I. AM. WOWED.
The Bird and the Sword is my first fantasy read, and I am rendered speechless. It was exquisitely written and nothing like I expected. I was, still am, in awe of this story. I almost forgot that it was a fantasy even when humans have power and have the ability of transforming into something else entirely; when I remembered, it ceased to matter. This story is magical, mystical… simply stunning.
About sixty percent into the book, I kept finding myself every few pages checking to see how much more is left because I did not want it to end. This book may have stirred up trouble for my reading life because it may be responsible for opening up genre I never dared to explore before – Fantasy. It will also be responsible for my wallet going on an unexpected diet because now I want to check out all of this author’s books and look into the Fantasy genre! OY VEY!!
In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left.
For those that want to dip their toes into fantasy, The Bird and the Sword is the perfect book to start with. I do not know much about fantasy but I believe the author did not fully plunge into the genre.This story consists of a good amount of mystical, romance, good and evil (all the things we yearn for in a read). It was the perfect mixture for me.
You were not supposed to love me. I did not set out to make you love me. And I was not supposed to love you. But… 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.
It wouldn’t be too much to hope for more of Lady Lark and King Tiras? I would love to know more about King Tiras brother, Kjell as well!! Possibility of Book #2, please?! Without a doubt, The Bird and the Sword easily ranked high on my 2016 reads so far! I highly recommend it!