Read Blades of Magic (Crown Service, #1) Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||Blades of Magic (Crown Service, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||302 pages|
May 18, 2015
This book couldn't decide what its plot was. There were about seven plots jammed together in a haphazard, Frankensteinian fashion. The characters were jarring and abrasive, with no redeeming qualities. This was an ignoble beginning to 2015's reading list.
Some basics: if you're going to give your...
February 02, 2015
First, the good: There is a sense of a larger world here, with hints at some complexity in the political situation that created the civil war that serves as the story's backdrop. There is an interesting variety of magic (more on this later) and mentions of an unexpected past that informs the cult...
August 24, 2014
Welcome to the beautiful world of Sandrin, a magical place where the most unexpected things happen and where your imagination runs away with you.
Edun’s breathes life into this remarkable story. Her easy and fluid writing style allows you to immerse yourself fully in the story at hand. She creates...
December 13, 2014
I liked this well enough to be thinking it would end up being a 'keep to re-read' which doesn't happen too often with me. A lot of things to like, characters, interesting world and storyline although the plot was pretty standard. That was until the last 10 pages or so, as it ended as an absolute...
April 01, 2014
Holy cow! This book was a crazy, hot, violent mess of awesomeness! Love it. While I miss my Ciardis stories, this was a great change of pace. If you think you know Algardis, you ain't seen nothin' yet! Sara will totally knock your socks off(then kick your a$& and take your weapons)!
April 10, 2014
January 21, 2018
3.5 stars, solid first installment to a new fantasy series featuring magic and intrigue.
Blades of Magic follows Sara Fairchild, daughter of disgraced former gladiator and Commander for the Empress Vincent Fairchild. It's been months since her father was labeled a deserter and executed, but Sara a...
June 11, 2014
Originally posted at City of Books
Blades of Magic is an intriguing start to the Crown Service series, with lots of action and an awesome protagonist. This series is set in the same world as Terah's Courtlight series, but way back during the Initiate Wars. I found it pretty interesting to see a di...
May 07, 2014
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...
April 22, 2014
I discovered Blades of Magic through NetGalley.com, and I received a digital copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. So I'm going to tell you my opinion about the book.
First of all, you need to know that Blades of Magic is the first novel of a series entitled Crown Series Service. Th...