Altered (The Made Ones Saga, #1)

Altered (The Made Ones Saga, #1)

by Vicki Stiefel

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The Eleutians are dying out, one female at a time. To save their species, the powerful Alchemic Clan conscripts women from parallel worlds, altering them into the perfect breeding stock. Kitlyn, a retired circus equestrian broken in both body and spirit, awakens on a strange world in her own much-younger body. She has been transformed into a Made One, but the gift of youth and the promise of a new life come at a terrible price. Rafe, the Wolf Clan's warrior champion, vows to find the cause of the species' decline. He's certain the Alchemics' bid to save the Eleutians is but a thin veneer masking a dark purpose. That vow becomes hard to keep with the threat of an inter-clan conflict and the arrival of the proud Made One named Kitlyn. To save herself and those like her, Kit must carve a dangerous path in this new reality and make a choice that may cost her her freedom, her life, and the life of the Eleutian warrior she's come to love.

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BN ID: 2940156555789
Publisher: Afterworld Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2019
Series: The Made Ones Saga
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 194,509
File size: 840 KB

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Altered (The Made Ones Saga, #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LynnLTX 3 months ago
A race called the Eleutians has been struggling with fertility issues and a lack of females being born. The Alchemic clan, ersatz rulers of their world have been stealing Earth women in parallel universes and transforming them into essentially breeders. Kitlyn, who was a circus performer until injury and disease forced her retirement, was snatched along with her sisters to this unknown place and altered to become a Made One. Kit’s newly young and restored form does not prepare her for all the changes nor give her the ability to cope with the new world into which she has been thrust. Rafe of the Wolf Clan knows something is wrong with his world that likely has to do with the overbearing Alchemics who hold his planet hostage by their control. Conflict with other clans over the possession of the Made One causes more problems. Rafe finds himself drawn to Kit who is a fierce and brave woman learning to deal in hyper speed with her new paradigm. Having to absorb a language, customs, and unknown environment challenges Kit in ways she never dreamed of though there certainly are some major pluses with a revitalized healthy young body. Kit and Rafe bravely face their challenges while drawing closer though many obstacles must be overcome for them to be as one. The world building in this series is creative and imaginative with a new spin on the connection between the clans and the animals they take their names and characteristics from in this unique place. This story belies the adage that you cannot put an old head on a young body providing a fascinating take on what it would feel like to be given a second chance at life, but with wisdom and knowledge already gained. Fans of Ms. Stiefel will enjoy this first in a series.
Evampire9 27 days ago
To save their species from dying out, the powerful Alchemic Clan conscripts women from parallel worlds and alters them into the perfect breeding stock. Kitlyn has been transformed into a Made One but the gift of youth and promise of a new life come at a terrible price. The Wolf Clan’s warrior, Rafe has vowed to find the cause of the species’ decline and he’s certain the Alchemics bid to save the Eleutians is but a thin veneer masking a dark purpose. This new series is starting off on the right track with a fascinating world and unique story elements that make for great reading. The characters are strong, bold and easily captivate readers with their stories and the romance between Rafe and Kit has lots of chemistry and they are made for each other but the relationship is hampered by the insistent of other clans wanting her for themselves so this happily ever is not a sure thing. Lots of emotional turmoil flows from the pages, making the characters come alive and ensuring that readers connect and understand where the characters are coming in their situations. The plots starts off a little on the slow side before it picks up momentum, however this builds up the suspense and gives readers vital information about the world they are experiencing and lets them really get to know the characters and the politics. The only ones readers can’t get a true feel for is the devious enemy that seems to rule everything but this is probably because their overall plot is quite complex and has far reaching consequences so readers definitely wants to know more.
Eloise_In_Paris 29 days ago
A mix of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. The world-building was really well done. The characters were well written. The good guys were likable, the maybe not so good guys were fun to read too. The bad guys were a little to shrowded in secrecy. They were sort of evil for evil sake because their motivation for their actions wasn’t really revealed. The different take on the shifter angle was cool, but I wish there had been more interaction with the animals. As well as the animal influence being more apparent in the cultures of their human counterparts. Overall I enjoyed the book and will be looking forward to the next in the series. Hopefully, we’ll see more of the Alchemics, learn the reasoning behind their actions, and see more magic.