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The Serpent Sea
by Martha Wells


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.
Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781597803328
  • ISBN-10: 1597803324
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 339

Series: Books of the Raksura

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-02-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Once a clanless vagabond, Moon is now the consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud colony, but the job isn't as easy as it sounds. Fleeing the conquering Fell, the colony has returned to their ancestral forest, only to find it deserted and dying. Now, Moon must navigate his precarious place in matriarchal Raksura society and use his outsider experience to hunt down the one thing that could save their new home. Wells' sequel to The Cloud Roads is a world-building tour de force, widening the Raksura mythos to include a whole new civilization: a city built on the back of a giant beast, full of powerful sorcerers and a populace that regards Raksuras as monsters. Despite her weakness at description—it's never clear what non-Raksura "groundlings" actually look like—Wells makes it work, powering through on sheer creativity and characterization. Using its alien protagonist to explore the politics of gender and belonging, this is a fascinating read for SF readers looking for something out of the ordinary. (Jan.)

 
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