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An expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura, shape-shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups. The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas, near the deeps of the impassable Ocean. They believe it to be the last home of their ancestors and ask for help getting inside. But the Raksura fear it was built by their own distant ancestors, the Forerunners, and the last sealed Forerunner city they encountered was a prison for an unstoppable evil.

Prior to the groundlings' arrival, the Indigo Cloud court had been plagued by visions of a disaster that could destroy all the courts in the Reaches. Now, the court's mentors believe the ancient city is connected to the foretold danger. A small group of warriors, including consort Moon, an orphan new to the colony and the Raksura's idea of family, and sister queen Jade, agree to go with the groundling expedition to investigate. But the predatory Fell have found the city too, and in the race to keep the danger contained, the Raksura may be the ones who inadvertently release it.

The Edge of Worlds, from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells, returns to the fascinating world of The Cloud Roads for the first book in a new series of strange lands, uncanny beings, dead cities, and ancient danger.

©2016 Martha Wells (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Great Audible version

Excellent story, enhanced by the voice acting.
I enjoy Martha Wells' work and recommend it!

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Book 4 of the Raksura saga

The story continues. As usual wonderful. The narration at the beginning felt a bit off to me but as I listened to the other chapters it was much better. Looking forward to the follow-up to this story. I found "Don't make me wake my mother "
one of the best lines in the story. Still smile every time I think of it.

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Next Book Please

I love this book series and can't wait for Harbors of the Sun to come out as an audio book.

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More action and surprises

The Raksura get more interesting and their story gets more compelling than ever. Wells continues to develop the characters and Kipiniak continues to hold me spellbound. I’m just a little disappointed at the ending of this book. Of course I want a next book, but the prior stories gave a more satisfying ending. This one feels almost like it ended mid sentence.

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LoVEd it! can't wait for the continuation :-)

Loved the new characters, and storyline. great build up and finished at just the right place in the story

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Great story and series. But. . .

What made the experience of listening to The Edge of Worlds the most enjoyable?

The story is really well narrated with Kipiniak giving great voices to the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stone, the aging only gets better in their world. Love that.

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

This performance is well on par with the rest of the series. Brilliantly done.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Had an extreme reaction at the end. One of disappointment as the book just abruptly stopped.

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awesome as expected

both the story and the performance lived up to what I have come to expect of this team. If you haven't been following the series start with The Cloud Roads. If you have been you know what to expect. Either way you are in for a treat!

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great story!

wonderful addition! loved how it pulled all the books and stories together. cant waited till the next one comes out! leaves you with the anticipation every good book should!

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this was only "okay" for me

I very much looked forward to and awaited this next installment. It left me wanting and somewhat left me hanging. I will read or listen to whatever comes next, but with far less excitement.
Perhaps my initial excitement for this series was fueled by my fascination with the uniqueness of the species, and now that it's so well established it will take a lot more to further excite me? I'll have to read other's reviews and see if other's are still in love with the story, or if they also find their interests waning.

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Another great story

Anyone who likes good world building should read Martha Wells. Chris Kipiniak brings these characters to life.