Tears From Iron (Memories of the Cataclysm Book 1)
A new epic of military fantasy has arrived. Reviewers call Tears from Iron a "jaw-dropping" "wonderful fantasy" that is "elegantly done" with "one of the best endings of any fantasy novel" and "a great hero's journey."
Vistus is a warrior-brother, his prowess in battle matched only by his loyalty to the Syraestari Empire. Ninanna is a sword-whisperer, the personal guardian...more
“Tears from Iron” is the first book in the Memories of the Cataclysm series by Jonathan Oldenburg. This fantasy takes place in a land after a cataclysm was caused by a great war between gods. The war left the land devastated with natural disasters including earthquakes and floods. The Syraestari are immortal beings who broke an oath so that they could live on their own terms. Their terms involved binding others into slavery. The T’Okaedrin are the ...more
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Really enjoyed the characters and themes this book brought to the table. The world building was good and the the ASTARI were well crafted with foibles and strengths that pointed to their extended lives. "Declaring the ending from the beginning, in ancient times things not yet done saying, my counsel shall stand and I will accomplish all my purposes." Elegantly done Mr. Oldenburg. ...more