The very best things in life are born of difficulty. Whatever comes too easily is easily abandoned.
Title: The Queen & The Cure
Author: Amy Harmon
Page Count: 342 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Romance // Fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Createspace, an Amazon Company
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Buy It: Book Depository
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.
Do you remember a wonderful book called The Bird & The Sword (TBATS) I RAVED about a few months ago? If not… follow this link and read my review on it HERE because you’re seriously missing out. If you have pat yourself on the back I am so proud of you! The Queen & The Cure (TQATC) is the companion novel to TBATS while they can be read separately I recommend you read TBATS first as it really sets the tone of the world of Jeru and that way the progression into TQATC is seamless. That being said all my reviews are spoiler free so either way tread on!
TQATC took me a bit of time to get into, but boy did it grow on me. Kjell was just so infuriating and angry and I could not relate to him at all, I found him so frustrating in TBATS and continued to be annoyed by TQATC for half the book! But my friends I completely trust Amy so I kept going and I AM SO HAPPY I DID. The two stories blended so well together I felt the ache and fell into Jeru once more.
I highly recommend these books if you’re seeking fairytales.
**Thank you so much Amy Harmon for sending me an ARC, now I need the book to add it to my collection! Trust me, grab these and fall in love with Lark, Tiras, Kjell and Sasha.**