Blades of Magic by Terah Edun
Blades of Magic is an unique fantasy story with a kickass female heroine. I love stories with a strong female as the main character. Blades of Magic is the first book of the Crown Service series and I can’t wait to read the second book!
Sara Fairchild is just 17 years old and already the best dualist in all of Sandrin. The daughter of an executed Imperial Commander accused of desertion, she struggles with keeping her and her mom housed and fed. The entire city has turned their backs on them for the deeds of her father who she knows would never betray the crown without a just cause. With the help of a new ally, Ezekiel, she searches out to find out what happened by entering the War that has ravished her countryside and took the life of her father.
This book really draws you in with its magic and adventure. It’s a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ read for me and I don’t tend to give 5 stars very often. If you’re into fantasy worlds that capture your attention from the start, you NEED to read this book!
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.