Sworn to Transfer (Courtlight #2)
written by Terah Edun
published by Terah Edun
Why did I pick this book: I read the first book, Sworn to Raise, and I will be reading books 3 and 4 in the Courtlight series. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I didn’t like it as much as I liked the first book in the series (Sworn to Raise – you can read my review HERE). 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 in a more serious direction, and I have every intention of reading the other two books in the series (my reviews for Sworn to Conflict and Sworn to Secrecy will be posted in March 2014). I just, I don’t know. I was expecting more of the fun, light-hearted magical mayhem I got in book 1, and though I’m not disappointed (exception: Edun STILL needs to do some serious editing & grammar work), I’m just a bit wary of the rest of the series.
Would I recommend it: You know? I’d really like to discuss this series with someone, so, yes. I’ll recommend it (I’m looking at YOU, Chibi).
Will I read it again: Nope, but I’ve got the next two books in the series queued up for March!
About the book – from Goodreads: 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.
This second novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Raise.