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Moon, once a solitary wanderer, has become consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. Together, they travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. Moon finally feels like he’s found a tribe where he belongs. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core. Nearby they find the remains of the invaders who may be responsible, as well as evidence of a devastating theft. This discovery sends Moon and the hunters of Indigo Cloud on a quest for the heartstone of the tree - a quest that will lead them far away, across the Serpent Sea.
In this followup to The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells returns with a world-spanning odyssey, a mystery that only provokes more questions and the adventure of a lifetime.
©2012 Martha Wells (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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"Wells… spins an exciting adventure around an alien hero who anyone can identify with." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Magdalena on 04-14-14

Wow - An original universe

Martha Wells world is exciting, beautiful and intriguing. Christopher Kipiniak makes the story come to life. His performance in this and the next two books make for some exciting Sci Fi and Fantasy that is like nothing else to which I have listened. A+ to the entire series.

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By Jessy on 04-25-12

A different type of fantasy.



So, I went into this series not expecting much at all. To be honest, I was expecting something written badly but I was pleasantly surprised. So here we go:

-At first, I did not like the narrator and thought his voices where corny, but he grew on me and I ended up enjoying him

- The book was actually pretty clever and overall, it was very different from other things I have read.

- I feel that there needs to be more to this series, it does not seem to have an end. This is a good thing!

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By emmoff on 11-25-16

Book Two is a winner - Martha Wells rocks!

Book two in The Books of the Raksura series expands on the rich and inventive world that Martha Wells has created. The inter-personal relationships in the Queen dominated, but collective culture, of the shape-shifting Raksura is fascinating. Moon, the solitary outsider, alone for so long and now struggling to learn his society and significant role in it, is moving and very well done. The supporting characters are more developed and we meet more of the varied races on this world.

I love this series because it is original, imaginative, has a very large heart, lots of action and is very well written. And hello... there are shape-shifters!!!

Great narration by Christopher Kipiniak.

Highly recommended.

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