Book Title: The Harp of Kings
Series: Warrior Bards (#1)
Author: Juliet Marillier
Goodreads Link: Click here
Release Date: 11/05/20
Star Rating: A new favorite author
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an unbiased review.
I have to give a special thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House for this ARC. I found a new author to love, and I don’t know how I’ve missed out on her books all this year.
I heard from another blogger shortly after getting this book that it is tangentially related to another series by Ms. Marillier called Blackthorn and Grim. So I decided to read that trilogy first and I absolutely fell in love with it. Since then I’ve read almost everything that’s been printed by her to date.
She write true epic fantasy. Fantasy that feels ancient and full of deep magic, but with a special focus on female characters, and her characters are fantastic. Her worlds are magical, mysterious, full of fey creatures and wild danger.
In The Harp of Kings, Liobhan is both an accomplished bard and a formidable warrior. She and her talented brother are tasked with finding an ancient harp that has disappeared. She has only a limited time to find it, and the search will reveal much about her personality as well as to her brother and their companion.
I fully recommend this book, which will be part of a trilogy. I also recommend anything else by this author. She has a permanent place in my heart now.
If you’re interested in establishing yourself in this world here are some links to the Blackthorn and Grim novels as well… Happy reading!
Dreamer’s Pool (Blackthorn & Grim #1)
Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn & Grim #2)
Den of Wolves (Blackthorn & Grim #3)
Song for this book: Vanished Gardens of Cordoba – Ray Lynch