Thursday, 9 January 2014

Review: Sworn to Transfer (Courtlight #2) by Terah Edun

17564270Eighteen-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 Ameless 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 willl bee 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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Sworn to Transfer starts some months after Sworn to Raise has end. Like in the first book the world building is very impressive. It’s magical, original and most important it holds a lot of surprises. You never know what to expect next. At first we get to see the city of Sandrin again with the Imperial court and the Companions guild compound. But we also got to see a whole new part of this world, the Ameles Forest which was completely different than the city.

From the very beginning Ciardis comes across new adventures and battles, not only with her enemies but also with her friends and herself.  So there are still many plot twists but everything feels right and falls into place. This is why I was far more drawn into this book than I was into the first one. But at times I still felt a little bit lost, some parts I needed to read twice to understand what was going on. But all in all everything did happen smooth and fluid.

Ciardis did improve in comparison to the first book. She knew how to control herself and listened to advice when needed or helpful. At the same time she was still her old self, stubborn, impulsive and determined. Her talents are still a bit unstable in this book, which made it better you can see her make process step by step and you can see how determined she is to learn everything.

I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the third book in this series. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves YA-fantasy.

Title: Sworn to Transfer
Author: Terah Edun 
Series: Courlight #2
Genre: YA, fantasy
Publisher: createspace
Publication date: September 17th 2013
Pages: 225 (Paperback)
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