Series: The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2
Published by Amy Harmon on May 9th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
Also in this series: The Bird and the Sword
Also by this author: A Different Blue, Infinity Plus One, The Law of Moses, Making Faces
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"There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart."
Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He'd never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.
But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.
Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.
Cover design: By Hang Le
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review and did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝There were no secrets, no sorrows, nothing hidden, nothing lost. They saw not what would be or what had been, but only what was.
She saw him.
He saw her.
And they saw nothing else.❞
I have loved every Amy Harmon book I’ve read but I believe this series is her best work! Like the gifted spinners, tellers, seers, changers and healers in this series, Romantic Fantasy is Harmon’s gift.
From the push and the pull of each scene that causes the reader to get lost in the movement of Harmon’s plot to her thoroughly developed characters who feel like friends, The Queen and the Cure is brilliantly crafted. And while you won’t read graphic sex scenes, Harmon delivered romance that is breathtaking and so exquisitely and beautifully written, the reader can’t look away.
❝Maybe pleasure feels like joy. But pleasure can be satisfied, and joy never needs to be. It is a glory all its own,❞
Kjell has left Jeru to kill the Volgar. While traveling through the land, he comes across a woman who is near death at the base of a cliff. After he heals her, he learns she is a slave who has been run out of her homeland because she is a seer.
Sasha may not remember her past but she sees the future and it is troubling. While she doesn’t always understand what she sees, she knows it comes true. Refusing to leave Kjell’s side, her gift helps guide him on his journey.
❝Come to me, and I will try to love you. I will try to love you, if you but come back.❞
While Kjell may question his ability to love he can’t help the pull that he has toward Sasha and the longer they are together, the stronger his feelings grow. When their circumstances abruptly change and Sasha must leave, Kjell puts aside his feelings to follow her and keep her safe, regardless of the pain it causes him.
‘The Queen and The Cure’ was beautiful, heart-wrenching, and phenomenally written. It was everything! I don’t want to leave this world. It was simply stunning!
**Dear Amy Harmon,
Please continue writing this series. It can’t be over. There is so much of this Kingdom yet to explore!