#Review #FiveBlushRead ~~ The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon
The First Girl Child
by Amy Harmon
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.
Tera’s 5 Blush Review
Profound. Vivid. Lovely. Those are the simple words to describe this story. Amy Harmon has really excelled in branching out into other genres, and personally, I’m loving it more and more every time I get exposed. I’ve rarely enjoyed fantasy or historical genres until finding Any Harmon. Hers never fall short.
The First Girl Child is Amy’s latest fantasy and it is unparalleled. It is such a unique story. I always wonder how authors come up with new stories and new ideas and a new story line that hasn’t been done and overdone, but Amy has an absolute art for it. I can’t even begin to imagine the thoughts that run through her head.
I don’t think I have ever written an Amy Harmon review without mentioning her characters. The First Girl Child is no exception. The story has a lot of characters, and you will feel like you know every single one of them. You will love them. You will hate them. You will have some that fall somewhere in between. But you won’t be disappointed.
Saylok is a beautiful place. Entirely made up. Entirely visible in my head because of the sheer talent of the imagery written in this book. I was taken on quite the journey, and I wouldn’t object to visiting Saylok again.
If you are in the mood to check out a new genre or you love fantasy, The First Girl Child is definitely a top pick. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed when they read this story. It’s action packed and filled with characters that will stick with you for a long time.
Amy Harmon has written thirteen novels, including the USA Today Bestsellers, The Smallest Part, Making Faces, and Running Barefoot, and the #1 Amazon bestselling historical, From Sand and Ash. Her novel, A Different Blue, is a New York Times Bestseller. Her USA Today bestselling fantasy, The Bird and the Sword, was a Goodreads Best Book of 2016 finalist. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com.