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3.27  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Imagine a planet entirely covered in clouds. . . .
Imagine peaks rising out of the cloudscape. . . .
Imagine a citadel standing on each peak. . . .

Heliopolis. A citadel divided into five layers, every citizen sure of their place and purpose. But there is one uncertainty that haunts all Heliopolitans. What lies beneath the thick ocean of cloud? A vast abyss? The fiery realm
Paperback, 353 pages
Published 2005 by Faber and Faber
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Caz (littlebookowl)
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Cloudworld is set in a fascinating and vivid world, filled with mysterious characters and a quest that is nail-biting and leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat. It is highly enjoyable

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The concept of this story was so unique, the idea of a world up in the clouds! The constant sunshine, endless see of white clouds. I like the sound of that. The unknown, what lies beneath the clouds, and all of the customs and lore associated with it.
Jun 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, young-adult
This review was originally posted on my blog, Creativity's Corner []

When I first picked this book up I was intrigued. I'm always looking for new worlds to read about, and I've only seen a cloud world once before. I was not disappointed. Cunningham's imagination seems endless and the cloudscape is a wonderful place to set it free. The setting is gorgeously painted, combining the new and amazingly imaginative with the little tweaks that you recognize so it isn't
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
With such an interesting premise established, I was sure this book would be a gripping fantasy epic. Sadly, I was bitterly disappointed.

I wasn't interested in any of the colourless characters, nor the dull plot, and found it overlong and a chore to read. This was a shame as I felt the author had the potential for a more interesting story but never delivered on it. There was a sequel to this released a few years back, and I'm almost tempted to pick it up and see if it was any improvement, but I
Jul 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
I read a few chapters of the book. I honestly couldnt get into it at all, i read 5 chapters and read no more as i just couldnt get into it at all.
Hannah Etherton
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fascinating different take on the world. The deception of the social classes and difference was well written. Easy reading and i look forward to reading sequel.
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David McAlpine Cunningham has written two well-received children's fantasy novels: "CloudWorld" (Faber & Faber, 2006), which was nominated for the 2007 Manchester Book Award, and "CloudWorld At War" (2008). The CloudWorld story has been acclaimed as "a heart-pumping tale set in a vividly-imagined world" by the best-selling author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Nicholson ...more
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