Monday, March 17, 2014

Sworn to Secrecy by Terah Edun

Title- Sworn to Raise
Series- Courtlight Series #1
By- Terah Edun
Genre- Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.


Book Info-
Title- Sworn to Transfer
Series- Courtlight Series # 2
By- Terah Edun
Genre- Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age

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 its 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.

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


Book Info-
Title- Sworn to Conflict
Series- Courtlight Series # 3
By- Terah Edun
Genre- Young Adult, Fantasy, Coming of Age
Publication Date- December 6, 2013

Ciardis Weathervane fought for the living dead and won. But worse than taking on a mass murderer, was her discovery that she had been deceived by her friends. Now she needs to not only fight a war in the North and survive, but also decide where she stands in the midst of competing sides.

A threat to all she holds dear lies in the North and her heart is not the only thing she might lose. A massive army awaits in the mountain pass, surging closer to the gates of the southern lands. Nothing the Algardis army has done so far has dissuaded their march forward and Ciardis finds out that her powers to enhance are needed now more than ever.

As she faces her greatest fears on the battlefields and her heart is torn between her love of Sebastian and loyalty to her family, Ciardis must choose her fate carefully. For in her path, lies the destiny of the empire.

This third novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Transfer.


Book Info-
Title- Sworn to Secrecy
Series- The Courtlight Series #4
By- Terah Edun
Expected Publication Date-February 28, 2014

In the heart of the Imperial Courts, Ciardis Weathervane knows that death is coming for the empire. With her friends by her side and the new triad of Weathervanes, she's in a race against time to convince the courts of the same.

She must do her best to unite kith, mages, nobles and merchants under one cause - the fight to prevent a war. Soon she is forced to keep a secret that could exonerate her mother of the Empress's death, and is always one move away from stepping into diplomatic chaos.

Throw in a Daemoni Prince who is showing interest in the youngest Weathervane, a jealous Prince Heir, and a irritated dragon with her own designs on Ciardis, and you have an Imperial Court in turmoil.

This fourth novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Conflict.

 When they walked into the parlor, she was surprised to see Sebastian among the group. That should have been her first warning. Her delight was quickly overtaken as he spoke with Caemon.
“One thing at a time, eh?” said Caemon, “We’re all tired and struggling to stay standing right now.”
            “Yes,” said Sebastian, “But we need to figure out what to do with our unwelcome guest.”
            “Do?” said Ciardis as she looked over at Thomas.
            “Do?” echoed Thomas in alarm.
            Sebastian said flatly, “I meant the dead under-dragon.”
            Walking past the piles of broken shelving, glass and shattered stone, he came up to Ciardis. Taking her hand gently in his, he lifted her arm.
            “What?” she said.
            “You’re bleeding,” Sebastian said.
            Blinking Ciardis looked down and saw slashes on her arm, “So I am.”
            She felt detached from the scene, from the battle, from life.
            Staring at Sebastian, she watched as his eyes narrowed and his hand tightened on her wrist.
            “Come with me,” he said shortly.
            “Not a chance,” said Thanar.
            “I don’t believe I asked you.”
            Thanar’s wings arced up in anger as he said. “Do you want her bleeding all over the floor or do you want my help?”
            Sebastian smiled. “I prefer my own remedy.”
            Turning to Ciardis, he repeated. “Come with me.”
            She looked between the two and then nodded her head. Leading her out the door, Sebastian didn’t look back. Neither did she.
            He took her down the hall and across the manor to their living quarters. It was like another world. Untouched by the destructive nature of their enemies. Clean, quiet, serene.
            Opening the door to a room they sat on the bed.
She had time to wonder, When did he get here? Mid-battle? But watched silent as he took out bandages, sterilized ointment and needles from a pack he carried.
Before he began Sebastian ran a finger along the edge of her arm. As his finger traced her flesh, the skin went numb, and she gasped in relief as the pain disappeared.
He smiled. “A trick I learned from my childhood nurse.”
He proceeded to stitch her arm properly and as he finished Sebastian snipped off the end of the thread and said, “Better.”
            She smiled, “Much better.”
            As he looked into her eyes, she leaned forward in happiness. Glad that he was here.

About the Author-
Terah Edun is a young adult  fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and has spent years living abroad in South Sudan and Morocco. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.


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