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A sweeping and tragic debut novel perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Megan Whalen Turner. The Bird and the Blade is a lush, powerful story of life and death, battles and riddles, lies and secrets from author Megan Bannen.
“The Bird and the Blade is a tale filled with magic and mystery. It will entrance you from the first page. Meticulously researched and beautifully executed, this story will linger long after you have finished reading.” (#1 NYT bestselling author Renèe Ahdieh)
★ “Lavish, sweeping, and powerful…. A must-read for fans of heart-wrenching, sob-your-heart-out YA.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“A rich, imaginative tale that delivers thrilling characters, heartstopping action, and exciting intrigue with every turn of the page.” (Booklist)
“At once haunting and compelling, this tale of love and loalty will wreck you. Exquisite from the first note to the last.” (Natalie C. Parker, author of Beware the Wild)
“The Bird and the Blade has everything I want in a novel: vivid characters, sumptuous prose, romance, funny dialogue, and a sweeping storyline in an intricately researched world. This story will break your heart—but it will remake it, too.” (Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion)
An Indies Introduce selection and an Indie Next List pick.