Tears of a Heart: Book 1: Kan Savasci Cycle

Tears of a Heart: Book 1: Kan Savasci Cycle

by Chase Blackwood


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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501060298
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 1.26(d)

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Tears of a Heart: Book 1: Kan Savasci Cycle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the world building, the depth of the characters, and the incredible detail and realism the author wove into the tale. Truly a great read. On par with Patrick Rofthfuss!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite Tears of a Heart is the first book of the Kan Savasci Cycle, a fantasy and coming of age saga from Chase Blackwood that revolves around a young boy named Kirin, whose journey could mean war or peace for an entire continent. When an evil attack destroys his family and village, Kirin is taken in by monks. After a time, however, he must move on to find a bigger purpose for his life.  It may have just been me, but Kirin doesn't seem all that young at the beginning of the book. Think Frodo, Harry Potter, and all the other greats of the fantasy genre. They had a certain innocence about them at the onset of their tales that they lose somewhere along the way as they grow and become shaped by the harshness of their worlds. Kirin, however, seemed eager to make his way into adulthood. He doesn't lament his lost innocence and seems to thrust ahead enthusiastically.  I really enjoyed Chase Blackwood's writing style. It was flowing, moving and  beautiful in a way that seems to be rare these days. Much attention was paid to how the words read in your mind, almost like a song or bit of poetry, which I thought was very refreshing. Overall, the writing was more exciting to me than the plot, though that too was satisfying if not incredibly original. Give Tears of a Heart and the Kan Savasci Cycle a try if you are looking for a new fantasy series!
KevinPeterKP More than 1 year ago
Warrior Poet – A review of the novel ‘Tears of a Heart’ “Patience is the virtue that forges great men” - Chris Vincent Something that’s common and significant amongst all life forms in this world is that period when you shed all the bonds that tie you to your childhood and stand within the cusp of adulthood. The changes are same everywhere, the loss of innocence, gaining a deeper understanding and discovering newer truths about ourselves, physically, emotionally and intellectually. You will experience a definitive shift in your perspective and will have a greater realization of your place in this world. Author Chase Blackwood’s novel, ‘Tears of a Heart’ is the first book in the Kan Savasci Cycle series of books. It narrates the tale of a boy Kirin D'Velt, a rebel and a daydreamer and the lone son of a murdered father. His father Kovor, a village chief and all his subjects were massacred by an evil force. Left on his own, he soon joins the company of monks who take him under their wings and nurture his mind and soul. After many deliberations, internal conflicts and a change of name, Kirin/Aeden sets out on a journey in which he discovers his true purpose and fate in this world. Chase Blackwood has a wonderful poetic prose that is put to good use in extrapolating the exotic imagery of this ‘new’ world to the readers. The power of the book is in its ability to recreate visual and auditory responses in these pages like the one we would get after watching a cinematic experience, through the use of words seemingly picked out of nature itself. The story that the author has set out to narrate is compelling and is on solid ground than anything conjured out of whimsy because it's a character driven fantasy that uses both its brain and its heart to good effect. The author goes about very delicately and intelligently introducing the world and its environment to us without ever loosing focus on the story to be told. And for a fantasy genre such as this, most of the chapters go by very quickly and doesn’t get bogged down too often. The short sentences and paragraphs ensure that the reader’s focus is constantly kept engaged and entertained. The book is divided into four parts and each of these parts has a different and unique pace and feel to it, it’s like four different segments in the life of an individual, none of which are alike and yet have a commonality running through them, and just like life they can’t be segregated into good and bad, it’s the sum of all experiences of an individual, written by evoking moods, experiences and people that the lead character has met or come to know. One thing that can be said for sure about ‘Tears of a Heart’ is that it has a lot more character and ingenuity than other books in the fantasy genre. In fact when you look back at the novel once you are done with it, you will realize that it’s more a finely crafted allegorical novel about a boy’s coming of age story told with a few fantasy elements attached to it than an out and out fantasy novel. And the fantasy element in it is absolutely rooted in the book's world; nothing seems contrived or written just for the sake of it. And there are times when the line between fantasy and reality blurs especially when the book tries to process various thoughts and ideas discussed within a strong philosophical and spiritual aura. And then there are certain segments which really stand out, which smacks of creative brilliance and should find instant appeal amongst audiences for their visceral & intelligent quality. I think we all have those memories of dreams that we have seen and have buried somewhere within, those wonderful moments when the unreal images transcended the barrier of our consciousness and became a definite vision. Tears of a Heart is in many ways like that, a book that transcends your reading experience to become a delicately beautiful memory.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Chase Blackwood's book Tears of a Heart (Kan Savasci Cycle Book 1) isn't a must read it's a HAVE to read it's that good.  It is a fantasy  tale of myths and legends.  There has been an extensive world built in this story. Throughout this world there is a lot of diversity and the  ability to journey throughout this world. There is very clear attention to the world created, characters and their growth in the story. The  writing style is very unique and quite entertaining.  I enjoyed reading this book a lot.  I gave it 5 stars but it deserves many more.  I am now  waiting for the next book in the series.  I highly recommend this book to everyone.  I look for more from Chase Blackwood.