Release Day Review: The Second Blind Son by Amy Harmon

A lost girl and a blind boy discover their greatest strength is their bond with each other in a beguiling fantasy by the New York Times bestselling author of The First Girl Child.

An insidious curse is weakening the Norse kingdom of Saylok, where no daughters have been born in years. Washing up on these plagued shores is Ghisla, an orphaned stowaway nursed back to health by a blind cave dweller. Named for a mysterious god, the boy, Hod, is surrounded by prophecy. To Ghisla, he’s a cherished new friend. To Hod, the girl is even more so. For when Ghisla sings, Hod can see.

Unable to offer safe shelter, Hod urges Ghisla onward to become a daughter of the temple, where all the kingdom’s girl children have been gathered. But because of a magical rune, the two cannot be separated, no matter the time or the distance.

Now, subject to a ruthless king, Ghisla enters a desperate world of warring clan chieftains and catastrophic power struggles. Who among them can be trusted is unknowable. So are the sacrifices Ghisla and Hod must make to defeat the cursed forces that could destroy a kingdom and the fated bond between two souls.

**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**

The Second Blind Son is a phenomenally plotted fantasy novel. The world that Amy Harmon has created is intricate and original. The characters are all so very different and intriguing. If you have read The First Girl Child then many characters will be familiar. I enjoyed seeing what they were all up to. I highly recommend you read that book first because I think you’ll enjoy this book even more if you do. 

This book focuses on Hod and Ghisla. They first meet when Ghisla washes up on shore and is found by the blind Hod. They develop a strong bond but are forced to separate. They both grow up and live their lives in different places but they never forget one another. There is also turmoil in the Saylok Kingdom and prophecies that have been written a very long time ago. 

This was a long book and I loved every page. It was action-packed, emotional, funny and also had the right romantic elements. The Second Blind Son was another engaging and amazing fantasy novel and I really hope Amy Harmon will continue to write books in this genre.

About the author:

Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA 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 seventeen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written sixteen novels - the Washington Post bestseller What the Wind Knows, the USA Today bestsellers The Bird and The Sword, The Smallest Part, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as the #1 Amazon bestselling historical From Sand and Ash, Where the Lost Wander, The First Girl Child, The Queen and The Cure, 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 latest novel, The Songbook of Benny Lament, a historical romance, is now available.

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