Title: The Queen and the Cure
Author: Amy Harmon
Date of Publication: May 9th, 2017
“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 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.
I absolutely loved the fist book, and I’m so glad each book is a stand alone with different main characters. I’m kind of getting sick with the whole like 5,000 books in a series! The Bird and the Sword was beautifully written, and the Queen and the Cure is no different. Amy Harmon just has a way of words for it to be lyrical and readable without too much crap that doesn’t make sense!
The story is told from Kjell’s perspective, who was a main side character in the last book. He was pretty ridiculous in the Sword and the Stone, but his character still called to me. He can be rude yet still have sass and be super manly, but that’s what makes him awesome. Kjell also has to deal with the fact and come to terms that he is a healer, needing to use it at times.
Sasha was a very innocent character but not overly so. I didn’t connect with her as much as I did Lark, and the main reason is probably because the last book was told from Lark’s perspective. However, she was still easy to like with her selflessness of wanting to protect Kjell. The romance was perfect!
There is a twist that was interesting to discover. Also, this book had even more cool magic than the first one. I mean, the freaking trees!!! I absolutely loved Kjell’s right hand man, Jerick. Please, please, please let him get his own book. Overall, I adore this series!
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