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The Edge of Worlds Read ↠ 102 Distant ancestors the Forerunners and the last sealed Forerunner city they encountered was a prison for an unstoppable evilPrior to the groundlings’ arrival the Indigo Cloud court had been plagued by visions of a disaster that could destroy all the courts in the Reaches Now the court’s mentors believe the ancient city is connected to the foretold danger A small group of warriors including consort Moon an orphan new to the colony and the Raksura’. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Edge of Worlds is the fourth novel of Martha Wells Books of the Raksura I haven t actually read any of the previous installments unless you count the short story collections so I had some initial concerns about jumping in mid series despite it being billed as a new adventure Happily though this turned out to be a pretty great place to start my Raksura journey and I would strongly encourage others to try it out as wellThe story begins with a shared nightmare Moon wakes up from a dream about an attack from the Fell the enemy of the Raksura and finds out that everyone else in Indigo Cloud court also experienced the same visions No one is sure how to interpret what they saw but they do know that an omen like this cannot be ignored Soon their worries are compounded with the arrival of a groundling emissary who tells them that the people of Kish have discovered an ancient sealed city by the sea Callumkal the leader of the groundling expedition intends to find a way into the city and has come to the Raksura asking for help in this endeavorThe Raksura are torn on how to move forward There are fears that this ancient city may have been built by the forerunners distant Raksuran ancestors and no one could forget that the last sealed forerunner city they encountered was actually a prison for a monstrous creature of evil In the end though the Raksura of Indigo Cloud court decide to help the groundlings splitting themselves up into two groups One group would remain behind to guard the colony while the other one would accompany the groundling expedition to investigate the mysterious cityI ve said this before and I ll say it again the Raksura are one of the most original fantasy races I ve ever encountered in fantasy fiction For those who are unfamiliar with them taking in the sheer amount of information about Raksuran culture physiology and social hierarchy will probably be the most overwhelming aspect should you decided to start the series here The truth is the plot of The Edge of Worlds is actually uite simple and straightforward But the Raksura themselves Not so much There are a lot of characters to meet details to learn I think I would have struggled had I not received a crash course about the Raksuran race back when I read volume one of Stories of the RaksuraBasically the Raksura are shapeshifters whose physical characteristics remind me of bird people but their societies are reminiscent of insect colonies There s a ueen who rules and she and her mate called a Consort will produce royal clutches composed of ueens Consorts as well as Warriors that are infertile males and females who defend the court All three of these types are capable of flight and they are called the Aeriat Then there are the Arbora who are Raksura that have no wings but are capable climbers They are made up of Teachers who oversee the young Hunters who provide food Soldiers who guard the colony and Mentors who are seers with magical abilitiesIt s a bit overwhelming at first but all the information about Raksuran ways can be picked up on the fly no pun intended Wells was clearly writing with new readers in mind because she provides plenty of information for us to understand what s happening Presumably this book also takes place after the events of the previous novel The Siren Depths so there s a lot of recap about what went on in the Raksura s previous encounter with a sealed forerunner city along with the history of the FellAnd speaking of the Raksura s enemies I loved the suspenseful build up to their arrival at the ancient city Martha Wells fills the expedition s journey with interesting events so that even the parts that involved traveling were enjoyable and engaging As I said the novel s plot is actually very simple but you get an incredibly rich experience nonetheless thanks to the fantastic world building and smooth pacingThis was also the first time I got to have uality time with Moon the series protagonist I only got to know him briefly from the first anthology so I really enjoyed seeing him as a fleshed out character here settled into his life at Indigo Cloud From the short stories I was able to glean some details of Moon s past so I know that he grew up very differently than his fellow Raksura and therefore still has much to learn about the culture of the court as well as how to be a Consort His behavior and ways of thinking make him something of a wild card among his peers and it s fascinating to see how that affects the social dynamicsIn sum I can personally attest that The Edge of Worlds is a good starting point for readers new to the world of the Raksura Taking in all its beauty and wonders may take some time but it s worth it There s certainly no lack of creativity in this series making it perfect for fantasy readers looking to escape into a totally original tale and settingAudiobook comments The audio edition of The Edge of Worlds is narrated by Christopher Kipiniak who also provides his voice for all the other audiobooks in the series I ve long heard about his excellent performance on these books but this is the first I ve ever listened for myself He has a very rich and powerful voice and I think much of the atmosphere I felt from the story was thanks to his superb narration Some of his voices for female characters sound awkward to me but I m still beyond impressed by the huge range of voices he is able to perform I never had any problems distinguishing who was talking and considering the large cast of characters in this novel that s no small feat

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The Edge of Worlds Read ↠ 102 An expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura shape shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas near the deeps of the impassable Ocean They believe it to be the last home of their ancestors and ask for help getting inside But the Raksura fear it was built by their own. If eyes fall on this and no one is here to greet you then we have failed Yet you exist so our failure is not complete Disclaimer this is not a bad bad book It is a bad good book It simply gave me less that I have grown to expect from Martha Wells and the Books of the RaksuraSince the whole series has been written in the 32 format theoretically although I would not recommend it you can start your Raksura gig here What makes this even possible is the fact that all that happens in the first 100 pages or so is a recapitulation of what has already transpired and reading this novel back to back with its predecessors I found the repetitions sometimes down to the minor detail a bit tediousIf I unleashed my snark I could even say that the whole book is a one fat rehash of the same pattern 1 danger is identified 2 long travel to a distant land ensues 3 giving the characters time to proceed with various personal dramas angst incorporated 4 which stop when they arrive at their destination 5 that turns out to be ancient magicremnant of a gone civilisation Warmed up plot devices from previous books are supplanted with the same set of tropes and so the old problems of identity book 1 belonging book 2 and past versus present book 3 are revisited again and again sometimes in an angsty way suitable for a YA than the adult fantasy tale Also the euilibrium between description reflection action that Ms Wells kept diligently throughout the original trilogy is lost here and it baffles me because this book is longer than its predecessors so in theory there was enough space to balance things out On top of issues with pacing the continuing gender problem exacerbated thinnes of character development in this instalment As Moon is settling into his culturally ascribed role and everybody takes this for granted he has less opportunity for growth And because this series was and to a huge extent still is Moon centred this affects the whole design Because Moon is increasingly conforming to the predefined role within the Raksuran society lack of rationale for seamlessness of this process made me feel that the book started expanding sideways in breath not in depth This vast shallowness was also evident in the new insights into the Three Worlds While again we meet new species and see new sights in depth exploration is not there Also with the introduction of a new potentially fantastic protagonist view spoilerie the half Fell ueen hide spoiler

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The Edge of Worlds Read ↠ 102 S idea of family and sister ueen Jade agree to go with the groundling expedition to investigate But the predatory Fell have found the city too and in the race to keep the danger contained the Raksura may be the ones who inadvertently release it The Edge of Worlds from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells returns to the fascinating world of The Cloud Roads for the first book in a new series of strange lands uncanny beings dead cities and ancient dang. While this is book four in the series it picks up some years after the first trilogy and it forms a duology with the next book there s no conclusion in this oneThe Indigo Cloud Court has been peaceful for a long time but that peace is shattered when nearly the entire Court has a shared dream of a Fell attack Soon after a new flying boat arrives with strange groundlings and an old friend of the Raksura They bring news of a found ancient city of a type similar to the one that caused so much trouble in the previous book An expedition is mounted but like before the Fell are in the race as well with the prophetic dream indicating what s at stakeI love reading about the world of the Raksura It s interesting from the point of view of an ancient lived in world with many intelligent species coexisting in many different environments as well as the rigorous construction of the Raksura themselves The emotional journey inthis one isn t as compelling as in previous volumes Moon is so clearly grounded with his Court now doubly so now that he has relations with his birth Court There s of the half Fell half Raksura in this book which is interesting but not enough to satisfy It s clear there will be much in the next bookThere s also some issues around pacing with nearly a third of the book gone before the mission is embarked on and large parts of the book then end up feeling like a DD dungeon crawl with little emotional heft Lots of setup for an interesting finale though The Fifth Risk eBook: Michael Lewis: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. expedition to investigate But the predatory Fell have found the city too and in the race to keep the danger contained the Raksura may be the ones who inadvertently release it The Edge of Worlds from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells returns to the fascinating world of The Cloud Roads for the first book in a new series of strange lands uncanny beings dead cities and ancient dang. While this is book four in the series it picks up some years after the first trilogy and it forms a duology with the next book there s no conclusion in this oneThe Indigo Cloud Court has been peaceful for a long time but that peace is shattered when nearly the How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) entire Court has a shared dream of a Fell attack Soon after a new flying boat arrives with strange groundlings and an old friend of the Raksura They bring news of a found ancient city of a type similar to the one that caused so much trouble in the previous book An Classic Sail 2015 Calendar expedition is mounted but like before the Fell are in the race as well with the prophetic dream indicating what s at stakeI love reading about the world of the Raksura It s interesting from the point of view of an ancient lived in world with many intelligent species coexisting in many different The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) environments as well as the rigorous construction of the Raksura themselves The Tom of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics emotional journey inthis one isn t as compelling as in previous volumes Moon is so clearly grounded with his Court now doubly so now that he has relations with his birth Court There s of the half Fell half Raksura in this book which is interesting but not Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers enough to satisfy It s clear there will be much in the next bookThere s also some issues around pacing with nearly a third of the book gone before the mission is Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper embarked on and large parts of the book then The Little Book of Sleep: The Art of Natural Sleep end up feeling like a DD dungeon crawl with little A Quilt Block Every Day 2016 Wall Calendar: with 366 Blocks emotional heft Lots of setup for an interesting finale though