“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.” – Synopsis from Goodreads.com
Sometimes life gets in the way of all the lists and plans I’ve created and hinders me from blogging with you all, so apologies to everyone! I’ve stumbled across some real gems in the past few weeks and can’t wait to share them with you! In the meantime, let’s pick back up with Ciardis’ story in Sworn To Transfer.
Ciardis, fiery as ever, continues to struggle with her behavior in the royal court. After causing multiple scandals and making more than a few enemies, Ciardis finds her life threatened. Sifting through allies and foes becomes challenging, but with the unwanted favor of the Sahalian dragon liaison, many have begun to fear her.
Prince Sebastian, now restored as heir to the Sandrin throne, continues to pursue Ciardis as a future Companion. I love seeing how their relationship changes between the first and second book. Sebastian, being royalty and all, appreciates the candid companionship that Ciardis provides. They find comfort in each other and form a seemingly unbreakable bond founded on trust. Ciardis also begins to admire the subtle changes in Sebastian’s appearance and personality as he grows into manhood. I’m excited to see what romantic fires might be kindled between them!
The Kith deaths force Ciardis, her new and terrifying Sponsor, and their comrades to visit the Ameles Forest in search of answers, not knowing that danger and death await them. A shocking revelation, one that alienates Ciardis from her friends, causes her to doubt all her relationships. If you discovered a secret directly involving you, one known by all the inhabitants of Sandrin, you’d be pissed too.
While I enjoyed Sworn To Transfer, I really felt like it’s a stretch to make this its own book. Aside from the previously mentioned shocking revelation, this book seems to mainly aide in defining the relationships between the characters, causing the pacing to be very slow. I don’t do well with slow books. When I read (tried to read) Jane Erye, I almost gouged my eyes out (apologies to all you classic fans). The goings-on in this book could have been written in less words and a more exciting fashion. That being said, I do like the story as a whole.
I will be reading the third book in the Courtlight series, Sworn To Conflict, in the coming weeks and will also post a review. Have any of you read or are currently reading any of Terah Edun’s books? If so, I’d love to hear about your thoughts on the series!
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