Friday, December 28, 2012

Cover Reveal/Giveaway: Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

Title: Sworn to Raise
Author: Terah Edun
Expected Publication Date: March 15, 2013
Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the kingdom. But beneath her kingdom’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 Companion’s 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.
Can I just take a moment to say how much I love Kristin Cashore and Maria Snyder? The way they craft a world of fantasy and magic is just astounding. Am I excited for Sworn to Raise? Yes.

Terah Edun
Terah Edun is an international development professional and author/lover of all things Young Adult Fantasy fiction. She is a native Georgian, adoptive Washingtonian, unrepentant expat currently living in South Sudan, brilliant dreamer, lover of dogs and not-so-closet geek. Her first novel, Red Madrassa, was released on November 8th and her second novel, Sworn to Raise, comes out in March 2013.

Find Terah Edun: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

This cover is brought to you by Kalen O'Donnell Cover Designs.

Pretty fantastic cover, don't you think? Though I do think that the edges of the girl and her dress could be blended a bit more to fit the background so it doesn't look as photoshopped, I still find it very good. Like the glowy feel. But the empty space on top bothers me. A bit. As for the fonts? I feel like their placement could've been adjusted, and maybe the author font changed. (Is it me, or are both fonts trying to vy for my attention?) Needless to say, it's still gorgeous.

What do you think of this cover? Leave your answer below in the comments!

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