FIRST GIRL CHILD
From the New York Times bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation.
Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok.
Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he’s also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk.
Now the fate of Saylok lies with Alba and Bayr, whose bond grows deeper with every whisper of coming chaos. Charged with battling the enemies of their people, both within and without, Bayr is fueled further by the love of a girl who has defied the scourge of Saylok.
What Bayr and Alba don’t know is that they each threaten the king, a greedy man who built his throne on lies, murder, and betrayal. There is only one way to defend their land from the corruption that has overtaken it. By breaking the curse, they could defeat the king…but they could also destroy themselves.
A moving representation of how 2 wrongs don’t make a right and the power of love.
The First Girl Child is a story that rocks you to your bones. The sheer words alone captivate with their power. They flow across the pages telling the story of a parent’s love for their beloved child. The depths they endure to allow their child to have a better life is alluring. Along with the intense despair, a parent feels while watching a child make life choices and the consequences that ensue.
The story unravels like the layers of an onion. From kings to runes to gods this story holds a lot of raw magical power. An enchanted tale of a land cursed and the stolen ‘treasure’ that leads to the demise of the kingdom.
THE FIRST GIRL CHILD is a standalone story of a time when kingdoms ruled and curses could set the world ablaze. A truly beautiful story about the great value we place on things and the risk taken to protect those things of value. An unforgettable tale of the world gone by.
RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2019
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