Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire's seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder--intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.
Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she'd never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.
But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.
This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.
Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer that writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl. Her Courtlight series can be seen on the USA Today Happily Ever After blog and her Crown Service series spent four weeks in the Amazon Top 500. Her latest book is Sworn To Defiance, the fifth in the Courtlight series. You can find her at twitter.com/tedunwrites or Facebook.com/TerahEdunAuthor.
"Reminiscent of Maria Snyder's Study series - an excellent read." - NetGalley Review
"Well written and flows wonderfully. It keeps you entertained!" - Akaria Reviews
"Beautiful world-building with strong characters." - Tabby Shiflett Reviews
"Weaponry, court intrigue, wit and a spark of romance!" - 21st Century Reviews
"Edun's twists and world are unique and make SWORN TO RAISE an entertaining, fun fantasy to devour." - A Backwards Story Reviews
"A magical fantasy that will appeal to fans of Tamora Pierce..." - Teenage Bibliophile Reviews