Do you vary your reading list based on season? If so, then read on for a book recommendation.
Do you read dark and gritty in the darker months of the year, and perhaps Romance or lighter-hearted fantasy during the spring? Though it is not a conscious effort, I do find season and weather drive me to pick a particular type of book.
Spring is the time of year, where beautiful words, poetry and romance draw me more towards that part of my bookshelf. I love a wonderful wordsmith, such as Amy Harmon. Never have I found a fantasy book so well suited to spring as The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon. Don’t mistake my words. It is everything you’d expect from fantasy, dark, grim, with battles and sacrifice, but also love.
“Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.“
When I read this, I got that chilling, crawling sensation as if a ghost was caressing my skin. I instantly bought the book, devoured it in a few days and went back for book 2. The story is highly imaginative, with an intriguing magic system that will draw you back again and again. But above all, the story felt fresh like spring itself.
Have a joyful Spring, dear reader