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The Bird and the Sword By Amy Harmon The Bird and the Sword 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 h

  • Title: The Bird and the Sword
  • Author: Amy Harmon
  • ISBN: 9781533134134
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bird and the Sword By Amy Harmon 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,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
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    1. Amy Harmon

      Amy Harmon is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author Amy 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 Her books are now being published in thirteen languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.Amy Harmon has written ten novels including the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Law of Moses, Infinity One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue Her recent release, The Bird and the Sword, is a Choice finalist in Fantasy FROM SAND AND ASH, her historical romance, will be released via Lake Union Publishing on December 1st For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and , join Amy at authoramyharmon.

    375 thoughts on “The Bird and the Sword”

    1. Amy Harmon never disappoints I thought maybe she d disappoint with this one because I m not into fantasy, but she didn t Now I can t say I m not into fantasy Thanks, Amy Great Just one genre I have to add to my list of things to read Do me a favor and stop taking risks, okay It s making my life busier.


    2. FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED Silence, daughter Stay alive WOW What an enchanting story This book was beautifully written, stunningly imaginative, poetic, thrilling, romantic, and exciting Reading it was like going on an adventure and being swept away in a fantastical fairy tale filled with danger, magic, and woven together with a love story I ve loved this author s writing for a long time and this story was exceptional If you re looking for new book to read that is captivating and unique, definitely t [...]


    3. You don t need wings to fly What you truly need is words And Amy Harmon s words resulted in a work of sheer beauty, that made your chest clench with yearning and your entire existence float, leaving behind every material attachment and concern.The Bird and the Sword was a piece of a dream Silence daughter, stay alive Once upon a time, the Gifted walked freely in the country of Jeru Healers, Tellers, Spinners, Changers, they were not afraid of using their gods bestowed gifts But some of them used [...]


    4. 5 stars I only read fantasy occasionally, so this isn t a book I would normally pick up right away BUT Amy Harmon is one of my favorite authors so I knew I would read it as soon as I got the chance I m so glad I did The Bird and the Sword is a story that sucked me in from the start A completely captivating read with equal parts romance and adventure Amy s writing and story telling abilities is nothing short of magical here If this book has any message at all, it s that words are powerful Coming [...]


    5. The writing is truly enchanting 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 But sadly, that is the only element The Bird and the Sword is memorable for.When I began my reading of it, I was sure I would end up [...]


    6. 4 StarsI originally rated this book 4 stars with 3.75 Stars written in the text box here And then I realized that was fucking stupid So, 4 big ones, peeps.But moving on I love it when I crack open a book Well, to be fair, I m not really crackin open anything like lightly finger tapping however, I love it when I lightly finger tap open a book just doesn t have the same flair, holla Anywordsmithing.I love it when I crack open a book and see a map Because that usually means that I m about to enter [...]


    7. I m so frigging happy right now, you can t even imagine I was instantly mesmerized by The Bird and the Sword, a book that interweaves fantasy with heart melting romance The book opens in Corvyn, a province of the Land of Jeru, where we meet Lady Lark of Coryvn, daughter of Lord Corvyn and Lady Meshara, and a girl gifted with the power of words This power is dangerous and it, being completely forbidden in this mythical land, must remain a secret.For a book with numerous characters, we only get 2 [...]


    8. 3rd readLark is remarkable Tiras is perfect for those of you who play FF, I pictured him similar to Sephiroth Just finished my 3rd read of this book This book THIS BOOK I m addicted to books that make my chest ache just before my heart flutters and flies I could tell you how well written and paced it is, how brilliant, how eloquent, how smart and poignant, etc It is But if you ve ever read an Amy Harmon book, that s all par for the course.This book is an escape A wondrous, beautiful, epic escape [...]


    9. Check out of my reviews at bookaddicthavenAmy Harmon has blown me away.n I love her writing and the way she makes me fall in love with her damaged characters I get lost in her stories, tuning out everything around me I listened to the Audible edition of The Bird and the Sword yesterday from start to finish I couldn t pull myself away It was superb The magical world that Ms Harmon created was vivid and engaging I hung on every word as this story evolved, wondering what laid in store for me From [...]


    10. The Bird and the Sword had such an unexpectedly beautiful prose, with such lyrical writing I was completely swept away by how whimsically this tale was told Amy Harmon has such talent, and I went into this expecting nothing, but I ending up being blown away by this fantasy novel Seriously, this is not hyped nearly enough Also, on a completely personal side note, this book s main protagonist has an abbreviated version of my favorite name of all time, Larkin So, besides the enthralling writing, I [...]


    11. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsI have friends who are bargain hunters They stalk the aisles of stores like T.J Maxx and Marshalls, searching for last season frocks from Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer, and are often successful They preen over their discoveries, and I sometimes envy the fruits of their labors BUT I will never be able to do it myself Those types of places are too chaotic I walk in the door and immediately turn and walk back out B c overwhelmed There s so much stuff shoved together so hapha [...]


    12. 4 STARS Amy Harmon delights fans with this well crafted fantasy tale in which she not only pulls off depicting a whole layered world but does it with such beauty in her words At times they are spun so poetically and powerful that a reader may lose sight that this is her first fantasy book published You don t need wings to fly The story is told in the first person POV of the heroine, Lark Lark houses great power in her words however in this land those who have great gifts are prosecuted After the [...]


    13. A girl without a voice A king in chains A land on the brink of war Intrigued YOU SHOULD BE Ever since I read Radiance last year, I ve been on the lookout for books in the Fantasy Romance subgenre Which is why I picked this one up Only While it s listed as a fantasy, it has all the trappings of a classic fairy tale I mean that in the BEST possible way There are curses, prophecies, evil sorcerers, gallant princes, reluctant princesses, and creatures of all shapes and sizes I absolutely devoured i [...]


    14. You can win this on Audio There s till time to enter this giveaway on the front page of steamyreads I ve been a fan on Amy Harmon s writing ever since I ve read Making Faces I ve been trying to catch up on reading her recent releases and boy am I glad I finally got to this book It is gripping, fantastically written and with a surprisingly well rounded world building for being a standalone This fantasy romance follows a journey of Lark, a young mute woman, who has been cursed by her mother to sta [...]


    15. 5 BEAUTIFUL STARS 3 What a beautiful journey in this magical world I wish I could stay in this world forever This always happens to me with Amy Harmon s stories Her stories are so powerful,unique, brilliant and addictive that you don t want to finish them There aren t many authors that can write different genres but Amy Harmon has this ability and she proved it with this fantastic story I was mesmerized and hooked, falling in love with each page I m stunned, really I can t believe that this book [...]


    16. First of all, I want to comment on the writing It was breathtaking, like reading poetry or listening to violins while smelling roses I was hooked from the very start, and quickly got lost in a very good way The intro might even be my favorite part folklore meets fairytale and completely intriguing I mean c mon, you ready something like below how can you not read 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 gro [...]


    17. You are a dangerous little bird But I think I will keep you WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY Without revealing too much, it ll be hard to go into the plot of this story and what it s all about, so I won t say much And as always, when I read an incredible book it s so hard to do the book justice and convey just how epic the story was with my words.But I can say Amy s writing is nothing short of magical, and I was immediately swept up into the story of Lark and Tiras And on top of the beautiful romance, the [...]


    18. 4.5 stars 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 Amy Harmon just has this way with words, she infuses beauty into them She takes words and gives them substance, she makes them pretty.The Bird and the Swo [...]


    19. BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS, I JUST READ A GREAT BOOK SO GET READY FOR MY REDBULL INDUCED MIND BLOWN WRITING EXTRAVAGANZA Meet the crew Lark a very reSILENT character im so awful.In a world that fears all magic, Lark s mother placed a curse that prevents her from speaking Unable to voice her thoughts, she had an inner strength so unlike most heroines Often heroines are loud and reckless Lark was the opposite She understood words on a deeper level While listening to Boo scolding her, she heard love Whe [...]


    20. Words evade me The Bird and the Sword was a beautiful tale about a time when Kings and Queens reigned and magical powers embodied the land I wasn t safe, the king was cursed, and the world was upside down Now, that s a storyline to get the heart pumping I don t want to ruin this phenomenal tale by sharing what the book is about but I will say this is another must read book by Amy Harmon The reading world is blessed to have an author like her whose ability to create both unique and deeply meaning [...]


    21. THE BIRD AND THE SWORD is a STANDALONE Fantasy Romance story about a beautiful, gifted, kind, caring and quiet girl called Lark and the King of Jeru Told from the first person narrative of Lark, the world showcased is one of true fantasy, a world with magic and populated by warriors and people with powers, some would call gifts, others something quite different A mesmerizing story with heart, soul and magic that depicts the importance and the power of words both spoken and unspoken The Bird and [...]


    22. 4.5 StarsAmy Harmon never fails when it comes to spinning beautiful words I have yet to pick up one of her creations and not marvel at her storytelling ability And yet again, she has weaved a story unlike any other I ve read a fantastical world full of magic, secrets, fear, and courage I can t see fans of the fantasy genre not enjoying the romance and adventure found within the story of Lark and Tiras Admittedly, it did take me a few days to read The Bird and the Sword, but that in no way is a r [...]


    23. 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 Okay let me just take second to say thank you to Milana from A Couple Reads because she s amazing and she s the one who got me to pick up this book And let me just say, I was blown away by how much I actually enjoyed The Bird and the Sword I haven t wrote a proper review in a long time but I just have to write one for this book because I strongly believe [...]


    24. 6 silent words starsThese segments of the blurb, will tease you 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 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 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 In a land purged of enchantm [...]


    25. Title The Bird and the SwordSeries StandaloneAuthor Amy HarmonRelease date May 11, 2016Cliffhanger NoHEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler When I heard Amy Harmon was coming out with a fantasy book, I was extremely excited to see what she had to offer to the genre I just knew it would be something different, something fresh, and something that would make me deeply invested in the characters Those things are what I ve come to depend on with her and once again, she didn t let me down My mind is utterl [...]


    26. 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 OH.GOD I m speechless right now 3This book, OMG this amazing book literally took my breath away Ahhh it was wonderful One of the best books I have ever read 3I highly recommend it, you MUST read this unique love story


    27. Genre Romantic FantasyType StandalonePOV First Person FemaleRating Lady Lark of Corvyn was born not only with nobility, but also with a Gift a special ability In the land of Jeru, being a Gifted was of a curse when authorities were determined to cull them due to fear The unassuming Lady s wish to be invisible failed when she caught the King s attention.King Tiras succeeded the throne from his much hated father With new dangerous enemy rising and angry citizen asking for retributions against the [...]


    28. FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED You chose me because I am of use But I chose you because I wanted you All I ever wanted was for you to love me in return Simply wow I am rarely left speechless by the books I read, but from the spellbinding, truly poetic writing style, to the depth of emotion present on every single page, this story was sheer beauty in every possible way I have always known that there is something uniquely soothing about any one of Amy Harmon s extraordinary tales, but this book also prove [...]


    29. I read this for the 2017 MacHalo Group Reading Challenge.Review Dis book, guys My favorite book of the year so far Maybe my favorite fantasy romance of ALL TIME Tirus I LURVE him In the harem you go Lark was fabulous as the heroine The author did a fantastic job because Lark was mute for about 95% of the book Lots of magic and gifts abilities I love that kind of stuff Healers, shifters, tellers, seers they are persecuted and hunted, hiding It s a world of castles and swords, villagers and noblem [...]


    30. 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 Melodic is the first word that comes to mind when describing this book Then beautiful, enchanting, heartfelt, tender, warm and probably every complimenting word I c [...]


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