Regular price: $24.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Amy Harmon (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    129
  • 4 Stars
    55
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    139
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    118
  • 4 Stars
    44
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My fav author + a new fav narrator = gold

Amy Harmon once again drew me in with beautiful, lyrical language and a captivating story that touched my soul and filled my well. I liked Kjell's story even more than the first book in the series, which I wasn't expecting. The narrator had perfect delivery and is someone I'll definitely be looking up to discover other books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding book

Amy Harmon never disappoints. Loved the story and loved the narrator. Book was as good as or better than the first one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

OMG YESSSSS

Where does The Queen and the Cure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right there at the top! Steve West is THE BEST, for this kind of book especially. I just LOVE the narration (full disclosure--I'm only part way through, but I've read the book before so I already know I love the story itself).

What did you like best about this story?

Ugh, what did I NOT like about this book?! Amy Harmon just writes exactly what I want to read. So heartfelt, almost poetic but also super consumable--I always finish her stuff so quickly.

What does Steve West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is the dreamiest. The. Dreamiest. He is the perfect voice for Kjell.
There was a narrator vote a little while back where people got to vote on who their favorite was and I am so glad (but not surprised) that he won BECAUSE HE IS AMAZING.I certainly voted for him!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh no, not at all.
Can't you tell from everything I've already said?
...there *may* have been some tearing up at points.

Any additional comments?

10/10 would use a credit on this again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful story!

I truly enjoyed the latest addition to The Bird and the Sword universe. So many opportunities for more in the future. I hope that we get a book 3 and 4 and...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Em
  • 05-16-18

Wow!

I love this story. It's beautifully written. I was engaged throughout and couldn't believe how quickly it seemed to go.


Narrator:
Steve West-4 stars for a great job. The female voices were way too breathy. Sometimes they felt like he was trying too hard to sound feminine, it just didn't work for me.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Melissa
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama United States
  • 04-03-18

Really liked it!

I can’t say I loved this one but I definitely liked it! The first book in this series was better in my opinion. However, the narration was one of the best I’ve ever heard!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Simply Amazing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, this is a beautiful book and it has been a wonderful series to listen to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed all of the characters.

Which character – as performed by Steve West – was your favorite?

Kjell of Jeru

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Amazing

Any additional comments?

It was another wonderful and beautiful story. This one like The Bird and the Sword took me on another ride of emotions right up until the end. I loved this book. I definitely recommend this book, this author, and this series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Author and Narrator

I’ve already read this story but had to listen to the audio because Steve West is just such a good narrator. The story held up to this second experience, and the narration was excellent as expected.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

In love with these characters!

Be still, my heart! The story is beautiful, and it’s beauty is magnified by Steve West’s narration. Adore this series and am anxiously awaiting the third book. Well done, Amy Harmon!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Love Story!

Amy Harmon is a word smith. Her beautiful descriptions of everything from the main characters emotions to the lands they lived in made the story come more alive. Highly recommend it ! Narrator was great too!