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The Cloud Roads
The Cloud Roads | Martha Wells
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Moon has spent his life hiding what he is a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community. What this stranger doesn't tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power... that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony's survival... and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell! Now Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save and himself... and his newfound kin.
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tessavi
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Humble Bundle but up a sci-fi book bundle! Not sure about the other books, but I loved Murderbot so decided to grab this for the Martha Wells books 😀
#humblebundle #bookbundle

tournevis The Sherlock Holmes collection looked good too. 5mo
tessavi @tournevis it's on my to-read-one-day list :) 5mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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Unfortunately, I can‘t get into this book at all. For such a short novel, it‘s taken me since Monday to get through just over 100 pages. And that‘s not even halfway through the book. I have a giant stack of books begging to be read and I don‘t feel like trying to slog through to the end. It‘s very disappointing because this series sounded promising.

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KtheBookwyrm
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It‘s a Martha wells reading weekend! Hoping to get through these today and tomorrow so I can start on that huge library stack

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irasobrietate
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Just read this one (again!). Good I love this series so much. Absolutely amazing worldbuilding! Bisexual polyamorous relationships! Surprisingly friendly for aroace readers (Moon/Jade is not a romance in this book FIGHT ME)! Shapeshifters with wings that put the MC in a precarious position before he finds more of his kind! Like I never would have expected to like that last bit AND YET!

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humouress
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I really enjoyed this book. I like Wells's world building and the way that humanoids are all different from the humans that we're used to. It gradually dawns on you you're in the Three Worlds (water, earth and sky). The terrain Moon covers is familiar, but there are also flying islands and mushroom-creatures that run away. There is a long history to this world but other than providing abandoned ruins to shelter in it isn't relevant to this story.

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humouress
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Groundlings come in different shapes, sizes, colours. But Moon is different - he can shift shapes and fly. He discovers he is a Raksura and joins the Indigo Cloud court. But he has spent all his life hiding what he is. So he finds it difficult to trust. And the Raksura of Indigo Cloud are suspicious of him, a solitary male.

Meanwhile, there are political manoeuvrings between the queens and the Fell seem to have an unholy interest in the court.

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RealLifeReading
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To be honest, the cover does nothing for me. And this book took a while to get into but once I did, I was lost in it! Fantastic worldbuilding w strange creatures w scales and wings and sort of social rankings within a matriarchy. The main character, Moon, doesn‘t quite know what he is. He‘s been living w groundlings most of his life. It‘s the story of an outsider trying to figure out who he is, where he belongs. And it‘s a great read!

Ericalambbrown What cutie kiddos! 😍 So sweet 8mo
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humouress
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Still enjoying reading about Raksura.

However - I don‘t know if it‘s differences between English and American or the editing - but past tenses keep sticking out and snagging my attention, like ‘weaved‘ instead of ‘woven‘ or ‘sunk‘ instead of ‘sank‘. It may just be that I‘m super sensitised because I have two school-going sons who constantly use the wrong words. I didnt have this issue with ‘All Systems Red‘ (also read on Overdrive).

rretzler That would drive me crazy too, so I don‘t think it‘s due to the differences in language. 8mo
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humouress
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Raksura! Wind-ships!
I‘m up to chapter 9. Moon is still trying to find his place in the Three Worlds and additionally, something sinister threatens the Raksura of Cloud Indigo. Like the way courts are named for a colour and a sky icon. Was worried about a potential ‘love at first sight‘ situation but Wells is too accomplished an author for that.

rretzler Sounds like a good one - I have yet to read Wells, but am looking forward soon to Murder-bot! 8mo
humouress She characterises personal dilemmas well. 8mo
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RealLifeReading
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Another exciting Thursday night! In my pyjamas and reading.

Hooked_on_books Love your PJs! 8mo
Sarah83 Great PJs 😍 8mo
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humouress
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(Reading as an e-book on Overdrive)
Chapter 3: Moon has just met a Raksura. Quite amusing. I‘m imagining Raksura as winged lizards - maybe even dragons. Nice to see no humans although all the characters seem somewhat humanoid.

rretzler I‘ve been meaning to start reading Martha Wells soon. 8mo
humouress You should; I‘m enjoying it. 8mo
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Fan_of_70
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@Jilly6183 and @Kwrightson1986 I just sent out my #bbsredacted package. Picture is of books I‘m currently reading because I forgot to take a picture of the actual package.

Kwrightson1986 Yours goes out in the morning :) I will get a pic at work in the morning. I left it on my desk 😔 9mo
Reviewsbylola 11/22/63 is a favorite of mine! 9mo
Jilly6183 🎉🤩 8mo
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esurient
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I'm gonna reread this entire... *pause to count* ...seven book series this weekend with this snow storm, watch me.

Seven glorious volumes of polyamorous bisexual shapeshifting murderous cuddlesome dragon people. Plus assorted fanfic. Just saying. ❤

jpmcwisemorgan Um, I‘m gonna need to read this too. 10mo
esurient @jpmcwisemorgan The worldbuilding is fantastic. The setting is huge and inventive and I just want to read and read more from any corner of it. An excerpt is available here: https://www.marthawells.com/compendium/cloudroads.htm 10mo
BookishMarginalia Sounds like a nice plan! 10mo
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llwheeler
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#littenintro @tessavi

1. Ontario, Canada
2. Most recently, Katherena Vermette. Loved her poetry collection "river woman"
3. Um... probably-would-sustain-injuries-if-it-fell-on-me big?
4. Comfy chair
5. I'm really enjoying Harbors of the Sun! But since that's the last book in a series, I'll go with the first: The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells (tagged, highly recommended for sff fans)

tessavi I loved Murderbot, so stacking the book 👍 10mo
llwheeler @tessavi 👍 I have yet to read anything by her that wasn't really good 10mo
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LeticiaToraci
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I heard good things about this series so this is in my TBR.

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SandyW
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Wells does it again (I just finished the Murderbot Diaries). She's revamped an old trope and done some spectacular world building. I highly recommend this one of you like fantasy/scifi.

llwheeler I love this series so much! 12mo
SandyW @llwheeler I'm glad to hear it remains strong. I'm loving Wells' writing. ☺ 12mo
llwheeler @SandyW it's great eh? ☺ In my opinion she is such an underrated author. I'm glad to see her getting some of the recognition she deserves. 12mo
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AiBBot
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If you are looking for a book where people give up and wallow in despair, do not read this book. If you want a book (nominated for a Hugo:Best Series) that has amazing world/character/society building about someone forced to hide who they truly (he has wings!!!) while hoping to find their place in this world, you should read this book.

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llwheeler
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Yeah_I_Read
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I'm finally sitting down to start my #litsypartyofone 🤗🤗I'm hoping to make a #tbrbingo while I'm at it

Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
JenP Good luck and happy reading! 2y
WhatDeeReads You can do it! 💪 2y
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Yeah_I_Read
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Up early reading because it's Mom Xmas!!!! (First day of school!!)

llwheeler I love that book!! Hope you enjoy it 😊 2y
Mommamanzi Best day evvvvvvver!!! Enjoy the quiet! 2y
BookHermit Merry Fist Dat of School! My kids don't start for another week 😕 2y
bedandabook Ha! Enjoy. I've got another week too. 2y
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llwheeler
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Day 14 #readingwomenmonth - signed books. Not the most personal of personalized books, since I just won this in an online contest, I haven't met Martha Wells. But from a marketing standpoint it certainly worked since this was the first Wells I read, and now I've bought all the other Raksura books, and if you get me started on amazing worldbuilding (esp culture) I just won't shut up about these books. They are a masterclass in sff worldbuilding.

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