CHASE BLACKWOOD'S BOOKS
September 15, 2014
Tears of a Heart (Book 1): Is the Prequel to Tower of the Arkein. I wrote this book to build the world, to add depth and backstory to the characters, and to immerse those who truly love big, epic fantasies with many easter eggs. It starts Aeden's coming-of-age tale, set in the world of the Kan Savasci Cycle, Verold.
May 8, 2017
Tower of the Arkein (Book 2): This is the beginning of Aeden's journey as he's on the cusp of manhood. It picks up where Tears of a Heart left off, but works as it's own first book. It is filled with action, and one continues to explore the greater depths of Verold, along with the unfolding storylines within the two timelines.
September 10, 2019
Into the Fold (Book 3): Aeden enters the Fold, a place of unrivaled mystery and beauty, a place of hidden danger and great power. It is within the walls of the Tower of the Arkein and beyond that Aeden and his group will be tested unlike ever before and either learn the power of the arkein or die trying.
BOOK REVIEWS - TEARS OF A HEART
Winner of the John E Weaver Excellent Reads Award
#50 out of 100 Best Fantasy Series Ever reedsydiscovery
"TEARS OF A HEART is lyrical literal fantasy, excellently-written by an accomplished author." Mallory Heart Reviews
"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
"I really enjoyed Chase Blackwood's writing style. It was flowing, moving and beautiful in a way that seems to be rare these days." Katelyn Hensel for Reader's Favorite
"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!" Red Headed Book Lover
"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...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." Author Robert Reid
BOOK REVIEWS - TOWER OF THE ARKEIN
2017 Royal Dragonfly E-Book Award Winner, 1st Place
American Book Festival Finalist 2017; Fantasy
Beverly Hills Book Award Finalist; Fantasy
Indie Excellence Book Award; Finalist
"Chase Blackwood has created a world and a story that will have readers enthralled, just like the way they are enthralled with the world of Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien." - Divine Zape, Reader's Favorite
"Every bit of this book is action packed, it's an amazing plot, and Blackwood has a way of drawing you in to where you just keep turning pages..." - Instagram Reviewer: @meggsba_booknerdigan
"It is fast paced, well-developed and very well-constructed." Rabia Tanveer, Reader's Favorite
"I heard that this book was good and I agree! I loved the story line and characters, especially Aeden! The plot was refreshing in the sense that the adventures were exciting and unique compared to some other fantasy novels that tend to get predictable after awhile" - Book n Basics
"Fantasy fiction doesn't get much better than this and I tip my hat to Chase Blackwood." Ray Simmons, Reader's Favorite
"Ultimately, this was an amazing read. It is a book that was hard to put down. I constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next." Bridgett Brown, Goodreads
"Tower of the Arkein is hands down one of the best fantasy books I have ever read...." Karina Oviatt, Goodreads
"When I finished this book, it felt as if a movie was playing in my mind and so I really do hope this happens one day because Tower of the Arkein is exceptional and I am obsessed!" Red Headed Book Lover
BOOK REVIEWS - INTO THE FOLD
"One of our top 100 fantasy series of all time. If you’re looking for a not-too-daunting intro to epic fantasy, this series is the way to go."
"An incredibly fantastic journey of a young slave warrior struggling with his sense of self in a world of epic conflict."
" The writing style is poetic, filled with rich detail that will transport the reader into Aeden's world." - Edwin Datiz, Goodreads
"Chase Blackwood's fresh new novel Into The Fold is an enthralling fantasy book sure to entertain both long time fantasy fans and genre newcomers alike." - Andrew M, Goodreads
"I've never lost so much sleep reading a book as I have with Into the Fold." Dennis Franco, Goodreads
"Someone said this feels like everything is building up towards some thing epic...and i could not agree more." Jarad, Goodreads