Tears of a Heart, Chase Blackwood
September 12, 2018 by Aimee Ann
Coming of Age, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Magic & Sword and Sorcery
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.
Tears of a Heart is book 1 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 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. The reader will be introduced to the land but also to Kan Savasci, a man who is known by many names such as ‘The Bane of Verold.’ Kan is a man where war and chaos seem to follow him everywhere he goes but when he is needed when the land faces the wrath of the forgotten Gods. 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.
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!
Chase Blackwood is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. 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 is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly but with Tears of a Heart, the reader will not encounter this issue because Blackwood instantly develops his character and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Blackwood is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Blackwood’s shocking twists and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. 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!
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Goodbye for now book lovers,
P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..
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Link to original review: https://redheadedbooklover.com/tears-of-a-heart-chase-blackwood/