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ARC REVIEW - The Bird And The Sword By Amy Harmon




Synopsis

"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?




**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**

BETUL'S REVIEW



"He was beautiful and terrifying and he knew it."

I will keep this SPOILER free and TRY to explain how this book made me feel. The Bird and the Sword had a very historical feeling combined with Fantasy and romance. It was the perfect combination in my eyes because I adore all three genres. I was hooked from the sentence on. Amy Harmon is such a phenomenal author that has written amazing books and this book can be added to the list. This book in my opinion was a homerun.

"You are easy to overlook. Slim and pale and so quiet. But now that I've studied your soft grey eyes and traced the fine bones of your face, now that I've kissed your pale pink mouth, I don't want to look anywhere else. My gaze is continually drawn back to you."

This book is told completely from Lark's POV. She is a prisoner in her own home. Nobody knows what is going on in her mind and she is lonely. Then there is King Tiras he was just like Lark very mysterious. I loved seeing how they interacted and how that grew over time. Seeing them grow as individuals and together was very beautiful. There were a couple of twists in this book, some of them I predicted and others came as a surprise. It definitely added another magical layer to the story. There were a couple of chapters that had me sad and teary-eyed. I just didn't know what would happen. The author kept me on the edge of my chair!

"I said once that you are like ice. And you are. Silver and perfect...glistening."

I enjoyed everything about this book and wouldn't change a thing except wishing it was LONGER! I just couldn't get enough and I really hope this is not the last we have seen of this world and characters. There is one character that needs his story told and I really hope he will get his own book. Stand-alones are my favorite but I wish this book was part of a series because I need more! I tried to keep it as general as possible because the best way to enjoy this book is to go in blind.




About Amy Harmon

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. She will release From Sand and Ash in October of 2016, via Lake Union Publishing. 


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