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I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.  

The Bird and the Sword

The Bird and the Sword - Amy Harmon

Brilliant! I couldn’t wait to pick this novel back up each time I set it down. Words, the power of words was the theme of this novel and I loved every minute I was captivated inside this fantasy world. It was the beginning prologue that got me, those enchanted words that Meshara’s mother spoke to her that silenced her, muted her and had me sitting in my car with the engine running so I could read future. I knew that I could not leave the parking lot yet, I had too many unanswered questions and I wondered after reading the prologue, did that really just occur? What a beginning, what an ending, what a novel!


It was true, Meshara, Little Lark, was now a mute and her words were now gone, silenced because her mother took them away on her deathbed. Amy whisked me away to this wondrous world where every turn of the page, I never knew what type of adventure I might end up in. I was speechless and on edge as Meshara deals with life in the kingdom. I had goosebumps and chills reading this novel, the passion and energy that flowed through these pages was amazing. I cannot say enough about this novel except read it! I know I will definitely be rereading this in the future. Amy, I know why you one of my favorite authors. Could you please write a sequel to this novel, I am vested in these characters and I want more of their lives, I really want to know more.