The Bird and the Sword

The Bird and the Sword

eBook - 2016
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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 heaven 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 sell 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?
Publisher: [Los Gatos, CA] : Smashwords Edition, 2016.
ISBN: 9781310766671
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Well. I couldn't finish it. The male lead would say things like "You will be my queen" when she made it clear she didn't want that. He also said "I will put a baby in your belly"
MY HOW ROMANTIC. It was an abusive relationship. I was really disturbed by what male lead said to the female lead.
Sex: Yes, after the wedding, and a brief bathtub scene. Some passionate kissing. I didn't read the last 36% of the book so their might be more.

Oct 09, 2018

The writing is magical. I would easily have given this a 5 star rating for the way Harmon wrote it alone. It's very compelling. However the romance had me pausing in several pages. Trias the King does not know how to speak to a woman, let me tell you that much. But it is a beautiful read. There was just many missed opportunities in the action (it is a YA fantasy with a war brewing in the horizons), and dialogue between the love interests.

DragicaLaboski Oct 16, 2017

Just beautiful , could not put it down .. .read in one day ; )

Mar 20, 2017

Captivating from the first page onward..

Jan 22, 2017

Charming romantic fairy tale type fantasy novel. Likeable protaganist.


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