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The Serpent Sea | [Martha Wells]

The Serpent Sea

Moon, once a solitary wanderer, has become consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. Together, they travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. Moon finally feels like he’s found a tribe where he belongs. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core.
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Publisher's Summary

Moon, once a solitary wanderer, has become consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. Together, they travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. Moon finally feels like he’s found a tribe where he belongs. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core. Nearby they find the remains of the invaders who may be responsible, as well as evidence of a devastating theft. This discovery sends Moon and the hunters of Indigo Cloud on a quest for the heartstone of the tree - a quest that will lead them far away, across the Serpent Sea.

In this followup to The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells returns with a world-spanning odyssey, a mystery that only provokes more questions and the adventure of a lifetime.

Also listen to the first book, The Cloud Roads.

©2012 Martha Wells (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Wells… spins an exciting adventure around an alien hero who anyone can identify with." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Magdalena Chicago, IL, United States 04-14-14
    Magdalena Chicago, IL, United States 04-14-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Wow - An original universe"

    Martha Wells world is exciting, beautiful and intriguing. Christopher Kipiniak makes the story come to life. His performance in this and the next two books make for some exciting Sci Fi and Fantasy that is like nothing else to which I have listened. A+ to the entire series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jessy cheney, WA, United States 04-25-12
    Jessy cheney, WA, United States 04-25-12 Member Since 2010

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    "A different type of fantasy."



    So, I went into this series not expecting much at all. To be honest, I was expecting something written badly but I was pleasantly surprised. So here we go:

    -At first, I did not like the narrator and thought his voices where corny, but he grew on me and I ended up enjoying him

    - The book was actually pretty clever and overall, it was very different from other things I have read.

    - I feel that there needs to be more to this series, it does not seem to have an end. This is a good thing!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lovettsville, VA, United States 04-17-12
    Amazon Customer Lovettsville, VA, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "So Brilliant - We are left breathless"
    What did you love best about The Serpent Sea?

    The characters - real, earthy, detailed, ironic, a culture come alive


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything has consequence. You could feel the impact on a culture with a different physiology.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Kipiniak’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was a stunning performance by someone who truly understood the author's intent. He "got it."


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The whole family inhaled the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Give us more!!!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 08-23-12
    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 08-23-12
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    "Great fantasy lit!"

    The first book is better, as this one is a little predictable, but it's quite original at the same time

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    Amazon Customer 06-20-12
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    "Best Science Fiction I've Ever Read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Serpent Sea to be better than the print version?

    I'm not sure. I have only purchased the audio edition.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved Moon's adventure and his character growth from visiting the neighboring court with genuine Consorts to his internal struggle with himself as he must work alongside another solitary. The entire book is filled with adventure, and Moon is finally learning to accept himself for who he is and find a home with Indigo-Cloud and Jade!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is the one in which Moon confronts the solitary, Rift about his murder and lies. He finally realizes that he is not the same person as the latter.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of Flower really made me sad! It was really unexpected...


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to everyone! I have never been a big Science Fiction fan, and I was surprised to find how much I love this book! The characters are relatable and not over the top perfect in beauty or character, this is especially true for the main character, Moon. It is a book that you don't want to turn off!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer HELOTES, TEXAS, United States 08-28-12
    Amazon Customer HELOTES, TEXAS, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, I would highly recommend it"

    This second book in the series is just as good as the first one. The author has a great ability to take animal behavior and intertwine it with human society. The characters are well-thought out and the book keeps you interested all the way through. Can't wait for the next one.

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    Joyce Westford, MA, United States 07-10-12
    Joyce Westford, MA, United States 07-10-12
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    "I didn't want it to end!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Enjoyed all of the well-developed characters thoroughly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Picturing the Island where the "floating ships" were....beautiful scenery come alive with words.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, I'll say I was sad to hear the end of this second book. I use audio books for commuting and there were many times I wished I could have sat in my car and listened longer!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Reading Tyme 08-10-14

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    "A great second book"

    This story rejoins our characters a few days after the end of book one.

    Once again Moon, is found trying to findhis place within Raksura society as the troubled colony of Indigo Cloud moves to it's new home, also it's old home, in the reaches. Once again Moon, and the Indigo Cloud Colony find that things are not going to be easy.

    Another great story as Moon tries to work out what it means to be a Consort as well as a Raksura. The narrator does a good job of keeping the diverse characters straight and the wit of the characters comes through well.

    Second books are often a disappointment. This one wasn't. Martha Wells builds on book one, deepening our understanding of the world and the characters, along with a great adventure and exploration tale in a world still full of wonders.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory MD 08-10-14
    Gregory MD 08-10-14 Member Since 2008

    I listen to a books while riding my bike, driving, running or working around the house. Keep your mind active.

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    "A World devoid Humans"

    An exotic world forms the backdrop for continuing a fantastic adventure by Martha Wells. This is book 2 of an outstanding SCIFI/Fantasy Series. You really need to read/listen to the first book, The Cloud Roads before starting this one. If you enjoyed the first, you will not be disappointed here. Moon, the stories hero continues to learn about his people and their customs, as he sets out on a quest to save their new home.

    Just as in the first book, the world continues to introduce imaginative landscapes, characters and races, the likes of which I have not seen in other works. The narration is again excellent, and the second book in the series was not a letdown. I am on to the third book now, but already know I will be disappointed to see the story end. I hope the author considers exploring this world further.

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    areader 05-15-14
    areader 05-15-14

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    "he Serpent Sea"

    Stumbled upon this book and have become hooked on the series. I hope there are more to come!

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