Author Terah Edun
Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and now lives in South Sudan. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.
She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, markets, cute guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO RAISE, the first in the Courtlight series.
Outside of writing, she’s a international development professional with a penchant for Starbucks.
What is your favorite color? Hunter green which is a really dark, rich forest green.
What’s your favorite place in the entire world? Washington D.C., there’s no place like home.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing? My parents always encouraged me to learn about other cultures and societies. My writing reflects that.
What genre are you most comfortable writing? Young Adult Fantasy
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? I always find writing the last scenes the most challenging part.
Do you intend to make writing a career? Writing is a personal endeavor that relaxes me. It’s not my professional career.
Can you share a little of your current work with us? Sworn to Raise, out March 2013, is about a young woman hoping to join the Companion’s Guild.
Who designed the cover? Sworn to Raise is designed by Kalen O’Donnell and Red Madrassa was designed by Amalia Chitulescu.
Will you write others in this same genre? Yes, I love Young Adult Fantasy!
Red Madrassa by Terah Edun
A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny...
The Madrassa, a magical school for mage practitioners, is the stuff of legend. With selective entrance exams and quotas for only the most advanced of mage children, it's almost impossible to attend.
When Allorna, a guardian trainee for the royal family, ends up on the doorstep of the citadel on the eve of the final day of a recruitment ceremony, she decides it must be fate.
She was sure she knew the path her life would take before she enrolled. But sometimes life has a way of throwing in magical curveballs and strange friends, just to see if you’ll trip up.
Oh, and one of those friends is a mage accused of murder, another is a slightly psychotic dragon, the third a healer facing an existential crisis, and the last is a female storm-caller with more hidden secrets than a thief lord.
Do they all belong at the new school they call home?