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The Siren Depths | [Martha Wells]

The Siren Depths

All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature - until he was reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to him, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the company of strangers to a distant realm where he will finally face the forgotten secrets of his past, even as an old enemy returns with a vengeance.
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Audible Editor Reviews

The Siren Depths, third in Nebula Award nominee Martha Wells’ Books of the Raksura arc, follows series protagonist Moon as he attempts to settle quietly into his new role in the Indigo Cloud court. But with old enmities recurring, and another court attempting to claim Moon as their own, the quiet life may a long way off....

Voice actor Christopher Kipiniak turns in an impressive performance, his measured enunciation and pacing serving as a strong guide for listeners in Wells’ new, fantastical, and intricately crafted world. There’s action aplenty in this thrilling fantasy, but Kipiniak is especially adept at drawing out the deeper, darker questions that plague this troubled world.

Publisher's Summary

All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature - until he was reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to him, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the company of strangers to a distant realm where he will finally face the forgotten secrets of his past, even as an old enemy returns with a vengeance. The Fell, a vicious race of shape-shifting predators, menaces groundlings and Raksura alike. Determined to crossbreed with the Raksura for arcane purposes, they are driven by an ancient voice that cries out from… The Siren Depths.

©2012 Martha Wells (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Sharon Los Angeles, CA 03-17-13
    Sharon Los Angeles, CA 03-17-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Excellence in Worldbuilding"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended and will continue to recommend The Tales of the Raksura series but no one listens to me. Just in case, though... If you are looking for a series of fantasy novels that defy Tolkien-true tropes, this series for you. Set in the Three Worlds, a world whose geography and inhabitants are almost wholly unfamiliar from our own, Martha Wells' flying dragon shifters are so familiar to us because of their humanity. I love this series wholeheartedly. Start with The Could Roads. Our hero, Moon, doesn't even know what he is or where he's from. That's wonderful for the reader because we get to know the Raksura and the Three Worlds as Moon searches for a place to call home. Then, in the second novel, The Serpent Seas, Moon and members of the Indigo Cloud court have to fight to make their home safe and secure. This third novel very satisfactorily answers our remaining questions about who Moon really is and where he's from. It's lovely how the author turns traditional gender roles around and then has her characters subvert them some more. Brilliant.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't begin to choose. Okay, Moon first. He's prickly and prone to fighting and loyal and honorable. Then, Stone who is even more prickly, prone to fighting and is ancient, to boot.


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

    When Malachite refers to Moon and Jade as children (even though she's telling them to shut up), I knew that she had accepted Jade as Moon's queen, even though it means he must leave her and his new found home.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Tupelo, MS, United States 10-14-13
    John Tupelo, MS, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2011

    Mostly use audio books in planes these days. Know I really like a book when I find myself with earphones still on from home to hotel

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    "Great "Conclusion""

    While the book leaves open possible opportunity for more (hopefully), it neatly closes most of the back-story elements of the 1st two books and even provides much of the pre-history that moved the 1st two books forward. The author manages to propel the characters into yet another new situation (this time more politically oriented initially) without loosing a step. I'm very impressed with the author's skills as she has managed to create 3 separate storylines in 3 books that are non-repetitive and leave you wishing for more.

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    Kenya 05-14-13
    Kenya 05-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Wells needs to wright more on this story line"

    Finally more of the culture is revealed. I just love this story. More must be made. This one focused more on the main characters culture which makes me happy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Everett, WA, United States 05-03-13
    Eric Everett, WA, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Really good listen"

    All I can say if you liked the first two books you will really enjoy this part of series. Because it shows where Moon comes from and how previous events changed his life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    areader 04-08-13
    areader 04-08-13

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    "Siren Depths"

    I like the books in this series and hope that there are more. It is a different type of other world and quite interesting.

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    Justin L Foster 05-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It's over?"

    I love this story. It completes the series and the main characters story and you are left with that sense of accomplishment. However I am now left wondering what more is there to the Raksura world. Is this the last we will see of Moon, Jade, Stone and all the other characters I've grown to love over these three books.
    I guess I can always go back a start at the beginning again and again.

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    Edmund Wanat 03-31-15
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    "Great series"

    One of my favorite audio book series. I hope at some point the author will revisit these characters or their progeny

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    Michael Legg 03-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun series"

    Unique world and characters... Enjoyed listening! Last book got me through a few flights. Recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy.

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    this was really quiet. had to rewind a bit just to catch things I couldn't hear

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    Teresa Minneapolis, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 01-04-15
    Teresa Minneapolis, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 01-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding series and narration"

    The whole family is greatly enjoying this series. We seriously want to be racseura! The balance of magic, physical challenge, relational engagement is wonderful. Highly recommend.

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