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The Harp of Kings

(2019)
(The first book in the Warrior Bards series)
A novel by

 
 
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 is 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 missing. If the instrument is not played at the upcoming coronation, the candidate will not be accepted and the kingdom will be thrown into disarray. 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 the consequences may break her heart.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"This big-hearted novel completely transported me to the wonder and enchantment of ancient Ireland—and its resonance lingered long after the final page." - Callie Bates


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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Harp of Kings
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
ISBN: 0-369-32767-5 / 978-0-369-32767-3
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards)
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
ISBN: 0-451-49278-1 / 978-0-451-49278-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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August 2019 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Harp of Kings: A Warrior Bards Novel 1
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
ISBN: 1-76078-329-3 / 978-1-76078-329-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
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Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Harp of Kings
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Harp of Kings
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Harp of Kings
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Harp of Kings
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Macmillan Australia Audio
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Harp of Kings
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Macmillan Australia Audio
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September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Harp of Kings: 1
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
ISBN: 0-655-61861-9 / 978-0-655-61861-4
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
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September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Harp of Kings: 1
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
ISBN: 0-655-61862-7 / 978-0-655-61862-1
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Harp of Kings
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
ISBN: 1-66447-046-8 / 978-1-66447-046-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards Book 1)
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Ace
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August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Harp of Kings: A Warrior Bards Novel 1
Author(s): Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU