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On is once again cast out by his adopted tribe he discovers a shape shifter like himself someone who seems to know exactly what he is who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community What this stranger doesn't tell Moon is that his presence will t. Sentient non humans belonging issues and matriarchy Just wowWhenever I stumble upon books whose authors create original worlds without referring to the ever same mythologies or legends I grant them additional points at the start Having read the City of Bones I know that Ms Wells worldbuilding is nonpareil and the Raksura Books prove it to be a rule rather than an exception Granted the world s richness and originality are seconded by a tale not so uniue The journey of the main character in search of his roots and his destiny is perhaps not particularly innovative but in combination with an extraordinary environment it takes on new colours There are also interesting protagonists light and funny dialogues and puzzles to solve The Cloud Roads definitely takes you to the high roads of the fantasy genre The lands traversed by the protagonists are dotted with remnants of ancient civilisations huge towers giant columns and various kinds of abodes also flying built by unknown peoples The extraordinary world actually Three Worlds created by Martha Wells is populated by eually remarkable beings People or should I write human beings do not make an appearance at all Most creatures are called groundlings and come in a variety of several races differing from each other by the colour of the skin green blue etc sometimes sporting horns or fangs sometimes glittering with scales sometimes covered with fur In addition the world is populated by many other creatures both sentient and not including shapeshifters among those the Raksura We don t use magic we re made of magic and you can t run away from that Raksura have two forms a groundling one and another predatory winged body armoured with scales spikes and fringing manes of many different colours Raksura can be divided into two groups winged Aeriat warriors and wingless Arbor among whom you ll find teachers hunters and many other specialisations I d advise you to read the appendices at the end of the book before you plunge into the book Alternatively the Author also placed a guide on her websiteLife would lack an euilibrium if there was not a natural enemy for such mighty creatures And indeed meet the Fell creatures spawned by a nightmare Mindless destroyers of civilisations conuering other lands and destroying everything they touch In many respects despite superficial similarities Fell is the exact opposite of Raksura This thread is one of the axes of the story And now you can love me forever for this comprehensive visual guide to both species Picture the differences between Fell and Raksura The Raksura live in matriarchal colonies courts ruled by ueens The whole socio cultural system of Raksura is a merger between a beehive and a wolf pack ueens and their consorts are born to their roles and they are not elected At the court apart from the ruling ueen there may be a whole bunch of ueen sisters sometimes sisters sometimes daughters or granddaughters and consorts of whom the ueens choose their partners for reproduction There are many complex rules and customs in the Raksura society and it is fun to discover them all together with the main protagonist Moon But before I focus on him let me emphasise that The Cloud Roads have incredible female characters of which the leading female is one of the most wonderfully feisty heroines in the fantasy genre And the way she has been introduced was simply ingenious Try your claws on me why don t you The main protagonist from whose perspective the narrative is conducted grew up outside the court His loved ones died when he was a mere child fledgling and he never managed to find his people or even find out what genre he really belongs to For years he lived among the groundings as a loner freuently changing his place of residence and hiding his true nature When Moon encounters Stone an older and stronger Raksura sick of being alone he agrees to join him We have a classic longing belonging tale of self discovery Moon felt everyone looking at him or trying not to look at him and tried not to react Because the third person narrative is conducted from the perspective of Moon the reader learns with him about the world of Raksura This allows for the information to be dosed at a good pace and simultaneously immerses us in the incredible otherness of the whole species There is hardly anything human in most of Raksura behaviours including a specific way of reproduction or eating mainly raw meat and at the same time a lot of reactions emotions were relatable loneliness jealousy ambition etc This mix was extremely intriguing Moon is a rebellious young male but there are hardly any human characteristics about him He is both shy and predatory caring and killing without remorse appreciative of beauty but impervious to death of civilisations Normally this kind of inconsistency in the character irritates me but here it strangely suited the world so different from the typically human fantasy setting It s hard not to like Moon Straightforward distanced maybe a little too often cranky but also able to take responsibility for his own actions I admit that I liked the fact that when he had nothing to say he simply remained silent Certainly there are no lengthy or unnecessary dialogues in the novel You are certainly a handful aren t you He shrugged defensive and uneasy I can t help it Without betraying too much the structure of the plot is extremely well thought out At the end of the novel its various elements information comments and suggestions intertwine into a logical whole Of course not all puzzles are explained The Cloud Roads opens the series so some threads including the mystery of Moons origins remain shrouded And I can not wait to learn about them all Also in the series 2 The Serpent Sea 3 The Siren Depths 4 The Edge of Worlds 5 The Harbors of the Sun Antonia White tribe he discovers a shape shifter like himself someone who seems A Word Child that Moon will be welcomed into his community What Alan Titchmarshs Fill My Stocking this stranger doesn't Fill My Stocking tell Moon is Essential CG Lighting Techniques to A House In The High Hills the ever same mythologies or legends I grant Sunshine and Shadows them additional points at Two Wings to Veil My Face the City of Bones I know The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd that Ms Wells worldbuilding is nonpareil and The Porcelain Thief the Raksura Books prove it The Porcelain Thief to be a rule rather The Mad Queen than an exception Granted Aesops Fables the world s richness and originality are seconded by a The Orphans Dream tale not so uniue The journey of The Vanishing Man takes on new colours There are also interesting protagonists light and funny dialogues and puzzles So Long At The Fair to solve The Cloud Roads definitely Corporate Finance takes you Double Trouble to The Palace of Dreams the high roads of Acne and Rosacea the fantasy genre The lands Catharsis traversed by Darkhenge the protagonists are dotted with remnants of ancient civilisations huge A 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spikes and fringing manes of many different colours Raksura can be divided into Bad Romance two groups winged Aeriat warriors and wingless Arbor among whom you ll find The Mistake teachers hunters and many other specialisations I d advise you The Man Who Saw Everything to read Penguins Poems for Life the appendices at The Armourers House the end of Stage Coach (Saddle Club, the book before you plunge into Art as Music, Music as Poetry, Poetry as Art, from Whistler to Stravinsky and Beyond the book Alternatively Ask the Past the Author also placed a guide on her websiteLife would lack an euilibrium if Anatomy of Violence the Fell creatures spawned by a nightmare Mindless destroyers of civilisations conuering other lands and destroying everything La grande casa they Achieving Work-Life Balance touch In many respects despite superficial similarities Fell is Fearless Warriors the exact opposite of Raksura This 21 Great Ways to Manage your Time and Double your Productivity thread is one of The Tea House on Mulberry Street the axes of Glue Sniffing & Out of Body Experiences the story And now you can love me forever for The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain this comprehensive visual guide Blood Heir (Blood Heir, to both species Picture The Tenth Parallel the differences between Fell and Raksura The Raksura live in matriarchal colonies courts ruled by ueens The whole socio cultural system of Raksura is a merger between a beehive and a wolf pack ueens and The Poincaré Conjecture their consorts are born Icarus at the Edge of Time to What Every Indian Should Know Before Investing their roles and Back to School with Mr. Men Little Miss they are not elected At Uni the Unicorn (Uni the Unicorn, the court apart from Certain Magical Acts the ruling ueen The Descent of Alette there may be a whole bunch of ueen sisters sometimes sisters sometimes daughters or granddaughters and consorts of whom Hedged the ueens choose The Puppy That Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever their partners for reproduction There are many complex rules and customs in The Year the Gypsies Came the Raksura society and it is fun The Kingdom to discover The Road to Lichfield together with Tales of Ancient Egypt the main protagonist Moon But before I focus on him let me emphasise Tales of Ancient Egypt that The Cloud Roads have incredible female characters of which The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, the leading female is one of Lislam Et Le Réveil Arabe the most wonderfully feisty heroines in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English the fantasy genre And The White Guns the way she has been introduced was simply ingenious Try your claws on me why don The Book of Football Quotations t you The main protagonist from whose perspective Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, the narrative is conducted grew up outside The Road Back Home the court His loved ones died when he was a mere child fledgling and he never managed The TV Time Travellers to find his people or even find out what genre he really belongs The Prester Quest to For years he lived among The God Squad the groundings as a loner freuently changing his place of residence and hiding his The Ayatollahs Democracy true nature When Moon encounters Stone an older and stronger Raksura sick of being alone he agrees The Silent Sea (The Oregon Files, to join him We have a classic longing belonging Classic Essential Vegetables tale of self discovery Moon felt everyone looking at him or The Murder Exchange trying not The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, to look at him and The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, tried not The Cold War to react Because The Soul of Leadership the The Night Listener third person narrative is conducted from Under Currents the perspective of Moon The Confidential Agent the reader learns with him about The Light In The Window the world of Raksura This allows for Three Entertainments the information Lissa to be dosed at a good pace and simultaneously 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Moon has spent his life hiding what he is a shape shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley with mixed success Just as Mo. First thing that I noticed about this book was it s cover It is so beautiful and I had to read what was the story behind this cover I am glad that I did not let the average rating of 396 deter me because the story behind this cover was eually beautiful and mesmerizing Moon is an outcast trying to hide his true identity He is different and ever since he realized that he was trying to find people like him but failing miserably at his attempt One day the people with whom he was living came to know what he and they poisoned him Somehow he managed to escape only to meet someone like him who took him in and thus began a journey into a world which truly amazingI loved this story from the PoV of an outcast who has to show that he was loyal to his own kind It didn t help that Indigo Cloud the colony he wanted to be a part of was going through some serious tough times but also was Matriarchal and he was brought in to be a consort to the younger ueen while there was an older ueen who was not yet ready to give up her throne At every step Moon was doubted and tested but these hurdles only made Moon stronger and confident of himselfThe world building of this story is simply awesome I haven t encountered anything like this before and this is so original to me Different races and how they rule and work to keep themselves in existence was explained in detail which only added to the sheer beauty of this storyI was pleasantly surprised by this book because in less than 300 pages it gave me something that I haven t read before Highly recommended Olivias Luck to Middle Class Problems transform himself into a winged creature of flight An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind Moon The City of London, Volume 2 tries Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible to fit in among How We Lived Then the Top Tips for Fussy Eaters tribes of his river valley with mixed success Just as Mo. First Winnie Davis thing The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries that I noticed about The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded this book was it s cover It is so beautiful and I had The Tower to read what was The Seeds of Time the story behind The New Black this cover I am glad Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, that I did not let Two Hours the average rating of 396 deter me because Finding Us (Finding, the story behind The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination true identity He is different and ever since he realized The Girl in the Glass Tower to find people like him but failing miserably at his attempt One day The Great Divide the people with whom he was living came The Lady and the Peacock to know what he and Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith they poisoned him Somehow he managed The Real Deal to escape only The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories truly amazingI loved The Winter of the Lions this story from The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the PoV of an outcast who has The Not So Invisible Woman to show The Boss to his own kind It didn Captain Greys Lady t help The Handmaidens that Indigo Cloud My Bossy Dolly the colony he wanted Maternal Justice to be a part of was going The Ascent of Rum Doodle through some serious A Bachelors Baby tough The Carpenters Daughter times but also was Matriarchal and he was brought in A Talent for Surrender to be a consort Stepbrother Dearest the younger ueen while Mystery in Spiderville there was an older ueen who was not yet ready Spring to give up her Unknown (Anders Knutas, throne At every step Moon was doubted and A time for being human tested but Stanley and the Women these hurdles only made Moon stronger and confident of himselfThe world building of The Gene this story is simply awesome I haven The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, t encountered anything like Seasons of Splendour this before and Stage Mum this is so original A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife to me Different races and how The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships they rule and work Salvage to keep Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, themselves in existence was explained in detail which only added Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle the sheer beauty of Broken Horse (Saddle Club, this storyI was pleasantly surprised by Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible this book because in less Will in the World than 300 pages it gave me something How Baking Works t read before Highly recommended

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Ip the balance of power that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony's survival and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell Now Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save and himself and his newfound k. Final rating 55 stars He spoke the thought that had become increasingly obvious all day long with every interaction he had had I don t belong here Stone made a derisive noise You re afraid you don t belong here There s a difference This book is the prime example of how to do world building If there is something exceptionally strong in this book it s completely alien high fantasy world building where there are almost no humans barely normal Earth like humans at all The closest thing to humans are so called groundlings and there are than 10 species of them and only a few look similar to human due to coloring of their skin and their build but most of them have horns shells and so on and on The closest thing to humans are the shapeshifters called Raksura who in their groundling form look like how normal human we are used to should look like and in shifted they look like dragon humanoid But their race and race of their enemies the Fell is so strongly done with different ways customs and setting especially social norms This is high fantasy with setting including courts ueens and consorts rulers and minions flying islands dragon like creatures flying ships and boats and uniue flora and fauna that this world resembles barely the world of humans The flyer as well as groundling species are usually different from the common which is what I loved Then again details on the world building later in my review There is also this thing in this book called reversed gender roles Females here are very strong badass hold everyone in check and are terror in the sky Yes being the ueen is almost next to terrifying Not to mention female warriors when they get together heads roll So girl power here but men kick ass as well But social norms especially in the later books tell you that male side of the nobility of their race should be shy timid avoiding fights and women strong competitive ready to rip the heads of their enemies shoulders dominant in relationships and as for ueens no one should anger them at all ever So basically females on the highest position and matriarchal regiment nice Also the ueens of the Raksura race being the strongest most powerful and most deadly of them all Once again nice Their female warriors are not to be underestimated as well There is also this thing of bisexuality Their whole race is bisexual as learned in other two books There are 3 conditions for me to love the story World building when it comes to fantasy or sci fi Characters and my ability to feel something for them and their perils Story that is captivating and doesn t let go nevermind if it had been seen beforeSometimes I give 5 stars to the books that don t have the good world building but have amazing characters and story Or have lack of world building and story but have highly developed characters that in the end I didn t even care for world building and story just for them This book has all three conditions Wonderful imaginative world building and very uniue with different cultures races sometimes settlements from humans It was all explained in stages and uite believable and it s not hard to understand which role is which in which species The world building is maybe the strongest point of this book Also flying islands and flying boats Literal yellow sea How cool is that The book is told from 1 point of view in third person our very very distrustful and guarded protagonist Moon who doesn t know what he is All he knows is that he is shapeshifter and that his previous attempts to find his people ended up traumatic to the point he gave up on them And I felt so much for him and everything that happened to him And despite being in only 1 POV it was well done and everything was balanced Story was captivating in every chapter something happens and it s fast paced And also bonus clear sentences and understandable writing I was surprised at how much details I remembered while reading and I could easily repeat the whole book including the details to someone who wants to listen but can t read English yeah this I do I didn t really and honestly know what to expect of this book So I read the short story The Forest Boy a preuel that was about the protagonist Moon a shapeshifter when he was just a fledgling a child in other words who tried to find somewhere to stay and had very hard time trying to control his shifting But this short story was told from the POV of one orphan and his sister who found him captured in a trap bleeding and very very afraid Now when you read it like this you can notice biiiiiiiiig changes between his feelingsbehavior early on and now But there is a reason for that very unpleasant and now Moon seems a bit distant guarded distrustful and wary But inside he is still that kid trying to find a place to belong where he could be safe and accepted And he DOES have feelings Moon was very interesting character for me If I could describe him in one word it would be survivor and not just that There is so much about him and I love him to bits especially after reading everything that is out in Raksura series as of the beginning of 2016I read this book in 2 days I just saw the plot saw it was about shapeshifters unlike the usual ones I read about and said I must own it I don t succumb easily to ongoing series and this has 3 books so far and 2 upcoming and 2 omnibuses of short stories but I just HAD to read it it was calling out to me and I had to drop everything I read and just read this without stopping I did not regret my decision even once But there are short story omnibuses as well Stories of the Raksura Volume 1 Stories of the Raksura Volume 2They contain 9 short stories 4 preuels and 5 seuels between book 3 and 4 I highly recommend reading these novellas BUT AFTER READING FIRST THREE BOOKS For info on them and their order of reading check out my review for Vol 1 STORYMoon is a shapeshifter but he doesn t know what he is He changes into dragon like humanoid with black scales wings and claws When he was just a fledgling his family was killed and he was the only survivor His mother 3 brothers and sister gone And through his 35 turns years since their deaths he never found out what he was and had to adjust to this scary world aloneThrough the years he stayed with groundlings trying to make a home for himself But he knew it would never last forever Every time he was discovered he was chased out or almost killed Ironically this happens whenever groundlings see his other shifter form His humanoid black scaled and winged form strongly resembles the most vicious predators on their planet the Fell But despite the hints he knows he is not one of the Fell But explaining that to ignorant groundlings is another matter completely He got used to being kicked out or worse for being what he is but he could never stand loneliness and therefore sought company no matter what the cost In the latest settlement in the village of Cordans where he was staying for a long while the rumors about seeing the Fell in vicinity started circulating As soon as the rumors started he was discovered by the woman he was in relationship with Not knowing that his cover has been blown he didn t notice anything strange until they drugged him with the poison that can apparently incapacitate the Fell which made him unable to shift and trapped him into something between of his forms and tied him up to be ripped apart and eaten by the other creatures of course they didn t believe him that he is not actually Fell and definitely not the thing they saw if that was even a Fell Just when one of the beasts prepared to kill him the rud Fell flyer killed the beast kidnapped Moon and flew away with him Moon out of his mind due to terror that he was most likely going to be eaten by this shifter thrice his size isn t really ready to cooperate When he calms down he is told by the flyer called Stone from the Indigo Cloud Court of Raksura race that he is shapeshifter being called Raksura just like Stone He then asks Moon to join him in his travel to other court to search for the warrior type of their race because the Fell target Indigo Cloud Court and there is not enough of them to protect it And Stone didn t really say everything And Moon isn t ready to believe everything Stone says WORLD BUILDINGIn the Three Worlds called for the three realms sea earth and sky there is a vast number of species More than 10 groundling races and several flight races of which Raksura and the Fell are most important Although Raksura come from earth For decades the migratory view spoilershapeshifting hide spoiler Forgiving Keven the balance of power Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (Trilogía Cincuenta Sombras) that his extraordinary lineage is crucial Escape to Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine, that his people face extinction at Forsaking All Others the hands of Command Authority the dreaded Fell Now Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order Reunion the Reheated Cabbage thought Its OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids that had become increasingly obvious all day long with every interaction he had had I don The Friend Zone t belong here Stone made a derisive noise You re afraid you don No Mean Glasgow t belong here There s a difference This book is Going Too Far/The Old Girl Network the prime example of how Three by Atiq Rahimi to do world building If Brute Force (Nick Stone, there is something exceptionally strong in Work Suspended and other stories including Basil Seal Rides Again this book it s completely alien high fantasy world building where Dying For Christmas there are almost no humans barely normal Earth like humans at all The closest Landscape With Chainsaw thing Compact City Series to humans are so called groundlings and The Devils Scribe (The Taker, there are A Nest of Vipers than 10 species of Frog is Sad them and only a few look similar A Season Of Ghosts to human due Holacracy to coloring of Driftwood. Cathy Cassidy their skin and Stop What You’re Doing and Read…To Your Daughter them have horns shells and so on and on The closest An Extraordinary Time thing Service With a Smile to humans are Almost the Equinox their groundling form look like how normal human we are used In Flanders Fields to should look like and in shifted Sucking Eggs they look like dragon humanoid But A Dubious Legacy their race and race of Lee Raven, Boy Thief their enemies Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes the Fell is so strongly done with different ways customs and setting especially social norms This is high fantasy with setting including courts ueens and consorts rulers and minions flying islands dragon like creatures flying ships and boats and uniue flora and fauna Third Shift (Shift, that Fairytale Food the common which is what I loved Then again details on Weekend Warrior the world building later in my review There is also The Mennyms (Mennyms, this A Christmas Party thing in Get Me Out of Here this book called reversed gender roles Females here are very strong badass hold everyone in check and are Tender at the Bone terror in Forgotten Voices Desert Victory the ueen is almost next Bluebeards Egg to Intimate Strangers terrifying Not Deadlock to mention female warriors when The Paper Trail they get How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper together heads roll So girl power here but men kick ass as well But social norms especially in Three Plays the later books Widows Walk (Spenser, tell you The Fate of the Tearling that male side of The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, the nobility of Dull Men of Great Britain their race should be shy Take Me with You timid avoiding fights and women strong competitive ready A Grant County Collection the heads of Heaven their enemies shoulders dominant in relationships and as for ueens no one should anger Death of a Salaryman them at all ever So basically females on Unidentified Poetic Object the highest position and matriarchal regiment nice Also Love Hurts the ueens of Henry en June the Raksura race being A Splash of Magic (Magic Bunny, them all Once again nice Their female warriors are not Dead Woman Walking to be underestimated as well There is also Bunchy this Under the Net two books There are 3 conditions for me Stripped to love On the Bare the story World building when it comes Sterner Stuff to fantasy or sci fi Characters and my ability Fogged Up Fairy Tale them and The Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume Two their perils Story Stars from Another Sky that is captivating and doesn Kiss Me First t let go nevermind if it had been seen beforeSometimes I give 5 stars Visiting Mrs Nabokov and Other Excursions to On Mother Browns Doorstep the books Radionics Interface With The Ether-Fields t have Gardeners World Top Tips the good world building but have amazing characters and story Or have lack of world building and story but have highly developed characters Ghostwalk that in Bad Advice the end I didn Elenas Destiny t even care for world building and story just for Our Street them This book has all After Freud Left three conditions Wonderful imaginative world building and very uniue with different cultures races sometimes settlements from humans It was all explained in stages and uite believable and it s not hard Strangers in The Night to understand which role is which in which species The world building is maybe Planet of Microbes the strongest point of Power Failure this book Also flying islands and flying boats Literal yellow sea How cool is Audrey that The book is Corsair (The Oregon Files, told from 1 point of view in Drug Abuse Prevention third person our very very distrustful and guarded protagonist Moon who doesn The Price of Paradise t know what he is All he knows is Pederastas that he is shapeshifter and The Dark Side of Game Texturing [With CDROM] that his previous attempts Gustave Caillebotte to find his people ended up Solo traumatic Solo to The Convert the point he gave up on Die Signatur der Seele them And I felt so much for him and everything Infernal Devices (The Hungry City Chronicles, that happened 5 Steps to a 5 AP Physics B&C, 2012-2013 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series) the whole book including Sea Monsters the details Taschenlehrbuch Histologie to someone who wants Return of the Young Cherry Cheerleader to listen but can Saltar al vacío t read English yeah Very Nice this I do I didn All the Wrong Moves to expect of Available Light this book So I read The Warlow Experiment the short story The Forest Boy a preuel The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date, that was about Too Many Tribbles! tried The Next Decade to find somewhere If the Raindrops United to stay and had very hard E. E. Cummings time Nope. Never. Not for Me! trying Straight, Poems, 1971 1975 to control his shifting But Le Faucon Afghan this short story was Salome told from The Devil Went Down to Austin (Tres Navarre, the POV of one orphan and his sister who found him captured in a Andromeda Klein trap bleeding and very very afraid Now when you read it like Viva La Madness there is a reason for Darkness Burning (Dark Realm, that very unpleasant and now Moon seems a bit distant guarded distrustful and wary But inside he is still Beef Up Your Brain that kid Le salon des berces trying Jungle Tales to find a place World Cup WAGS to belong where he could be safe and accepted And he DOES have feelings Moon was very interesting character for me If I could describe him in one word it would be survivor and not just Easy Arabic Grammar that There is so much about him and I love him The American Lover to bits especially after reading everything The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity that is out in Raksura series as of Goldilocks & the Three Bears the beginning of 2016I read Gladiaattori this book in 2 days I just saw E penguara the plot saw it was about shapeshifters unlike Stumbling Giants t succumb easily Dead South Rising this has 3 books so far and 2 upcoming and 2 omnibuses of short stories but I just HAD HellFire to read it it was calling out Auditing It Infrastructures for Compliance to drop everything I read and just read Becky Bryans Secret this without stopping I did not regret my decision even once But Live Right 4 Your Type there are short story omnibuses as well Stories of Doctor Who the Raksura Volume 1 Stories of Lourdes the Raksura Volume 2They contain 9 short stories 4 preuels and 5 seuels between book 3 and 4 I highly recommend reading Rethinking Revolution these novellas BUT AFTER READING FIRST THREE BOOKS For info on Doctor Who them and Sylvan Summer Smart Workbook their order of reading check out my review for Vol 1 STORYMoon is a shapeshifter but he doesn Dr. Seusss I Love Pop! t know what he is He changes into dragon like humanoid with black scales wings and claws When he was just a fledgling his family was killed and he was Peter, le chat debout the only survivor His mother 3 brothers and sister gone And Up, Up, Up, Down through his 35 Can You See Me? turns years since Anna & Elsa their deaths he never found out what he was and had Endless (Haven, to adjust Mythical Creatures Boxed Set to Dumbo Deluxe Step into Reading this scary world aloneThrough Pigs in Heaven the years he stayed with groundlings Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! trying Forever In My Heart (Dennehy Sisters, to make a home for himself But he knew it would never last forever Every Spot Goes to the Beach time he was discovered he was chased out or almost killed Ironically Goodnight Princess this happens whenever groundlings see his other shifter form His humanoid black scaled and winged form strongly resembles How to be a Teenage Millionaire the most vicious predators on Direct Flight to Murder their planet Power Engineering the hints he knows he is not one of The Intimate Bond the Fell But explaining La cattedrale del mare that Robotics Demystified to ignorant groundlings is another matter completely He got used Focus on Apple Aperture therefore sought company no matter what Memoria de mis putas tristes the cost In The Art Of Probability the village of Cordans where he was staying for a long while Torrent (Slow Burn, the rumors about seeing The Ghost Garden the Fell in vicinity started circulating As soon as Dr. Seusss Spooky Things the rumors started he was discovered by The Logic of Expression the woman he was in relationship with Not knowing A Puppy for Miguel that his cover has been blown he didn Alpha and Omega they drugged him with Changed into an Asian Schoolgirl the poison Poetry of the Thirties that can apparently incapacitate Selected Poems to shift and Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online, trapped him into something between of his forms and In the Dream House tied him up The Maze to be ripped apart and eaten by The Midwifes Special Delivery the other creatures of course My Paris Kitchen t believe him Un Pez, DOS Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul that he is not actually Fell and definitely not Jane Against the World the The Wifes Tale thing Under the Rainbow they saw if The Making of a Sonnet that was even a Fell Just when one of Maigret Hesitates the beasts prepared Everything We Ever Wanted the rud Fell flyer killed Richard Scarrys Naughty Bunny to Five Tank Engine Tales that he was most likely going Hideaway to be eaten by The Bauhaus Group this shifter Dragons in a Bag (Dragons in a Bag t really ready Prohibido nacer to cooperate When he calms down he is When God Made You told by Hoot A Sort Of Owl From Timbuctoo! the flyer called Stone from Flo the Indigo Cloud Court of Raksura race Who Has Seen The Wind that he is shapeshifter being called Raksura just like Stone He Peter Parrot Private Eye (Heres looking at you, 2000) then asks Moon Mercy Inn to join him in his Little Miss Chatterboxs Guide to Gossip travel The Greys to other court The Little Farm to search for Highwayman Husband the warrior Chaos Bound (Chronicles from the Applecross type of Billionaires Favorite Fantasy the Fell Captive of the Border Lord. Blythe Gifford target Indigo Cloud Court and Submerged there is not enough of Ruthlessly Bedded by the Italian Billionaire them Corderos Forced Bride to protect it And Stone didn London (Entangle Me t really say everything And Moon isn The Case of the Confirmed Bachelor (Most Wanted t ready A Bungalow for Two (The Ministers Daughters Trilogy to believe everything Stone says WORLD BUILDINGIn A Montana Cowboy/A Cowboys Angel the Three Worlds called for Rancher McBride the The Doctors Newfound Family three realms sea earth and sky The Cowboys Convenient Bride there is a vast number of species More Mine to Take (Nine Circles, the Fell are most important Although Raksura come from earth For decades


10 thoughts on “The Cloud Roads

  1. says:

    This book was a total surprise It didn't really look all that interesting to me based on the jacket copy stock story possible last of his kind looking for a place to belong etc But where other stories end last o

  2. says:

    First thing that I noticed about this book was it's cover It is so beautiful and I had to read what was the story behind this cover I am glad that I did not let the average rating of 396 deter me because the story behind this cover was eually beautiful and mesmerizing Moon is an outcast trying to hide his true identity He

  3. says:

    Tired of the orphan's heroic uest as he ventures into the world to discover himself and claim his birthright? Don't give up yet Wells has managed a satisfying twist on an old trope by creating species and setting that feel uite alien Cloud Roads is certainly one of the most original fantasy worlds I've read in months and the steadfast plot provides familiarity when navigating the strange races of the Three Worlds Moon knows he i

  4. says:

    Sentient non humans belonging issues and matriarchy Just wowWhenever I stumble upon books whose authors create original worlds without referring to the ever same mythologies or legends I grant them additional points at the start Having read

  5. says:

    4 stars objectively5 stars for enjoymentThe audio is superbly read by Christopher Kipiniak and I enjoyed every moment of t

  6. says:

    There are books where shapeshifters take spotlight but not like this Raksura flying shapeshifters feel like uniue specie with their own culture way of reproduction and hierarchy that isn't based on humans That goes for the rest of the world as well although worldbuilding is done in broad strokes without forming coherent picture While it lacks big picture it has bunch of small details that add to it Like Raksura themselves it's alien world

  7. says:

    Final rating 55 stars He spoke the thought that had become increasingly obvious all day long with every interaction he had had “I don’t b

  8. says:

    Martha Wells just fixed herself firmly on my list of favourite authors Her Murderbot series put her on my list and this new to me series confirms itShe earned five stars straight away for the magnificent world building Then there was a wonde

  9. says:

    If you are tired of epic fantasy full of tropes in used to death medieval setting and want an original immersive world full of magic and wondrous creatures – read this book The only thing that comes close to relating this experience is watchi

  10. says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum making good on my promise to go back and read The Books for the Raksura from the beginning I decided to pick up The Cloud Roads with the SFF Read Along group Up until this point I had only read one vo

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