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...

Connor rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2018

Wow this was so good! I really liked the society and how everything was set up. Akeha was such a great character to read about, and I liked the dynamic between Akeha and Moko. Their abilities were awesome and I loved the magic system. The Slack was really cool and I liked that the twins could com...

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...

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...

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...

Kaitlin rated it ★★★★☆

December 21, 2017

Akeha and Mokoya are the twin main characters of this story. They are the children of the Protector, a lady who holds sway over politics and much more in the land where they live, but their mother is scheming and manipulative and not someone to cross. As children they are given into the care of t...

Denise rated it ★★★☆☆

October 26, 2017

3 stars because there was a lot to like. But lots of issues too: too many plot lines without enough connections and not really meant to be novella length I think.

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...

Michelle rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 07, 2017

This was a quick read of a society where magic replaces technology yet politics still abound. I felt the story was slight, that it was created around the true message of gender fluidity, personal choice, and acceptance. While this is a very valid viewpoint, I still felt it was more preaching than...

Roy rated it ★★★☆☆

January 05, 2018

Very quick read as its a short TOR novella, but has alot of interesting ideas. Its a fantasy novel in setting, where the leader of the Empire (Protectorate) dominates the world, twins are born to her and sent to the Monastery. The world explores gender neutrality and the idea of choosing your sex...

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