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Summary The Cloud Roads

The Cloud Roads

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. 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 is different he s been unable to find anyone uite like him since his family was killed Over the decades he has tried living in solitude but inevitably ends up seeking companionship even if it reuires hiding some of his racial characteristics and uirks He s living his dual life in a village of ground dwellers when his shape changing flying form is discovered Preventing his change they cast him out of the village and stake him out for the local beasts A rescue provides a chance to discover and connect with his race and ultimately tired of loneliness he decides somewhat reluctantly to follow his rescuer home to meet a colony of his speciesCertainly much follows this is the barest introduction to a complex setting and a twisting plot While Wells does indulge in setting description from time to time she isn t one to lay everything out in orderly fashion for the reader preferring to show a little piece of the world have an action scene and repeat Because the world is so unfamiliar giant predators flying islands a species bent on universal dominance the narrative flow helps provide context without becoming overwhelming I generally like Wells writing style but at times the language is on the less complex side of the scale Don t get me wrong its sophisticated than many but it lacks the complex beauty of Kay or the sharp imagery of TaylorOne of the common reviewer complaints is a feeling of a lack of emotional connection I wonder if that was intentional character building on Wells part First because Moon seems to be a very watch and evaluate type of being which lends itself to emotional distance I found myself liking him much later when view spoilerthe fledglings were introduced hide spoiler

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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. 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 who slightly resemble shape shifting dragons only slightly though They are actually much much betterThe story opens with the main character Moon who is like a bird that has fallen out of its nest He is different from every other creature he meets and has no idea what he is Over the years he has learned that other races are suspicious of him and he keeps his shape shifting secret When he meets another of his kind his whole world changes and initially it seems it my not be for the betterThe story is action packed Raksura fight like dragons and there is a lot of claw and scale action and the ripping off of heads The bad guys are called the Fell and they are very bad It is all good fun This first book is complete in itself and finishes satisfactorily but with Moon about to enter the next stage of his life in book 2 Very nicely done altogether and I have the next book ready and waiting Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of power that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony's survival and that his people face extinction at the hands Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of the dreaded Fell Now Moon must Mensa Riddles Conundrums overcome a lifetime Julie of the Wolves of conditioning in The Right Swipe order to save and himself and his newfound k. Martha Wells just fixed herself firmly Touched on my list Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of favourite authors Her Murderbot series put her Ugly Fish 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 who slightly resemble shape shifting dragons The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives only slightly though They are actually much much betterThe story Little Gods opens with the main character Moon who is like a bird that has fallen Der Schweizerische Robinson out Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of its nest He is different from every The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats other creature he meets and has no idea what he is Over the years he has learned that Sylvia Pankhurst other races are suspicious Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of him and he keeps his shape shifting secret When he meets another Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of his kind his whole world changes and initially it seems it my not be for the betterThe story is action packed Raksura fight like dragons and there is a lot The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of claw and scale action and the ripping Book of Isms off バガボンド 1 of heads The bad guys are called the Fell and they are very bad It is all good fun This first book is complete in itself and finishes satisfactorily but with Moon about to enter the next stage Расул Гамзатов Стихи of his life in book 2 Very nicely done altogether and I have the next book ready and waiting

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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. 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 that doesn t correlate to ours In the age scale I would place this book in new adult shelf That is age of protagonist in Raksura age there is casual mentions of sex and procreation and there are some darker moments that is normal for YA genre but it s still miles away from grimdark Unfortunately that makes this book s biggest sin less forgivableBig problem for me where some very naive and childish moments Especially regarding main antagonists Fell There was so much potential there but author decided to make them stereotypical villains And what is worse is that she keeps reminding you of that ever so often pulls at sleeve Remember how evil those treacherous Fell Well they are cannibals toopulls at sleeve again Remember how evil those treacherous cannibal Fell are Well there is I m not asking for a lot just characters that have motivations other than malice 34 stars overall but it could have been eaily


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 of his kind finds a place is pretty much where this story started nearly ended then started again Moon finds his people early in the b

  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 thi

  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 man

  4. says:

    Sentient non humans belonging issues and matriarchy Just wowWhenever I stumble upon books whose authors create original w

  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 collections and before I know it I'm rereading them too Then I'm sure I

  6. says:

    There are books where shapeshifters take spotlight but not like this Raksura flying shapeshifters feel like uni

  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

  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 par

  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 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

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