The Harp of Kings

The Harp of Kings Review

A young woman is both a bard--and a warrior--in this thrilling historical fantasy from the author of the Sevenwaters novels.

Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and a rare talent on the harp. But Liobhan's burning ambition is to join the elite warrior band on Swan Island. She and her brother train there to compete for places, and find themselves joining a mission while still candidates. Their unusual blend of skills makes them ideal for this particular job, which requires going undercover as traveling minstrels. For Swan Island trains both warriors and spies.

Their mission: to find and retrieve a precious harp, an ancient symbol of kingship, which has gone mysteriously missing. If the instrument is not played at the upcoming coronation, the candidate will not be accepted and the people could revolt. Faced with plotting courtiers and tight-lipped druids, an insightful storyteller, and a boorish Crown Prince, Liobhan soon realizes an Otherworld power may be meddling in the affairs of the kingdom. When ambition clashes with conscience, Liobhan must make a bold decision and is faced with a heartbreaking choice. . . .

Title:The Harp of Kings
Edition Language:English

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  • Chaima ? ?????

    Considering starting The Harp of Kings Diet, which is basically just red wine and my own burning disappointment in this book.I could pull out a comically long scroll listing everything that's aggravat...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Thank you Netgalley!! I love this author soooo much 😫I love Juliet Marillier so much! I was so stoked when I saw she had another book coming out and in the same world as some of her other books. Yo...

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ? Rabid Reads-no-more

    The day I stop getting excited about something new from Juliet Marillier is the day I start burning books. I KNOW HOW TO SPELL HER LAST NAME. From MEMORY....

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    Release Day!!!4.5 Sing Me a Song My Bard StarsJuliet Marillier builds fantastic fairytales with subtle magic, complicated characters and wondrous worlds. Harp of Kings is no exception to that. Set yea...

  • Celeste

    Actual rating: 4.5 starsI received a copy of this book from the publisher (Ace) in exchange for an honest review.“A person can never hear too many tales. Tales are like honey cakes. Once you have ta...

  • Sherwood Smith

    Juliet Marillier has been writing historical fantasy for long enough that she is clearly comfortable in that world, working in all the little details that delight readers who want to sink into a world...

  • Melissa (Mel?s Bookshelf)

    There is something about Juliet Marillier’s writing. She grips you from the start with a mixture of magical Celtic atmosphere, gripping storyline, slow-burning romance and humour. As soon as I heard...

  • Hollis

    A Marillier almost put me into a book slump. A Marillier. What even is life.This was one of my top top anticipated reads of the year and yet.. I don't know what happened? Maybe this was a me thing, I ...

  • Krystal

    This was a little slower than I'd have liked but I did eventually get through it. It's a pretty light on fantasy about music, nature and Fair Folk with a mild dose of court behaviour. Slightly too bla...

  • Sarah

    I'm even more excited about this one after seeing this from Juliet Marillier in answer to a question about whether she'll write more Blackthorn & Grim stories:The publishers didn't want a continuation...