The Edge of Worlds (Books of the Raksura Series #4)

The Edge of Worlds (Books of the Raksura Series #4)

by Martha Wells

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ISBN-13: 9781597805957
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Books of the Raksura Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 101,924
File size: 4 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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The Edge of Worlds 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the Raksura aren't my favorite of her creations, this book, as are all her others, well worth the time spent reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. Can't wait for #5! Main characters are even out of the norm. The whole book is unexpected.
Librarian247 More than 1 year ago
This is the latest book in the series The Books of the Raksura by Martha Wells. I was looking forward to seeing how life was going for Moon, Jade, and the others. Not surprisingly, events occur that set them off on new travels and adventures. I enjoyed catching up with these interesting and complex characters, and meeting new ones. The world building is as strong as ever. Highly recommended.
Skuldren More than 1 year ago
For bold readers, The Edge of Worlds would be a fascinating way to dive into Martha Wells’ Raksura series. Like the books that have come before it, it’s a rich world populated by bizarre creatures and strange landscapes. From floating islands to winged, shapeshifting humanoids, it’s a feast for the imagination, especially considering there are no humans whatsoever in the series. With this being the beginning of a new adventure, new readers can dive in here if they don’t mind missing out on the references to previous books. For the longtime readers, however, get ready for another fun journey. In this tale, the Indigo Cloud court shares a shared dream of a Fell attack. Then a strange flying vessel arrives in the Reaches. It leads to an adventure out into the ocean toward an ancient, impenetrable city. The Raksura must brave Fell attacks, strange groundlings, and unlock the mysteries of a forerunner/foundation builder citadel knowing their very doom could lie just around the corner. Cloud lies at the heart of the story, serving as the reader’s touchstone as it unfolds. Jade, Chime, Stone and several other familiar characters join him, including the groundling Delin and the sealing Rorra. They encounter new species, secrets and threats. For those new to the Raksura series, it’s not an action packed story littered with violence. Rather it’s a slow build of colorful characters and imaginative surroundings that engulf and submerge the reader. It’s more of a peaceful escapism than an action packed adventure. But there is action, there is violence, and there is turmoil. What begins as a scientific expedition eventually turns into chaos. It also leaves the book on a cliffhanger making the next book in the series a must read. As a fan of the series, I really enjoyed The Edge of Worlds. Martha Wells laid out another exotic trip into the realm of the Three Worlds and the Raksura. There’s peaceful moments, mystery, exploration, discovery, action, pain, betrayal and adventure. The ending left me pumped for the next book and I can’t wait to see what happens next. The Three Worlds is one of my favorite places to escape to, and this book delivers. I give it a five out of five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific story! Fast-paced, and with awesome world-building!