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A lost girl and a blind boy discover their greatest strength is their bond with each other in a beguiling fantasy by the New York Times bestselling author of The First Girl Child.
An insidious curse is weakening the Norse kingdom of Saylok, where no daughters have been born in years. Washing up on these plagued shores is Ghisla, an orphaned stowaway nursed back to health by Hod, a blind cave dweller. Named for a mysterious god, Hod is surrounded by prophecy. To Ghisla, he’s a cherished new friend, but to Hod, the girl is much more. For when Ghisla sings, Hod can see.
Unable to offer safe shelter, Hod urges Ghisla onward to become a daughter of the temple, where all the kingdom’s girl children have been gathered. But because of a magical rune, the two cannot be separated, no matter the time or the distance.
Now, subject to a ruthless king, Ghisla enters a desperate world of warring clan chieftains and catastrophic power struggles. Uncertain whom to trust, their bond strained by dangerous secrets and feuding loyalties, Ghisla and Hod must confront the prophecies that threaten Saylok while finding a way to save each other.
“Harmon’s accessible second Chronicles of Saylok fantasy (following The First Girl Child) works just as well as a standalone…fantasy fans will find plenty to enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly
“The Second Blind Son is just as epic and masterfully told as The First Girl Child, but what makes The Second Blind Son stand out for me is its focus on the central romance between the two main characters and the longing between them. Your chest will ache with it.” —Penny Reid, New York Times bestselling author
“Amy Harmon writes romance like Steven Spielberg makes movies. She hints, she teases, she gives subtle clues. A touch. A longing. A glance. You know it’s there, and you know it’s coming. But when the shark finally jumps out of the water and eats the boat, you are still left with your mouth hanging open, and you can’t stop reading.” —One Man Book Blog
“Spectacular in every way. The Second Blind Son is an everlasting tale I will visit time and time again. Amy Harmon is taking over my favorites bookshelf, and I couldn’t love it more.” —Devney Perry, USA Today bestselling author
Amy Harmon is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of seventeen novels, including Where the Lost Wander, What the Wind Knows, From Sand and Ash, and The First Girl Child in The Chronicles of Saylok. Amy is also the recipient of two Whitney Awards and several Goodreads Best Book nominations, among many other honors in multiple genres. Her books have been published in eighteen languages—truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Utah. For more information, visit Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com.