- File Size: 861 KB
- Print Length: 359 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (September 19, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 19, 2011
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005GF315K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Altered Destiny Kindle Edition
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Oren is Selia's brother, a gentle giant of young man and, yes, I shed a few tears over him. Nathan is the king's commander in the human army. Nathan gave my heart a bit of a tug of war between him and Jaden for Selia's affections. But Jaden did win me over in the end. Jaden is a gorgeous Svistra. He has left his home and his race because he doesn't believe in the killing of humans. Selia rescues a wounded Jaden and brings him back to her home to heal, but soon finds herself falling for Jaden and doubting everything she's been told about the evil blood drinking Svistra. Selia is a twenty-year-old strong and independent woman who can take care of herself and is definitely kick-butt. Selia is the kind of woman I like. She's strong, but hasn't lost her feminine side, and thanks to Jaden, he brings that out in her. The romance between them made my heart hammer. Jaden and Selia are beautiful in their love and standing together in their fight to bring peace between the Humans and Svistra.
Altered Destiny is what I would consider crossover YA, and I really liked this new YA for me and older teens.Read more ›
The perspective is constantly shifting, from Selia to Jaden to Keldar to Nathan. Too much head-hopping.
Ahoy! *mild spoilers* (I keep it vague)
This book is difficult to classify. It purports to be a fantasy, but nothing is truly fantastic. There is no high fantasy -- no dragons, elves, or sorcerers. The rest could be explained away as genetics and skill -- skill in using herbs to heal, skill in following tracks and in warfare, and genetically-developed ability to smell odors across long distances, especially useful when scenting humans. Everything could be real, and found here on Earth, from the blood-eating, cannibal-like Svistra race to the "White Forest" that devours humans and animals alike (Earth has similar carnivorous plants). Even the wasteland known as the Dead Lands struck me as similar to the kind of decay brought on by a nuclear bomb or the salting of the earth.
So, it didn't feel much like a fantasy, despite the "About the Author " section where Thomas refers to reading about Narnia and Middle Earth as a girl. No. It felt like a grim post-apocalyptic political piece. This dark tone was reinforced when one of the most lovable characters was written out midway. A mistake! From treacherous human kings to butchering barbaric Svistras, there were few characters to like, much less love. (Nathan was cool, though.)
At the same time, Altered Destiny purports to be a romance -- and it did feel like a mild romance between Selia, the warrior human, and Jaden, her handsome Svistra prince. But yet.... Where's the Happy Ever After?Read more ›
Thomas comes in and creates a believable world where character motivations are honest, and the love story builds from the first scene.
Selia goes from small town innkeep, to world changer, but develops naturally and believably.
When I first started reading it, I thought "Oh great a vampire story."
Boy, was I ever wrong. WRONG! So much more and different.
Tough chicks sell books. I like tough chicks. :-)
If you do too, you'll get a kick out of this.
The main character was believable and you kind of grow to respect her.
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Just re-read this book and it was even better the second time, if you can believe it...and the five star rating was earned on the first read.Published 2 months ago by Rebecca
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Nicely developed world with inviting characters. Particularly satisfying female characters. The pace carries the reader along without a pause and was done all too soon.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Although only alluded to in the book, this is actually a dystopian acting as a fantasy. It's strength is fairly grounded main character who doesn't rush off constantly so she can... Read morePublished on May 31, 2014 by Talvi
Great book, hard to put down. Excellent, well-written story, really enjoyed this book! Highly recommend it, very different, exciting enjoyable story,Published on March 27, 2014 by Sue
It was a world I found interesting. I'd like to know more about the Svistra. That is always a good sign....to want to read and know more. Found the ending predictable and rushed.Published on March 27, 2014 by Lorri D.