Oct 26, Yatish rated it really liked it. An excellent fantasy read! The author paints pictures with his words, the descriptions of the scenery and incredible detail remind you of Rothfuss's work! I read this book in one sitting and loved every bit of it, though it did end abruptly. I hope the sequel is out soon! I'd like to thank NetGalley for providing me with a free copy! I think this is a great book, one of the best in fantasy, but I am a little biased. Nov 03, Kristin Bowker rated it it was amazing. Great book!
Will definitely read the rest of the series! Great Read Giving this a four only because I thought the time in the monastery and on the pilgrimage a little long Tears of a Heart A very interesting tale, yet with a big hole in the middle. Is the another book in the future? I hope so. Sep 16, Aimee Ann rated it it was amazing. Tears of a Heart is book 0 in the Kan Savasci Cycle written by the talented Chase Blackwood and wow, what a great start to the series!
Tears of a Heart is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to a troubling war and a mysterious character which intrigued me. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Tears of a Heart did to Tears of a Heart is book 0 in the Kan Savasci Cycle written by the talented Chase Blackwood and wow, what a great start to the series!
Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Tears of a Heart did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend Tears of a Heart to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review but Tears of a Heart is a novel not to be missed.
Tears of a Heart for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Tears of a Heart was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Chase Blackwood who from the start hooked me with his unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a fantasy novel that is refreshing and it is even more challenging to discover a fantasy story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences!
Tears of a Heart does have action-packed moments however they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book! Tears of a Heart is a phenomenal book that will take the reader to a fantasy realm in which chaos is raging. At this point, the reader will be introduced to another character known as the annalist who has been tasked with finding Kan Savasci before it is too late and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational novel Tears of a Heart.
- Writings from the tear drops of an angel.
- The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life;
- Werke von Carl Streckfuß (German Edition).
The premise of Tears of a Heart is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Blackwood wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story.
The result of this makes Tears of a Heart a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Blackwood really has accomplished the near impossible, Blackwood has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!
Blackwood instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in fantasy novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement?
This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonists of the novel. Overall Tears of a Heart is a thrilling, compelling and action-packed novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars!
If you are a reader who loves fantasy or even dystopia then I implore you to read Tears of a Heart; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading! Be sure to keep an eye out for my review for the next book in the series which will be live soon! Nov 23, Lisa Ablondi rated it liked it.
Tears of a Heart (Kan Savasci Cycle, #1) by Chase Blackwood
I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I got this book for free about 4 years ago, read about pages into it, and put it back down until a few weeks ago. And what exactly is this story? First of all, I must point out that this edition was an editorial mess. Aside from that though, the story itself was entertaining. I was intrigued by our main character, Aeden. From there he walks into the city, wandering with no real destination in mind, when he witnesses a monk set himself on fire and is then led to the monastery to lead the monk life. This is about where I took that first break from the book.
But as I reread I began like the brothers Aeden surrounded himself with, namely the young Adel and the mysterious Odilo, and grew curious as to how the story would progress. Aeden and his friends are chosen for a journey and they are on their way to go from monastery to monastery for their fellow monks to copy the word of the Book they deliver. What surprised me the most from this book was how hurtful it was. There were several times during the story where I had to close my eyes and just feel for a moment.
The end leaves Aeden with a whole new future just starting, one that is obviously going to be filled with pain and hard days. I am curious to see where the story goes from here and am eager to pick up the next in the series. But what is the real story here? A very enjoyable read. This was a fantastic book that hints at something far bigger. If you are a fan of Brandon Sanderson, Jordan, or Rothfuss, maybe especially Rothfuss you will enjoy this book. Jun 20, Abhishek Tripathi rated it it was ok. Aug 02, Joey Stettnisch rated it it was ok.
Written well but holy shit that was boring. Jun 04, Rob rated it really liked it. Intriguing start to a new series, shame the rest is so far away! Oct 24, Rachelle rated it did not like it. I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The rest of the story involves his true coming of age as his experiences mold him into a man. A I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. After the halfway point, the plot becomes ridiculously predictable, and Kirin who takes on the name Aeden turns into the generic male Fantasy character.
Sometimes the descriptions feel a bit repetitive, and lines that seem wise end up coming off as moralizing or, at the very least, trying too hard. The story often feels like a rip off of real world history. I really thought this was going to be a great Fantasy story. I wanted to like it.
I kept my eye out for anything good about it that I could write in this review so that it wouldn't seem all bad. Dec 28, Daphne Bois rated it it was amazing. This is my first read by Chase Blackwood and I was suitably impressed. The world-building is strong, but never overdone, and the characters are likable and relatable. I enjoyed the dialogue and the action sequences — and that I usually a very difficult balance to get right.
Rich world, wonderful descriptions, meaningful insights I enjoyed this book. The pacing was a bit slow at times but felt like an investment into truly understanding the life and motivations of the protagonist. I felt book should have ended at the end of chapter 51 or been pages longer. The slave market act in Sha'ril and the knowledge that the perpetrator of that act still lives as noted by the annalist visit , without explanation diminished the end of book one. Assuming the protagonist gain Rich world, wonderful descriptions, meaningful insights I enjoyed this book. Assuming the protagonist gained the level of power the annalist suggest, the fact that the murder of his savior still lives, as his master, makes the protagonist being described much less heroic and worth following.
Apr 20, Bob Hengstebeck rated it it was ok Shelves: audiobooks-fantasy , kindle. I know this book has seen a number of good to great ratings.
I wasn't as much of a fan. The stories moves which is fine and there is likely reason for the meandering of the story. But in the end it is a long build up to another story with no story available as of yet. I know it was only recently published and the point was to make the reader want more.
But other authors can tell a complete story and then add in a chapter or two at the end while filtering in eggs of facts along the way. So the 2 I know this book has seen a number of good to great ratings. So the 2 rating. Jan 28, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: net-galley-arc. You can find more reviews Mademoisellesnow Blog I enjoyed reading this book overall but I felt that it was a little too slow moving for me. And then it was a little too long as well.
I felt that it should have ended long before it actually did. I liked the characters enough and it was a riveting story. Oct 31, Shannon M.
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Given to me by Goodreads First Reads for an honest review. There is nothing I love more than epic fantasy that drags you in and makes you feel as if you can see, hear and taste another world. The kind of book that isn't a quick read, but that makes you think, and leaves you wanting more after you have finished. The boys are already dead, Tallos knows, and in that dark place of grim reasoning he wishes only to find their corpses quickly so he can fulfill his promise and return to his wife. Instead, he finds something far worse.
One day, six towers appear on Earth. Each one stands hundreds of stories tall, and are invulnerable to all attacks. At the base of each tower is a portal, welcoming in all who dare enter it. All sorts of magical monsters can be found inside the towers.
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Even treasure, magic, and superhuman strength can be acquired. The problem is that the towers aren't a friendly place. Even worse, the towers sometimes release waves of monsters to attack Earth. In the year , there are only a hundred survivors. In one last attempt, they challenge the final floor without regard for their lives. The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Years have passed since humanity's destruction emerged from the Breach. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.
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A s each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war. I'm Tamlir Kynthelig, mercenary. I lost my home, my family was slaughtered, and my kingdom was usurped. And then things really got bad. I saved King Mynogin and won the honor of a likely-fatal run through the Temple of Cocidius to gain him its treasure.
Trust me when I say this isn't a change in my luck. Gathering the temple's eight artifacts has never been accomplished, and a thousand men have perished to its beasts and puzzles. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods. Ayrion has been training to fight since he was old enough to walk.
Unfortunately, Ayrion learns the hard way that being the best isn't always a good thing. After a tragic accident rips away his dreams and leaves him without a home, Ayrion heads south to the capital city of Aramoor in hopes of starting a new life. That journey will test him in ways he had never expected, forcing him to use every ounce of his training just to stay alive.
Malem is a breaker. He breaks the minds of beasts, exerting the steel vise of his will over their own, bending them to his wishes. His ability is severely limited in terms of the types of creatures he can control and how many. Most monsters have always been beyond him. And then one day he accidentally breaks a monster girl.
Doors begin to open for him faster than he thought possible. Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He's never questioned it; that's just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend, Cade, are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free But what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. As the tear extends along the wall of the aorta, blood can flow in between the layers of the blood vessel wall dissection.
This can lead to aortic rupture or decreased blood flow ischemia to organs. When it leaves the heart, the aorta first moves up through the chest towards the head the ascending aorta. It then bends or arches, and finally moves down through the chest and abdomen the descending aorta.
Aortic dissection most often happens because of a tear or damage to the inner wall of the aorta. This very often occurs in the chest thoracic part of the artery, but it may also occur in the abdominal aorta.
If the channel with non-traveling blood gets bigger, it can push on other branches of the aorta. This can narrow the other branches and reduce blood flow through them. An aortic dissection may also cause abnormal widening or ballooning of the aorta aneurysm. Aortic dissection occurs in about 2 out of every 10, people. It can affect anyone, but is most often seen in men ages 40 to In most cases, the symptoms begin suddenly, and include severe chest pain. The pain may feel like a heart attack. The health care provider will take your family history and listen to your heart, lungs, and abdomen with a stethoscope.
The exam may find:. Drugs that lower blood pressure may be prescribed. These drugs may be given through a vein intravenously. Beta-blockers are the first drugs of choice. Strong pain relievers are very often needed. If the aortic valve is damaged, valve replacement is needed. If the heart arteries are involved, a coronary bypass is also performed.
Aortic dissection is life threatening.