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Courtlight Series Boxed Set (Books 1, 2, 3)

Narrated by: Ashley Arnold
Length: 27 hrs and 44 mins
4 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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Sworn To Raise

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.

Sworn To Transfer

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 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.

©2013-2014 Terah Edun (P)2014 Terah Edun

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  • david
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 12-23-14

Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy, More like bad Mills and Boon

The story jumps from place to place. The Character doesnt develop. New magical powers appear without explanation or training. I always finish books but this one takes an enormous effort. The delivery by Ashley Arnold is flat, and not fluet.
Sorry this is in my bottom 10 books I have read.

Dont waste your time on this but you must Read: Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie or Neal Stephenson.

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Don't waste your time.

Ugh. This trilogy was terrible. The story line was interesting enough, but the writing was so bad that I found myself rolling my eyes and hoping for horrible things to happen to the one dimensional characters. Also, the narrator mispronounced so many words that I wondered what her first language was, because it obviously wasn't English. Don't waste your time or money on this.

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narrator is wanting

Narrator is choppy. Inflection misplaced. Sentences with importantace or significance are left dangling. Alone.

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More worthy, can't wait

Awesome action, adventure, intrigue and innocence coming of age all wrapped together in fantasy. Is there more coming? When is the movie or TV series coming out?

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Courtlight series rocks it.

I wasn't sure I would like it in the first chapter. upon reaching the second chapter I started thinking this is pretty good. By the end of the third book I really wanted more. Overall I loved the books they made me laugh, they made me sad and kept my interest. There were many late nights that I could not put it down. I will definitley be reading more from this author. I loved the interactions between the characters.

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Extremely predictable and irritating story

This fantasy series is one of the most annoying I've ever read. It is sloppily written, full of historical anachronisms, and replete with grammatical errors. The editors seem to have been asleep on the job. It also reads like an adolescent mash-up of every other fantasy on the market, since the author features an endless list of magical and legendary species with little regard to their place of origin.

The story centers on Ciardis, a young orphaned novitiate who is learning the ropes of the magical world and making many critical mistakes along the way. Perhaps the only departure from the time-worn theme is that the protagonist is a female. However, she is flighty, flippant, and impetuous and asks some of the most ridiculously obvious questions imaginable. She and her companions go from one horrendous situation to another at an unrelenting pace especially in the third book. The author revels in constant plot twists and character revelations, but they were totally predictable and way too frequent. I felt I was always one step ahead of the author and that the complications were being added to prolong the story rather than enrich it.

There are far superior fantasies than this one. I won't be reading books 4 and up.

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  • Lo
  • 01-23-18

I'd read it again

the story was interesting, though the main character is kind if annoying at times. I feel like the writing and word choice should be more expanded for the type of time period and world this is set in, but it's not bad as it is. As it is an audio book, the transitions to other people's perspectives are not always clear or adamant. I'm glad there hasn't been any important dream sequence, or it would only get really confusing! other than those bits it was a great story, and I am interested to know the rest.

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Loved it!

Loves it! I read the boxed set but listening to it was so much better!

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Easy listen

Thankfully for having three books in one, even though I throughly enjoyed theses books, being for a young adult market made for a light entertaining read. That's said I'm glad this was a box set if I needed to buy these separately, it would be a waste a credits due to the price/book length. Can't wait for the next books to be released )hopefully in another boxed set) as according to the authors web site this is the first 3 of 13 books. All up this box set a great listen and value for money

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GREAT BOOKS

I loved these books i really cant wait to hear the rest of the story

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  • lisawisa
  • 06-28-15

a poor reading of a good set of books

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would not recommend unless you are fine with nasal, whining narration, making every character sound like spoiled teenagers.

What other book might you compare Courtlight Series Boxed Set (Books 1, 2, 3) to, and why?

Not sure

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Ashley Arnold?

Anyone who has actually read the books before trying to narrate

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No