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The Books of the Raksura: The Complete Raksura Series

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The Complete Raksura Series, by Martha Wells. Containing The Cloud Roads (2011), The Serpent Sea (2012), The Siren Depths (2013).
ebook, eBook Bundle Edition, 948 pages
Published July 15th 2013 by Night Shade Books
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Mimi
I've been sitting on this review for the past couple of months, not because I don't have anything to say, but because all I have to say is how much I love this series (I love it so very much). I went into the first book The Cloud Roads expecting to like it, but I wasn't prepared for how much I enjoyed it. All three books are simply amazing, and they remind me of the fantasies I loved when I was younger, particularly the Earthsea Chronicles and the early Pern books.

Simply put, the The Books of th
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Lata
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As I'm planning on reading this whole collection, I'm going to review each book as I finish it.

2018-11: The Siren Depths. 4.5 stars. What a terrific way to wrap up this trilogy. Moon finds out about his parentage and we find out more about the Raksura-Fell connection and both their origins.
When word gets back to Moon's original Court, Opal Night, of his existence, they make it clear to Indigo Court that they want their son back. Moon is deeply upset by this, and by his queen's apparent acquiesc
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LadyDragon76
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Just... do yourself a favor and find these books and read them. I hadn't realized that another series from this author had been rec'd to me a few years back until I was chomping at the bit for more Raksura and went looking to see what else she'd done. I plan to try out the Murderbot series eventually.

Ok, but why do I think you should read these books? Well... Wells did a GREAT job of pulling on my emotions. The world is mysterious and DIFFERENT. You know pretty quickly that this isn't another so
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Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Sommerens bedste læsning for mig har helt uden sammenligning været Martha Wells’ Raksura-serie. Jeg læste først kortromanen/singlen The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red
af Wells og faldt med det samme for hendes skrivestil, som bare gav mig et kick.

Efterfølgende kastede jeg mig over hendes Raksura-serie, og det har jeg bestemt ikke fortrudt.
I modsætning til The Murderbot Diaries, som befinder sig i Sci-Fi genren, er Raks
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Arthur L Spain
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic world building

From the fertile imagination of Martha Wells comes some of the richest world building ever. This world called the three worlds by its inhabitants includes incredibly diverse geography, creatures, sentient beings, and magics After hearing so many great things about this series I bought the box set of the first 3 novels. I blitzed through the set in no time. I didn't want to stop reading! Whether you do like I did and buy the set or get them one at at time you won't be dis
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Kavita Favelle
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
I read the first book in the trilogy not long after it was published (in 2011 I think) and loved it. More recently, my husband bought this single download of the trilogy, mentioned how much he loved it and it was only when I started reading that I remembered reading it the first time around. This time, of course, there were two more books within the download for me to continue further into the story. I love the concept, the universe, the story (or should I say stories, since there are many), the ...more
Cat Determan
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dragons, fantasy
Really liked the premise, but I read all five books back-to-back. Storylines felt a little repetitive because of this.
Diane Baker
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! You have a complex world, called the Three Worlds---filled with fascinating cities, great characters, and amazing events! The Raksura are shape-shifters. Moon, a lone shifter who does not know what he is gets introduced to his people for the first time. There are traditions he does not know, the world has lines of force, flying islands, rapacious enemies, beautiful colonies, ancient traditions, and plots galore! It's a beautiful place, and one of the best tales I've read in y ...more
LOL_BOOKS
LOL I REMEMBER HOW WEIRD IT WAS READING THE CLOUD ROADS THE FIRST TIME, BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR OR WHAT FANDOM IT WAS FROM, I KNEW THAT BOOK WAS SOMEONE'S FIC WITH THE SERIAL NUMBERS FILED OFF.

I HEARD SOMEWHERE YEARS LATER THAT IT STARTED OFF AS SGA FIC. IHNI WHAT THE AUTHOR'S FANDOM NAME IS, THOUGH.

DD HOW YOU CAN TELL?

IDK, JUST SOMETHING ABOUT HOW THE MAIN CHARACTER WAS WRITTEN. THERE'S A CERTAIN TYPE OF MALE VULNERABILITY (?) THAT YOU GET IN FIC HET AND SLAS
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Elizabeth Aiello
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Picked up on a whim from the ebooks section of the library. Very enjoyable, wish there was more books to the series!
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Martha Wells has been an SF/F writer since her first fantasy novel was published in 1993, and her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, media tie-ins for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering, as well as short fiction, YA novels, and non-fiction. She has won a Nebula Award, two Hug ...more

Other books in the series

The Books of the Raksura (5 books)
  • The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura, #1)
  • The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2)
  • The Siren Depths (Books of the Raksura, #3)
  • The Edge of Worlds (The Books of the Raksura, #4)
  • The Harbors of the Sun (The Books of the Raksura, #5)

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