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Sworn to Transfer

(Courtlight #2)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,817 ratings  ·  148 reviews
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 wi
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Published September 17th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published January 1st 2013)
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Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
**Originally posted on Book Bliss book blog. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**
Review: 4 stars
General: Please note this book is book 2 and is one that requires reading book 1. The story jumps right back into the action and doesn't waste much time in backstory setup as it's already been done and the world essentially already built in book 1. I felt this book was stronger than book 1. The characters and storyline overall are stronger, better written and
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
This was a pretty brutal read at times. This author doesn't actually do a great job at character development and there were several moments where I was scratching my head wondering why a character was acting this way when she had painted them differently in the last book. The main character has turned into a vapid person and it is pretty gross. I rarely don't finish series but this is one that will go unread.
Lindsey Riley
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
I would love to have given this book a four or even five star review, because the story was certainly imaginative enough! The careless errors- grammar, extra words, forgotten words... all made for a disjointed rather than cohesive read.

I still intend to read the next in the series, I just wish the author had a better editor or beta group to catch the silly mistakes that mar an otherwise good book!
Reread December 11th, 2019
I liked this second book in the series. Complexity, intrigue, and magic all build more. I like Ciardis more. The first half of the book has her in court, where she (view spoiler), and then gets into lots of trouble, and (view spoiler) In the second half, she goes to the Fores
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing sequel to first book. I love the story and characters. It's interesting read and great plot. I highly recommend this book!
Jun 12, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Originally posted at City of Books

Sworn to Transfer definitely exceeded my expectations. If you've read my review of Sworn to Raise, you'll know that I felt it didn't live up to its potential. Well, its sequel clearly did. Terah Edun stepped it up for this book, and it captivated me. The writing is vivid and detailed, and the plot was well-paced. I also loved getting to know the characters better. After this book, I'm incredibly impatient for Sworn to Conflict!

This book picks up a couple months
Eustacia Tan
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I feel like I haven't read a fantasy novel in ages! And while I signed up for this blog tour fairly last minute, I don't regret it at all! Sworn To Transfer was a really good book that I finished in a day!

Sworn To Transfer follows Ciardis, the unofficial Companion of the Prince Heir, Sebastian. Unfortunately, ever since she saved his life and help him kill his aunt, the Princess Heir, he's been a bit cold to her. Or at least, that's how she thinks. But with a dragon coming, and her finding out m
Carrie Slager
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I received a free ebook from Terah Edun in exchange for an honest review.]

Some authors never improve, but Terah Edun is not one of them. Instead, in Sworn to Transfer she fixed pretty much everything that was wrong with the last book. The pacing was much better because everything was slowed down to a manageable but interesting speed and the villain wasn’t such a caricature as in Sworn to Raise.

What I liked the most about Sworn to Transfer is how Ciardis’ character has developed
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love how this author writes. She’s so descriptive and melodic. You’re drawn right into the story at hand. I feel like I was right there with the characters. The author’s breathtakingly beautiful descriptions leave you with an image of the scene at hand. Edun mixes intrigue with action and suspense to create a very heady combo. This novel is definitely more intense and action packed than the first in the series, yet loses none of the beauty that we found there. The powerful storyline ...more
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of Sworn to Transfer from the author for an honest review. I was not offered any form of monetary compensation.

The sequel continues to follow Ciardis Weathervane on her journey to becoming a fully-fledged Companion. In this book, Prince Sebastian has begun to distance himself from Ciardis upon the arrival of a dragon ambassador. The distancing is noticeable to the rest of the court, and raises questions as to whether Ciardis will actually become the Companion to the p
Diane Lynch
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
When companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane helped the royal heir, Prince Sebastian, regain his throne, they unintentionally released a threat that imperils the Kiths and humans of the Ameles Forest. Now with the help of some old friends and some new they must help the realm’s inhabitants.

Terah Edun continues to successfully develop her characters making them multidimensional and convincing. The story is mysterious making Ciardia (and the reader) not know which of her friends are trustworthy. I
Regina Tam
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think the second book was even better than the first. The world building has become more fleshed out and the side characters are given more characterization. I liked that the magic aspect was given more explanation and the relationships became complicated when certain secrets about Ciardis's past was revealed. I loved Ciardis in this book because she never has a dull moment. Her friendship with Sebastian has gotten stronger. They are still just friends but i suspect Sebastian may have a slight ...more
Tabby Shiflett
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great sequel with some exciting subplots! Edun delivers some fantastical new characters and the magical abilities are described in much more detail in this novel. The author also drops a metaphorical bomb near the end and the reader learns a little more about the MC's ancestry. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. A very imaginative story with some suspenseful and breathtaking scenes. Suggested for fans of YA fantasy. You need to read the first novel before this one. ...more
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was so confusing I was so lost in trying to piece the story together
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 nes
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ciardis, what have you done!

What indeed? The story of a young woman, out of her depth, finding her way despite the odds, and despite the opinion of others.
Having received an ARC for this, I decided to read Sworn to Raise: Courtlight #1, first.
And Yes! I was captivated from beginning to end. Edun's writing style does remind me somewhat of Tamora Pierce and Sara J. Maas.
Ciardis Vane is the archetypal abandoned/orphaned heroine raised to believe she is a gypsy but is in reality is a Mage, a Weather
Book review originally published here:

Sworn to Transfer is an amazing read set in a complicated, vast fantasy world with well-crafted characters and an unique plot. I didn’t read the first book in the series, which made this one a little tough to follow, but after a few chapters, I got the hang of the story. Ciardis has been born believing she held no magical talents, but apparently she’s a Weathervane, and her magical talent is quite impressive. She’s tr
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
My star mint : 4


Hello! Today I have the opportunity to Review of the 3 books of The courtlight series by Terah Edun .
Overall the plot is good, has a well-defined protagonist . The author knows very good and leads you down the path you want to develop . And likewise each book takes shape . The level is improving between each book, the effort that is taking the risk and the author will be undertaking notes. Landscapes and the secondary characters are taking shape and just hope that in the
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-books, 2014, netgalley
This review and many more on So Bookalicious

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 th
Jen*The Geeky Book Gal*
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Amazon's blurb: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 it's 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 leav
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I didn’t like it as much as I liked the first book in the series. I suppose I was hoping for round two to involve some deeper character development (and DEFINITELY some better editing). I wanted Ciardis to mature a bit and while she certainly had several chances, she didn’t. I guess I wasn’t expecting such a dramatic shift in book 2; I kind of feel like I read a completely different book – the characters just had the same names.

I admire Edun’s attempt to move the storyline
Jessica Pilon
Jul 23, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In need of a good editor

I'm a huge fan of this genre and I really had high hopes for this story. The first book was a little week but had promise. Interesting world, interesting characters. I knew it was a first work so I went into this story anticipating a continuation of the main plot and maybe tying up some of the loose threads from the first book. This book was so confusing. It kept contradicting various details as it went along. It was full of scenes that seemed random and pointless and con
J.C. Cauthon
Jun 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I read through this entire series this week, so I will be reviewing this book for it's own merits and then comparing it to the first novel in the series.

The story was much better this time for me. I was drawn into it, and I was able to overlook most of the writing errors as long as they were not so glaringly bad that I felt the need to pull my hair out. It still needed a lot of editing work, and I found a few scenes that felt unnecessary to me. I read through them several times to see if I misse
Anny hernandez
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**** I received an ARC copy of this book an honest review ****

I cant say which book I love the most either the first book or the second one. I love the characters I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

Ciardis Weathervane is now Eighteen-year-old, she is a companion trainee, she begins to learn how to control the magic inside of her, she has won the friendship of royal heir, when she helps Prince Sebastian saved his claim to the throne, she is also trying to learned h
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I gave this second book a chance because the first had promise but I struggled through it. This book had parts that were interesting and creative but it had too many places where it moved to fast and I was left wondering what just happened or things just conveniently seemed to work out a little to easily.

Poor editing detracted from the story and I had to reread a sentence several times to understand the meaning. At other times the grammatical errors were just distracting and I found myself shak
Tammy Hall
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As I began to read this the second book in the Courtlight Series I realized that as mush as I had loved book one and all of it's properties book two was so much more. Born to Transfer was not going to be a disappointment. Just the opposite this book was one magic ripple after another. As Ciardis begins to learn how to control the magic inside her all hell breaks lose and everything get turned upside down. All that Ciardis thought to be true may not be as the darkness creeps in light is shed on ...more
Feathery Fe
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
So I bought this after reading the first for free on my kindle and was shocked at how consistent the quality and intrigue continued to be. The first is usually the best but it's like the first never ended and is just getting better and better. Rich with the world it started to create in the first book, Sworn to Transfer dives right back in with a few new twist in our young heroine's life. I do love that this book is different from many of the others today in the fact that it focuses on the heroi ...more
Dark Ape
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
My favorite part of the entire book is the ending... I know that sounds weird, but it was good we were disillusioned further in this book from the perfect kind of world that was built during the first, it gave more realistic plots despite the fantasy aspects. But the ending was just perfect because it shows that we're going to explore a part of the world that is only hinted at before, and not kindly. Not only that, but we'll see just how much Ciardis wants the freedom and truth she sought near t ...more
Audrey Dailey
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
I thought this series had promise so I read the second book. I still feel like it has that promise but it did not come to fruition in this book. The main character seems flighty and while I like mysteries there are just too many unanswered questions that have created plot holes. I think the pacing is off and maybe a better editor could have helped the writer flesh things out more.
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