Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
Altaica - cover

Altaica

Tracy M. Joyce

Publisher: Odyssey Books

  • 1
  • 10
  • 0

Summary

'Look at her - she's Hill Clan. Even the Matyrani don't like them ...'

Isaura - little is known about her race, but much is whispered. Born to refugees, she grows up enduring racism and superstition within a community that fears her. She has few friends, and those she treasures. Trapped, she longs for escape to a different life.

Escape is only the beginning of her troubles. Having fled an invading army with her friends, Isaura is faced with heinous choices in order to survive. Secrets from her past emerge to torment her and threaten to destroy all she holds dear. Her struggles forge a bond with an ancient power - a power which may transform or consume her. Old hatreds and superstitions are renewed and at her most vulnerable she learns the true nature of those around her.

Her only hope lies in a foreign land - a land rich in tradition; ruled by three powerful clans. A land with a history marked by warfare; where magic as we know it does not exist. Instead what is here, in abundance, is a more primal power.

Survival carries a high price. Welcome to Altaica.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Dark Fae Series: Book 3 - The Dark Fae Series #3 - cover

    The Dark Fae Series: Book 3 -...

    Ella Price

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Scarlett’s life suddenly becomes more complicated when she meets Liam and Zander. They claim to know more about her pregnancy than anyone yet. Scarlett has to decide whether or not to trust the newcomers, who claim the people she cares for may be a threat to her. 
     
    Laurie continues to fight to earn Scarlett's trust. He’s determined to keep Scarlett safe, despite the barriers that continue to come between them. 
     
    Elijah is a complication Scarlett isn't ready to face. His change of heart has her trying to decide who she belongs with. Elijah’s determination only makes Scarlett's choice more difficult. 
     
    The changes Scarlett is facing with the impending birth has her scrambling to figure out who she can trust and who she should be with. In the final installment of The Dark Fae series, Scarlett will face her darkest fears. She will have to make decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. Her future as The Red Queen and the fate of the Fae race hangs in the balance.
    Show book
  • Orphans In the Black: A Space Opera Anthology - cover

    Orphans In the Black: A Space...

    David Adams, C. Gockel, Patty...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    We’re all Orphans in the Black … 
     
    Strap yourself in for nineteen thrilling short stories of space pirates, time travelers, aliens, AI, and more! Meet determined heroes forging their own path through the universe, men and women who won’t go down without a fight. 
     
    Be transported to fantastical new worlds by award winning and bestselling authors. Download this exclusive collection today. 
     
    ABOUT THE STORIES: 
     
    A Simple Thing~ by Amy J. Murphy 
    Note to Self ~ by Joseph Lallo 
    Gravitational Pull ~ by Christine Pope 
    Autoscopy ~ by Matt Verish 
    Fog of War ~ by Chris Reher 
    The Alien ~ by Kay McSpadden 
    No Eye in Emily ~ by Patty Jansen 
    Void Mage ~ by Chris Fox 
    Lost Souls and Other Anomalies ~ by Christopher Holliday 
    Spacer ~ by J.A. Sutherland 
    Murphy's Star ~ by C. Gockel 
    Interference ~ by Michelle Diener 
    Stowaway ~ by Anthea Sharp 
    In the Clutch ~ by LJ Cohen 
    Iron Lazarus ~ by David Adams 
    Dreams in the Dust ~ by Richard Tongue 
    Freedom? ~ by M.R. Forbes 
    Combat Support ~ by Lindsay Buroker 
    The Last Astronaut ~ by Chris Dietzel
    Show book
  • A Forge of Valor - Kings and Sorcerers--Book 4 - cover

    A Forge of Valor - Kings and...

    Morgan Rice

    • 4
    • 101
    • 0
    “An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.”
    --The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons)
    
    The #1 Bestselling series, with over 400 five star reviews on Amazon! 
    
    A FORGE OF VALOR is book #4 in Morgan Rice’s bestselling epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS (which begins with RISE OF THE DRAGONS, a free download)! 
    
    In A FORGE OF VALOR, Kyra slowly returns from the verge of death, healed by Kyle’s love and mysterious power. As he sacrifices for her, she regains her strength—yet not without a price. She presses Alva for the secret of her lineage, and he finally reveals all about her mother. Given a chance to quest to the source of her power, Kyra must make a crucial choice: whether to complete her training or journey to help her father, who wallows in the capital dungeon, his execution pending.
    
    Aidan, Motley at his side, also strives to rescue his father, trapped in the perilous capital, while in the far corner of the kingdom, Merk, amazed by what he discovers in the Tower of Ur, braces himself against a massive troll invasion. His Tower surrounded, he must fight alongside his fellow Watchers, to defend his nation’s most precious relic.
    
    Dierdre finds herself facing a full-fledged Pandesian invasion in her embattled city of Ur. As her precious city is destroyed all around her, she has to decide whether to escape or to make a final, heroic stand. Alec, meanwhile, finds himself at sea with his cryptic newfound friend, sailing to a land he’s never been, one even more mysterious than his companion. It is here that, finally, he learns of his destiny—and of the last hope for Escalon.
    
    With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, A FORGE OF VALOR is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders. 
    
    Book #5 in KINGS AND SORCERERS will be published soon. 
    
     “If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”
    --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons)
    Show book
  • The Neon Graveyard - The Final Sign of the Zodiac - cover

    The Neon Graveyard - The Final...

    Vicki Pettersson

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    “Pettersson’s paranormal world is as original as it is compelling.”—Kelley Armstrong 
    “With a kick-ass heroine and characters who blur the line between good and evil, [Pettersson] will have readers panting for more.”—Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels 
    Explore the dark supernatural underside of Sin City in The Neon Graveyard—the dramatic conclusion to the dark and terrific New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series by Vicki Pettersson. The sixth and final Sign of the Zodiac, The Neon Graveyard plunges heroine Joanna Archer—heiress, prophesied savior, and former soldier for the Light—into the ultimate battle for the soul of Las Vegas, a secret war for our world that is being waged in the shadows. Fans of Kim Harrison (who calls Pettersson, “a voice that needs to be heard”), Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, and Jeaniene Frost will definitely not want to miss this explosive last confrontation between the forces of Light and Shadow.
    Show book
  • Unidentified Funny Objects 6 - Unidentified Funny Objects #6 - cover

    Unidentified Funny Objects 6 -...

    Jack Campbell, Alan Dean Foster,...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HUMOR 
     
    * Cranky Goblin Cooks 
    * Unscrupulous Chemists 
    * Lecherous Space Pirates 
    * Disagreeable Alien Symbiotes 
    * Soul-Searching Snot Elementals 
     
    The Unidentified Funny Objects series serves an annual dose of funny. zany, and unusual science fiction and fantasy stories. All-new fiction from the genre's top voices! Our sixth volume features a Mad Amos story by Alan Dean Foster, a Harry the Book tale by Mike Resnick, and an Alexander Outland short by Gini Koch. Jim Hines reimagines a Game of Thrones with goblins in it, Ken Liu begs a sentient AI to spare him, and Esther Friesner takes us on a tour of Chelm, complete with dragons and gratuitous footnotes. There are also tales of an interdimensional secret agent, a warrior-writer on a quest from an evil god, a necromancer intent on rehabilitating the image of his profession, and many more. 
     
     
    Show book
  • At the Helm: Volume 1: A Sci-Fi Bridge Anthology - At The Helm #1 - cover

    At the Helm: Volume 1: A Sci-Fi...

    David Bruns, Rhett C. Bruno, Bob...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Interstellar journeys. Epic battles. Articial Intelligence longing for meaning. Life as we know it, ending... 
     
    Sci-Fi Bridge is thrilled to present its first collection from bestselling authors and newly emerging writers. These stories span the near and far future. They transport you to worlds unknown. They examine today's fears amid tomorrow's technologies. From the far corners of the galaxy to the inner reaches of the human heart, the exciting stories in At the Helm will thrill, inspire, and make you wonder--do humans have what it takes to build a better future? Or are we doomed by our own failings? 
     
    Foreword by Samuel Peralta. 
    "Pressure" by Jeff Carlson. First published in Strange Horizons. 
    "This Long Vigil" by Rhett Bruno. First published in Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine. 
    "Gao Yao Engine" by Rachel Aukes. 
    "Brood Company" by Steve Beaulieu & Aaron Hall. 
    "Life" by Daniel Arenson. 
    "I, Caroline" by David Bruns. 
    "Unconditional" by Chris Pourteau. 
    "Lara QR" by Bob Mayer. 
    "Carindi" by Jennifer Foehner Wells. 
    "Into the Dark" by Robert Kroese. 
    "Pete, Popeye and Olive" by Jamie McFarlane. 
    "Codename Delphi" by Linda Nagata. First appeared in Lightspeed Magazine. 
    "Patchworker" by M. Pax. 
    "Dark Space: A Chance Encounter" by Jasper T. Scott. 
     
    Want to know more about Sci-Fi Bridge? Visit our site at scifibridge.com and subscribe.
    Show book