The Queen And The Cure
The Bird And Sword Chronicles – Book 2
By Amy Harmon
There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.
Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He’d never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.
But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.
Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.
The Bird and the Sword Chronicles saga continues with the second release, The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon. I was quickly drawn back to the land of Jeru and their journey into a new era. This book can be read as a stand alone novel but I would highly recommend reading the first book in the series. It gives the reader a richer and more in depth reading experience.
The gifted are no longer the outcasts of society. They no longer have to live in fear. Like most things change takes time. It takes courage to take the first steps. It takes courage to stand out among men. Kjell of Jeru can walk into battle and defeat any enemy. He’s fearless but accepting his gift as a healer is another story. He has taken too many lives in the past without thought, how can a man of violence have the gift of healing. And what is the cost of using this gift. He no longer knows who he is or where his place among the new kingdom of Jeru is. He may be the bastard son of the king but he is not royalty.
When Kjell is sent by his brother, King Zoltev, to finish off the birdmen, he doesn’t realize that this quest is more than a expedition for the king. It is his destiny. When he saves a girl from death and takes her visions to heart, it is the beginning of a journey that will once again change the world as he knows it.
Without giving away any spoilers, this book is another epic tale that is more than a fantasy adventure. Amy Harmon once again delivers a moving story that illuminates the human spirit. I could not put this book down.
The Bird and The Sword Chronicles
The Bird And The Sword
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
By Amy Harmon
Swallow, daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive.
The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his only son to the sky.
My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.
But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a little bird?
Amy Harmon is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in twelve countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.
Amy Harmon has written ten novels – the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, The Bird and The Sword will be released in the spring of 2016. She will release From Sand and Ash in October of 2016, via Lake Union Publishing.