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The Cloud Roads

The Cloud Roads


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ISBN: 9781597802161
Published: 03/01/2011

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ISBN: 9781597803038
Published: 03/01/2011

The new novel from the author of The Death of the Necromancer

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’s true nature is once again discovered and he is cast out by his adopted tribe, he encounters a shapeshifter like himself… someone who seems to know exactly what Moon 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.

Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save himself… and his newfound kin.

“ One of the more graceful wordsmiths currently writing fantasy.”
— Fantasy & Science Fiction

“ Martha Wells’ books always make me remember why I love to read. In The Cloud Roads, she invents yet another rich and astonishingly detailed setting, where many races and cultures peacefully co-exist in a world constantly threatened by soulless predators. But the vivid world-building and nonstop action really serve as a backdrop for the heart of the novel — the universal human themes of loneliness, loss, and the powerful drive to find somewhere to belong.”
— Sharon Shinn, Bestselling author of Archangel and Troubled Waters