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The Bird and the Sword

Audiobook

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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Publisher: Novel Audio Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781518936449
  • File size: 318404 KB
  • Release date: November 3, 2016
  • Duration: 11:03:20

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781518936449
  • File size: 318439 KB
  • Release date: November 3, 2016
  • Duration: 11:06:21
  • Number of parts: 10

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Languages

English

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?


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Novel Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781518936449
    File size: 318404 KB
    Release date: November 3, 2016
    Duration: 11:03:20

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781518936449
    File size: 318439 KB
    Release date: November 3, 2016
    Duration: 11:06:21
    Number of parts: 10

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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