Author makes the assumption that the reader knows a back story when there isn't one. Very choppy.
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Dawn Mckenna
September 11, 2014
The storyline of the book is a fairly standard fantasy romp, However the author has a tendency to rush things. As a result it feels crammed and nothing is fully explored like it could be. Could have been much better if someone had told the author to explore the world a bit better.
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Terah Edun is the dark and adventure fantasy author of the Courtlight, Crown Service, and Algardis series, set in the eponymous Algardis Universe. Her books boast exhilarating incredible coming of age stories for every reader.

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