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: 9781597805803
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Series: Books of the Raksura Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 421,835
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Martha Wells was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1964, and has a BA in anthropology from Texas A&M University. She is the author of ten previous novels, including The Cloud Roads, The Element of Fire, Wheel of the Infinite, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. She has also had short fiction published in Realms of Fantasy, Black Gate Magazine, Lone Star Stories, and the Tsunami Relief anthology Elemental, and has articles in the non-fiction anthologies Farscape Forever and Mapping the World of Harry Potter. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband.

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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.