Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Cloud Roads

The Cloud Roads (The Books of the Raksura) by Martha Wells

The book is about an orphan named Moon.  He is living with a group of people called the Cordura.  The Cordura are physically different looking from Moon and wonder about his heritage but so does he.  He has no idea where he came from or what he is.  What he does know is that he can shift his body into another form - a form with scales and wings.  He doesn't do this in front of the Cordura and he has managed to keep this part of himself a secret for quite sometime now.

This book is about Moon's journey to find out who he is and where he came from.  It is also his journey from being a solitary loner who trusts no one as a matter of survival to learning to trust others and open himself up to them.

This is the first in a series of three books as of now.  This author has written quite a few other books as well including a series called Fall of Ile-Rien with 3 books.  I like the story although like many fantasy books, you have to decide if this alternate world is one you can relate to or really want to spend some time in; if so, keep reading the series but if not, stop after the first book.

I have so many books on my "need to read" list that I don't think I'll plan to continue the series as it stands.  Maybe if I find myself thinking about the world of the Raksura I'll change my mind.  It only took me a couple of days to read this so I wouldn't be making a huge time commitment.

For not, I'll get back to the four books that I am reading right now.

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