Monday, December 8, 2014


Blades of Magic
Crown Service Series # 1
By- Terah Edun
Genre- YA Fantasy

It is not a peaceful time in the Algardis Empire. War is raging between the mages and seventeen-year-old Sara Fairchild will be right in the middle of it.

She just doesn't know it yet.

Sara is the daughter of a disgraced imperial commander, executed for desertion. Sara is also the best duelist and hand-to-hand combatant in Sandrin. She lives quietly with her family’s shame but when challenged about her family’s honor, her opponent inevitably loses.

On the night she finds out her father’s true last actions, she takes the Mercenary Guilds’ vows to serve in the emperor’s army. Using her quick wits and fierce fighting skills, she earns a spot in the first division.

There she discovers secrets the mages on both sides would prefer stay hidden. Dark enemies hunt her and soon it's not just Sara questioning the motivation behind this war.

While fighting mages, blackmailing merchants and discovering new friends, Sara comes across something she’s never had before - passion. The question is - can she fight for her empress against a mage who might unwittingly claim her heart?

This is year one of the Initiate Wars. Sara is hoping it doesn't become the year she dies.

This book was different for me, but still kept my attention. Sara has been ousted, but why? The truth is kept secret, why?

Listening to an audiobook can either make you love a book more or wish you had read it in print. I enjoyed this audiobook. The voice truly carried the best of both worlds when it came to the imaginations involved with an audiobook rather than print. You don't have to worry so much about what the person sounds like because they already set the tone.
This book has the angst and action, as well as suspicion. The author did a good job writing and carrying the storyline through.


About the Author-
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 multiple weeks in the Amazon Top 300. Her latest book is Sworn To Ascension, the sixth in the Courtlight series. You can find her at or


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