The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura Series #1)

The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura Series #1)

by Martha Wells

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Overview

Nominated for the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Series. “Wells...merrily ignores genre conventions as she spins an exciting adventure around an alien hero who anyone can identify with.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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 Moon 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 tip 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 himself . . . and his newfound kin.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597802161
Publisher: Night Shade
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Books of the Raksura Series , #1
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 413,113
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Martha Wells is the author of more than a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Ile-Rien series (The Death of the Necromancer), the Murderbot Diaries series (All Systems Red), and the Books of the Raksura (The Cloud Roads). Her work has won the Nebula, Hugo, and LocusAwards, been nominated for the Compton Crook award, and been published in eight languages. Wells lives in College Station, Texas.

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