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Sworn to Secrecy

(Courtlight #4)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,244 ratings  ·  58 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published February 28th 2014 (first published February 23rd 2014)
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Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another good read in an excellent series.
Carrie Slager
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I was given a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]

You could argue that Sworn to Secrecy is just a big set up for the final book Sworn to Defiance but then you’d be wrong. There’s important stuff going on in this one and this fourth book is my favourite in the Courtlight series so far.

Let’s talk about the characters first. Ciardis has really grown up from the overwhelmed country girl in a city, although she does occasionally get overwhelmed. Her mother
Roxanne Kade
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was super excited to get to continue with this amazing, fantasy adventure. As I've come to expect, whenever Ciardis is involved in anything, mayhem ensues. Her family's reappearance at Court causes quite a stir and Ciardis is forced into solving a great mystery that may very well save the empire, as well as her mother's life.

It was great catching up with the many wonderful characters I got to know in the first three books, and there were a few new additions, with some strange creatures as well
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy, kindle
Breathtaking surprises and glittering action!

Wow! From the first to last page, a suberbly crafted action packed read!
Hardly an auspicious family reunion. Ciardis Weathervane no sooner finds her mother and brother than all are threatened. Inga the frost giantess and Kane are attacked at the Imperial ball, Ciardis is simultaneously threatened by both the Emperor and the shadow council. The Emperor places Lillian Weathervane under house arrest and blackmails Ciardis with her mother's life into seek
Jaime Radalyac
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
cliffhangers...why must you keep doing this to me???

So here we go back into he Courtlight Series with Ciardis and Sebastian and let's not forget Thanar.
So much happens in this one, I swear I flipped faster through this one the the first ones because I simply just couldn't get enough!!!

Mother Weathervane is on trial to be executed for the death of a Lady many years ago. It is up to the group to make sure this doesn't happen.

There's a lot of bad gu
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would like to start this review with my favorite quote from this book: 'Dropping her voice to a whisper, Terris said, “Ciardis, is that who I think it is? Is that the prince heir standing next to you? And who’s the hot hunk of burning love next to him?”' Terris is life! Also, I'm happy for her and Meres. They seem cute together. I can't believe (view spoiler)

This book has loads of stuff happen, with multiple assassination attempts, from satyrs to dragons to reg
Diane Lynch
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ciardis Weathervane and allies are trying to stop the god of destruction, the blutgott, from emerging and need to unite the empire. Certainly, things can’t be just that simple they also have to worry about Lillian Weathervane’s murder trial. Oh and then of course the Emperor is blackmailing Ciardis. Wait, the daemoni prince, Thanar, is showing interest in Ciardis causing the prince heir, Sebastian, to become jealous triggering misunderstanding among their group. Needless to say there is just a b ...more
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love how Edun’s writing style never changes but the storyline never stays the same. This brilliant fantasy world and the players within continue to evolve from story to story, never leaving the reader bored. At the same time, Edun’s descriptions remain vivid and visual. I feel like I’ve walked through the world of Sworn to Secrecy. Edun is also a master at writing intrigue. The undercurrents throughout this novel are so pronounced that you cannot fail to feel them permeating the storyline as a ...more
May 23, 2014 rated it it was ok has taken me forever to get through this book. The first three were great but now the story is starting to drag.....and I mean seriously drag. So, I want to finish the series just so I can see how it ends but it was really, really hard to stay with this book.

In Sworn to Secrecy, we continue Ciardis’s story. Now she is with her mother, Lady Lillian and also her brother and several other friends. I just want to start this off with how much I really, REALLY do not like Lady Lillian. She
Tammy Hall
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have become addicted to this series. Ciardis and all the characters are so very well written. Every adventure jumps off the page and just grabs your attention. There was no way I could put it down. By the time comes around Sworn to Secrecy we have seen Ciardis grow in so many ways she as become a more powerful and confident character. I love her need to learn and how cunning and secretive she has become. As the plot thickens in this the fourth book of The Court Light Series the adventures and ...more
Kj Partridge
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ciardis, Ciardis what are we to do with you? Always wanting to believe the best of people and being fooled more often than not. Such a bad habit of jumping in where others fear to tread. Now she is at court, with all the intrigue. Never a dull moment is there? Soon she must try to find out what is going on and discover what the Princess Heir was up to before her death. Kith, dragons, royalty, family, what a cast! Yes, throw into the mix Sebastian, the Prince Heir and the Daemoni Prince both want ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, young-adult, fantasy
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and All Night Reads for an honest review**

First of all I'm screaming because of the bloody cliff hangar. So much has happened in such a short anoumt of time in the book that I just need the next one NOW!

All of the characters really grow and we learn that much more about them. Ciardis especially seems to grow up faster.

I loved the fact that there was still tension between Ciardis and her mother and that they did not fall into a mother daughter relationship. The love tr
Damn! You and your cliffhangers!!!!!!!

I just finished the book a few hours ago and you did it again. And why can’t we get your books in Chapters [Canada]? This series are a bomb of greatness. You must make a deal with Chapters. Indigo to have your books. Seriously I’m not lying about that, you must get them in stores soon too.

I’m amazed that with each book in this series is different and thrilling to read at all times. I love Ciardis and Sebastian characters, I find them prefect together. Now
Tabby Shiflett
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
In a word, awesome. This latest installment in the Courtlight Series not only goes into more depth about the MCs and newer characters, but also reintroduces some supporting characters from the much earlier books. I'm happy Thanar has more meat in this one and I hope he isn't hurt in the next work. The pace of the story gets quicker with each page and I love that any YA author can still shock me when "revealing" plot and character secrets. It's going to be difficult to wait to see what d
b lambach
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sworn to Secrecy

I chose this rating because this book has mystery romance, betrayal and adventure. I would recommend this book to all readers that like intriguing plots mixed with magic and suspense. Readers from teens to adults.
Thank you so very much to the author for an enjoyable read
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The moment I think that I know what is going to happen in this series, the author hits me with an event (present or past) that just has me going "...what just happened?!" The ending of the book is definitely going to leave you wanting more. Damn you cliff hangers!!! ...more
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
that Prince of dark and tasty was too much fun in this book. and where do his feathers come from? yum. pace was excellent. a little short, but when you really like a book, it's always a little short. ...more
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ciardis just can't stay out of trouble, everytime she tries to help anyone she sticks her foot in it. Love this series and can't wait for the next book. ...more
Amber Ballard
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh I knew there was going to be problems bringing the dark prince with them!!!! I love the fact that Ciardis is in a love triangle and everyone sees it but her!!!!
Jade Marie
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think I have my very 1st book crush and on Thanar of all people!!
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, fantasy
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*** Recensione in Italiano più sotto


At the end of "Sworn to Conflict" Ciardis was finally reunited with her family, now consisting of three persons: herself, Caemon, her twin brother, and her mother Lillian, who until then had known in the guise of her sponsor. Ciardis had also discovered the existence of a dark entity, the blutgott, "the god of death a
LPL Staff Reviews
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Maria Snyder & Michelle Sagara
Another fast-paced installment. Like all previous books in the series, this one picks up where the last one left off. Also, like all the previous book in the series, this one needs more editing. Each novel in the series including this one feels like a novella; it takes 3 books in this series to feel like reading a novel. The story jumps around a lot and has so many plot twists, they lose their punch. In fact with all the constant plot twists, it doesn't feel like a thought or plot is often compl ...more
Tiffany L Poynter
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loving this series!! Just when you think things are starting to go good for them another character shows up and fouls everything!! Will these poor main characters ever catch a break? I hope not..I love how they are always on the run trying to figure things out. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book. ...more
Travis Crump
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Least favorite of the series so far. Ciardis seems to have taken a step backwards in her bad assery, and it seemed more of a half-book than the first three. To the extent there was a big bad, it wasn't really resolved by the end. I suppose I could easily solve the half-book problem by immediately reading the next one which I already have. Still a fun and enjoyable read. ...more
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Somehow the author managed to write a fantasy novel in the style of an English Drawing room mystery-and it works. The continuing adventures of Ciardis and her posse of interesting companions still holds up in the 4th installation of this series.
Laurie Hopkins
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal

I am loving this series. There are bits of humor thrown in, lots of danger and adventure, along with falling in love. Ciardis and Sebastian have a lot going on, beyond their feelings and no time to work on any of it.
Philip Jones
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
enjoyed reading! Ciardis Weathervane gets into more difficult situation I just keep reading to see what happens next in this strange magical world.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
More tribulations and trials for Ciardis. The Weathervane family now together returns to court and attempt to clear the mother's name. Attempts are made on Ciardis life amid action and intrigue. ...more
Emma Que
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Even more weird

I love these so much. They keep getting more complicated and interconnected. Amazing. Well written and extremely engrossing. LOVE these.
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Long and twisted

This is a long and twisting tale. So many different paths for our adventurers to travel. So many different schemes and plots. It's a fun read.
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