Books of the Raksura

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960 ratings

The Cloud Roads Publisher's Summary

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 himself - and his newfound kin.

©2011 Martha Wells (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Cloud Roads

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 799
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 719
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 719

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • M. Wells' RAKSURA books narrated by Chris Kipiniak

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • The Serpent Sea

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow - An original universe

    • By Magdalena on 04-14-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Siren Depths

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellence in Worldbuilding

    • By Sharon on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • The Edge of Worlds

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Next Book Please

    • By Allora Star on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Stories of the Raksura, Book 1

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    "In The Falling World", Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort, Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult. "The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" explores the history of the Indigo Cloud Court, long before Moon was born.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Raksura backstories

    • By gdreviews on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stories of the Raksura, Volume 2

    • The Dead City & the Dark Earth Below
    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Moon, Jade, and other favorites from the Indigo Cloud Court return with two new novellas from Martha Wells, who continues to enthusiastically ignore genre conventions in her exploration of the fascinating world of the Raksura. Her novellas and short stories contain all the elements fans have come to love from the Raksura books: courtly intrigue and politics, unfolding mysteries that reveal an increasingly strange wider world, and threats both mundane and magical.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enriching this already stunning world

    • By Mara on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95