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In a world torn apart by war, three nations stand divided.The Free NationSenator Burton and his son Ben arrive in the Tula strongholds for peace talks, but find that a treaty between the two nations has a price. Confronted by a world of sedate tranquility the two men are appalled to learn that the Tula Council rules with an iron rod of fear and repression. The Council remoIn a world torn apart by war, three nations stand divided.The Free NationSenator Burton and his son Ben arrive in the Tula strongholds for peace talks, but find that a treaty between the two nations has a price. Confronted by a world of sedate tranquility the two men are appalled to learn that the Tula Council rules with an iron rod of fear and repression. The Council removes anyone who dares to stand in the way of their reforms and Ben uncovers a secret that puts his life in danger.The TulaAstra has been pressured into working for the very Council that threatens to kill her loved ones. No stranger to loss, the precariously balanced world she has constructed begins to fracture when Ben starts asking difficult questions about her past. As her deepest secrets are uncovered, Astra finds there are mysteries in her childhood that even she is unaware of.The UnaKai is Apprentice Headman to the Una people. Unaccountably called upon to sacrifice his honour in the name of peace, Kai's hatred toward this injustice proves all consuming. If the time comes, will he be able to forgive the woman that betrayed him?When these three worlds collide ugly truths come to light on every side. Is there any way to make peace, or will the world end in discord....

Title : Fracture
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ISBN : 15745015
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Number of Pages : 369 Pages
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Fracture Reviews

  • Gertie
    2019-07-08 11:25

    I might have given this book four stars if I hadn't found over 80 errors. I have a habit of highlighting them as I read (Kindle) because it helps with reviews, and occasionally it helps authors who want to know what slipped by. What is especially irksome about the errors in this book is the fact that many of them would have been caught by any old standard spell/grammar checker. (A few examples — exersize/exercise, tradgic/tragic, erely/merely, finan/final, tencing/tensing.) Oh right... the story... that part was decent actually. I enjoyed it aside from finding Kai arrogant and annoying and that there was too little wrapped up by the end. Series, you know. Part of that is my own bias, as I prefer books with a certain amount of closure. I expect Kai will come around at some point so that he'll become a little likable and there won't be so much of the creepy stuff regarding his expecting submissiveness. GERTIE GAUGE:Thinking about book while not reading it: I didn't think about the story but looked forward to reading further.Characters worth rooting for:Somewhat, I like Ben, and Astra and Shin as well, and there are number of otber characters I wouldn't want to see harmed Suspension of disbelief: I don't recall having any big questions.Emotional engagement:Lol, more irritation at Kai than anything, though I was engaged enough to be interested in the story.Mental engagement: It does bring up a few interesting topics - prejudism, stereotyping.Memorability factor: 6/10 I will probably mainly remember being irritated at the sloppiness.Quality of writing: I liked the writing style just fine (though British spellings throw me off sometimes), but seriously needs proofing/editing.Elevator one-liner: It's about several unstable governments on the edge of war, with plenty of political machinations; it's a decent book, but needs to be cleaned up.Laugh/cry/react: A couple of times I growled or sighed and rolled my eyes at Kai. What a douche.Cliffhanger: Nope, though being a Book 1 it won't leave you satisfied.Romance good, bad, n/a?: There are budding relationships but no romance, though maybe there will be in future books.Errors: What. A. Mess. I made 100 highlights in this book, most of them were errors. From mispelled words, to misplaced quotation marks, missing question marks, words squished together, and random paragraph returns, it's enough to actually make you wonder if th puplished the wrong damn draft.Okay with rec'ing to a friend?: Not in this unpolished state.Follow this author? No. I am turned off by the errors.

  • Bea Flores
    2019-06-26 14:17

    *Thank you for sending me a copy! I would recommend this if the author would polish the errors. I love the idea slash the concept. The characters are well developed and highly emotional. Though I must say, sometimes.. I find the story a little slow. This book didn’t catch my attention that much—maybe because it’s not a genre I would read that often. I don’t know but I’ve read lots of books with this book’s genre and I must say I never had this feeling.The book’s cover is not that fabulous but I must say the book’s great—though needs a little polish. I know the author will soon edit this stuff so yes. This is just a short book review but I hope this helped.

  • Dee/ bookworm
    2019-06-20 12:04

    This is the fourth book by D.D. Chant that I have read, all three series are vastly different but all are entertaining and written very well! This book did take a little longer to get into because there is SO much going on and so many characters to try to keep straight, but trust me, it is worth it!!I liked it so much I have started the second book in this series already!

  • Crystal Melloh
    2019-06-30 16:31

    World war has resulted in three ruling factions: the Tula Nation, the Free Nation, and the Una Nation. But they all have one thing in common, they are ruled by deceit, greed, and betrayal. Senator Burton and his son Ben are sent to Tula as a diplomatic envoy to barter a peace treaty between the Free Nation and Tula. The Free Nation would side with the Tula in time of war in exchange for Tula technology. As the Burton's see more and more of the Tula life, they realize things are not what they seem.Astra is the assistant to Councillor Ladron, leader of the Tula Nation. But something isn't quite right with Astra. Her clothes, jewelry, and hairstyle are a little different from the other Tula women. Ben notices that Astra appears more as a servant than assistant but does not know why. Ben realizes she may be the "skeleton in the closet" they have been looking for.Kai is the Apprentice Headman to the Una Nation. Every time he watches a news feed from the Tula nation, and sees Astra, his hatred burns even hotter. What is it about seeing Astra that puts Kai in a rage?As Ben starts asking questions, he puts him and his father in more danger than he can ever imagine. Those questions starts wheels into motion that Ben cannot foresee, nor can he imagine the skeletons that will be revealed. Those skeletons will result in worlds colliding and people being forced to face a past most thought long forgotten.This is the first book by D.D. Chant I've had the privilege to read and review. I am totally hooked and can't wait to read book #2. The book has everything, politics, love, self-sacrifice, murder, mystery, and intrigue. The story starts off simply enough with Senator Burton and Ben being greeted by the Tula leaders. But you learn early on that Senator Burton has his doubts about joining forces with the Tula. As the story progresses, and Ben tries to befriend Astra, he realizes the Tula leaders have painted a picture of ideal life, but a life built on treachery and murder. As Ben learns Astra's story, little by painful little, you can't help but feel story for the situation she has found herself in. As Ben keeps "sticking his nose" into Astra's family life, he unravels even darker truths which put everyone in danger and forces Ben, Astra, and her family to go on the run where they find themselves in Una territory. I don't want to give away any more of the plot so you will just have to read the book and see how it all turns out. Fracture is definitely a page turner.Reviewed by Crystal M for The Art of Romance

  • Megan | A Page to Turn
    2019-07-04 10:07

    Don't let the overload of names and background deter you from continuing to read this novel. I was desperate to be done already as soon as it started due to the fact that I didn't feel like I could keep up with all the names and nations. It's so worth it!While I'm not a huge fan of the author's style of writing, I loved how she packed the story so full of adjectives that I was able to picture this dystopian universe almost immediately. This was my first novel by D. D. Chant, and I look forward to eventually picking up the second book in the series. The plot chugged right along at a very decent pace, although I prefer a little more action up front. Senator Burton and his son, Ben, travel to Tula at the beginning of the story - they are going there to keep the peace between nations, and explore the idea of an alliance. There are three fractures in this New World... the Free Nation, Tula and Una. It was very hard for me to keep these straight at the start - the chapters jump back and forth from nation to nation as you are introduced to new characters; and learn about the nations themselves. Once I got the flow of things, it was much easier to follow. Anyways, in the midst of their trip, Ben (the Senator's son) is assigned to Councillor Ladron. He's to dig deeper into the man and how he's been re-lected five times for his position on the board. He's got secrets and Ben is to find out what those are. While in Tula, he meets Astra. For lack of a better phrase, Astra is Councillor Lardon's "pet". She does what is asked of her, no questions or arguements; and there were many times I felt extremely sorry for her. She was born Una, raised Tula, and now is bascailly living as a nobody. She's got some secrets herself, and a relationship with a boy named Kai from Una...There are many other characters you meet along they way with many twists and turns; and many political back-stabbings as well! This book held my attention even though I went into it not knowing whether I'd really like it or not. I was a bit disappointed that during all these turns that I truly enjoyed, I felt like there was something missing from the story - a climax of some sort. The end also was unimpressive... but it gave me reason to want to pick up the second book, which was probably the sole purpose.

  • RutyB
    2019-07-07 12:06

    Fracture presents us a future world divided in 3 nations. The Tula and Una nations hate each other and the threat of war is always present. Then we have the Free Nation, a neutral government.This is the story of Astra, the survivor of one of the most prestigious families of the Una nation, who has lived the last 14 years on the Tula nation after being adopted by a Tula family. This situation has caused them to be treated as inferior and with disrespect. Astra has grown up with fear, in a constant state of alert, behaving with an attitude of virtual submission, due to the actions of an evil Counsillor. When Senator Burton and his son Ben, from the Free Nation, arrive to Tula territory the story begins. After Ben finds out Astra’s true identity and some of the evils done by Counsillor Ladron, Astra, her family and Ben have to run away.A story with a slow start, mainly because the introduction of all the characters whose names were confusing at first and a lot to remember, however, it picks up speed once the characters are in Una territory. The minute Astra takes the lead role doing everything in her power to protect her family the story becomes exciting, intriguing and very entertaining. Full of secret plans and selfish purposes, the story reveals new intentions on every page, as the story moves on we discover more about the past and the present. The suspicion is there all the time, the characters don’t know who to trust and every action has a secret goal and we are surprised time after time.The book has interesting characters, not all of them are deeply developed but the most important ones have dialogues and descriptions that allow having a good idea of their personalities. There are good explanations about the costumes and dressing that make possible imagine the world in a more complete way. The storyline is engaging because of the writing, the author has proven once more the quality of it and has a way of telling the story that feels personal and sincere. Overall, Fracture is a good dystopia with adult characters and a solid background. A story that could include more romance in the next installment and with unsolved situations that will leave you waiting for more.*** I received an ecopy from the author in exchange for an honest review. ***

  • Tywyll
    2019-07-19 15:30

    I thought the world concept was interesting - how changed our earth had become. I found it very interesting how the societies got their names - something that was gradually revealed to the reader. Not sure how the world got this way, but I'm sure later book will expand on that. I also liked Astra and Kai. Both were mysterious and then showed their humanity. Most of the characters in this novel were likable. Even if they weren't initially, there was some understandable reason behind it, except for the villainous ones of course. Some plot points were quite repetitious. Some bits were awkward or out of place - like how Ben seemed to understand Astra better than her sister of fifteen years, and how Petta for an instant went from scared doe to judo master (an action more befitting of Leda I think.). There were a few cases of modern slang creeping in, lingo you'd think would be outdated - "heck," "not cool," and "well duh." Thankfully, they only appear a handful of times. There was an omni pov often with no break for transition between minds (a common trend of the author's.) There were it's/its mistakes, capitalization errors, and misspellings.Thankfully, in this novel, the author shows noticeable improvement from her last two works, at least grammatically. She has definite potential as an writer, with unique world ideas and interesting characters.I was disappointed by the ending, or rather lack thereof. It was never explained why it was so terrible for Ben to know about Astra's situation in Tula. Everyone in Tula knew about it. If you flaunt her in front of a senator, of course he's going to notice this girl who dresses differently and doesn't eat. It's no real secret. Also, if a certain person wanted to put on a good face for the Free Nation, he should have kept her in private. Another disappointment was they kept dangling this secret about Astra and Kai, something that went deeper than the surface reason. I expected a big reveal in the last quarter, but nothing. There was no real climax either. I guess it's like that to make you read the sequel to find out how everything gets resolved. Still, I wish I had gotten a bit more than a tease. 3.5 stars Note: I received a free copy from the author for a fair and honest review.

  • Stacey
    2019-07-09 09:01

    I received a copy of this book in trade for a fair and honest review. I have to say I was really really excited to read this sounded like it was right up my alley, unfortunately I feel like I may have expected too much. For starters for me, it starts out with 3 different groups telling a story almost, however none of it makes sense as there is no back story. The Una have these long names and at one point the author went on a list of all the headman, and quite honestly, it was long and so were their names that as a reader I lost interest. You begin with Senator Burton and his son arriving in the Tula lands, I guess to come to some sort of agreement, over what and why you really dont know and honestly you really arent 100% sure what the benefit is to the Tula to have the Free Need as their ally since they seem so advanced and the I think could squash them. You eventually find out that Astra is actually an Una and forced to work for the Tula and not given the same rights and is used as a propoganda tool....the book really picked up when she and her Tula family had to escape, however that was 1/3 of the way through the book and it never had that same momentum again. The story just basically chugged along, Astra is to marry her bonded mate, yet no one will say why and we never find out yet it is mentioned over and over, You never find out why/how the world is split the way it is. You never find out why it is SO important that the senators son not be allowed to tell the Senator about Astra's true heritage. Then the senator is removed from his position due to his sons disappearance and you meet another senator and nothing comes of this. No agreement/disagreement it just disappears altogther. It comes out that there is some strife in the Una territories but no explanation as to why/how or why it is that Kai and Astra were bonded as infants when no one else is. Maybe in the second book all the loose ends will be tied up, but it was the sort of book that ended with a The End...for now....literally. There wasnt a cliff hanger that had you screaming for the next book to come out.....Thank you DD Chant for the opportunity to read and review this book

  • Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
    2019-06-27 15:24

    Review:After reading Broken City by the same author last year, I was really excited when approach to read Fracture. Even though it was a different series, I started the book right away and for the first few pages I felt that same feeling of being sucked into the story that I had with Broken City. Then it happened, I hit a wall. What type you ask? A Wall of information. I'm usually a huge fan of character development and back story but oh wow, this was like the flood gates opened. It was informative and helpful but just a bit to much all at once. So much detailing that early on really made those opening pages hard to get through. However since I'm a fan, I pushed through the wall and when I came out the other side I was rewarded with a nice little book. Astra is a a great character although a bit to negative at times. I understand why though, being a political pawn is no fun and you really feel how hopeless her situation is. Astra truly is a fractured person not only in body but in mind and spirit as well. Thankfully the ending gave me so much hope for her character. While things aren't all peachy keen for Astra with Kai by her side maybe they will at least be a little brighter. Speaking of Kai, I really enjoyed his character and I'm glad Astra has someone like him.On the other hand you have some great villains in the corrupt government. Councilor Sendel is a right bastard. He really reminded me actually of Senator Palpatine from Star Wars for some reason. I kept imagining him that way in my head. However, he isn't even the worst. No that is reserved for the character Ladron. Oh man I could of throttled him several times and probably not even felt an ounce of guilt afterwards. You'll get what I mean if you decide to read the book. Overall, I did enjoy Fracture. I think it was a good introduction to the series and I was again I was amazed at the wonderful writing of D.D. Chant's. Would I recommend Fracture? Yes!! Don't let the plain cover deter you from picking this one up. In the end, I will be rating Fracture by D.D. Chant ★★★★.

  • Darian Wilk
    2019-07-11 10:04

    Fracture is the first book in The Chronicles of Discord series. I’ll say from the start that Fracture is on the edge of my typical genre choices, so I went into this already a little uneasy, afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get into the story. I’m happy to report that this was not the case.I’ve noticed several times with other series, that in the first book the authors feel the need to overwhelm the reader with information (they feel is needed to understand the story) from the very first page. For me, that’s a huge turn off; don't assume I need four chapters of back-story before I get to the actual story. I was very pleased that from the first page of this story, was an actual story! The author didn’t overwhelm me with ‘lead up’ information or go into so much detail that it ruined the rhythm.I really did enjoy the characters in this book. I also loved how we’re teased with a bit of mystery within the first few scenes of meeting the main character. The settings were described wonderfully, and I could really set myself into these strange futuristic worlds. Kudos to the author for not describing every detail as well, leaving me just enough room to let my imagination be free to play.**I was provided a free copy from the author for review**The plot moves along at a nice pace throughout the book, as well as character development. For the first book in a series, I think the author did a wonderful job at presenting us with a solid story, and hooking you into wanting to read the next book.Overall this was a very pleasant read, the only downfall I could possibly say was it was a little heavy on the adverbs for my taste. I think the author is talented enough to not need to rely on them in description. She can do just beautiful without them. I would recommend this to fans of the genre, and those looking to switch it up and try something new!

  • Judy
    2019-07-06 15:29

    Fracture by D.D. ChantThe Chronicles of Discord Book 1Ben Burton and his father, Senator Philip Burton, have come from the Free Nation to look into an alliance with the Tula. They knew that the Tula wanted them to join them in the war against the Una but they didn't want that. Their nation did need the progressive technology of the Tula though. While his father would tour the area, Ben was sent on the clandestine mission to find out what Councillor Ladron was truly hiding.Astra was assigned to take Ben around. She was Ladron’s subsidiary and hiding many deep secrets. She lived her life almost as a robot. Astra had been pulled from one world and thrown into another. She no longer belonged anywhere, she was a fractured human being.The author starts the book by detailing who many of the officials are and their places in the government. Don't let this detour you from diving deeper into the book. Once the scenes are set it takes you full speed ahead on an adventure. A dictator on one end who is cruel and merciless, men on the other end who are filled with hate and unforgiveness for a situation they can’t full understand. And the Burton’s caught in the middle. The main person in the eye of the storm, being tossed about and torn apart is, Astra. This book ends with you knowing that there is definitely more to come.

  • Jess Mountifield
    2019-07-12 09:31

    I was given a copy of this book by the author to review.I totally loved this book!There were a few tiny niggles so I will start with those and get them out the way. Firstly there was the same omnipresent viewpoint in this book again which confused me a little again and felt a little too head hoppy for my liking but for the most part it was handled well and I only got a little confused as to who's POV it was. I am definitely a fan of scene breaks and chapter breaks in between POV changes though, and I also found it was a little too descriptive in places, but it really is a minor niggle.The characters were amazing. Their depth and little characteristics made it easy to get to know them and I felt my self tensing up when Astra did and feeling Kai's desire to protect.The plot was nicely fluid and although a tad on the predictable side didn't have me feeling disappointed at all. I also completely loved how all the sayings of the old world were woven into the plot as well as all the references to what came before the current situation and wars. Those were all nicely drip fed and kept me wanting more.I really hope the next book in this series comes out soon. This is by far my favourite book by this author so far.

  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    2019-06-21 15:03

    Never, ever judge a book by its cover. That is a saying we are all familiar with and one that should be heeded in this case. While Fractured doesn’t have the spiffiest of covers, it does have one of the most enjoyable, clean Dystopia stories I have read in a long time! Senator Philip Burton is on a mission from his country of Free Nation to tour and learn more about the country of Una. His son Ben comes along to help him and is intrigued by Councillor Ladron’s subsidiary Astra. Even though Astra lives in Una she is not one of them and it shows by the way she is treated. When her stepsister gets too close to Ben, Astra and her family must do what they can to save their lives. D.D. Chant does such a wonderful job building this unique world. It was so easy to see it all through the eyes of her characters. The plot moved along at a good and comfortable pace. This was a book I fell asleep reading and picked right up as soon as I awakened. I will admit I was a bit surprised by the cliffhanger ending. I hadn’t even realized I had reached the end of this story. Needless to say I will be reading the next in this fascinating series.

  • Emily
    2019-06-30 13:01

    Ben Burton arrives with his father Senator Phillip Burton to learn more about the country of Una and hopefully bridge a gap of trust between the two countries. Astra is assigned to Ben and his father, while the women all see to share the same distant demeanor, something intrigues Ben about Astra, perhaps it is the secrets she has kept closely guarded.Astra Uel Ne Toban is a survivor, she has done everything she can to adhere to the customs of the Una, even though she is not one of them. When a threat is a apparent, everything Astra has fought for will vanish and a new path in her life will begin. As she has a new ally in Kai by her side, the changes in her life are rapid and unexpected.This story had a lot of layers to it, I thought Fracture had a way of taking the reader and placing them inside the story with it’s visual descriptions. Although this is outside of my comfortable genres, I found myself drawn in right away and thought it was an excellent story. Look forward to reading the next in the series.

  • Doris
    2019-07-20 13:20

    What a fantastic world that D.D. Chant has created!!In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to not only the characters of the story, but this strange and new world that things have become. Chant builds layer upon layer of mystery and suspense all the while helping you to learn about the ins and outs of society.I love how we get the back story in the beginning and are not left playing catch up through the tale. I feel that there are a couple of places that I was a little questioning of the characters reactions. Astra is treated differently, and it isn't supposed to be known who/what she is, yet there are no attempts for the most part to keep her hidden. That seemed a little out there.I had hoped that during the end of the book we could have gotten more information that I felt we were being prepped for, but I can tell... We have to get Book #2!Well written and engaging! I really enjoyed it!~Dowie

  • Amy
    2019-06-21 09:22

    I was given this book free, in exchange for a reviewThe Tula's council wants an alliance with Senator Burton. That's never going to happen and they both know it. The Tula's are at war with the Una's. Senator Burton just wants the technology that the Tula's have. They are very advanced and are hiding something. WHAT?Astra is not Tula, she is Una and is used like a puppet to keep the Tula people in line. A propoganda piece if you will. The Tula council parade her @ like a dog on a leash.This book started out slow, but when Astra and her family are trying to escape it picks up. Once that is over, the book slows down again. I felt like I was missing something. Like there should have been more. The book gave more details in some area than necessary while in other's there was hardly anything given. Not even a nibble!

  • alice Tileston
    2019-06-30 14:07

    Lots of typos and word errors. needs tighter proof reading. However the story is easy to dwell in and then your brain automatically corrects as you read. am going to read next in series asap. I want to see what happens next!

  • Jessica
    2019-07-05 16:14

    Again, I don't usually read sci-fi books, but after reading 'The Promise' and the 'Broken City' I had to read this. And it was sooooo good! Very different to my usual kind of book, but D.D is such a great writer I think she could capture my interest in nearly any genre. :) Can't wait to read more!

  • Cindy
    2019-06-30 12:06

    Review to come.

  • Gentian
    2019-07-06 09:24

    LOVED IT ... Well done DD..^_^

  • Austin Myers
    2019-06-25 08:06

    Ugh,boring political drvilThe author clearly tries to substitute their knowledge of politics for the lack of science knowledge and being a story teller. It didn't work.

  • alice Tileston
    2019-06-21 08:18

    downloaded as free book. very good!

  • Lindsay
    2019-07-17 09:12

    Yet another winner from this author.If you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favour and read it now!