The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) by J.Y. Yang

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Read The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) Online Free - The Black Tides of Heaven is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating." For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Red Threads of Fortune, available now.

Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as children. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While his sister received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, he saw the sickness at the heart of his mother's Protectorate.

A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue to play a pawn in his mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from his sister Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond he shares with his twin sister?

Title : The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1)
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ISBN : 076539541X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 pages


James rated it ★★★★★

October 06, 2017

Y'all, this book. It's difficult to put into words how amazing this novella is. Within it is an expertly crafted world, built subtly but convincingly, complex characters, political strife that actually feels important, and an interesting magic system. Through this novella, Yang explores gender an...

Bridget rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2017

Listen. There's basically a 100% chance that anything Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating" is going to be wonderful, so it's no surprise that this pair of novellas by J.Y. Yang are pretty close to perfect. Yang has crafted a meticulously beautiful fantasy world that cleverly melds scienc...

Matthew rated it ★★★☆☆

October 06, 2017

There's a lot of interesting ideas in J.Y Yang's debut, The Black Tides of Heaven, but they are rarely given the requisite time to breathe. This is, in part, due to the way that Yang has decided to roll out their Tensorate series. Instead of a novel, the series arrives on the scene in two novella...

Kelsea rated it ★★★★☆

August 28, 2017

This book is scheduled to be released on September 26, 2017, in conjunction with its companion novel, The Red Threads of Fortune . The author has stated that both are considered standalone novellas. This is a review of the ARC, received courtesy of Tor in exchange for an honest review. My review...

Acqua rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

4.75 stars. JY Yang is now one of my favorite authors. When I read their novelette Waiting on a Bright Moon earlier this year, I knew I had to try their novella series. And The Black Tides of Heaven did not disappoint. It's the story of two twins, Akeha (whose PoV we follow) and Mokoya (who has wi...

Mel rated it ★★★★★

September 25, 2017

For the links and better readability, I suggest going to Just Love. I’ll organise this review by first writing about what concerns both books, like the fantasy world, writing style, and the concept of gender and transgender in this series, and then I will have a short look at both books individual...

Lisa (ohthenargles) rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2017

THIS WAS SO GOOD! HOT DAMN People are born with an undefined gender. Once they grow up and decide what gender they are they will be declared with means that they will use the masculine or feminine pronouns (instead of the neutral ones before their declaration), they will start to dress like their...

Shenwei rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

this is basically everything I ever wanted in an Asian-inspired fantasy 😭😭😭💜

Kristen rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2017

Full review is here, on my blog. It's a review of both novellas. Guys. This is a beautifully told story, and I was sucked right in and gobbled it up in one go. It’s on the shorter side, obviously, as it is a novella, but it didn’t feel too short. In this volume we have twins, Mokoya and Akeha. This...

Julia rated it ★★★★☆

October 20, 2017

I must thank my lovely slump for if not for her, I would've read this book in a day instead of 17 :) ToT Anyways..the review...umm, where do I start? "The saying goes, 'the black tides of heaven direct the courses of human lives.' To which a wise teacher said, 'But as with all waters, one can swi...

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