Chronicles of Altaica Book 1

Altaica by Tracy M. Joyce
Release Date: July 7 2014
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Received from: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5
Cover Thoughts: I think I would have preferred an owl on the cover as the wolf doesn't come into play until much later. Also it seems a bit busy of a cover. Her eyes are enough to draw people I think.
Review: I took my time reading this. It was a good story, but there was allot of characters and it was at times hard to keep them straight.

Isaura is a great main protagonist. She tries really hard to do the right thing. It doesn't always work out and sometimes there isn't a happy ending to everything. It was nice that it kinda happened that way. I would have liked to know a little more about her father but it was good to know his mind set before he made his big move.

Poi was my favorite character. He's a little kid and I like the idea of him being a bard. It was a little confusing remembering who were the parents and the Aunt and Uncle.

Umniga interesting woman. It's nice to see an older woman standing up for what she believes in, especially in a male dominated world.

Karan, fingers crossed that leads where I want it to!

Asha is my next favorite character. I loved her story so much. I like how she handled herself in a terrible situation. I like that others defended her and took steps to ensure her safety. I would love to know more about her background!

Unfortunately I have to wait a YEAR! For book two. This video is a great description of how I felt upon finishing this book. (and actually I feel this way after reading many books) [youtube]