Amy Harmon’s Historical Fantasy Romance novel, The Bird and the Sword, is live TODAY! This story is magical in the way Amy wove the words together to give us this amazing story of strength, determination, survival and most of all love.
I would recommend this book to readers 16 years and older.
My FIVE Star Review:
It’s not a secret, I am a huge Amy Harmon fan and winning an advanced reader copy of this book absolutely made my day. I’ve read every one of her books and each one has left me feeling every emotion possible deep down in my soul and this book is no different.
Amy’s words flow so well all I had to do was take them in and let them build the world she created so vividly in my mind. Her scenes are very descriptive but I never felt overwhelmed or confused. The story kept moving along with every chapter and I had a few moments of yes I was right and a few where I was shocked. As I got closer to the end of the story, all I could think was I’m not ready for it to be over. I know you know what I mean. You’re reading a book with just one chapter left and you don’t want to read it because you know the story is coming to its end. Every one of these wonderful characters sucked me in and I didn’t want to let them go. Amy is an extremely talented storyteller and I look forward to reading more of her work with an additional publication coming out later this year.
One of the things that fascinated me most about the story were the names of her characters. They are all unique and different. Thank you, Amy for putting a Pronunciation Guide right at the beginning of the book.
I try very hard to never include spoilers in my reviews but I want to give you some words I think describe The Bird and the Sword. There are good guys, bad guys, lifelong friends, protectors, secrets, kings, queens, castles, horses, animals, bloody battles and most of all, Love.
More about The Bird and the Sword:
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 heav’n 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 trade his soul and lose his 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 bird?
For more novels by Amy Harmon, visit her Amazon page Here.
Below are two of my favorite Amy books with the link to my review. Enjoy!
As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf