“The Bird And The Sword” Book Review/ Giveaway**

June 26, 2016 / 0 comments

“The Bird And The Sword” Book Review/ Giveaway**The Bird And The Sword by Amy Harmon
Published by Self-Published on May 11th 2016
Genres: Fantasy
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I have always been amazed by authors like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Debra Anastasia and K.A. Tucker who have the capacity of switching between sub-genres. And after reading “The Bird And The Sword”, I have another remarkable author to add to the list – Amy Harmon.

From the very beginning, I was captivated by the world that she created. Lark’s character was the  first thing that drew me in. She was beyond intriguing. There were so many aspects of her life that I needed to discover – such as the extent of  her power and how it would affect the world around her. Lark’s counterpart, King Taris was just equally impressionable. There were times that I was suspicious of his intentions but I was ecstatic that he proved me wrong.

“I have loved you every moment of every day, and I will love you until I cease to be. Bird, man, or king, I love you, and I will always love you.”

I thought that their pairing was spectacular. (Meshara definitely knew what she was doing when she cast that spell). I do have to admit that the romantic aspect of the story was a bit lacking for my taste. Despite this, it did not take away from how much I enjoyed the story.

Overall, I thought “The Bird And The Sword” was a fantastic introduction to this fantasy world. The characters, the world building, the plot line and the story flow was terrific. I couldn’t get enough! I felt that there was so much more story to tell. My only hope is that Amy Harmon decides to expand this into a series.

The Verdict:


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About Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon 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.

Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called “What I Know” – also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. She has written five novels, Running Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue, Making Faces, and coming in June, Infinity + One.

My Review At A Glance
Writing Style
Story Flow and Pacing
Overall Impact
Character Development
Heat/ Sexual Tension
Overall: 4 / 5

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