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Tears of a Heart (Kan Savasci Cycle Book 1) Kindle Edition
#50 of 100 Best Fantasy Series Ever - reedsydiscovery
He's been called the Scourge of Bodig, the Bane of Verold, but most know him as the Kan Savasci. He's one of the most feared men alive. Chaos and war have followed him like an angry shadow.
The one problem, as the world faces the wrath of forgotten gods, Kan Savasci is nowhere to be found.
The annalist, a man trained in the ancient arts of the arkein, has been tasked to uncover the whereabouts of the Kan Savasci at any cost. In order to find the man, one must unmask the depths of his reclusive history.
The clock is ticking as Verold descends into darkness.
Delve into an award-winning fantasy novel described as "epic," "beautiful," and "reminiscent of Rothfuss' work."
"This is the first in a series that will be a great epic fantasy." Author Jodi Woody
"The language is expressive and at times achingly beautiful and almost bardic." Read Bookworm Read
"Overall, a deeply enjoyable story and a fantasy world I'd love to see more of in future books."Author Emily de Courcy
- ASIN : B00MSV67YW
- Publication date : September 15, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2685 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 573 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #426,609 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #452 in Arthurian Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #2,441 in Dragons & Mythical Creatures Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #4,024 in Coming of Age Fantasy eBooks
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It was a bit frustrating to read this book. For example, the main character's life as a monk makes no sense to me. Chase, what was that about? I am looking forward to seeing if his monastic experience will somehow make sense and be beneficial in the end.
Despite my disappointing experience with this book, it's a promising series. It needs more focus, though. The story and main character wanted to be too many things. And although I'll read the next book in the series, I could not recommend this book to my friends. I really hope I can do so for the next one :).
You need an editor to understand the meaning of palatial, peaked vs piqued, and the actual definition of sanguine. Love the effort to include more sophisticated language but unless it's a complicated story effect to show how an adolescent uses words that don't fit, many words are off the mark for actual definition.
Overall it is a good read. I will caveat this. It takes a few chapters to get used to the slightly unique writing style. In this regard it reminded me a little of Rothfuss. It is almost poetic. I didn't think I'd like that, but I did. It added weight to certain scenes, although felt overused at times.
The ending is slightly abrupt, but upon further reflection I think that is because the hook had been set. I wanted more. I have so many questions.
Top reviews from other countries
The story starts with the early years of Kirin D’Velt, son of the Kovor of Thane Sagan. In the early chapters we follow Kirin’s journey toward adulthood. On starting the final trial of his coming of age passage Kirin is gifted a Templas sword. Kirin succeeds in killing a shroud cat and with his right of passage complete he takes on his new name, Aeden. Aeden returns home to tragedy and so the man’s journey begins.
First and foremost “Tears of a Heart” is a great story. The narrative sweeps across the fictional world of the Verold following Aeden’s journey. From the first pages the story draws you in with a need to turn the page to know what happens next. It is difficult to put the book down. Chase Blackthorn uses words the way an artist uses paint. The narrative not only tells the story it also paints the pictures. It is a great skill for an author to be able to do more than tell the story. The reader can see the landscape, smell the smells and imagine the reality of the fictional world. It is very clever and in many ways very poetic.
My only tiny critique is that I would have liked the maps to be a bit clearer with more detail which would have helped me picture Aeden’s journeys even better.
A great read which I thoroughly enjoyed. Some reviewers make a comparison with J.R.R. Tolkien or Patrick Rothfuss. Personally I think this is unnecessary. “Tears of a Heart” can stand on its own as a great piece of epic fantasy. I am now about to purchase the follow on book “Tower of the Arkein”. I am looking forward to reading about Aeden’s future adventures.