“The Gifts we are given are not given for our benefit but for the benefit of mankind.”
Was Amy speaking of herself with this quote? Seriously, the woman’s gift of writing is a benefit for mankind. Every time I read one of her books I am in complete awe of her writing abilities. She crafts such in depth stories and some of the most romantic scenes I have ever read. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fantasy fan, but that does not stop me from snatching up Amy’s books as soon as they are released. Whether I prefer the genre or not, I know I will be getting a beautiful story with some of the most incredible writing out there. The Bird and the Sword was one of my favorite reads of 2016.
The Queen and the Cure picks up two years later where The Bird and the Sword left off, with Kjell’s story.
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.