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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; paperback / softback edition (4 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841496685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841496689
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 4.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 737,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the Fire of Heaven trilogy: 'Not since Tolkien have I been so awed' Trudi Canavan 'Kirkpatrick makes a good fist of his first novel' Starburst (for ACROSS THE FACE OF THE WORLD)

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The second volume of a breathtaking saga where three great continents - and their gods - wage war for truth and immortality.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Nicholson on 22 May 2010
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'Dark Heart' is the second book in 'The Broken Man' Trilogy by Russell Kirkpatrick.

Arguably, it could be considered the 5th book in the ongoing Faltha saga, if you combined the two trilogies ('The Fire of Heaven' and 'The Broken Man') together. Regardless, it is IMHO, the best of the all the series books thus far; the writing is crisp, clear and the story enthralling.

This book continues with the tale of the journey of three different groups. They are all striving towards the same general destination, but not necessarily for the same reasons. Several members of the different groups have unsettling concerns regarding some unexplained happenings and events during these quests; concerns that are sometimes answered (and sometimes not) by the occasional unexpected meeting between members of the 3 separate groups.

There are no goody-two-shoes in this diverse array of individuals. Personality traits, individual shortcomings and some hidden agendas make a significant difference in how this extraordinary tale unfolds; drawing forth some unexpected reactions and intriguing results. If anything, it is this quality that gives this book/series such a dramatic human touch.

As I mentioned in my review of the first book of this trilogy (Path of Revenge) the overall 'pace' of this book/series has improved. And, although there is plenty of character development, there doesn't seem to be the same amount of in-depth soul searching, as was with Leigh in the final book of the 'Fire of Heaven' series. And again, in my opinion, this is a very good thing; a real enhancement in storytelling and readability.

As an aside, this book also gave me some fond flashbacks to G.R.R. Martin's style of story telling.
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After reading "Path of Revenge", the first in Russell Kirkpatrick's "Broken Man" trilogy, I worried that his idea may not be strong enough to survive a story arc that looked set to last through three nearly 700-page novels. By the time I got to the end of "Dark Heart", the second in this trilogy, I knew I had no need to be concerned.

Husk is still in his tower, using his magic and the strength he can draw from others around him to take revenge on the immortal who has enslaved him. However, as his strength and power grow, so events out in the world affect those people who he is tracking and assisting on their way towards him. These people are being guided so that they can aid his revenge and whilst he talks to and assists them, they don't realise that they are being moved like pieces on a chessboard.

What Husk doesn't realise is that there is also a squabble going on between the Gods. The Son and the Daughter combined many years ago to thrown the Father out of the world and now they are battling for supremacy, like any siblings. Husk is trying to control the people he needs, but the Gods are also trying to use them for their own ends and the two forms of magic sometimes interfere with each other. This causes freak weather and some of the characters being removed briefly from the world and put back in it somewhere they didn't expect. What's worse for Husk is that the three people he is trying to control keep encountering each other and risk ruining his plans by talking about it and figuring out what is happening to them.

In the mean time, all the characters are having their own problems.
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By Breda Hynes on 28 May 2013
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I love this trilogy, first time I read this author but will be reading more of his work from now on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
'Dark Heart'...a powerful second book in 'The Broke Man' trilogy 21 May 2010
By R. Nicholson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
'Dark Heart' is the second book in 'The Broken Man' Trilogy by Russell Kirkpatrick.

Arguably, it could be considered the 5th book in the ongoing Faltha saga, if you combined the two trilogies together, i.e. 'The Fire of Heaven' and 'The Broken Man'. Regardless, it is IMHO, the best of the all the series books thus far; the writing is crisp, clear and the story enthralling.

This book continues with the tale of the journey of three different groups. They are all striving towards the same general destination, but not necessarily for the same reasons. Several members of the different groups have unsettling concerns regarding some unexplained happenings and events during these quests; concerns that are sometimes answered (and sometimes not) by the occasional unexpected meeting between members of the 3 separate groups.

There are no goody-two-shoes in this diverse array of individuals. Personality traits, individual shortcomings and some hidden agendas make a significant difference in how this extraordinary tale unfolds; drawing forth some unexpected reactions and intriguing results. If anything, it is this quality that gives this book/series such a dramatic human touch.

As I mentioned in my review of the first book of this trilogy (Path of Revenge) the overall 'pace' of this book/series has improved. And, although there is plenty of character development, there doesn't seem to be the same amount of in-depth soul searching, as was with Leigh in the final book of the 'Fire of Heaven' series. And again, in my opinion, this is a very good thing; a real enhancement in storytelling and readability.

As an aside, this book also gave me some fond flashbacks to G.R.R. Martin's style of story telling. Anyone who enjoyed Martin's superb 'Ice and Fire' series will probably have some understanding of this particular comment.

Maps: Several very good maps. Enough said.

Conclusion:

This to me, was the best of 5 books in this double trilogy that I've read so far. Kirkpatrick continues to improve as writer and story teller and is not afraid to explore new ideas; ideas that add zest and a compelling 'read-on' quality to an already great fantasy tale. 5 Stars

Ray Nicholson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great series, but suffers middle child syndrome 3 Jan. 2010
By T. Edmund - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Dark Heart is the second book in the Husk/Broken man trilogy.

As we pick up where our characters left off, many of the mysteries of the first novel will be solved, and the situation the world is in will be more thoroughly explained.

While all that is satisfactory, I feel that the books lacks a strong story lines. The characters are thrown around by the gods, to meet together in literial duex ex machina styles. The plot of the book seems to largly be drawn out explanation and then almost random violence, the revelation of the mysterious Dryman was well orcestrated, but the apparence of the undying man just lacks drama.

The finale is quite strong, but I admit that its impact was reduced from the boredom of getting throught the book.

I like the series, but I see Dark Heart only as a long necessary step towards the concluding novel.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A great second book in the series. 15 Dec. 2008
By Sam Archer - Published on Amazon.com
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Dark Heart is a sequel to Path of Revenge and follows the previous series on the Falthan war. (I'm not going to summarize the book here)

This is a must read for any fans of Russell Kirkpatrick's previous books.
This book continues with excellent action, plotline and character development (and no, I don't know the author).

I look forward to the next book in the series.
Enthralling book 4 Sept. 2013
By Ronen Chen - Published on Amazon.com
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Beter then the 1st book in the series. I recommand reading this Fantasy series. The rotate between 3 groups and their character POV.
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