Waiting on Wednesday #32 The Bird and the Sword


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This Week I’m Waiting On……


29008738The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

Publication Dated: Spring 2016

Genres: Upper-YA, Fantasy, Romance

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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?


Why Am I Waiting?

It’s Amy Harmon, people! Okay, so I’ve only read two of her books, but that is all it took for me to become a fan. Now, she’s writing fantasy? Sign me up, please! I love the eerie feel to the cover, but it’s also beautiful. I love her contemporary books, and I plan to read them all one day. I am absolutely beside myself to get my hands on this one. I want to see how she does a different genre. What book are you waiting on this week?

29 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #32 The Bird and the Sword

  1. Sounds really interesting! I love the jyrical quality to the blurb. I’m glad you already know you like the author. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting my blog!


  2. I haven’t tried any of these books before but I think this one actually sounds pretty cool! I like all the elements to the curse and I wonder how they will play out throughout the book. Especially since we have a mute main character!


  3. I’ve been meaning to try her books for so long. And this sounds amazing! I love how captivating that intro to the blurb is.
    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Ooooh, this sounds intriguing! It’s always interesting when an author ventures into a new genre, but from the cover and blurb, i think this one is a win!


  5. This one is new to me, but it definitely sounds like the kind of read that I’m into! I’ll admit the author is new to me too, so your praise of her piques my interest.


  6. I haven’t read any of her books before but I think this will be a great one to start with. I mean look at the cover…SOLD! Thanks for the discovery.


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