Sworn to Raise

  • Title: Sworn to Raise
  • Author: Terah Edun
  • ISBN: 9781481918084
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sworn to Raise 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 inep
    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 trainSeventeen 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.

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      Published :2019-04-06T13:09:10+00:00

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    1. FIND ON FACEBOOKFOLLOW ON TUMBLRNEWSLETTER SIGNUPASK A QUESTIONFOLLOW ON TWITTERNEW RELEASETerah Edun s latest YA Fantasy novel, BLADES OF ILLUSION, published in December 2017.Courtlight Series Book 1 Sworn To RaiseBook 2 Sworn To TransferBook 3 Sworn To ConflictBook 4 Sworn To SecrecyBook 5 Sworn To DefianceBook 6 Sworn To AscensionBook 7 Sworn To VengeanceBook 8 Sworn To SovereigntyBook 9 Sworn To WarBook 10 Sworn To QuellBook 11 Sworn To RestorationBook 12 Sworn To Justice Crown Service Series Book 1 Blades Of MagicBook 2 Blades Of IllusionBook 3 Blades Of Sorcery Book 4 Blades Of Destiny Sarath Web Series Book 1 AccessionBook 2 Inheritance ForthcomingPlease don t email me through Send a message through my website, tumblr preferred or twitter account for a response.


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    1. There are those books that you just love to hate. You quote them, you have fun mocking the book, et cetera. And there are those books that blow you off your feet from the incomprehensible amount of beauty, minimal flaws, and the most perfectly written characters.And then there are books like Sworn to Raise.You don't hate them, you don't love them, and they don't really affect your life in any way. You're kind of indifferent to everything that occurs and could care less about any of the character [...]

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    2. Kind of like a poor man's Harry Potter, but every flaw in the Harry Potter series is magnified here, and there's just nothing unique, interesting or worthwhile about it. Especially egregious are the bizarre inconsistencies in the setting and tone. For example, it's very obvious from the way characters talk and act that there's no kind of gender equality, but then the author goes out of her way to point out that there are female soldiers and male prostitutes escorts "companions", like she wanted [...]

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    3. '"You know," said Prima with a hint of cruelty in her voice, "If you really wanted to learn how to pay respect to the ground, I would have had Teachene show you."Going stiff with ire at the girl's dig at her friend, Ciardis retorted, "It takes a dirt kisser to know one, Prima. Perhaps you should teach me."'This book was an interesting combination of court intrigue, medieval-esque politics and complications, ancient magic and the painstaking trials of etiquette involved in becoming a true 'lady'. [...]

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    4. I was initially very excited to begin this book, I had read praising reviews and looked forward to another exciting adventure set in a alternate universe. My excitement was unfounded. The editing of this book was not great, contingency errors counting. I know that I am OTT about grammar and spelling but when I am constantly finding missed words(pardon the pun)or letters, sometimes even misspelled words (no spell check?), it can be distracting.Anyway that is not to say the story and concept was n [...]

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    5. Decent ideas, but terrible execution.There was a core of a good story in here, but sadly the horrible writing muted and muffled it. The heroine, in one paragraph, went from huddled dejectedly to smiling happly because she got a new haircut.The timelines were illthought out. Far too much was cramed into far too short a time for it to be in any way realistic. Three months to go from illiterate laundress to polished courtesan (even with "transfers") is literally incredible. Interpersonal relationsh [...]

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    6. Mind candy can be tasty and it doesn’t have to be good to be the flavor that you’re looking for.That can definitely be said of Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun, which I got as a free Kindle download. Skipping jerkily from well worn trope to well worn trope – orphaned protagonist discovered to have a rare and unique magical power, courtier training, riddle maze graduation ceremony, and a disguised prince – Sworn to Raise is NOT good literature. But it was a light read that I enjoyed far more [...]

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    7. Review posted August 5th on a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live Book 1 of the Courtlight series.I received an ARC of Sworn to Raise from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.Ciardris Vane is the orphaned 17 year old daughter of a gypsy, she struggles to put food in her belly and a place to live. Making a scant living as a washerwoman, when one of the members of the Companion's Guild comes to her town and sees her she is swept away into a completely different life. At first believed to simply be [...]

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    8. My first thoughts on this one? What a phenomenally unique and completely captivating tale. I couldn’t put it down for a second. And my final thoughts? Holy cliffhanger without actually being a cliffhanger. And everything that came in between was amazing too. I don’t think that I put this book down once. This was a quick read that was very easy to immerse myself in. I love this author’s writing style. It’s smooth & approachable without talking down to you or becoming simplistic. It’ [...]

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    9. I'm going with the description of 'It was ok' for two stars on this fantasy I picked up at Netgalley. It really is 'ok' and has potential, but it is still very rough around the edges, even for a galley. There are a lot of typos, and several times I got lost in sentences - run-ons are writing problems, not typos. So it could use some good editing.The story itself is interesting, but feels disjointed or random at times. There's a makeover story, learning of magic and history, a bachelorette-type [...]

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    10. This and my other reviews can be found at amethystbookwyrm/Thanks to Netgalley and All Night Reads for giving me this book to review.Ciardis has grown up with the people in her small vale always looking down on her, however, after all the plans she has made begin crumbling around her, Ciardis’s luck changes as she is chosen to train at the Companions guild, a position which a lowly laundress should not be available to her. Now she must learn and discover skills to be able to attract a patron a [...]

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    11. I loved how unique the story was, in almost all aspects as well. The Characters:I loved the main character! She was a very strong lead who was in afraid to stand up in what she believed in, whether she was talking to other people her age or princes. She has an awesome power, how cool would being a weathervane be? The Good:-the story was very unique.-companions a unlike anything I have read before, I am definitely interested in learning more about them.-the protagonist was likeable and better tha [...]

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    12. I can't remember if I was fooling around on my nook looking for books to read or saw someone talking about this one online and picked up my nook, but somehow I stumbled across SWORN TO RAISE by Terah Edun. The book is blurbed as being "ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder." I always take a closer look at books when they're recommended for fans of authors or titles I enjoy, and I decided to give SWORN TO RAISE a chance.The book centers around Ciardis, an orphan str [...]

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    13. This book had a lot of potential, but it needed a lot more spit and polish to make it shine. The plot and general idea of the book appealed to me a lot; I love fantasy stories like this. New worlds, high magic, poor farmboys girls finding out they have awesome powers, princesses, political machinations, intrigue, AWESOME! It's the kind of story that has very familiar bones, but you don't care because the rest of the dressing can be made interesting in a million different ways. The dressing in Sw [...]

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    14. Sworn to Raise is a fantasy book set in the kingdom of Algardis where mages exist along with the mundane, with them being trained in a Guild to become Companions to nobles and other high ranking people. This Companion thing is some sort of employee/spouse/bodyguard sort of thing, and consists mostly of female mages. Ciardis is an orphan Gypsy living in the village of Vale as a washermaid when she is selected and sponsored by Lady Serena (a Companion) to become a trainee at the Guild. Training us [...]

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    15. Why did I wait to long to read this? Short answer: it got buried under a tonne of books on my ereader. Long answer: I kept overlooking it because I'm a dumbass and judgemental of self published books, regardless of being a self pubbed author myself. I mentioned I was a dumbass, right?Sworn To Raise is about a girl, Ciardis, who is taken from her ordinary life as a poor washerwoman, and elevated to life as a Companion, a life partner to a rich and powerful suitor. Along the way she discovers a co [...]

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    16. I got this book from NetGalley as a ARC book to review. I loved the cover so much, that I didn't even read a summary about it before I started it. Man oh man was I surprised. I didn't know what I was getting into and now I'm glad I did. This book is about Ciardis who grew up as an orphan. She always knew she was gypsy but didn't remember who here parents, or where she came from. After working as a laundress for many years, she meets a Companion who offers her a place at the Companions Guild to t [...]

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    17. (I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review) This had an interesting premise, but unfortunately, it fell flat.At times i was confused, and through out the book, i was bored.It took quiet a long time for the pace to pick up, and when it did, it felt quite jumbled and rushed. There's a few things that aren't explained either. Quite a few times, it was mentioned that Ciardis's sponsor wasn't very fond of another sponsor, but we never found out why. While it's not important to [...]

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    18. Such a great book! I enjoyed rereading this book, so fantastic! Now to read more of this series!*First read April 10th 2013*Great book, a bit short for my tastes, but a compelling story, very interesting, can't wait for book 2!

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    19. A rags to riches, Cinderella sort of story with a bit of magic, action, adventure and mid-evil thrown in. For those that like Castles, Kings, Prince and Magic then you will enjoy this story. Not much on romance even though the girls are trained to be someone’s companion/partner for their lifetime. She struggled while growing up but still has a soft heart . The story was well written, the characters for the most part were likable and the prince likes older woman! Ciardis, (I have no idea how I [...]

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    20. I gave Twilight 2*s. That's my feelings on this book.In Twilight, Bella has 0 superpowers and 0 personality. Somehow our main character (I've actually forgotten her name already. I only know her second name, Weathervane, because it was the most interesting part of the book) has 0 personality but an apparently 100% superpower but was less likeable than even Bella.Not that likability is the point of storytelling- but you're supposed to like this girl. I think you're supposed to pity her because pe [...]

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    21. More of a 2.5 rating. Aside from some missing words here and there, the grammar and editing were competent enough not to bother me. And the story certainly wasn't hard to continue reading--the ideas behind the story were actually pretty engaging. But the plotline was depressingly lacking in tension until very near the end. Everything always turns out right for Ciardis. Not in a painfully Mary-Sue way (thank goodness!), but definitely in a way that leaves the reader with no doubt whatsoever that [...]

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    22. Despite the fact that I am not a big reader of high fantasy books I have always been attracted to the covers of The Courtlight Series and once I started reading Sworn To Raise I was immediately enthralled. Terah Edun's world-building is powerful and vivid, transporting the reader into Ciardis' Empire.I enjoyed the fact that from the moment we meet Ciardis she is not meek, or even perfect; she has many flaws and is constantly in trouble, but she is witty, loyal and caring; attributes all readers [...]

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    23. I devoured this in one day. I have two papers to write, but this book sucked me in. And, of course, now I have to read the second and third one. It wasn't a perfect book. There were a few typos and grammar problems, but this book has heart. It has the spark that makes a good book, and the imagination to fuel it. I would have liked to see the book expanded. The relationships felt rushed, and since the book wasn't that long, it wouldn't have hurt to add in a little more depth. Also, the curse word [...]

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    24. 'Juramento de Crianza' es la primera parte de una saga, que es introductoria, pero que no te deja con mal sabor de boca. A pesar de quedarte con ganas de seguir, la trama central de esta parte queda cerrada, lo que hace que no sientas esa necesidad imperiosa de seguir con el siguiente, aunque tengas ganas de saber como continua la historia de Ciardis y el príncipe Sebastian. Con algunos errores de edición, la pluma de la autora es sencilla, de esas que te invita a leer una página tras otra. U [...]

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    25. DNFI don't rate & review books I DNF. I only review them if I have a lot to say, which I don't so.

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    26. This book was delightful. Will definitly read the 2nd one.

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    27. Not bad! I look forward to the next book.

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    28. Sworn to Raise is the story of Ciardis, a cleaning girl who is noticed by a member of a group known as the Companions Guild. Despite being from the equivelant of the boon-docks, her sponsor, Serena, takes her in and prepares her to be a Companion (more on this in a bit). During the course of the Companion training it is discovered that Ciardis posses what was thought to be a lost talent – the ability to magnify other magic users abilities. This makes her a much more desirable Companion and als [...]

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    29. (Originally posted at keepersbookreviews)**Actual Rating**: 4 stars**Book Format**: eBookAfter reading the synopsis for Sworn to Raise on , sure, I was interested, but not as interested as I am now. The cover doesn't do the book justice. The cover is probably one of the main reasons I withheld form reading this book for so long, too. What the synopsis failed to include was that this book had magic, courtship, royals, castles, deceit, Court banter, and a touch of romance. This book is almost perf [...]

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    30. Vote:3.75/5I received the ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion. Ciardis is a poor girl, an orphan and gipsy. She isn't well seen from the village where she lives. One day, she takes the opportunity and follows the Companion's Guild to become a Court Companion. Ciardis is the last of the Weathervane's family and must find its Patron.The story is very nice, I liked it a lot, even though the genre is not one of my favorites, but I accepted the challenge.I have encoun [...]

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