The First Girl Child

January 19, 2020 - Comment

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation. Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation.

Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok.

Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he’s also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk.

Now the fate of Saylok lies with Alba and Bayr, whose bond grows deeper with every whisper of coming chaos. Charged with battling the enemies of their people, both within and without, Bayr is fueled further by the love of a girl who has defied the scourge of Saylok.

What Bayr and Alba don’t know is that they each threaten the king, a greedy man who built his throne on lies, murder, and betrayal. There is only one way to defend their land from the corruption that has overtaken it. By breaking the curse, they could defeat the king…but they could also destroy themselves.

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Anonymous says:

One of my top reads for 2019! My thoughts are swirling all around as I sit here trying to write this review. First and foremost I loved this story. Amy has the most amazing way of crafting a story and pulling the reader headfirst into this world she creates every time she picks up her pen.Having read her other fantasy books, The Bird and the Sword and The Queen and the Cure, I already knew she would be taking me on a journey that would be unlike anything I’ve experienced before. The characters, the scenery, the…

Anonymous says:

A breathtaking story, one I will never forget! Amy Harmon is one of my go to authors. In a reading slump – read one of her books, need the comfort of a familiar book – read one your favorite one, looking to read a new genre – read one of her books. Amy has the ability to smoothly write whatever genre she wants and it will be fantastic, not only will you learn new things, but your mind will spend days working out all the details and nuances of the story.In typical fashion, she spends time setting the stunning scene for the…

Anonymous says:

I love the way Ms. Harmon writes fantasy! I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.4.5 stars — I don’t even know where to start. I’m not really a fantasy reader, but there is something about the way Amy Harmon writes her stories that has me immediately grabbing for any fantasy novel she writes. Her worlds are so vivid and unique. And the emotions! OMG the emotions. I just finished reading this one and I was bawling! BAWLING! It wasn’t even completely sad bawling,…

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