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?
Bubby: As you all already know, we adore Amy Harmon. Yet when we found out she was trying her hand at a fantasy novel, I had severe doubts. You see, I am a huge nerdy geeky girl. I love the fantasy and sci-fi world and the writers who live there, and inevitably, when a romance or history or any other author who writes in a different genre decides that they’re going to write fantasy/sci-fi…well, it goes badly. But this is not just any old writer. This is Amy Harmon. And Amy Harmon is magical. She writes fantasy like that’s all she’s ever written, like she grew up devouring Tolkien and Eddings, Brooks, Feist and McCaffrey. And yet it’s still instantly identifiable as her writing. How does she do it? No idea. But I hope she does it again soon.
Sissy: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Amy Harmon is an enchanting weaver of words. I believe in this case that she has taken her beautiful romance crafting skills and combined them with a newly tapped-into trickle of fantasy shaping power and created something new and unique. Just the mere fact that all these lovely words that she’s spun out of her head tell a story about words is mind-boggling. Yes, I am boggled at the exquisite writing talent that is Amy Harmon.
Bubby: It doesn’t take much to boggle Sissy these days, with her age and all, but I’m also boggled, so that tells you something! I will mention that there is a bit of sensuality in The Bird and the Sword that isn’t appropriate for younger readers, but it’s well-done and not offensive. I want so many more stories from this world. I want to know more about the history of the land, and where the magic came from and what’s going to happen next and, and, and! Will Amy continue to write fantasy? Who knows?
Sissy: Even at my advanced age, I can recognize that the story of Tiras, the king hiding a secret, and Lark, the silent Teller, is something special in the genre of fantasy romance. I had an idea what the story was about from the title but I was completely wrong. The reality was spell-binding and I was mesmerized from beginning to end. If you are looking for a magical story that melts into your soul like a fine Belgian chocolate, then you must start reading The Bird and The Sword immediately. 4875+ positive ratings on Goodreads don’t lie!
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