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Kiatana's Journey

(Creatures of the Lands #1)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Dragons fly, animals can speak and fairies rule over all in the realm they call the Lands, a place that is both beautiful and dangerous. Only one myth remains...Changers, beasts who can morph into any creature at will, and their Accompanies, the mysterious riders who command them. Chaos begins when a Changer called Ionan and his Accompany Keota crash down from the sky. The ...more
Paperback, 2, 226 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by Gryfyn Publishing (first published December 23rd 2011)
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Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75/5 stars

So, to start out with, it was difficult for me to get into this book. The plot seemed super interesting, but for the first half of the book, the characters were flat and boring. The main protagonist, Kiatana, is supposed to be caring about her animals and such, but instead she is standoffish and seems to ignore the two wolf cubs in her care. The one has nightmares about her mother's death, but Kiatana simply shrugs it off.

Then you have this whole Changer and Accompany aspect. The th
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't normally read fantasy, but the idea of the wolves, fairies, unicorns & changers got my attention. This was a cute fast paced book that made me not want to put it down until I finished. I will be looking for more from this series and also from this author in the future. ...more
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Kiatana's Journey

I really wanted to love this story but I just couldn't. The story itself wasn't bad but what I really couldn't get into were the characters. I think this was supposed to be geared towards ya but it felt younger to me with how the characters were acting. I just couldn't connect with them and their dialogue just didn't feel natural.
I did really like the concept and I love fantasy so the different creatures and concept were good.
Overall, I'm not sure if I'll continue the series but
May 31, 2022 rated it it was ok
This was a chore to get through. There were several grammatical errors, tense issues, and it needs a thorough edit.

The characters were also exceedingly childish. The most likeable characters were the wolf pups. Everyone else was rude, especially Kiatana. The way she treated the love of her life was awful and abusive.

For my clean readers: contains violence, language, and romance.
Kariny 'Books of Fandom'
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Free copy from publisher in exchange for an honest review!


Kiatana rules over her land in peace and harmony. That all changes when a deadly plague starts attacking her animals and the cure is with the unicorns. Keota is an Accompany and his Changer Ionan (he can change into any animal) find themselves in Kia's land in search of an adventure. Kia decides to leave her forest and go in search of the cure along with Ionan, Keota, her pegasus and two wolf cubs who managed to sneak their way i
Feb 12, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was given to me free for an honest review.

Kiatana's Journey is a great book for those who love animals, fairies, adventure and dystopian worlds with romance. This book is filled with an array of diverse characters with varying backgrounds and a unique plot.

The plot of this book is one of its best feature because it is so interesting and it fits with the characters. I do not want to spoil anything so I will leave it at that. Another thing I love about this book is the characters, they
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Story flow is uneven. Parts needing more telling are too short and parts needing less are too long. Kia and Keota's relationship goes back and forth between juvenile and complex. Lottie and Lilja's story was better than what the rest of bookwas meant to be about.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
The writing style was a bit too choppy and Kiatana's attitude left a lot to be desired. This one just wasn't for me. ...more
Candy | Evianrei
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Unicorns, dragons, shapeshifters, talking animals, fairies, and magic! Creatures of the Lands (book one) follows Kiatana, a fairy, Keota and Ionan, an accompany and his changer and several other characters in their quest to seek a cure for an illness that has plagued Kiatana's land.

I have to say, I both enjoyed this book and despised it. It is incredibly corny, cheesy, contradicting, and everyone lives happily ever after! But I liked it, despite the writing tripping over itself to explain somet
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating 2.5 stars
Had me hooked at talking wolf pups! I really enjoyed Lottie and Lilja's story lines. This book was super sweet and had a lot of potential! However, it felt very unpolished and in need of some punctuation and word choice editing. I got annoyed at Kia for frequently lashing out at her friends and charges and calling them rude names one second, then everything being a-okay the next second. I also had issues with some other plot points that I can't discuss without spoilers. I
Heather Kirchhoff
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Overall, I liked Kiatana’s Journey a little bit, but it annoyed me.
This book switched point of views randomly and left me confused at times. It’s still a good book, but I wish it stayed with one character telling the story. I also wish it said how many days have passed and divided the point of views. Not switching every other paragraph or page. There were a lot of parts where the characters got into arguments in the wrong places. It took me out of the action. Also, there was a spot where the ch
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I first got this book it was a free download that just did not come across well so did not want to do a review in March. So I was thrilled when I was able to download it a few days ago. This was a fantastic, magical and wonderful story. It was book that I got caught up in with fairies and a dragon who the book calls a changer. With the description I could just picture the dragon. This was truly a fantasy and fairytale all mixed together. One of the best fantasies I have read. I love Kia and ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sweet but boring

Sweet fairytale but I read bettter one. It's long and quite boring. The main character is good but on the beginning I started to think that lovely siblings will be main one. Also having story from many perspectives in one chapter is quite chaotic. However, this story definitely has a lot of magic.
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story about fairies, and dragons that fly and other magical creatures in a place called the Lands. Kiatana is the fairy in charge. Then a plaque comes and she feels all is lost. Amazing story, that kept me in enthralled to the end. Great for young adults and adults alike
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I got about a chapter in and decided not to waste my time. The author shows nothing and tells all. The characters seemed rather less interesting than the Disney crew my kids are so obsessed with. Dialog is stilted and painful. Very confused by the number of 4 star ratings.
Catalina Fugariu
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Tried really hard to get into this book but it felt like it did not flow at all. The constant jump back and forth from each character was not a smooth transition which made the story choppy and hard to keep up with. The concept sound fun and intriguing but it just felt flat.
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kiatana is sassy and funny. The creatures and fairies were fun to follow
Mike Mackey
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Good Read. Fairytale characters and adventures make for a very entertaining Story. As I said a very good Read. Santa Mike
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Could have been better. Premise and characterizations were interesting but the writing was hurried and the dialogues were shallow. Lack of transition between scenes.
Dana Wood
Sep 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Could not finish. The talking animals were annoyingly immature and the two dudes were dumb as rocks. I couldn’t handle their childish banter. I felt like it was written by a 10 yr old.
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome !!!
Dec 12, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Carlie Cullen
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-ya, fantasy
This book was a little different to what I expected. It contained everything described on the blurb and a bit more besides.

I loved the character of Kiatana. She was feisty, opinionated, and didn’t like people disagreeing with her or answering back. Maybe it was due to her upbringing and the fact she’s a princess with her own realm. However, she cares passionately about all the creatures in her forest kingdom, and has a softer and more playful side to her.

The characters of Lottie and Lilja were a
Constance Roberts
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book was given to me by Gryfyn Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

It was my pleasure to read Kiatana's Journey, the first installment in the Creatures of the Lands series by Natalie Erin. Upon the very first page, the reader is immersed in a well thought out world with a wide variety of compelling characters. The story opens with two orphaned wolf pups, who snagged my heart from the beginning. Although the book centers around Kiatana, a sassy, independent fairy readers will appreci
Constance Roberts
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me by Gryfyn Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

It was my pleasure to read Kiatana's Journey, the first installment in the Creatures of the Lands series by Natalie Erin. Upon the very first page, the reader is immersed in a well thought out world with a wide variety of compelling characters. The story opens with two orphaned wolf pups, who snagged my heart from the beginning. Although the book centers around Kiatana, a sassy, independent fairy readers will appreci
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
"Kaitana's Journey" is a fast-paced fantasy that will draw you in from the very start. The world Natalie Erin creates is magical and very intriguing, with fairies, duos consisting of a Changer and an Accompany, talking animals, unicorns, evil creatures called Night Mares and Night Terrors, and much much more. Yet as a 30-year old adult, I felt that I had to stretch my imagination at times, as there were many leaps in the story that didn't make sense and a ton of information that seemed to be thr ...more
Lene Blackthorn
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Getting a chance to read a review copy of the book is always an honor for me. I never regretted my decision to apply for such position and I wouldn't start with this book either.
In the adorable world of fairies protecting their lands, where humans did not step into for ages and Accompanies are not welcome as natural enemies, Kiatana's forest suffers from a deadly disease that spreads wider every day and reduces the population of animals living in the woods. Desperate to find a cure, she takes o
Katerina Turner
*Disclaimer: I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Upon reading the blurb of this book I was very interested in the plot. Unfortunately, the first half of the book simply confused and bored me. The main protagonist, Kiatana,didn’t seem to have a personality because her character had so little development from the start of the book. She is supposed to take care of the animals and be a ‘Snow White persona’, however her compassion towards animals seems to b
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wolfie's Fantasy Book Blog received a free copy for an honest review.

I struggled with this story from the start. This is not my favourite genre but I did give it a go. Straight from the start I found Kiatana so irritating I wanted to slap her. She is rude and arrogant and so full of herself fairy who rules her own forest. She does not want the job and cannot wait to get away. So when Keota an Accompany and Ionan his Changer literally fall out of the sky she sees it as an oportunity to get away.
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
A very intriguing and different genre gor me. I really enjoyed it once it got going. I was not to fond of the interaction of Kia with the other characters at first. She is bossy, demanding and rude.
Keota on the other hand is not seen as a hero in any way, more as a side kick to the story. It seems that all the other characters have an important part to play in what will happen in the story except for Keota. While they are all likable and show heroic feats, Keota is not shown or seen this way.
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Natalie Erin is the pen name for the writing team of Megan Linski and Krisen Lison (also known as Krystyl Lisoh). They completed the first draft of Kiatana’s Journey in 2008 when they were freshmen in high school, and released the book online in their graduating year of 2011. After some revisions the girls decided that they would find representation for the novel, but this was disrupted by Miss Li ...more

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