Stories of the Raksura, Volume Two: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below

Stories of the Raksura, Volume Two: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below

by Martha Wells


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ISBN-13: 9781597805377
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Series: Books of the Raksura Series
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 645,459
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martha Wells was born in 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Anthropology. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as a number of short stories and nonfiction articles. Her books have been published in eight languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch. Her newest fantasy novel is The Siren Depths, published by Night Shade Books.

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Stories of the Raksura: Volume Two: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Keebler62 More than 1 year ago
I think Martha Wells does an exceptional job at building alien worlds and sticking to the rules she sets up.   And yet, even as she creates a believable matriarchal society of shape changing dragon-like beings who live in a mountain tree, it's the "human" reactions -- like embarrassment at the co-worker who blurts out whatever is in his head or dealing with roughhousing kids or wanting to fit in to a home -- that really pop for me.   That said, I think that it would be difficult to fully appreciate this book without first reading the trilogy beginning with Cloud Roads.  Or, maybe reading it jointly, since this second collection of stories contains some taking place before the trilogy and some after.  By the way, for those with e-readers, there's a bundle of the trilogy.   Well, no matter how you combine it, the series is highly recommended.  I hope there's more coming.
OtterB More than 1 year ago
More Raksura, yay! The world of this series has that feeling that you'll find something new and strange – probably fascinating but possibly dangerous – around every corner. Plus people who have highly recognizable and relatable goals and fears and friendships and frustrations but are matriarchal bisexual shapeshifting lizard people. With disemboweling claws. What’s not to like? I'd recommend starting with the first book in the series, The Cloud Roads, but I think you'll be able to understand what's going on if you begin with this one.