The Edge of Worlds: A Novel of the Raksura Hardcover – Apr 5 2016
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"Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board."
The New York Times
An imaginative world of engaging characters . . . the dramatic battles, tough decisions, and character dynamics shine through.”
"Far from mindless sock-em action, The Edge of Worlds provide conflicts with stakes, with choices . . . I am going to be impatiently awaiting the resolution of the cliffhanger in the next volume."
The Skiffy and Fanty Show
This novel is an irresistible tour-de-force of excellent storytelling and fine characterization . . . . I consider The Edge of Worlds to be one of the most addictive and entertaining fantasy novels of the year.”
"That raritya completely unique and stunning fantasy world."
Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear
Praise for Martha Wells and the Books of the Raksura:
Using its alien protagonist to explore the politics of gender and belonging, this is a fascinating read for SF readers looking for something out of the ordinary.”
Publisher's Weekly(starred review)
The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It’s that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn’t go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can’t wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!”
N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The vivid world-building and nonstop action really serve as a backdrop for the heart of the novelthe universal human themes of loneliness, loss, and the powerful drive to find somewhere to belong.”
Sharon Shinn, author of Troubled Waters
Martha Wells' Raksura books are dense, and complex, with truly amazing world building, and non-human characters who are quite genuinely alien, yet still comprehensible and sympathetic.”
Kelly McCullough, author of the WebMage series and the Fallen Blade novels
This is rigorous fantasy without the trappings of European medievalism. And most of all, it's riveting storytelling.”
Steven Gould, author of Jumper and 7th Sigma
Genre fans looking for something different will find this is just what they needed.”
School Library Journal Blog
With these books Wells is writing at the top of her game, and given their breadth, originality, complexity, this series is showing indications it could become one of the landmark series of the genre.”
Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to bepoignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up.”
Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War
This is the type of Fantasy series I absolutely loveand highly recommend as a worthwhile series to read and fall in love with.”
The Book Smugglers
The Cloud Roads is a terrific fantasy novel that stands out due to imaginative worldbuilding, accomplished writing and engaging storytelling. For everyone else, The Cloud Roads is a proud example of what the genre is capable of producing.”
Fantasy Book Critic
Top Customer Reviews
Wells' worldbuilding shines once again. Interesting species, ancient cities with forgotten dangers, and alien characters that are always relatable.
For fans of the first trilogy, we see the return of many favourite characters and Moon continues to grapple with how to fit into his society.
I recommend this to anyone who wants to try a fantasy that will not remind you of anything else you've ever read. Wells writes thoughtful fantasy that will appeal to veterans of fantasy and newcomers alike.
Martha is an autobuy for me and I have never been disappointed. If you haven't picked up her books (and I mean all of them) then I envy you. You have an excellent reading experience ahead of you!
Most recent customer reviews
Love Martha Wells Raksura books. Guess I will have to wait for the next one to find out what happened in the final part of the edge of the worlds. Read morePublished 1 month ago by marie henry
Starts slowly and gains speed and intensity towards the end. Obviously another one is coming soon!
Enjoyable characters with interactions that show their individual... Read more