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The Bird and the Sword

The Bird and the Sword - Amy Harmon A bittersweet fairytale, narrated by the melodic inner voice of a protagonist in search of herself. The story is simple (with some twists nonetheless) but very compelling, and the narrative is soothing, though dark at times. I liked the themes, the characters and the epilogue. Recommended for a light and fresh 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 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.”