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The Bird and the Sword

Amy Harmon

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 heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive. The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his son to the sky. My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free. But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?

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 heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive. The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his son to the sky. My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free. But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?
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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 heaven or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive. The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his son to the sky. My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free. But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Trina Nishimura

Length:

11h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:14