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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 Christmas Killer to hide his 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 Lost Revolution that he was Marion Mahony Reconsidered trying 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 Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 to meet someone like him who 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 A Short History of Egypt that he was loyal 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 Orchard Street, Dawn to 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 Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales to 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 Traitors Purse (Albert Campion Mystery that I haven 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. 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 watching The Avatar for the first time in 3D Except it is not only the blue people there are myriads of intelligent races in various sizes and colours with horns with tusks with manes scales wings tails you name it Floating islands rotating cities hive or giant tree settlements flying ships pyramids temple ruins jungle from the wide strokes to the littlest of details like luminous clump of mushrooms that jumps onto the tiny feet and scurries off out of your way or a tattoo parlour that offers to etch designs on your tusks Martha s Wells imagination will blow you awayElegant prose capturing and engaging story told from one person perspective and fascinating mesmerising world makes reading this book a truly fantastic experience This is how fantasy should be writtenHighly recommendedBuddy Read with Caro Alissa and Mayim Pretty Lucy Merwyn the balance of power Strings that his extraordinary lineage is crucial Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, to Catch and Release the colony's survival and Devils Paw (Imp, that his people face extinction at Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the hands of All Tied Up the dreaded Fell Now Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie tired of epic fantasy full of Tea Environments and Plantation Culture tropes in used 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to death medieval setting and want an original immersive world full of magic and wondrous creatures read Survive by the Team this book The only Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, thing Washington! (Wagons West, that comes close Tennessee! (Wagons West, to relating Celebration! (Wagons West, this experience is watching The Avatar for Texas! (Wagons West, the first I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery time in 3D Except it is not only Revenge ni Miss Piggy the blue people Breakfast Book there are myriads of intelligent races in various sizes and colours with horns with The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade tusks with manes scales wings Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, tails you name it Floating islands rotating cities hive or giant A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery tree settlements flying ships pyramids Card Concepts temple ruins jungle from Schadenfreude the wide strokes Emotional Victory to Still Life with Woodpecker the littlest of details like luminous clump of mushrooms Bo Knows Bo that jumps onto Gender and Food the Finer Women tattoo parlour Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down that offers Crazy Horses Girlfriend tusks Martha s Wells imagination will blow you awayElegant prose capturing and engaging story Hannah Has Two Mommies this book a Child Support truly fantastic experience This is how fantasy should be writtenHighly recommendedBuddy Read with Caro Alissa and Mayim

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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 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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 possi

  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 th

  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 W

  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 the City of Bones I know that Ms Wells' worldbuilding is nonpareil and the Raksura Books p

  5. says:

    4 stars objectively5 stars for enjoymentThe audio is superbly read by Christopher Kipiniak and I enjoyed every moment of this reread Now onto the next one because I can never reread just this book Gotta follow Moon on his journey across the Three Worlds and reread the rest of the trilogy And then I'll need to take a peak at the short story

  6. says:

    There are books where shapeshifters take spotlight but not like this Raksura flying shapeshifters feel like uniue specie with their ow

  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 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 exceptiona

  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 wonderful magic system And finally the totally imaginative characters in particular the Raksura

  9. says:

    If you are tired of epic fantasy full of tropes in used to death medieval setting and want an original immersive world fu

  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 volume of the Raksura short stories as well as The Edge of Worlds which is formally the fourth book of the seuence but can also be read as a jumping off point for a new era of the series As s