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The Queen and the Cure

(The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  6,389 ratings  ·  942 reviews
"There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart."

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He'd never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or h
Published May 9th 2017 (first published May 1st 2017)
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Amy Harmon Yes! It will be available in paperback the same day as the e-version releases.
Barbara Douglas You could definitely read this as a stand-alone, as it doesn't end a cliff-hanger and there are adequate explanations of everything and everyone, but…moreYou could definitely read this as a stand-alone, as it doesn't end a cliff-hanger and there are adequate explanations of everything and everyone, but there is enough carry-over that it might be better to read them in order. I can almost guarantee that if you read either one you will want to read the other. I hope there will be more, but have no information on that score.(less)

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Apr 12, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition


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"The castle was holding her breath. She’d been holding her breath for so long."

"There were no secrets, no sorrows, nothing hidden, nothing lost. They saw not what would be or what had been, but only what was. She saw him. He saw her. And they saw nothing else."

"Kjell looked like a soldier, but he also looked like
If you've read 'The Bird and the Sword', then you absolutely must read 'The Queen and the Cure'. If you haven't gotten around to reading 'The Bird and the Sword', then what are you waiting for? This series is phenomenal!

Every time that I read an Amy Harmon book, I lose myself. I know that everything else is going to take a back seat and I am going to check entirely out of real life and into the fictional world that she's crafted. For that reason, I often put off her books for a time when I know
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, 2017-reads
There once was a man named Kjell of Jeru who was not easy to love.
He had slayed monsters and men, he had bathed his hands in blood and he protected his heart with a shield of stone, afraid to feel, afraid to dream. When he learned he was a Healer, blessed by the Gods, it was not easy for him to find the balance between his sword and the cure he could offer, he could not understand how to care for anyone other than his brother. But one night, under sharp rocks and with sand in his clothes, he met
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4.5 stars!!!

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“Come to me, and I will try to love you. I will try to love you, if you but come back.”
Amy Harmon’s unique stories and beautiful writing always blows me away. There is something so special and different about her The Bird and the Sword Chronicles. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not much of a fantasy reader. I’ll dabble in it occasionally, but it’s not my genre of choice. Amy is one of those authors- I’ll read anything she writes. I’m glad I took a chance on something different

1.) The Bird and the Sword ★★★★

“I fell in love with you in pieces. Layer by layer, day by day, inch by inch.”

I loved The Bird and the Sword so much when I read it, so I was looking so forward to the indirect sequel, the Queen and the Cure. But, sadly, I was so let down by this next installment. I didn’t care about the character, the story, or any of the hardships that they were going through. Honestly? The only parts I really liked where when the characters from The Bird and the Sword made b
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At 75%, yet, I'm conflicted, queasy, and not at all happy with my thoughts on this book. *curls into a ball*

I'm either going to love it to bits or .......(view spoiler)

Full review, with a TON of spoilers

To answer the riddle: I neither loved nor hated The Queen and the Cure, which makes this review all the more difficult to write.

When I started, I anticipated a love story with a dash of fantasy, what I got, however, was a fantastical sto

“Come to me, and I will try to love you. I will try to love you, if you but come back.”


Before reading The Queen and The Cure: There is no way this will top The Bird and The Sword

While re-reading The Bird and The Sword: Nope. No way anything will be better.

Begin reading The Queen and The Cure: Ok, ok. Maybe this will be just as good as The Bird and The Sword.

In the middle of reading The Queen and The Cure: WHY CAN'T I STOP SOBBING.

After reading The Queen a
Jennifer Kyle

"She saw him. He saw her. And they saw nothing else."


Amy Harmon delivers a sequel that rivals her previous book of this series. She skillfully brings readers back to the land of queens and kings with a population of gifted inhabitants and a heroine and a hero who are so much more they either had thought.

”What is your origin story....”


The story is beautifully written while packing a ton of adventure and being vividly rich in text that all scenes were easy for my mind’s eye to see.


Penny Reid
Go get it. Read it. Love it. And then come back here and talk to me about it so we can fangirl together!!
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5 stars are not enough.
There is nothing quite like finishing a great book. I don't even know where to start, so I'll start with Kjell...

"He'd always known who he was. He hadn't been especially proud of it, but he'd known."

"It was as if he'd battled the sea all his life only to discover he had scales a
Rachel Reads Ravenously
5 stars!

“Come to me, and I will try to love you. I will try to love you, if you but come back.”

The Queen and the Cure is the story of Kjell, brother of King Tiras, bastard son and soldier. He and his men have been traveling the lands hoping to hunt and kill the last of the Volgar, a bird creature hybrid that is dwindling in size. During his journey, they come upon a young woman named Sasha, who has the Sight and can see the future. Locals deemed her a witch and pushed her off of a cliff, l
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5 STARS This book is everything!!!!!

There is no words to express how perfect this story was.If you have read Amy Harmon's books then you know what I mean!!!The Queen and The Cure was a beautiful,captivating and unique story!

The world that Amy creates is addictive and once you starting reading this story you feel like you are a part of it!The Queen and The Cure is one of these stories that you never want to end!
Kjell and Sasha stole my heart,I love t
Hulya Kara Yuksel
May 13, 2017 rated it liked it
😌3.5 stars😌

First of all I wanna thank to my gorgeous friend Lučka for our BR. 😘😘😘 You can read her review from this link.

Overall I liked this book but I didn't love it too much... 1st book was sooooooo much better than this. Well, at least for me but still please don't mind my rating, go and give a chance this book. Who knows, maybe you love it. ;)

♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥

A compelling tale of honour, courage and love wrapped in a world of fantasy with enemies, expectations, duty and gifts that are inherent in ordinary people giving them the power to do extraordinary things in a world created by the very talented Amy Harmon. Penned as a fantasy romance this story captured my imagination and made me believe in the magical extraordinary story arc that is so eloquently depicted by this author. Even though I know the world is fantastical, even though I know people can
Amy Harmon writes so beautifully! This book just had way too much fantasy and not enough romance for me...

I absolutely adored the first book in this series, but it was romance heavy and fantasy light.... so I started this book with the expectation of the same, and then I waited, and waited, and waited, for this amazing love story.... and I have finished the book, and I am still waiting!

As we all know when things do not live up to expectations, there is a bit of a letdown, this is what I felt wi
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2.5 stars

Well, my expectations were high after The Bird and the Sword. I admit it. I five-starred that one and fangirled my booty off. I couldn't wait to read Kjell's story, as I really liked him.

This is not by any means a bad book, it just wasn't terribly good either. The villains were recycled, there was sudden love triangle drama llama. (view spoiler)
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Every once in awhile a book comes along that knocks you off your feet and I found that with The Queen and the Cure. It’s an absolutely brilliant story between two conflicted souls.

“It isn’t about me. It’s about responsibility. The Gifts we are given are not given for our benefit but for the benefit of mankind.”

Kjell just wants to simply be a captain in his brother’s army. Yet, his gift pushes him to help others even when he’d rather not. Sasha has the ability to intensify a gift. She never waiv
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4,5 “swept of my feet” stars.

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Amy did it again. Take me hostage in her world and kept me captive till the very last word.
I think Amy could write the telephone book (or is it repertory?) and it would still be gracious and beautiful!
This woman knows how to weave a tale. I suspect Amy’s Gift is telling wonderful and fascinating stories. Maybe Sasha is Amy’s imaginary twin?

Anyway it all began like this:

"Once upon a time a castle was asleep waiting someone to awa
I picked up The Queen and the Cure again to finish it after some encouragement and the convenience of using it for a challenge in my favorite goodreads group. The writing and the romance/romantic longing were beautiful but the fantasy element unfortunately has yet to capture me as a reader. It's still a dropped series but at least no longer a DNF and never a dropped author ♥

Sadly and regretfully, I just can't follow the amazing Amy Harmon into the fantasy world of Jeru anymore. I
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult fantasy readers
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Type: Standalone Book 2 of The Bird and the Sword Chronicles
POV: Third Person

Kjell of Jeru was the King's bastard older brother. As a warrior he was feared and respected, and never desired for the throne. A few years after the attack on Jeru, the Volgars were dwindling and Kjell was determined to eradicate them completely. During one of his mission, he stumbled upon a strange woman.

Sasha came from a small village in trouble. Even though she could see glimpses o
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"I fell in love with you in pieces. Layer by layer, day by day, inch by inch."

I don't really know where to start with this review. I kind of forgot how The Bird and the Sword made me feel while I was reading it. This book brought back all the feelings. The Queen and the Cure was a very magical and emotional roller coaster. It was so beautiful and unique, I was hooked from start til finish. I am blown away with Amy's creative mind and amazing story
Iryna *Book and Sword*
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: let-down
'I am Kjell of Jeru. Bloody move so we can pass.'

This was my most anticipated release of May 2017. I read The Bird And The Sword about a year ago, and it absolutely blew me away with its beauty. I adored every page of it, so I was expecting something just as epic from the second installment (side note, they are both standalone's, it's not really a series, but more of an expansion of the world with some old and new characters). Maybe my expectations were too high? Because sadly I didn't enjoy th
Jeannine Allison
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➦Amy Harmon always manages to hypnotize me with her writing! Being a big fan of fantasy romance I can't express how happy I am to have discovered this series. It was amazing to be submerged in this magical world if only for a couple of hours. But I felt like I was living in it and my hands are itching for more stories!

➦Kjell is a warrior and a brother of the king. He protects the lands and travels with his men in hopes of killing off the rest of the Valg - the beastly flying creatures preying on
Candace Robinson
I love Amy's writing. It feels not over the top lyrical, but just perfect enough where it isn't crap that doesn't make sense. I was pretty pumped up when I saw that this book was going to be from Kjell's perspective. He was pretty ridiculous in the last book, but his character still called to me. I adored him in this book! Sasha was a great character that made him a better person. I still connected with Lark from the Sword and the Stone more than Sasha, but the reason is probably because the las ...more
Anja H.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“The very best things in life are born of difficulty. Whatever comes too easily is easily abandoned.”

Yay, my first book of 2019 is a fact, and what a great one it was!
I thought Tiras would forever be my favorite male character in this series but oh boy I couldn’t have been more wrong, because Kjell absolutely stole my heart.

Amy Harmon’s writing is just so beautiful and lyrical and I need to read all her other books asap!
4.5/5 stars

“Come to me, and I will try to love you. I will try to love you, if you but come back.”

I LOVE THIS SERIES! I actually just want to gush forever about why everyone should read this series and furthermore, why everyone should read Amy Harmon. The writing, as always with Amy Harmon, was stunningly breathtaking and enchanting. But the writing wasn't the only amazing thing, the world was richly imaginative, the magic was well developed and the story was so intriguing! I am in love! Thes
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Hands down, the BEST book of the year...

Resoundingly adventurous and joyously romantic, Amy Harmon whisks us off on another enchanted journey in The Queen and the Cure, with Kjell the healer and Sasha the slave. Sasha knows nothing of her past, she only knows her loyalty and devotion now belong to her healer, a gifted soldier who refuses to trust his ability to love. In this majestic world of fanciful gifts and fantastical beats, where the threat of death and war and predatorial birdmen lurk,
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
5 stars!

I loved The Bird and the Sword so hard, and I’m amazed that The Queen and the Cure filled me with equal joy. Once again, Amy Harmon spins a tantalizing tale of love, bravery, sacrifice, and magic. She just may turn me into a lover of romantic fantasy after all.

Kjell is the half brother of the King of Jeru, but he has no desire to rule. He is content to be a mighty warrior and captain of the King’s guard. Although the people of Jeru are free to explore their magical abilities, Kjell is he
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“I saw you. You’re here. You finally came.”

I am so overwhelmed by this book, I could weep! After falling in love with so many of Amy Harmon’s dazzling tales, I am no longer surprised by how easily she always pulls me in with her storytelling, but I remain forever in awe of the way she composes her words so exquisitely, each time delivering a fresh, gripping, electrifying work of art that never fails to take my breath away. And for someone who so rarely reads Fantasy novels, I found myself lo
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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 ...more

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