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 his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.
Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be.
May 9, 2017
Kindle, 220 pages
When I was in my early teens I adored the stories collected by Brothers Grimm. I owned a thick tome filled with enchanting stories about faraway places, castles, princes, witches and wizards – and I devoured every single one. Today when I read The Queen and the Cure I felt transported back to those times.
Sometimes, not often, a book touches me in such a way that it stays with me for a long time. This book is one of those rare occasions.
Amy Harmon delivered an OUTSTANDING and ENCHANTING fairytale that ensnared me and didn’t let me go until the very end. She spun a tale so vibrant and descriptive that I’m still caught in her net, that’s how mesmerizing it was. And there was not one single aspect I would have changed.
An unique plot-line and exquisite writing made me want to submerge myself into a world of Spinners, Healers, Tellers, and Changers. I adored every single character. I was astounded by the world building and fell utterly in love with Kjell.
The first half of the book was a dream come true. The way Kjell and Sasha met and fell in love was beyond DREAMY and just PERFECT!! I smiled the entire time. And my heart was partly a gooey mess and pounding like crazy.
I didn’t think The Queen and the Cure could surpass The Bird and the Sword with it’s uniqueness and spellbinding prose – but it did!!!
There was something truly tremendous about this book. From the very beginning I was consumed by every word, vivid detail and raw emotions that were literally jumping off every page. But most of all – Kjell and Sasha pulled me in and didn’t let me go. They were star-crossed lovers, destined to be together, and fated to fall in love.
I don’t remember the last time I was this enchanted.
Enchanted by the world but most of all by the characters.
The Queen and the Cure was the most tender and slow-burning love story I have read in a long time. And I truly hope there is another book in the works, there is no way I can let go of this amazing and spellbinding world.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.